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Old 03-27-2014, 02:07 PM   #1
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Question Swollen Belly?

I was having a feel of Revel's tummy and it feels quite swollen.
I've only had her three days and don't know a lot about her past. Her previous owner said nothing about mating but I do know she also owned a male hamster though I don't think it's pregnancy.
What else could it be?
I'm not sure if it's swollen or she's just a bit chubby.
How can I tell the difference?
Any advice appreciated
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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Can you provide some pictures? We might be able to help if you have some pictures of the area.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:24 PM   #3
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Do her mammary glands looked pronounced? Can you see them through her fur?

If so, you might have babies on the way.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:30 PM   #4
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Thats what I thought, it could be babies. Like Hekomi said, we would need pictures to have a better idea x
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:32 PM   #5
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Yeah, I was thinking pregnancy. Even if she's young it's not impossible, especially if the "extra chub" makes her look like a little pear.

Try to grab a picture of her. If you're having trouble put her in a clear tupperware and take a picture from underneath.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:48 PM   #6
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Apart from pregnancy it could be a number of illnesses or just plain chubiness now she is getting well fed and cared for.
Swollen abdomens can be due to pyometra - is there any discharge?? Bad smell, drinking a lot? Lethargy?
Fluid retention due to kidney or heart issues.
Tumours or cysts in the tummy.
If you are worried that it may be one of these conditions then a vet visit is needed. There is always the chance they wanted her away because they knew she had been mated so you do need to be on pup watch.
I hope she is OK x
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: Swollen Belly?

A picture would defi itely help if possible it could be a few things, if we get a picture we might be able to narrow it down a bit
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:10 PM   #8
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Apart from pregnancy it could be a number of illnesses or just plain chubiness now she is getting well fed and cared for.
Swollen abdomens can be due to pyometra - is there any discharge?? Bad smell, drinking a lot? Lethargy?
Fluid retention due to kidney or heart issues.
Tumours or cysts in the tummy.
If you are worried that it may be one of these conditions then a vet visit is needed. There is always the chance they wanted her away because they knew she had been mated so you do need to be on pup watch.
I hope she is OK x
No discharge, even when she is on heat (not that i've noticed), no smell. I've noticed her drinking more than my other two do but I wouldn't say loads. Nope, still happy and energetic.
I think i'll give it a couple days, see how she is then will probably pop her to the vet just to be on the safe side.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:12 PM   #9
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Couple more pictures.
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:54 PM   #10
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Anyone have any ideas now i've attached pictures?
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