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Old 10-22-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default just old age?

My robo is roughly just over 2 years old, when I checked on him tonight I noticed he is very skinny and not as fast as he used to be.
I've had a few things going on recently so havnt been able to watch him as much as I used to but I'm just wondering if its likely to be old age?
He is my first robo so I'm not quite sure, hope people can help - will try and post a photo soon x
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: just old age?

Weight loss is normal for nearly every animal in old age. I wouldn't worry if I was you.

Maybe feed him some porridge (made with water, not milk) and a little bit of cheese (not too often) to give him a bit more energy, if you feed him mealworms try cutting down on those a little as old hamsters don't need as much protein as young ones do. I'm sure he's fine and that he looks skinny because he's small in size! x
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:23 PM   #3
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Ok thank you �� he was always quite chunky, I did think probably old age but just wanted to double check, he didn't stay up long either ��
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:40 PM   #4
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It's always best to keep a weight record to see how fast they lose weight because it can also be a sign of illness but because he's a little old chap it's most likely his age
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:20 AM   #5
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Ok thanks, I will be re doing his cage tonight to accommodate his ageing, more bedding etc.
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