Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > >

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2019, 05:30 AM   #41
10Minutes
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 186
Default Re: Injured Robo

Quote:
Originally Posted by AmityvilleHams View Post
Pet shops improperly sexing animals never surprises me, especially with the smaller species like robos(I would be concerned with male Chinese hamsters though, as they're pretty obvious)! Many pet shops can't even properly sex a guinea pig, and even those in pet shops aren't exactly small. I've even heard of improperly sexed rabbits.
Haha! Well to be fair I have no idea how to sex a hamster either (probably not even a Chinese or a Syrian). I've heard a lot about improper sexing that I wouldn't be surprised either, but long as it's not causing him any complications then it's fine by me. He's quite good at hiding pain because he acted very normal even when his back wounds were still fresh.
10Minutes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2019, 12:02 PM   #42
Ria P
Hamster Addict
 
Ria P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 1,016
Default Re: Injured Robo

Boys certainly have a bulge and dwarves aren't easy to sex. Looks more boy than girl to me.

A friend's Herman used to be Hermione until she had a closer look......
Ria P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2019, 02:04 PM   #43
Nancy's Hamsters
ST's Hamstery
 
Nancy's Hamsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid Ohio USA
Posts: 2,565
Default Re: Injured Robo

That's a Male Robo
__________________
Nancy,and The ST's Hamsters
Nancy's Hamsters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2019, 06:29 PM   #44
10Minutes
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 186
Default Re: Injured Robo

Thanks everyone! Well it's a relief that it's not some weird medical complication. Lesson learnt, try to avoid gender specific names insofar as possible if you don't personally know how to sex your hamsters, lol.

It's gonna be weird changing our perception of him, haha. I've started cooing "good boy" to him instead of "good girl". Really, thank you everyone, this was really helpful.
10Minutes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2019, 07:40 PM   #45
AmityvilleHams
PM Fluffy for custom title
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 3,819
Default Re: Injured Robo

At the end of the day hamsters don't seem at all bothered when we accidentally think they're male or female, so I don't see it as a big issue. I could see it as a much bigger issue with other species though, since you'd have the risk of housing a male and female together which leads to the obvious baby problem(which is part of my anxiety with future guinea pigs, but something I've already mentally prepared for enough to feel comfortable anyways).
AmityvilleHams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2019, 08:28 PM   #46
10Minutes
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 186
Default Re: Injured Robo

Quote:
Originally Posted by AmityvilleHams View Post
At the end of the day hamsters don't seem at all bothered when we accidentally think they're male or female, so I don't see it as a big issue. I could see it as a much bigger issue with other species though, since you'd have the risk of housing a male and female together which leads to the obvious baby problem(which is part of my anxiety with future guinea pigs, but something I've already mentally prepared for enough to feel comfortable anyways).
Yeah, glad he's not housed together in the same cage as my other female (well, she's got a sleek frame, I don't see any balls on her and I've had her for a few months more than the male one, so I'm presuming she's truly female). While I would love the idea of having more baby hamsters, I don't have enough space and time to give so many hamsters proper housing plus the attention each of them would deserve, as I'm already stretching it with two bin cages.

Amusing to find out he was improperly sexed, but that's ok. We (the humans and the Robo) will just have to deal with it, haha. Happy to report that apart from the gender confusion, the wounds on his back seem to have healed up well and he's started growing back some of his fluffy fur in the shaved areas.

I cannot thank everyone on this forum enough. <3
10Minutes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2019, 02:33 AM   #47
Charlie Dunn
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 156
Default Re: Injured Robo

I am so pleased to hear that his (!!) wound is now healed and the fur is starting to come back. You must be so relieved. I have been following this post and it is such good news x
Charlie Dunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2019, 12:00 PM   #48
Ria P
Hamster Addict
 
Ria P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 1,016
Default Re: Injured Robo

So glad to hear that your Robo boy is healing up well and growing his fur back!
Ria P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2019, 10:42 AM   #49
flowerfairy
Fluffy Hamsters
 
flowerfairy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,881
Default Re: Injured Robo

Yep defo a boy! Glad he is on the mend.
__________________
flowerfairy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2019, 04:10 AM   #50
Vierville
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Johannesburg
Posts: 53
Default Re: Injured Robo

I personally don't like scruffing as it freaks me out because I believe they are susceptible to having their eyes pop out if scruffed incorrectly(?). Having said that my vet does it with no concerns.

Our one little one is on long-term oral liquid antibiotics and we syringe her her medication twice a day. If you find it difficult to do this, try getting mealworms and cut the head off, them let the hamster eat the 'guts' which will leave a hollow inside the worm. Inject the medication into the hollow inside the worm and let the hamster eat the worm. Its gross but it works!
__________________
Proud dad to Colonel Montmorency, Countess of Flouffles (Russian Dwarf); Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, Duke of Agincourt and of Normandy, Earl of the Somme,Earl of Ypres, 1st Viscount Waterloo, Constable of Hougoumont VC (Russian Dwarf); Nanuk Princess Fluffybum, Countess of Argouges (Winter White hybrid).
Vierville is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cage, injured, time, injury, wound, hospitalised, donít, day, cleaned, blood, toys, weeks, robo, part, hurt, sleeps, butt, begin, tame, wasnít, active, allowed, stroke, lid, bin

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2003-19, Hobby Solutions Inc.
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:52 AM.