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Old 08-04-2017, 02:02 AM  
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Default Re: Hammy changed personality

It could be that it is just her change of cage layout but a weight gain in a youngster like this and the lethargy is concerning. Weight gain does not always mean laziness but could indicate something amiss inside. It may be that it is not weight as such but something like bloating due to fluid retention which can have a number of causes ranging from heart problems to kidney or even chewing the water bottle spout. Weight can also go up with the growth of a tumour inside or a womb infection where the womb fills with pus and adds weight. It may be worth having her checked over by the vet to put your mind to rest. Such behaviors or indeed any change are always possibly an indication that something is not right somewhere.
I do hope she is just needing time to adjust. I would keep giving the daily veg if she is used to that.
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