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Old 06-03-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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Question Syrian hamsters have bumps on their front feet pads right?

So lately I think I'm becoming paranoid over every little thing I notice about Panda. I'm just wondering and want to make sure that it is normal for them to have bumps on the bottom of their front feet? I've seen pics of bumblefoot and his feet don't look like that, he has always had a solid wheel and no mesh floors or shelves. I think his feet are fine but just want to double check. Also are they suppose to be light or dark pink or does it matter????? can someone please post a pic of their syrians front bottom feet (that is normal)???
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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Default Re: Syrian hamsters have bumps on their front feet pads right?

They are meant to have little pads on their feet I will try and get a pic of sams feet but its normal this is a photo I just copied from Internet
As for colour sames are a dark pink but I think it depends on the hamster.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:02 AM   #3
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ok thanks, then his are fine! i just want to be sure. he's my baby, love him to death.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:26 AM   #4
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ok thanks, then his are fine! i just want to be sure. he's my baby, love him to death.
they have that effect on all of us .so small yet such characters.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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Default Re: Syrian hamsters have bumps on their front feet pads right?

The translation of the Greek word phodopus is actually a combination of 2 words phodos meaning blister and pous meaning foot, so in english it would actually be blister footed. All hamsters that have the phodopus classification are characterized by their foot pads being fused together rather than the small blister looking things which are common to all hamsters. Ie. Campbell's Russian Dwarf, Siberian and the Roborovskii.
The other classification is cricetulus which there is only generally one species the Syrian that is kept as a pet.
All hamster feet should have the appearance of having pustules, and it's perfectly normal. I read somewhere that it's to minimize the surface area of the paws that have to touch ground that is too hot or cold.
How they distinguish between phodopus and cricetus is whether the foot pads are fused (in dwarfs) or not (in syrians)
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:34 AM   #6
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Hi, shall I post on behalf of our Rosie?... here goes,...." yep, this is normal people, get used to it, but that don't mean we always love climbing, I aint no monkey an' I'm not 'bout to start clambering now... but yes, the little bumps are there, you can kiss each one if you must and go all gooey 'bout how cute it is... ok ok, enough with the cuteness, back to beauty sleep, and dont yer say nuttin' bout my waistline either please, I'm just a big(ish) healthy girl, and no, I'm not fat, don't even go there people....zzzzzz"

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Last edited by Gemini39; 06-05-2013 at 05:36 AM. Reason: adding:... ps, front feeties have the same cuteness... um, I mean, bumps...
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