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Old 05-09-2016, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Probably just being paranoid

I got my hamster Gizmo only 3 weeks ago and behind one of his ears (right) it kind of looks like a bald spot. Is this normal? Should I take him to a vet? Is i just stress? sorry I couldn't get any good pics they all turned out blurry.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Probably just being paranoid

Could he have been rubbing against something, maybe squeezing through a gap in something or a hole or tube that's a bit small & could be rubbing it bald?
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: Probably just being paranoid

I thought that with our hamster when we hadn't had him long too. Their seemed to be less hair where his ears joined his head and I thought he had little warty lumps there too, but it turned out to just be part of his ears (the lumpy bits) The hair did go a bit thinner there but has stayed the same every since

So is it actually a bald spot or just a bit thinner there? If it's just one ear, and not both, it might be as Cypher says - he has rubbed up against something, but it would be a good idea to have a vet check and have mites ruled out eg.
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