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Old 04-08-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Why does my hamster have a bald patch?? See pics

Hi
Can anyone help. My syrian has a bald spot on her back and im worried about what it might mean. If anyone can help please reply. Sorry the pics arent great, she is too fast
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:34 PM   #2
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My old hamster (passed away a few weeks ago ) had mites when he was little. All we had to do was take him to the vet and they gave us some cream to put on. I recommend taking it to the vet it could be mites. Don't worry my hamsters mites healed really quickly.
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why does my hamster have a bald patch?? See pics

The spot doesn't look to be a different colour. However, my Syrian lost fur when she had mites. Has she been scratching at all?
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Old 04-08-2017, 04:38 PM   #4
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Are there little flakes coming off of it? What food is she on? How old is she? What bedding is she on? Does she have a sandpit? Hope all turns out alright with her!
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Old 04-08-2017, 10:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why does my hamster have a bald patch?? See pics

It looks as though she may have been rubbing it against something, I would check your cage, wheel etc to make sure nothing has rough edges she could be catching herself on or rubbing against, if she has any tubes check they are large enough for her to get through without rubbing her back on those too.
Mites is always a possibility with bald patches but most often begins around the eyes or nose & is usually (but not always) accompanied by itching & scratching.
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:35 AM   #6
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I would check the cage & toys for any rough bits.
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