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Old 01-08-2021, 01:08 PM   #1
Froobi
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Unhappy Twitchy snoozing randomly or poorly??

Hi there.. So my dwarf hamster Froobie is roughly 9? Months old now..
I took her to the vet back in November because she had some weird behaviour, she would go ape shit hyper and climb her bottle and stuff, but then she'd go sit in her potty and shut her eyes and she sit there looking not happy at all.. She also went from 55g to 35g in a couple weeks. They gave me antibiotics for a week and I think she perked up alright. She's still quite light, she's actually gone down to 30g now but seemed happy. Now though she's sat being weird in her potty again.

She basically looks like she might have fallen asleep as sunken looking, and in deep dream, breathing fast, twitching slightly a bit as well, then if she hears a noise like me trying to watch her she will open her eyes and adjust herself then shut her eyes again. She will sit in her pottie bowl for quite some time.. I took a video as well but not sure how to add?..

So just wanting to know if this is a normal thing? Maybe she's just comfy there, maybe she's a bit hot so sat in the bowl cause it's ceramic? Anyone else seen this and what did it turn out to be??

Also another weird thing she has done for most time iv had her, she sits in potty and poops and then puts it in front of her, then poops again.. She can make a small pile of like 6 or more poops?... Is this just a weird thing hamsters do?? 🤔🤔🤔

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Old 01-08-2021, 01:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Twitchy snoozing randomly or poorly??

Here is a photo of her atleast... And a few min before she was more laid forwards.. She looked a bit like, when a dog falls asleep and they all twitchy cause dreaming and its quite funny for dogs... But is it likely that's what she's doing or is she probably doing something else 🤔😟😬
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:02 AM   #3
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Default Re: Twitchy snoozing randomly or poorly??

I'm sorry that i can't comment on your hamster's behaviour because i haven't seen the twitching before.

They do sleep in odd places sometimes and one of mine nods off sitting on a bridge sometimes after running around like crazy. It's almost like she's exhausted herself and just crashes out wherever she happens to be sitting.

Your hamster doesn't look unusually light unless she's a very furry fluffball but you know better since you weigh her regularly.

The thing with the poops is normal. They often pick up the poops and chuck them out as well.

What are you using in her potty? I have read that the granule potty litter can be harmful if ingested but have never used it myself because i use sand.
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: Twitchy snoozing randomly or poorly??

That does look like those harmful litter pearls made from clay. They're harmful because they can cause blockages in the digestive system, and knowing how likely hamsters are to put anything in their enclosure in their mouth or at least try to that is an incredibly dangerous thing.
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