Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > Hamster Central Forum Topics > Hamster Healthcare

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2021, 06:57 AM   #1
mikew
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 101
Default Sniffles & Restlessness

Hi,
Am concerned for my male Syrian George whom I've only had for 2-3 months now.
He was sleeping in one of those Savic Hamster Igloo beds which have little or no ventilation & I was cleaning & changing the bedding in it every few days as it fast became a soiled mess.
Recently I've heard he was sniffling a little & noted how too big he was for the bed now. He was restless too & acted a bit p'd off when I saw him in his wheel of a night.
I've managed to get him into a bigger bed now with proper ventilation holes & he seems less restless now & doesn't sniffle as much.
My dilemma is whether to take him to a vet or see if things continue to settle now?
I'd appreciate any input.
Many thanks.
mikew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2021, 07:45 AM   #2
GhostsInSnow
Moderator
 
GhostsInSnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: West midlands, UK
Posts: 3,248
Default Re: Sniffles & Restlessness

When you say sniffles, do you mean his breathing is noisy? If that's the case I would advise getting him checked. Some hamsters are vocal, however, constant snuffly or "chattering" sounds can be a sign of a respiratory infection.
If the snuffly noises are more vocalisation (He only does it when you're near and is a bit "angry" about you messing with his home), then maybe see if he settles but untreated resp infections can get quite serious
__________________


GhostsInSnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bed, bigger, night, restless, ventilation

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.43 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2003-2022, Hobby Solutions
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:01 PM.