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Old 02-09-2021, 06:57 AM   #1
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Default Sniffles & Restlessness

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.
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Old 02-09-2021, 07:45 AM   #2
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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

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bed, bigger, night, restless, ventilation

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