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Old 05-06-2021, 11:56 AM   #11
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Default Re: My Robo has got Alopecia

Update: I think Comet's fur is looking better, so no idea if it was the medicine or changing the bedding.
I think if I looked at him now I wouldn't really notice that much wrong with him, maybe just think he looks a bit scruffy. Last week it was like he had 2 circular patches.

Serendipity, I know Alopecia just means fur loss and maybe the vet jumped the gun a bit with the mites just being out of whack without a scraping. To be honest as I wasn't in the room I don't know if they did this and looked under a microscope I would have to ring them to confirm, it is not specifically mentioned on the bill.. so possibly not. To be honest, both hamsters were at the vets that day and having conversations on the phone always makes me ill so I forget things and I only had 4 hours sleep the night before.

Either way, I think if he was just moulting would he have started to look better so quickly if it wasn't for the medicine/change of bedding??? Any thoughts???

I have had fur loss in my elderly hamsters i.e. underneath and around their scent glands, in my opinion this didn't look like that, but I'm not an expert.

I'm going to see how he goes in the next week and if all looks good, I agree with you and possibly won't give him any more of the medicine. I will hopefully get to speak to the rescue about it all and see what they say.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:58 PM   #12
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That sounds like the thing to do - see how it goes. I don't know how quickly fur grows back with a moult actually, or with any other cause of hair loss. I seem to remember Newt just suddenly looking very mangy and within a week or two back to normal.

Hopefully it is just a non serious thing - as long as he seems healthy!
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:02 PM   #13
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That sounds like the thing to do - see how it goes. I don't know how quickly fur grows back with a moult actually, or with any other cause of hair loss. I seem to remember Newt just suddenly looking very mangy and within a week or two back to normal.

Hopefully it is just a non serious thing - as long as he seems healthy!
Yes, absolutely everything else seems fine, no weight loss, still zooming around, eating fine etc.

I think I read somewhere it can take 6 weeks for fur to grow back to normal.
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Old 05-11-2021, 12:40 PM   #14
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Comet's fur is looking so much better. You can see it at the end of this video I did all about it.

Treatment For Alopecia in hamsters | Cosmic Hamsters - YouTube
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:27 AM   #15
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Moved Comet back into his normal Marrakesh Cage after deep cleaning it all and his fur looks fine so fingers crossed I made the right decision not to give the 2nd and 3rd dose of medicine.
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