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Old 05-14-2021, 02:29 PM   #1
lillyhibb
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Unhappy my hamsters bottom smells like marmite

Hi there i recently got a new female syrian hamster (iíve had her for less than two weeks) and i noticed her bottom smells like marmite? or vegemite? iím not sure what it means sheís completely healthy and bonded with me within a week she has no other health issues iím just wondering whether sheís on heat? itís just she frequently smells like it i just want to make sure she is okay i lost my last hamster at 6 months and i canít bear to loose her either
thankyou so much !!
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Old 05-15-2021, 10:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: my hamsters bottom smells like marmite

This is a normal smell for a female usually when she is in heat. The scent would attract male hamsters.
Some people are very sensitive to this smell and some don't notice it at all!
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