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Old 07-09-2021, 07:28 AM   #1
MikeTherk
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Default Slowing Down or Sick?

I have a female Syrian who's about 13 or 14 months old.

Recently I've noticed her activity levels are a lot lower, mostly when I first take her out of her cage to free roam. She's gone from "OMG RUNNNNNNN CLIMBBBBBB" to "I'll just cuddle on your chest for a half hour." Also when I let her free roam, in her usual room, now she's just picking her 'spot' under a dresser and staying their for most of the time.

She's also losing a chunk of fur behind her neck.

My last hamster only lived to be about 8 months old (RIP Chewch), so I don't know if this is normal getting older and slowing down stuff or if I should be worried she's sick.
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: Slowing Down or Sick?

I she were my hamster, i'd take her to the vet. At 13/14 months she's too young to show signs of aging and hairloss can be caused by a number of reasons.
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:57 PM   #3
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Welp, I work at a vet's office so I guess I'm taking my pitbull and my hamster to be patients tonight! (my pit keeps throwing up)
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