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Old 09-14-2021, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default URGENT Syrian hamsterís ear turning black with scabbing?

Yesterday I noticed my Syrian hamsters left ear has started to turn black and there is some scabbing on the back side of ear. The right ear looks normal ans there doesnít seem to be anything wrong inside the ear from what I can tell. I got him from Petsmart in May but iím not exactly sure of his age. He isnít around other hamsters and isnít behaving any differently than normal but the left ear does not look healthy and iím freaking out. Trying to attach a photo but the size isnít working. Any ideas on what to do?
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: URGENT Syrian hamsterís ear turning black with scabbing?

Hi and welcome to HC!

I think only a vet has the knowledge to advise and treat so i would take him for a check up as soon as possible.
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:03 AM   #3
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Agree he needs to be seen by a vet. It could be infection or it could be some kind of mite infestation. Either way he will need a diagnosis and medication.
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ear, isnít, iím, normal, black

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