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Old 10-09-2021, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default My Hamster ate IVY, will she make it???

When i let my hamster out to explore my room today she found a withered ivy leaf on the ground that i had somehow missed when vacuuming and preparing the floor for her . She munched on it a little before i immediately stopped her, but she has put that teeny bit of withered ivy leaf in her pouch and wont take it out.

Can anyone tell me if her eating just a teeny bit (abt 3x3 mm to 5x4 mm) of a WITHERED ivy leaf is gonna be fatal? I know ivy isnt safe for hamsters and easily causes poisoning for any species, but i just want to know what to expect if she eats just a tiny bit of a withered ivy leaf, as opposed to a fresh leaf. Will she get poisoning? Will she die? Is a vet required? Iím leaving on vacation tomorrow morning, so she will be with a pet sitter.
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Old 10-10-2021, 09:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: My Hamster ate IVY, will she make it???

I really don't know the answer to that. If i would have been in the same situation i would have phoned an exotics or hamster knowledgeable vet for advice.
Sorry that i can't be more helpful and hope that your hamster will be alright.
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Old 10-10-2021, 09:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: My Hamster ate IVY, will she make it???

I think all you can do is monitor. If she's fine over the next couple of days then no harm done - she may not even have eaten it - just foraged for her nest. If she shows any signs of being unwell then go to the vet asap and explain what's happened - they may be able to give her something.
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