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Old 05-01-2021, 07:49 AM   #1
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Unhappy hamster not eating

hi, I recently got a hamster about 3 days ago and since then all he does is sleep in the corner. I've only seen him outside of that spot once or twice and even then he wasn't getting food or water. I don't think he's touched his food at all and I'm starting to get worried. Could this be because he's still settling in or is this a problem? should I take him to the vet or wait and see if he comes out of his corner and eats something?
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:22 AM   #2
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If you are certain your hamster hasn’t touched his food in 3 days I would say maybe book a vet appointment. Is this a rescue that may have teeth issues? Do you know what he used to eat?
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:40 PM   #3
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I was supposed to take him to the vet today but I checked on him this morning and he had passed
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:22 PM   #4
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I am so sorry. Something wasn’t right was it if he just stayed in one corner. I am so sorry. Where did you get him from? If it was a pet store I wouldn’t use them again as they may have disease on the premises. It may also have been just a genetic issue and he wasn’t going to live long. So very sad x. Don’t let this put you off but I’d get a rescue hamster or from a breeder or well thought of smaller pet shop.
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Old 05-03-2021, 02:58 PM   #5
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I'm sorry you lost him this way, that's unfortunate. I do hope you can manage to give another little one a good home. Best wishes.
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Old 05-03-2021, 03:01 PM   #6
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So sorry about that... if you get another one, make sure you disinfect everything super carefully.
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Old 05-03-2021, 08:03 PM   #7
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I got him from petco and I went back today and the hamster they had in his tank had also passed so there was for sure some kind of sickness spread around. I did get another hamster though and I'm watching this one closely and he seems to be doing fine because he's moving around and eating unlike the one that just passed. (I disinfected the enclosure so he wouldn't get sick too).
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:30 AM   #8
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Lovely to hear you have another furry friend. Hopefully all will be well this time!
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