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bambi-syndrome:

nicoleff:

Ok, hamster blogs. I need help. My hamster is sick, and i’d like to take him to the vet but I would like an estimate on how much it would cost.

I was away for 2 and a half weeks and had someone coming to feed them but I don’t think he ate or drank while we were gone. 

He is really really thin, and I think there is something wrong with his eye, or maybe both. 

I don’t know if there is anything wrong with his teeth. Or what is wrong with him.

Help?

The price varies. You’re better off calling the vet clinic and asking how much a vet first visit is beforehand. Where I go to charges $59.00 for the first visit and the price goes down to $44.00 for the second visit. Make sure the vet your hamster is seeing does have experience for hamsters.

Can you take an image of his eyes? Losing weight is a big issue and it can mean a variety of things. Is he still energetic, does he still act normal?Run in his wheel, groom himself, eat.

Lets check if he is dehydrated. We’ll do a tent test. Pinch up the loose skin between your hamster’s shoulder blades it. If his skin snaps back quickly he’s fine but it it doesnt he is dehyradeted. This is easily remedied by giving them a rehydration formula.

How to make rehydration solution: 

mix
1 tsp salt (teaspoon)
3 Tbsp sugar (tablespoon)
1 quart warm water 

Keep refrigerated. good for 48 hours.

this can be halved, i.e. 1/2 tsp salt,
1 1/2 tbsp sugar, etc.

your hamster should have taken in a total of 1ml. (given 0.1ml every 5 minutes) by a syringe once a day. If your hamster willingly drinks more than 0.5 ml, let them. When your hamster’s skin doesn’t tent anymore, stop giving rehydration solution. 

He still runs around and we have been giving him pieces of food that he seems to be eating. I don’t think he goes on his wheel though.

I’m not sure if he is dehydrated but he is drinking now, i’ll check again later. 

It was difficult to get a picture. This is the best I could do. His one eye that was kind of closed yesterday that had some white stuff looks better now, but his other eye looks big. 

Thank you so much for helping me. 

Ok, hamster blogs. I need help. My hamster is sick, and i’d like to take him to the vet but I would like an estimate on how much it would cost.

I was away for 2 and a half weeks and had someone coming to feed them but I don’t think he ate or drank while we were gone. 

He is really really thin, and I think there is something wrong with his eye, or maybe both. 

I don’t know if there is anything wrong with his teeth. Or what is wrong with him.

Help?

Fell asleep super early, woke up at 3am because 3am here is 8am there. Went back to sleep but now it’s 6am and I really don’t think I’m going back to sleep. Also, I’m really hungry. Really screwed since I start school Wednesday.

Tip: Don’t come home from vacation a few days before school starts, especially if where you went has a time difference. Give yourself at least a week…

Get home thinking how excited I am about seeing my hamsters again, and one of them is sick. -_- So skinny, and his eye is blah and he hasn’t drank or eaten anything by the looks of it…. um 

In the future. Flying into the past tomorrow. America, soon. Lol it’s almost 9pm here. Having dinner with my grandparents. Restaurants with wifi are life. We will be waking up at 4am to take a 4 hour bus to the airport. Be there for 2 hours, then get on a plane for 5-6 hours. Fun.

America. Soon.

Still on the bus….. Omg this random lady took the microphone and is singing and I have to pee. But we have an hour left… Someone stop this. Please. Only one of my headphones work and I can’t block any of this out.

Just completely forgot about the time difference. What time is it in the us now? I mean I know it’s 5 hours behind here but lol math. On a bus with wifi… Bad wifi but its wifi. Trying to catch up on some YouTube but the wifi…

Homesick. And kind of sick.