Rodent Pumpkin Spice
Pumpkin Spice

I have a question about Pumpkin Spice, my female rodent mixed with baldwin guinea pig

I own a Syrian hamster... she has two big lumps on her behind, they are completely the same shape and size and both in front of her hips. She is acting weird too. She built a huge tunnel last week.she doesn't like me touching it

dermatological cancer
over 2 years ago
Information about Pumpkin Spice
  • Species: Rodent
  • Breed: Mixed with Baldwin Guinea Pig
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 1 year
  • Symptoms: Hair loss (alopecia)
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I have a question about Pumpkin Spice, my female rodent mixed with baldwin guinea pig
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets

Hello!

When hamsters have an abscess, it is not unusual for hair to fell off of that area. It has to be checked if the abscess needs to be drained and cleaned.

Most abscesses get broken when they reach a certain size, and if that happened and it is not cleaned well, it could lead to infection and permanent hair loss.

You should take your hamster to a veterinarian for examination.

All the best,

over 2 years ago