Rodent Pebbles
Pebbles

Pebbles, my female rodent hamster, has lump on the skin

she has a lump behind her ear, loss of hair in that spot and it seems to bother her. shes been scratching at it and i dont know what to do.

dermatological
over 3 years ago
Information about Pebbles
  • Species: Rodent
  • Breed: Hamster
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Symptoms: Bump/s in the skin and Hair loss (alopecia)
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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, since without examining her, it is not possible to give you any diagnostic.

All the best.

over 3 years ago