How Can You Tell If Your Hamster Is Sick?

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Well, the sickness signs are variable from animal to animal. There are many obstacles in identification of the disease as animals lack the subjective expression of their feeling but definitely, you can observe the signs visually.
Signs are of two main and broad divisions;
1. Direct signs: Those signs which directly reflect the disease e.g. Loose motion, having varying levels of diarrhea indicate the disease of Gastro-intestinal tract.
2. Indirect signs: There are a large number of signs like
Shivering,
Inactive
Loss of appetite,
Lethargic,
Irregular breathing,
Lazy
Nervous signs (restlessness, round circles, behavioral differences from the normal routine)
These types of signs may relate with various problems. So these can be supported with regular veterinarian checkup, or a regular laboratory diagnosis (e.g. Analysis of the blood) of the pet.
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It wont be as active as before
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I think my hamster has diarrea because he won't eat anything I give him and he keeps cuddling up in a ball and walks in circles all the time. It's kinda scaring me!!! SOMEBODY HELP!!!
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My hamster does move when it wants to clean it self but it stays in a corner for hours and hours .... And I got her yesterday night??? Is tht normal?
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Nikki C. commented
New hamster tend to stay in one spot when they are intruduced to a new home, but if she isnt moving around at all it may be stressed out.
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If it is not walking you need to take it to the vet immediately! I have owned hamsters my whole life and I have a hamster right now that is dieing of diarrhea!
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I think if the hamster is acting in a different way then it used to also if it has sever diarrhea.

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