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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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Whats up with my hamster?

He hasnt been using his wheel all that much, he just lies in a corner of his cage or just sprawled out on his belly. Is he on his way out? He's 13 months old and I got him from Petsmart.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 01:48 AM
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They are usually active in the nightime. I'm sure he'll use it anytime soon. Maybe he's not in the mood. They'd sleep in funny positions.

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He's been like this for weeks now /:

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Is there any heavy or labored breathing? Any strange rattling sounds if you hold him close to your ear?

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I think he is just getting older. How much bigger did he grow after you got him? Usually they won't sell them until they are at least 6 weeks old. I hope he feels better. :)

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Has appearance changed? As in having smooth fur to having spiked messy fur, also when hes in his corner is his back ever hunched?
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He was 5 months when i got him and ive had him for 8 months. I dont really know if he hunches his back /:

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hm how is his appetite does he struggle to eat or drink?
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 03:55 PM
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Can you take him out of the cage and check him over? Is he eating and drinking normally? Is he breathing normally?

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Ive looked him over and he looks okay to me...He eats okay but it seems like he drinks more than normal. His breathing seems a little heavy but I can't really tell...

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