Dwarf Hamster Care - Caring For the Eyes and Ears
Hamsters are inherently hygienic creatures, the owners need spend
time little and energy keeping their pets clean as it spends 20% of its
time doing task of self sanitation. Dwarf hamster care - caring for
their eyes and ears should become customary for the owner.
When a pet
hamsterís ears are red, have excessive wax, emit a bad smell, are
infected or sore or there is an ear discharge, bugs may be the root
cause. One needs to take immediate steps to rid the hamster of these
fleas or face larger problems ahead. Medical help of a good vet nary
doctor can be sought in order to maintain healthy ears of your pet. Do
not make your assumption and start your own medical aid, instead get
professional help. The vet can detect exactly where the problem lies and
counsel you as to the best possible method of dealing with the
Not all creatures you may see crawling in the hamsterís
ears are ear mites. It is best to check your petís ears in a dark room
by using a bright light to focus on that area. Wiping the hamsterís ears
with a soft paper towel can also help to keep its ears sterile. By doing
so you can maintain the good hearing that hamsters naturally enjoy and
also block out the likelihood of loss of hearing. A hamster which
suffers a set back to its hearing can soon become confused and
uncomfortable. The right action at the right time on your part is what
is needed to maintain your hamsterís physical and mental equilibrium.
Hamsters are endowed with weak vision.
Regular caring of the eyes is
also what the hamster requires. The eyes may develop an irritation
sometimes due to dust or specks of its bedding getting into its eyes.
Wetness around the eyes caused by a discharge or discoloration of the
eyes is obvious sign of eye trouble. Also, if you find your pet
straining to see, be sure to seek medical help for its eyes. It is wise
to keep the area around its eyes clean using a wet pad and warm water
without adding to the existing woes. Any tiny cuts near the eye may
further aggravate it, causing the infection to proliferate both eyes.
The development of cataract is not uncommon among hamsters growing
older, giving their eyes a milky look. Such a hamster will ultimately go
blind. A blind hamster is not affected much as even otherwise it is a
near-sighted rodent and will move about its enclosure without showing
signs of its blindness. At times, a hamster facing eye trouble may seem
an introvert, withdrawn or unresponsive.
It is best to lean on your vet for professional advice. Ask him to
clear any doubts that you may have, question him regarding the proper
dwarf hamster care - caring for their eyes and ears and give you clear
instructions about the dos and doníts.