Have Balding Hammy...not sure what this means- any info? Please!
>Have Balding Hammy...not sure what this means- any info? Please!
My hamsters were both developing bald patches. We went to the vet who
examined them and did skin cultures (or something like that) and found
nothing wrong. Mac and Tosh were both about 10 months old at the time.
They are both golden hamsters. Everywhere there was a bald patch, either
short dark black hair or long gray "teddy bear hair" grew in. Since then,
Tosh has kept getting lighter and lighter until he is almost gray all over.
I've never heard of or seen this before. I think I have a couple of
mutants or something! But maybe different hair will grow in on your hammy
Seeing the vet is a good idea, though, especially if your hammy scratches
or picks at the bald spots or if the skin looks unusual.
11. Balding dog