As a word of warning, if any of you has a hamster that always seems to have
food in its pouch you may want to be sure its not stuck !
I noticed that one of my female hamsters had one of its pouches full for
the last 6 days, but not the other, and since she had babies that were
starting to eat seeds, I thought it odd she hadn't disgorged it for them.
Last night, I took her out of the cage, and forced her one full cheek to
empty out. The stench was so bad I gagged. She was very happy though,
let me pet her, and then went back to her cage, running in her wheel.
Her cheek is still sagging a little, and she hasn't put any food in either
cheek pouch yet, but she is eating and running, and caring for her babies.