: Our hammy, BB, recently developed 2 scabs on his skin. We don't know what it
: is. Is it some sort of skin disease? Has anyone experienced this with their
: hammies? He seems to be acting normal. But we are really concerned about
: Thanks for any info.
: BB & Wan
Check to see if there are any sharp edges in his cage--hamsters can (and
will) chew on metal sometimes. Also, watch carefully to see if he is
scratching at the area where the scabs are, because itching can be
evidence that "something hurts". (Either a skin rash of some sort, or
something internal.) But our vet student neighbor (4th year, almost a
"real" vet!) told us that basically, if a hamster is acting normal,
there's no need to be worried.
Karen L. Greenberg