Johnny asked in PetsRodents · 4 years ago

What is Wet Tail?? (In Hamsters) Is It Common?

I keep getting nervous about my pet hamster.

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  • odd
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
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    Diarrhea which is caused by a bacterial infection, low immunity, stress and over crowding. It smells, your animal will act sick, and it's bottom side under the whole tail area will look wet and soiled. It is very hard to miss. If your hamster does not have these signs or appearances you should not worry about it having wet tail.

    A more detailed description here:

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?arti...

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Wet tail is a disease of hamsters that's usually caused by stress. Meaning, too much handling, change in environment, change in diet, unclean cage, illness or death of a bonded friend, etc. The most common symptoms are diarrhea and lethargy.

    It is somewhat common.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    common , but the hamster will die . sorry to say .

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