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    Wet Tail in Hamster

    Sorry if this isn't allowed here. I know it's not a pig but I figured you might know.
    I'm petsitting a little hammy and have been for about a week. His cage starting smelling very urine-y today so I decided to change the bedding. He is on crinkle paper from carefresh. In doing so I noticed that from the model if his tummy to his but is yellow and ruffled and smelly. He is doing fine otherwise. Here are some pictures:

    That is from after I lightly wet a paper towel and cleaned him.
    Here's a video of his whole body.
    Do you think he has Wet Tail?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Wet Tail in Hamster

    What species of hamster is he? He looks like a Chinese hamster, not a Syrian. Syrian hamsters are the ones that typically will get Wet tail. I've never seen what a hamster with wet tail looks like, but it looks like that's only urine, not diarrhea? Perhaps he was sitting in his own urine...you said you've been petsitting him for a week? His cage just might be very dirty, depending on how big it is.
    http://www.hamsterhideout.com/
    http://www.hamstercentral.com/wiki/W...rative_Ileitis
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    Re: Wet Tail in Hamster

    That's not wet tail chinese dwarfs are bad about urinating where they sleep or sleeping in a wheel they have peed in and getting it all over them. Don't worry it will dry and he will clean it off himself!

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    Re: Wet Tail in Hamster

    Thank you both!!! @ZipBonBoo, I changed his bedding 3 days ago. @plum22 that sounds right since he was laying on a wet paper towel

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