What does a black lump on a hamster mean?
It could be a wart, cyst, abscess or tumour either benign or malignant. You need to have it examined by your vet when they are open. They will be able to do a fine needle aspirate or biopsy to…
What are the black spots on a hamster’s hips?
An aging Syrian Hamster with fur loss showing the position of the hip spots as black dots, and can be seen both sides of the hips. The hamster’s sebaceous glands are known more commonly as the hip spots, or scent glands.
Why does my Syrian hamster have black spots on his skin?
The part where the spots started at the hind parts have got some flaky stuffs on it too. I brought him to the vet today to get checked up on. The vet took some scrappings of his skin (along with some fur and those flaky stuffs) under a microscope to see if they really are mites. But in the end, the results were negative.
What kind of hamster has a skin problem?
Syrian Hamster: Skin problem – small littl… I was searching around for an answer to my hamster skin problem. My ham is a Syrian half teddy bear kind of hamster – he is fuzzy with slightly long hind fur, but not tooo fuzzy. He is about 1.5 years old, male.
Why does a male hamster have more spots than a female?
The glands are more prominent in the male than the female. As the hamster grooms the area where the spots are they may make the fur around them appear greasy or wet, this can seemingly make the glands appear slightly larger than they actually are.
Why does my female hamster have a black spot on her side?
Females do have them, but they tend to be much harder to see. Sometimes scent glands can become infected which could cause the itchiness and balding. If this is the case, then the vet can prescribe a topical antibiotic cream that may help. It’s also possible for these glands to become cancerous.
What kind of skin disease does a hamster have?
Skin Diseases in Hamsters. Hamsters can be infested with a number of skin and fur mites that can be diagnosed from a skin scraping that your vet performs. Ringworm, a type of fungal infection, allergic dermatitis, and skin infections can also occur on the skin and require treatment by a vet.
How big are black spots on your skin?
Black spots, moles, or large freckles that have an irregular border or blurred outline. Color. An uneven color is noticeable in the dark skin growth. There may be shades of black, brown, or light brown as well as other colors. Diameter. Most melanomas are larger than 1/4 inch (6 mm).
Why does my hamster have a lump on his face?
Facial lumps can be caused by a few things. The first is when a hamster puts food in it’s hamster cheek pouches. It’s perfectly normal if your hamster stores food in its pouches. It only becomes a problem when the cheek pouches become impacted.