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Has your hamster broken her leg if she is holding it up and putting it down every few steps?
Your hamster could have got a bad sprain or a bad bruise. Feel around her leg and if you feel a broken bone, bring it to the vet. Only the vet can deal with tiny broken bones. If you don't feel anything broken, then the only answer could be a sprain or bruise. The most common reason is the wheel. If it is an open-barred wheel (it has holes in it) the hamster could have tripped on one of the holes and bruised the leg. Get a closed hamster wheel and make an appointment for the vet. Just to make sure.
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Any animal that has a broken leg will be experiencing pain, even if it is an animal as small as a hamster. It is best to take an animal with a broken leg to the vet as soo…n as possible. This way, the leg can be set properly, and the animal live without pain.
Depending on the severity of the break. Some hamsters adjust well with a broken limb. As most vets will not treat this in hamsters, or if they do, the bill outweighs the… value of the hamster.
Yes, the hamster can survive. If you are able, it is best to take it to a vet. The vet can sometimes help move the bone back into place, and give it medicine to prevent an inf…ection. If for some reason you cannot go to the vet, remove the hamster wheel from the cage for a while. Don't put it in the hamster ball until it is healed up. Make sure its food and water are within reach if it can't move around much. Don't pick it up or handle it too much. Just let it rest with as little stress as possible. They usually heal pretty quickly. Just be patient and give it plenty of TLC. Your little guy should be okay.
Take them to the vet- that is if your local vet accepts hamsters. There, they can either give them pain medication and make casts for the hamsters. They will next splint the l…eg. If the leg is severely broken may ask to remove the leg.And maybe kill them
if you belive he wont die, he wont. but if you lose hope and belive itll die, yes it will die! once my hamster threw up blood and was dying, but i belived that he could surviv…e and i kept telling him that its ok youll be better...days past and i kept telling myself that hell get better and kept praying and after a week he was better than ever!
It would be limping. I'm no expert but you should of took it to the vets as soon as something was wrong, i bet it's in a lot of pain. take it to the vet he /she wil know what …to do.
Your hamster will probably not walk on that leg, perhaps dragging it. Also, I had a hamster that broke her ankle, and she chewed off her foot. I brought her to the vet, and th…ey said that they could try different types of surgeries, but they can't use any anesthesia. I decided that putting her to sleep was the best choice for her, because the surgeries sounded very painful. :( Good luck, and I hope your hamster's leg isn't broken.
If a hamsters leg is broken it will be in extreme pain, and can damage its leg further every time it moves, as the edges of the bone will grate on each other and may cut and b…ruise the tissue around them. You will need to take it to a vet as soon as possible, and definitely within a few hours. If there is any puncturing of the skin, or signs of bleeding, take it to the vet immediately. Internal bleeding may show up as a dark swelling. Gently place the hamster in an enclosed space such as a small box where it will not be able to run around. The box should be lined on the base a smooth surface, soft if possible, that will not catch on its leg, causing it to pull and be in more pain. It will need access to water if it is there for more than an hour or so. Keeping it in a relatively dark space can help to calm the animal, and to keep it from moving too much. The vet will examine the leg and may need to X-ray and operate depending on the extent of the damage. The bones will be set, meaning they will be put into the correct alignment , and splinted so that they stay in this alignment and grow together correctly and with minimal pain. Then the hamster will need to be kept quiet while it heals. This will take some weeks. The vet will give you instructions on how to look after it during this time. If the damage is severe and unlikely to heal well, the vet may recommend amputation or euthanasia (putting the hamster to sleep). Talk with the vet to find the best option for your hamster. It will depend on how well the leg will heal and how much pain it is in. The advice below will be helpful while a hamster heals: remove it from all other hamsters remove the wheel from the cage or anything it could hurt itself on put soft wood chips on the bottom of the cage Hamster wheels with holes in them or gaps anywhere that can trap legs, can cause injuries, as can falls.
You should handle an injured hamster as little as possible, If the leg is broken, movement will hurt I, as the edges of the bone will grate on each other and may cut and bruis…e the tissue around them. You will need to take it to a vet as soon as possible, and definitely within a few hours. If there is any puncturing of the skin, or signs of bleeding, take it to the vet immediately. Internal bleeding may show up as a dark swelling. If the hamster has been treated by a vet, handle only as much as is necessary and gicve it a quiet place to heal for the next few weeks.
You can put it upside down but it wouldn't be good for its body or its head and the hamster would crawl sqealing and could bite so dont really put it upside down
If it is limping or having trouble walking. Also If the leg looks bent the wrong way. Or you could have a vet check it out.
If his leg is broken it is kindest to take him to the vet and have him put down. A broken leg can't normally be fixed in a hamster, and he will eventually die in pain.and give… it food.
if a hamter's leg is broken, it wont be able to walk
Your hamster might chew it off if not treated so please take it to the vet before it's too late
No not always. the likelihood of having to put a horse to sleep due to a broken leg mainly depends on where the break is located and what type of break it is.
no you can take him to the vet