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If your hamster has a sprained leg what can you do?

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2007-06-02 08:26:01
2007-06-02 08:26:01

If you are extremely worried, I'd advise taking him to the vet to hear more details. However, if your hamster has sprained a leg, there is not much the vet can do. A cast can't be put around your hamster's leg as your hamster will just bite it off. The most advisable thing (this is what I did when my poor hamster sprained her ankle) is to take out any exercising equipment. Let your hamster rest his/her leg as long as possible, and maybe even spoil your hamster a bit by giving him/her extra treats to make up for stress that may develop as a result of he/she being unable to exercise and run around. The key is to wait it out, and give your hamster plenty of rest. Your hamster will recover in no time. ;)

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