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Jerrytheboi

hamster sneezing???

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My hamster would always make a sound kinda like sneezing. Im really worried for him :( is it ok or should I give him some treatment? someone pls help me:(

Ps im using kaytee clean and cosy bedding unscented

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Hi Jerry

 

sounds like your hamster could either be sensitive to the bedding / dust in the cage or

it's got some respiratory issues in its chest..

Maybe you can temporary use just clean paper napkins instead of bedding and then observe if your hamster feels better.

Does it have mucous around its nose area?

Its eating well and active?

Is the sand that you're using too fine and powdery?

Edited by Joychiyan

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It doesn't hav any mucus around its nose and it's still eating well and is very active. I also dun use sand as my hamster doesnt like it. Anyway thks

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if by using only kitchen paper napkin and your hamster still sneezing, can put some thyme leaf (not too much cos some hamster really hate it) and it can help ease the sensitive nose.

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i feel that it is better to rule out the bedding issue first to see whether is it the dust that cause the sneezing due to sensitive nose or it is something else like some illness (touch wood)... =/

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I used to use cf too but the quality of it was getting worser so I changed to kcc but now I think about it...I didnt really see himm sneeze last time while using cf.... maybe he's allergic to kcc?

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I'm not sure about your ham being allergic to KCC >_<

KCC was less dustier than CF.. Berry was allergic to the dust in CF. She was wheezing real bad all of a sudden.

Brought her to the vet, gave her some anti-histamines.. cleared and changed the whole cage (CF free).. the same night, TAADAAAHHH, she became a crazy nut as compared to a wheezing lethargic ham.

 

My best bet would be to bring your ham to a vet and get a checkup and hopefully be given hamster anti-histamines.

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Hi

My adopted robo sneezes too, she was switched to paper based pellets, which eases her sneezing but I find that she still sneeze when she wakes up in the morning and groom herself. But it largely calm down after I leaft her alone to settle and keep the room she is in cleaner. I also make sure she is away from drafts, and maintain a constant temperature for her.

 

Other than that, she is active and is eating well. I assume she is more sensitive to dust.

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I have just cleaned his cage a few days ago and I used a new batch of kcc. After I changed I realised tthat he was not sneezing that much anymore..... I will try the kitchen paper napkin....

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