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Hamster Not Eating And Drinking

If your hamster stops eating or drinking, consult the vet asap. Without food and water a hamster will fade and die very quickly. The symptoms are usually indicative of a serious health problem.

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Hamsters that stop eating and drinking need to be taken to a veterinary attention

Before assuming there is a health issue, quickly check to make sure your pet actually has access to food and water. Is an obstruction, malfunctioning apparatus, or aggressive cage mate preventing access to the food tray and drinking bottle? Is your pet having trouble moving, and therefore unable to get to the food and water? Is the food mouldy or spoiled in some way?

Once you're sure none of these issues are at the root of the problem, you can conclude that it is a serious illness, which will need immediate veterinary attention.

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Ruby, 10 July 2023

My hamster is 3 yrs old she rarely wants to eat and drink we tried give her food and water upfront she would only eat abit and wouldn’t eat again what is wrong with my hamster

Gracie, 27 March 2022

My hamster will not eat I got him a week ago and she plays a lot but will not eat or drink.

Chloe, 10 June 2021

My hamster has a crusty scent gland and I don't know if o should take him to the vet or not.

An Omleteer, 3 September 2019

My hamster is eating little food that I give him. I just recently re-arranged his platforms in his cage and he started eating. He ate a little more before that, but still not as much as he used to. I went camping for a few days and loaded his cage with food and I came back to see about the same amount left.

Sarah, 8 April 2019

My hamster is not eating and drinking very little I just got him a couple of days ago but even that he is still acting fine other than I haven’t seen him get up to play at night. I just want him to be okay