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How To Cure Your Hamsters Wettail

Updated on March 5, 2011

Curing Hamster Wettail

So you just bought a Hamster and you brought it home and all of a sudden and you have Hamster Wet tail. Dwarf Hamsters rarely get wet tail so if your looking to stay away from Hamster Wet tail I would buy a Dwarf Hamster. Well this is easily curable as long as it is caught within the first couple of days. Wet tail is one of the most common diseases in hamsters and it's caused from stress but can cut a hamster life short if not treated ASAP

Signs of a Sick Hamster

  • Hunched over or hunch back
  • Loss of appetite
  • Wet yellow mucus look around privates.
  • A Skinny appearance

Ways To Prevent Wet tail

  • No loud noises made around the hamster cage
  • Don't handle your Hamster for the first 48 hours
  • Don't handle the hamster to much after being use to you.

Ways To Cure Wet tail

  • Put oatmeal in with their food.
  • Give your Hamster Pedilyte by mouth.
  • Use a product called Dri-Tail
  • In extreme cases take to the Vet.

As long as you follow these steps and precautions you can extend your hamsters life and cure Sick Hamster or Hamster Wet tail before it is to late. Also Remember Dwarf Hamsters don't get wet tail.


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      caninecrtitics 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hey eva it sounds like wet tail but if you treated it, it should of gone away. If you are feeding fresh fruit or vegetables i would stop. Try putting dry oatmeal in her food. check out the product dri-tail i listed above. Try changing and sanitizing the cage with a slight solution of bleach but make sure to rinse it well. Then change cage every three days. Also make sure your hamster food has no corn in it. Hope that helps eva

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      Eva 6 years ago

      Hi. I have a Female Syrian Hamster. I had her for over a year now, but unfortunately a few days/weeks!!! ago she got wet tail. I took her to the vet, and they gave me some antibiotics. I was giving it to her for 10 days, but nothing really changed. She has been having a wet tail for nearly a month now, so i don't know wats wrong. I've read something about diarrhea itself. Well, the only symptom of wettail she had was diarrhea. She was very active, behaving normal, just the wet bum and stinky smell (and diarrhea obviously). Please, help me. And don't come up with an idea to go to the vets. I don't have any more money. First visit - 32 pounds, Second Visit - 20 pounds.

      Yesterday I realized she slept A LOT, didn't drink much and was sleeping in a weird position. Ithink its getting worse. Please help me if u know any way to help her!!!

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      caninecrtitics 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Yes he is their still will be some hunching over. It's just like humans we don't act right when recovering from being sick for a couple of days. As long as the wetness around private areas is gone he should be good. I hope the best for Fuzzy

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      Fuzzys mom 6 years ago

      I bought a hamster a few days ago. He was doing fine but I noticed that two days later that he smelled bad. I took him out and noticed a foul order plus poop around his private area. I did go to the vet and she gave him some antibiotics. Today, a few days later, he is eating some and actually playing in his wheel and running around the cage. He is however, still hunched over a bit. I checked his private area and noticed no wetness today. Is he getting better?

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      caninecrtitics 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      No problem Joja i'm glad to be of help.

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      joja 6 years ago

      thx for this informantion