I just bought a dwarf hamster the other day and he has diarrhea. I haven’t fed him any types of vegetables, just normal hamster food. He seems to be acting normal. I want to know if there are any certain foods i can give him to stop the diarrhea?
Best Answer: Question - My hamster has diarrhea (which I think is also called wet tail) he is very active and is still a baby. What should i do about this, and what is the cause of this? He puts the bedding in his mouth (carefresh colorfast) but i don't know if he eats it or moves it. I have a strong bond with him even though I only had him for a week. I held him daily, would that stress him out? Please Help! Answer - Actually, diarrhea is different from wet tail. The droppings from a hamster with diarrhea are soft, light-colored, and messy. The hamster appears healthy otherwise, though he may lose a little weight due to dehydration. Diarrhea most commonly results from the overfeeding of fruits and vegetables. To cure diarrhea, only feed your hamster his normal dry mix (avoid fruits and vegetables for now) and make sure he has plenty of fresh water. When your hamster no longer has diarrhea, then you can slowly introduce him to fruits and vegetables. Begin by feeding him a small piece of a fruit or vegetable 2-3 times per week. After a few weeks, then slowly increase the amounts. Don't feed your hamster more than 1 small piece of a fruit or vegetable per day. Here's a link to a list of safe fruits and vegetables for your hamster to eat: http://www.petwebsite.com/fruit.htm Wet tail, on the other hand, is a disease that is caused by stress. It is most common in young hamsters around weaning time. (Weaning time is very stressful to young hamsters.) If the hamster has wet tail, his bottom and the top of his tail will be dirty and wet. Other wet tail symptoms include lethargy (not having any energy), walking hunched up, and squealing with pain. If you suspect your hamster has wet tail, it's very important that you take your hamster to the vet immediately. As long as you handle your hamster gently, and you don't surprise him, it's fine to handle him daily. Also, hamsters don't eat their bedding; your hamster is just putting the bedding in his pouch and transporting it somewhere else in the cage.