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Hamster has crusty eye.

Species: Other
Breed: hamster
Age: 1-2 years
my hamster is 2 years old and a week ago i noticed his right eye has crusted over i have tried to use a damp warm towel to clean it but it looks like it hurts him a lot.What should i do now?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

It's possible that Tiny either has an eye infection or maybe has a scratch on his eye.

Hamsters can sometimes get a swelling around their eye because of an abscess on the face.

I would highly advise having a vet take a look at him. If there is an infection they can prescribe some medication to help.

Hope all is well!

Dr. Marie.

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