Flashcards in Hamsters Deck (15):
Where can hamsters be found?
Middle East and Asia in grassy steps. Nocturnal
When will a hamster go into hibernation
Less than 48F
Which gender of hamster has distinct flank glands?
Which gender of hamster is bigger?
What is a hamsters behavior?
Aggressive, terratorial, nocturnal
What temp should a hamster be kept at?
What do hamsters eat?
Vegies fruit and rodent pellets
What are three common medical problems in hamsters?
Diarrhea, tyzzers disease and degenerative renal and hepatic disease
What causes diarrhea in hamsters?
Use of predominatly G(+) anti biotics
What is proliferative ileitis? Aka wet tail
Bacterial intestinal infection caused by lawsonia intracellularis
What age does proliferative ileitis affect hamsters?
3-10 week old hamsters
How do you treate proliferative ileitis?
Antibiotics and supportive therapy
What causes tyzzers disease in hamsters?
Clostridium polo form
What is tyzzers disease in hamsters?
Bacterial intestinal infection