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Where can hamsters be found?

Middle East and Asia in grassy steps. Nocturnal

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When will a hamster go into hibernation

Less than 48F

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Which gender of hamster has distinct flank glands?

Male

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Which gender of hamster is bigger?

Female

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What is a hamsters behavior?

Aggressive, terratorial, nocturnal

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What temp should a hamster be kept at?

Room temp

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What do hamsters eat?

Vegies fruit and rodent pellets

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What are three common medical problems in hamsters?

Diarrhea, tyzzers disease and degenerative renal and hepatic disease

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What causes diarrhea in hamsters?

Use of predominatly G(+) anti biotics

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What is proliferative ileitis? Aka wet tail

Bacterial intestinal infection caused by lawsonia intracellularis

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What age does proliferative ileitis affect hamsters?

3-10 week old hamsters

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How do you treate proliferative ileitis?

Antibiotics and supportive therapy

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What causes tyzzers disease in hamsters?

Clostridium polo form

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What is tyzzers disease in hamsters?

Bacterial intestinal infection

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What does tyzzers disease in hamsters do?

Diarrhea, depression, dehydration, death