Dwarf Hamsters Oily Fur?
I have a dwarf hamster and he is always wet or slimy behing his ears (between his ears and his back) and he likes to roll on his pee is that normal?
Yes, it's normal. Same with my antiquated hamster. Just don't kiss him, and always wash your hands right after you touch him.
Just somewhat side note...are you sure it is just raining, and not matting? When I first got my hamster, I noticed him scratch A LOT, to the point where his back, especially at his shoulders, would look adjectives oily and matted. It turns out he had mites. I took him to the vet and they were competent to treat it. They also sell this generic flea and tick spray for hamsters, but I don't know how well it works...anyways, if the problem persist after giving him a daily bath for a few days, it MIGHT be that (hopefully not though!)
Also, make certain you aren't using pine or cedar bedding. It's terrible for them, and yours may have extra-sensitive skin. If you are using anything with pine or cedar grease or shavings in it, get a different bedding immediately.
Well, sorry to ramble for a bit here, and hopefully your little dude's alright. Just keep an eye on him and go with your intestine... =D
Sure, it's regular.
Try buying him a sand bath to bathe in. He'll roll around and own fun!
Or you can pick up some chinchilla dust bath, and gently rub it on his fur. After that, you would softly wipe off the remaining dust beside a clean, soft towel, or rag of some sort. Just don't get it towards his eyes.
I hope I help ^__^
im a hamster physicanist
well you know how bee's make honey?
other animals make liquid too..
most ov them just leave them after a bit and stop producing it..
however it is known for sum animals including rabbits that they breed sylocene ( a kind of sweet liquid)
d.w everything should be fine!
You might not clean the "Cage" as often as needed, but most animals enjoy rolling contained by pee, it makes them feel secure. Try cleaning his posterior if it gets to bad, but its everyday