Your hamster is shedding and you don't know what to do? Hamster hair can naturally fall out in small amounts, but this is not the case when they are sick or stressed. So if you notice your hamster is shedding a lot, consult a veterinarian to make sure there is no underlying health problem.
Possible causes of hair loss
Hair loss in hamsters can have several causes. Some of the most common causes are stress, poor diet, vitamin or mineral deficiency, disease, parasites, or being in heat.
Stress is one of the main causes of hair loss in hamsters. These small animals are very sensitive to noise and changes in environment, which can easily disturb them. It is important to provide a stable and quiet environment and not to handle them too often. If you notice that your hamster is losing its hair, try to identify what might be stressing it and correct it.
Poor nutrition is also a common cause of hair loss in hamsters. These small animals need a balanced diet to stay healthy. If you don't give them enough vitamins, or if you give them a food of poor quality, they will then lose their hair.
Some diseases can also cause hair loss in hamsters. If your pet is ill, it is important to have it diagnosed by a veterinarian and to give it the necessary care.
Parasites are another common cause of hair loss in hamsters. If your pet is infested with parasites, it is important to treat it quickly to prevent it from becoming a health threat.
How to prevent hair loss in hamsters
There are several ways to prevent hair loss in hamsters. The first is to brush them regularly with a soft bristle brush. This will help remove dead hair and stimulate blood circulation.
In addition, you should feed them with a Nutrient-rich dietparticularly in biotin. This B vitamin is essential for healthy hair and nails. Finally, make sure your hamster has plenty of room to exercise. Hamsters that are not active enough can also suffer from hair loss.
When should I be concerned?
If your pet loses a few tufts of hair here and there, there is no need to worry, it is perfectly normal. On the other hand, if he loses them in a regular and abundant way, it is appropriate to worry.
The first thing to do is to identify the cause: if you think that it is stress or bad eating habits, you just have to remedy it by changing these living conditions.
On the other hand, if you suspect a parasite or a disease, we advise you to turn to an animal health professional without delay, so that he can make a diagnosis and provide you with the necessary medication, or even, in extreme cases, carry out a medical intervention.