so he hides in his hideout all the time and last night he didn’t come out of his hideout at all and we don’t know if he’s alive
Thank you for using our service. Wet tail, also known as proliferative ileitis or colonic hyperplasia, is a serious condition that can occur in hamsters, especially young ones. It is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the intestine, which can lead to inflammation and diarrhea. If left untreated, wet tail can be fatal.
It is important to address wet tail as soon as possible, as the condition can progress quickly. Some things you can try before going to the animal hospital include:
1. Provide your hamster with a clean, dry environment. Make sure the bedding in his cage is dry, and replace it if necessary.
2. Offer your hamster fresh, clean water at all times.
3. Try to keep your hamster's diet consistent, feeding him the same amount of food every day. Avoid giving him any new foods or treats.
4. Keep a close eye on your hamster's condition. If you notice any changes in his behavior or appearance, or if he stops eating or drinking, it is important to seek veterinary care as soon as possible.
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