Home Health Check

It is very important to make subtle inspections of your pet rodent on a daily basis, to help notice any pain, distress or injuries in time, so that prompt action can be taken.

The following signs are a handful of indicators that your pet is not feeling well:

  • Showing little or no interest in food or/and water.
  • Discharge from one or both of the eyes.
  • Redness around the conjunctiva.
  • Stained red/brown round the outside of the eye or eyes.
  • One or both eyes closed or appear to be some difficulty in opening their eyes.
  • Rigid walk.
  • Arched posture.
  • Slow moving.
  • Appears to be very miserable.
  • Showing aggression.
  • Sluggishness.
  • Reduced adventures.
  • Tail region damp/wet.
  • Wetness around the abdominn and chest area.
  • Signs of diarrhoea.
  • Lack of poops.
  • Abnormal smell.
  • Loss of fur.
  • Sore crusty skin.
  • Dulled fur.
  • Discharge from nose.
  • Sneezing.
  • Making clicking or/and-wheezing noises.

A healthy pet rodent will characteristically go through a regular routine when first waking up:

Stretch and yawn with a completely opened mouth, which then will follow with him washing and grooming, although routines can differ from one pet rodent to another.

It is important that you do make daily health checks, do this whilst playing/handling your pet and a more thorough health check should be carried out by you at least weekly:

  • Check the eyes and ears for any irregularity.
  • Check the teeth; make sure they are not too long.
  • Check the nails; make sure they also are not too long.
  • Feel all over your pet rodents body checking for lumps and bumps, cuts and scrapes.
  • Check poops for any abnormalities.
  • This list is by no means exhaustive and other checks should be made if you deem it necessary.

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