A hamster with wet tail syndrome will have watery diarrhea, and its poop will be grayish white and foul-smelling. In addition to this, the hamster will basically show poor mental performance and loss of appetite. When walking or sitting down, it will appear arched because of pain. In serious cases, blood in the stool and even rectal prolapse should be observed.
Wet tail syndrome of hamsters is more common in young hamsters 3-6 weeks old. It is called wet tail syndrome because it presents watery diarrhea after infection, resulting in wet tail. It is mainly due to gastrointestinal disease of hamsters caused by bacteria, fungi, or parasites. It is important to note that not all diarrhea-like diseases are wet tails.
When the hamster wet tail syndrome is judged, it is necessary to treat the hamster in time. In addition to medication, because the hamster has poor appetite and is accompanied by watery diarrhea, it is necessary to replenish water and nutrition in time, and appropriate glucose feeding can be done to ensure normal blood glucose.
Wet tail syndrome of hamsters is mostly caused by pressure, so we need to relieve the pressure of hamsters as much as possible to prevent the occurrence of wet tail syndrome. Feeding hamsters strictly according to their living habits is a good way to reduce the pressure of hamsters. And because wet tail syndrome is contagious, before we decide to take a new hamster home, we must observe the living environment of the hamster to ensure that there is no problem with other hamsters living with it. After taking a new hamster home, it is better to isolate and observe for a week, because the incubation period of wet tail syndrome is about a week under normal circumstances. All these methods can reduce the occurrence of wet tail syndrome as much as possible.