Wet Tail In Hamsters (Proliferative ileitis)

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Proliferative ileitis or "Wet Tail" is a serious disease known to affect mainly young Syrian hamsters. Knowing the symptoms and seeking medical care within the first few hours of them showing can save a hamsters life.

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My friend picked up a hamster from a pet shop with P.I on purpose and she took it to a vet. The hamster survived and is living in a super big bin cage

Author — Harlinder Kaur

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I saved a Syrian from P.I. she was discolored and she was very sick but I gave her 1 more year of life, may snowball rest in peace

Author — Dot Ashton

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R.I.P. Pop Tart. She was a great hamster. Wet tail took her life

Author — Danielle Chaplin

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This really freaks me out! I was going to get a Syrian hamster because I heard they are very friendly and amazing pets but now I'm wondering if I should get a dwarf hamster? (I'm a newbie)

Author — DJ Power

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Stress can also be caused by those goddamn Tiny Tales cages that everyone seems to “love”. If you have Tiny Tales or Crittertrails get rid of them



Keep in mind Crittertrails can cost 38 something dollars on Amazon but a bin cage can cost 20-24 dollars (with the exception of water bottles, wheels, food dishes, chews, toys). Why people still choose these cages, I really couldn’t tell you.

Author — aloni like pepperoni

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Thank you for this vid. Erin. I am a 47 year old first time hamster owner. I got my new friend 10 days ago and he appears very healthy and happy He's a little shy, but, I'm starting to tame him slowly. He's a Syrian. His name is Everest (he's a climber). Thank you for this video and all your other hamster vids. They are helping me tremendously.

Author — Meridian Heights

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My Syrian Hamster 'Ghosties' recently passed on from wet tail. 
I did go vets in early days but medication they gave didn't get her through. 

Author — Emmy

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My hamster is a wet tail survivor caused of stress and we had to give her vitamins for a week and got cured though it was very hard time for him and us and thought that she wouldnt live but she is now healthy and happy

Author — hugo jiménez

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When I got my hamster, I handled him right away before I even put him in the cage, he never got wet tail and didn't show any signs of stress or aggression. I guess I was lucky😊 but I guess it depends on the hamster.

Author — Kayla Diaz

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Thank you I needed to know this because I am getting a hamsters

Author — felicity Davis

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Marathon: I'm watching a erinshamster marathon so I will be ready for my new hamster that's coming soon

Author — ewBecca

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before my hamster died, he would walk around with his eyes closed, i just thought it was because he was tired as he was a pretty lazy hamster. my mum has had many hamsters in the past and she said that he might have p.i. and that she would check, she checked and he was fine. but then the next day she checked him again and he had wet tail. sadly he died r.i.p taco 💖

im getting a hamster today (hopefully) and i was worried that the same thing might happen, but thanks to this video, i am much more confident on how to treat, and notice the signs of wet tail.

also, if hamsters close their eyes while walking and it looks a bit gunky, is that a sign of wet tail? thank you for everything!

Author — shamone

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One of my hamster passed away
From wet tail morning
I was going to take her to vet
She didn't make it... RIP
Freya...

Author — Hoshi hammys

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dear erin, i am so thankful for a person like you!!you saved my hamsters and cats life.thank you so much

Author — Шолпан Карибаева

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Thank you this really helped! Hopefully none of my hamsters get wet tail😁😰

Author — Sophia Simon

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Thank you so much, you have helped me to find out what was wrong with my hamster and most likely saving her life.

Author — Ash Fox

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Great informative video Erin! This will help new hammie owners! :D

Author — mixedfruits07

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I gave my hamster two weeks with no human contact and she loves me 💛🐹

Author — i!_ChocoEvi_!i

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The links you provided have contradictory information to each other and your video. Hoping to see your new part 2 video on wet tail misconceptions.

Author — Missy Ann

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This is an amazing video your wonderful!!!

Author — Netty Banfield