Are hamsters Pee thick?

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Urine is thick and creamy with a normal pH of 5.1-8.4. Hamsters usually produce up to 7 ml of urine per day but this can increase up to 75 ml/day in hamsters with diabetes (Harkness & Wagner 1995). Proteinuria can be found even in normal hamsters.

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Furthermore, what does normal hamster pee look like?

Urine. The pH of hamster urine is normally alkaline and varies from 5.1–8.4. Hamster urine is cloudy due to the normal presence of crystals and protein.

Secondly, why does my hamster pee look like milk? Hamster's urine is actually a suspension - meaning to say you will see crystals in the urine. Hence you will see a "milky" effect in their urine. Bearing in mind that milk is also a suspension. It is pretty normal for you to see milky hamster urine.

Likewise, people ask, do hamsters Pee white?

It's totally normal for them to have milky pee, but try to encourage your hamster to drink more water to make the urine less concentrated. That may thin it out. Just like humans, their urine is more concentrated when we don't drink enough water.

What is the white stuff that comes out of a hamster?

AFAIK Hamsters can't process calcium, so it all comes out in their pee. When it dries, it leaves little calcium deposits. It's pee. It gets cloudy like that when it's high in protein.

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Do hamsters eat their poop?

Your hamster has to eat his own poop in order to survive. Small animals (like hamsters and rabbits) are hindgut fermenters. This means they digest much of their food in the cecum (which is located where the large intestine and the small intestine meet.

Is hamster poop harmful to humans?

Hamsters can be wonderful pets, and overall, hamsters are relatively low-risk when it comes to diseases they can potentially transmit to humans. However, they can sometimes carry bacteria like Salmonella in their feces, and the virus that causes lymphocytic choriomeningitis, to name a couple.

Do hamsters like to be held?

They do not like to be held. They are more prone to bite if they are startled or woken from a deep sleep, or if your hands smell like another animal or food. Handle your hamster gently.

Why does my hamster throw his poop?

The B12 vitamin is only produced by the hamster's small intestine, but it can only be absorbed into the body by the stomach. So that means your hammy has to bring the poop back to the stomach by eating it. That's the short version, and it sounds kind of icky. But that's what it is, and it is normal for your hamster.

Do hamsters have periods?


Hamsters have a short and consistent estrous cycle (4 days), a predictable time of ovulation, and a short gestation period (16 days).

What Colour is hamsters pee?

It is normally sort of milky white or cream coloured. It is a concentrated urine as hamsters are desert animals and are adapted to conserve water so they concentrate their urine.

Do hamsters poop when they're scared?

Some hamsters will urinate or defecate when frightened or when they feel threatened. This can cause some disgust when the hamster is being held by the owner! If your hamster gets this frightened, return him to his housing area immediately (but gently) and speak softly to him to try to calm him down.

Can hamsters be potty trained?

Believe it or not, it is possible to train your hamster to potty in one spot. Because they are clean animals, they generally go to the bathroom in one spot anyways, so all you have to do is find that corner and train him to use the litter box instead of the cage. Potty training is ideal for you and your pet.

Do female hamsters spray?

Hamsters do not spray like other animals do. The have scent glands (syrians on their hips and dwarfs on their undersides, I don't recall where Chinese hams have them though) and they rub things with their scent glands to 'mark'. He can't spray her cage.

Are hamsters Pee yellow?


Hamster urine can vary from event to event, sometimes water and pale, sometimes concentrated and dark. Just observe him for the next few days. Make sure he is drinking, and he is hydrated (does the skin on his neck snap back when you pinch it, or does it "tent"?).

Can hamster eat monkey nuts?

Feeding hamsters nuts. With the exception of any salted nuts. Most nuts can be fed with the shells on, as hamsters' love to spend time trying to get at the inner and edible part of the nut. They will eventually succeed in doing so, particularly monkey nuts with the softer shells.

What does hamster diarrhea look?

A healthy hamsters' faeces (or stools) will be small, firm, dark coloured pellets and if they are suffering from diarrhoea, this will not be the case. Instead stools will be paler in colour, soft and watery.

Do hamsters throw up?

Hamsters don't actually have the ability to throw up. I don't really know the biology behind it,, but they can't. So whatever your hamster was spitting out was simply stored in her cheek pouches.

Do hamsters get discharge?

1. Male hamsters actively sniff and lick the vaginal discharge from female hamsters during normal courtship and mating. Male hamsters are highly attracted to the odor from a bottle containing female hamster vaginal discharge, but they do not sexually mount the bottle.