Thursday, 29 October 2009

Lovely Knerten

Of course I've not forgot about Knerten! She's her usual lovely self as this little video from last night shows. Sorry it's so dark, poor Knerten, living in a dark little corner of the house... Anyway, she sat in my hand like this for ages, I just couldn't film it all:

I'm glad she's well. She gave me a bit of a scare last week. I was cleaning her cage and suddenly noticed bloody footprints in her running wheel!! She never looked sick or anything, was eating as normal, no injuries to be seen, etc. So I Googled. And according to various sources, female dwarf hamsters can be prone to have vaginal bleeding for no apparent reason. Normally it's not necessary to take the animal to the wet and the bleeding will just stop on its own. There were some more bloody footprints the day after I'd cleaned her cage, but there's been nothing after that and she's still acting all normal. So I'll put it down to one of those inexplicable and harmless bleedings I read about.


AudiX78 said...

she is lovely. Pruppen sometimes get very red looking urine and thats very normal for bunnies, are you sure it was blood? Maybe hamsters have that too?

KAS said...

Hm, no, I'm not sure. But it looked very much like it. Neither Pearl nor Fjerten have ever had this and I couldn't find anything on Google about red-looking urine in dwarf hamsters. Just about the bleeding I mentioned.

She seems fine, so I'll just hope it doesn't happen again. =)