Question by Megan: What is the best way to treat and eliminate mites on Syrian Hamsters?
What is the best way to treat and eliminate mites on Syrian Hamsters?
Friends of mine have a Syrian Hamster and she itches all the time. They have heard that she may have mites but they are unsure on how to treat them.
What is the safest and most effective way for them to treat the their mite problem?
Answer by Hamster Xpert
Mild cases of mite infestations can be treated with an anti-mite spray designed for rodents available from pet shops. The head of the hamster should be shielded to avoid spraying into the eyes and the body sprayed. The cage should be cleaned, sprayed with the anti-mite spray and clean bedding should be provided. This treatment should be repeated as directed on the anti-mite spray.
Hamsters suffering from mites should be isolated from any other hamsters or animals and be placed in a room of their own to avoid spreading mites to other animals.
If mild cases fail to improve within a day or two or in cases of severe mite infestation, or if signs of Mange develop veterinary treatment should be sought.
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