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My hamster has a lump?

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Answer #1 | 30/12 2013 09:38
There would be no way of knowing without a biopsy, but the chances are good that it was a cancerous tumor, a benign tumor, or an out of control skin condition. Your dad knew about vets, it just doesn't make sense to spend hundreds of dollars on a creature that cost $10 and might live a couple years if they are very healthy. He also probably didn't have the courage to tell you that if it was cancer, it would be best to euthanize him - well, not best, but what one does with hamsters. However, um, and the only reason why I answered this, is I happen to live in an area that is over-run with invasive species - animals and plants that were released because people didn't know what to do with them, for example, an aquarium of fish someone no longer wants (and now there are piranha in the Great Lakes year round) which cause havoc outside of their native ecosystem. They can be very dangerous to entire systems of wildlife. http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/threats-to-wildlife/invasive-species.aspx Anyhow, I'm sorry about your Hamster, but just wanted to post about this, to discourage anyone who might see this, who might be considering releasing an animal. Best Wishes for Peaceful New Year.
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