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Common New Small Pet Problems

Common new small pet problems differ from small pet to small pet. Hamsters do not share the same new small pet problems that fish or birds have.

Common hamster problems

Lucky for you, hamsters are pretty sturdy and will usually stay healthy if they are kept in a clean cage, given good food and water and kept in an area of the house where they are safe. However, they’re not invincible and they will get sick. Some common new small pet problems that pertain to hamsters include infections, parasites and diseases.

If a hamster is going to get some kind of infection, it’s generally going to be a skin or respiratory infection. Skin infections are common new small pet problems for hamsters and other small pets. You can tell if you hamster has a skin infection because it will have a lump on its skin or cuts in its skin. These infections are normal, but should be attended to. Large lumps could mean that your hamster has a pussy build up and needs to have the pressure and infection drained by a vet. Hamsters also get ringworm and mites. Ringworm looks like a round patch of dry skin. Mites will make your hamster lose his hair. You can tell if your hamster has a repertory infection, or cold because he will sneeze and have drooping eyes, just like humans do when they get sick.

Common bird problems

Common new small pet problems in birds include skin infections, colds and self mutilation. You can tell if your bird has a skin infection because the skin on their legs will be cracked. Skin infections can also cause their feathers to fall out. If you notice that your bird’s feathers are falling out, pay close attention to how he acts. Birds that feel neglected will pluck their own feathers out. This is a form of self mutilation. It’s also an indication that your bird feels lonely and depressed. To prevent you bird from catching cold, make sure that his cage is a place where he is protected from drafts and extreme changes in temperature.

Common fish problems

Common new small pet problems in fish can be detected if you pay close attention to your fish. A fish that has gunk around its mouth, bulging eyes or deteriorating scales should be taken to a vet. Gunk around the mouth indicates that your fish has some kind of bacterial infection that will probably need to be treated with antibiotics. Bulging eyes, rough looking scales and red lines on the fish’s body also indicate that your fish might be ill.

Common new small pet problems with fish are more likely to occur if you have a lot of fish. The more fish you have, the more bacteria you’ll have. If you notice that one of your fish has one of these common new small pet problems, immediately isolate him from the other fish so he doesn’t contaminate the other fish.