I think poor Prince's respiratory issues have come back.... Last night I went to get him out and saw that one eye was shut, picked him up to wipe it clean and realised his breath was sounding wheezy and clicky again. This morning it's loud enough to be audible anywhere in my room; if you listen carefully you can hear it even when standing outside, and he seems very lethargic again but can't settle down to rest/sleep properly.
I am going to see about getting the same drugs as he had last time. Rather stupidly I optimistically presumed that I would not need them again, and returned them to the surgery for disposal.
But I can't see why he's ill again.... Except I had to turn my radiator off for a fortnight and my room was very cold for the hamsters - about 15 degrees, BUT the cages were wrapped up, everyone had tons of bedding, and I put heated wheat bags on top of the cages. Also I am using a different substrate now: great n small recycled paper bedding. But my last substrate was also recycled pair bedding and both substrates are meant to be "dust free".
Any one know why he might be sick again...? I really want to get to the bottom of this, it's not nice watching him be so dejected and miserable. :'(
Sorry the the mini essay!
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(chins for the win!)
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