"There is some allergy on her belly," I said. "Something contacting her belly skin and causing itchiness. Did you change to some new bedding some 4-6 weeks ago."
slim, fair and serene lady recalled: "I change
to corn bedding 4 weeks ago. I read in the
internet that newspapers are toxic to my
"The solution is simple," I said. "Go back to a tissue paper bedding for the next 4 weeks after I have given this hamster an anti-itchy injection."
"This hamster is overweight", I said.
"She just eats sunflower seeds," the lady replied. "She can eat sunflower seeds all day long. She was much fatter before and could not come out of her hamster house!"
The Yoga lady took out her handphone and showed me the video of her portly hamster stuck in the door of her hamster house. Struggling to come out but unable to do so.
"It is funny. I can see that her eyes pop out as she tries to squeeze out of the door." this video really brightens my day. At the expense of the poor hamster.
The video always made the young lady in her 30s laugh. She has this serene look and so it was not stressful to talk to her. I tried not to laugh at the expense of this poor creature.
"Have you visited Myanmar?" I asked. I had a fun trip exploring the best of Myanmar in October 2008.
She shook her head: "I went to India to visit my yoga teacher." Few Singaporeans visit Myanmar which is relatively unspoiled by mass tourism.
A lady interested in yoga would explain why she looked serene. Yoga is very de-stressful or it could be her personality.
An anti-inflammatory injection subcutaneous was given to the overweight hamster after she has some gas anaesthesia. It was possible to restrain and inject this hamster without anaesthesia too but the catching and injection of the hamster without anaesthesia may be too stressful for this fat hamster. The hamster went home without complications. No news from the owner as at Apr 16, 2009. I presume the hamster has recovered well.
Pictures showed that her exercise wheel (pink) is too small.