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Some breeds of hamsters (in particular Syrian Hamsters) have small spots on each of their hips. These are actually scent glands. If you have a male Syrian Hamster it is much more likely that you will notice these spots than if you have a female hamster.

If you happen to have a breed of hamster that has these spots on their hips you should check them periodically. This is because infection in these areas is possible although it does not occur very often. If your hamster does have an infection here it is likely that their entire hip will appear irritated. If this does happen to be the case you will need to take your hamster to the veterinarian to have the infection cleared up.


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