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While ringworm sounds like a hamster disease that involves parasites, it is actually a disease that affects the skin of the hamster . It is very contagious, and is considered a fungal infection. You will notice bald patches on their bodies, which are circular in shape. These areas will likely contain no fur at all Your hamster will most likely scratch at the spots continuously, irritating the skin further and leaving the skin very dry and flaky.

The first thing to do is to remove the hamster with ringworm from any others they live with. Keeping a quarantine cage on hand at all times comes in handy for situations just like this. This will go a long way to ensuring that none of the other hamsters contract this dangerous disease. As soon as it is possible, take your hamster to your veterinarian for treatment.



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