Cheeky Hamster Problems

Hamster Everted

This little guy had to have surgery as he had an everted cheek pouch, this is when the cheek pouch turns inside out. An everted pouch must be surgically repaired by a veterinarian, who will put it back into place and suture it so it stays in position.

To prevent cheek pouch problems, check your hamster’s teeth regularly to ensure that they’re being properly worn down through chewing. Provide safe chewing materials such as untreated wood blocks or pesticide-free branches from hardwood trees such as aspen and oak. Avoid cages or other objects with sharp edges that could damage a hamster’s cheek pouch if it chewed on them.