What To Do: Hamster Fight
How to prevent fights
What do you do to stop a hamster fight? And more importantly, what do you need to do to prevent more of these fights?
Break the fightUnfortunately you can't spray them with water like with dogs. But don't stick your hand in either, you'll get bitten!
You need to quickly use something such as a notebook to section the cage to separate the hamsters. A fight can quickly lead to serious wounds or even death. Keep the hamsters away from each other.
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address the woundsQuickly check the hamsters for wounds. First wear thick gloves. Both hamsters are aggressive and may bite you out of fear. Bring to a veterinarian if they're hurt.
What causes a fight?To prevent a fight from happening again, figure out what caused it:
ConclusionAs you can see, most hamster fights start by fighting for territory or protecting oneself. In general, Chinese and Syrian hamsters like to have the cage to themselves. The other hamsters are more tolerant. See if you can change the caging arrangements. Hope this helps!