Even with regular, good quality care, your hamster may still become unwell. You should therefore routinely check your hamster for any signs of disease, illness or injury, and contact your veterinarian if your hamster is suffering from serious or prolonged health problems. An ideal time to check your pet is when cleaning the cage, as this will allow you to observe whether droppings appear normal. If they are soft then this could indicate diarrhea, whereas if there are none present then this may indicate constipation.
The main signs to look for include loss of appetite, weight loss, and behavioral problems, but you should also check for particular symptoms of the following health problems.