Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 07:05 pm
Hamsters are interesting and cute animals that brighten up our day. Being small they are very cute and hardly anyone can not love them as their pets.
But sometimes with their actions, they worry us a little. One of those actions is sticking out their penis.
You must be wondering if a hamster’s penis is visible all the time?
So let’s find out together why their penis stands out.
Why does a hamster’s penis stick out?
The penis in hamsters sticks out due to paraphimosis or a condition that does not allow their penis to flex.
In this situation, the hamster’s penis cannot be retracted because of the skin that is trapped behind the glans penis.
All this causes the hamster’s penis to be unable to retract.
If this unwanted condition occurs, you should immediately take your hamster to the vet.
Why does paraphimosis occur in hamsters?
Paraphimosis is an uncomfortable condition for your hamster that prevents its penis from retracting.
To fix this unwanted situation, you should take the hamster to a veterinarian.
In any case, we need to know why paraphimosis appears, the causes and the method of treatment.
Causes of paraphimosis in hamsters
Paraphimosis in hamsters occurs for several reasons.
Traumatic injury to hamsters can cause paraphimosis. Hamsters are very timid and sensitive pets that can easily be hurt both physically and mentally.
If they fall, they can easily be injured and the result will be paraphimosis.
Sometimes hamsters first get another condition called phimosis which then leads to paraphimosis. In this condition, the hamster cannot return the prepuce skin present, which is above the glans penis.
Problems with genetics can be another reason for the appearance of paraphimosis. It is very rare, but it can also happen, that is, infections can be the cause of paraphimosis in hamsters.
There are other causes of paraphimosis in hamsters.
These are the following:
- chemical irritants
- anaerobic infections
How to find out if the hamster has paraphimosis?
A veterinarian can best determine when a hamster has paraphimosis, but there are also some signs by which we can know for ourselves that our hamster has this unwanted condition.
If you notice that the size of the penis in hamsters is larger than usual and does not retract back, then it is paraphimosis.
Paraphimosis is also when our pet’s penis becomes reddish, it is due to abnormal blood flow in our pet’s penis.
Now that you already know how to notice when your hamster has paraphimosis, you should visit a veterinarian as soon as possible.
Never take any drastic steps to retract your hamster’s penis on your own, because you can only cause problems and worsening of his condition.
The only thing you can do to help the situation with the hamster’s penis is to spread it with Vaseline.
Another method is to mix some sugar with coconut oil and apply it to the hamster’s penis, as coconut oil is good for soothing irritations.
Do hamsters have pain with paraphimosis?
Yes, when hamsters have paraphimosis, they go through the pain that is not at all pleasant for them.
Applying coconut oil or Vaseline to the penis can relieve pain and irritation until you get your hamster to the vet.
What should we do if the hamster has paraphimosis?
In such moments, it is best to take the hamster to a veterinarian as soon as possible.
Paraphimosis is a serious disease that should not be neglected and should be treated immediately so that your furry friend can be treated faster and better.
If you have sand in your hamster cage then remove it as the hamster can use it to scratch its lower body.
This is certainly not good and can only cause further injuries.
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Sometimes hamsters have the unpleasant situation of not being able to retract their penis.
This condition is called paraphimosis and it can be very uncomfortable for your pets.
Paraphimosis occurs due to infections, injuries, and genetics.
When hamsters have paraphimosis, it is best to take them to the vet immediately, while at home you can just put a little vaseline or coconut oil with sugar to relieve irritation and redness in their penis.
In any case, only a veterinarian can help overcome this unwanted problem in hamsters.