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Loss Of Limb

A hamster may lose a limb due to accident or genetic deformity. If a hamster loses a limb due to accident the wound will need veterinary treatment to avoid infection.

If the hamster is missing a limb due to genetic deformity it should not be bred from as the deformity can be passed to offspring. Also the mother and/or father which passed the deformity should not be bred from again.

A hamster with a missing limb will adapt and cope surprisingly well.

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