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    How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

    How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster’s Eyes

    We came up with this technique when our hamster Bingley had problems with his tear glands and so needed eye drops each night. He wouldn’t sit still, but we found that this method makes it a lot easier.

    You need:
    * 2 people (preferably)
    * A handkerchief
    * Hamster and eye drops (obviously :p)

    1. It is possible to do this on your own, but it’s a lot easier with two people. Start by placing the hamster on top of the handkerchief.



    2. Gather the handkerchief up around the hamster tightly, so that only its head sticks out of it (we call it ‘swaddling’!). This way the ham can’t wriggle or bat at the drops with its feet.


    (Bingley’s eyes are already wet here because the first pics we took were too blurry )

    3. Whilst holding the hamster firmly, get the second person to carefully put the drops into the hamster’s eyes.



    4. Once you have done the eye (or both eyes) you can release the ham from the handkerchief. Your hamster may try and wash the drops off but most of the drops will have gone into their eyes.

    The same procedure can be used for eye-cream, but sometimes with cream it is better to put a drop on a cotton bud and smear it on the eye whilst the hamster is swaddled.

    Hope this helps you if you need to put drops in your hamster’s eyes; we’ve found it works very well.

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    RE: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

    kind of what i do with cats etc for eye drops and tablets...wrap them up


    must say i have never needed this with hamsters though, especially winter whites mine just sit in your hand and take it, i usually have them over fingers so their weight is supported by fingers but their feet dangle.

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    RE: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

    This really works, i think it was Souffle who told me about it before and i tried it with splodge. when i held him in my hand he was nipping me constantly, but he was ok in the tissue and sat still.

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    RE: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

    We find that if they do want to nip at something they will nip at the hankie thus saving you fingers.!

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    RE: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

    yeah he did nip the tissue at first but realised he wasn't gettng a reaction and gave up!

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    RE: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

    gardening gloves work with bitty campbells...not needed to dose a bity winter white, only my pathetic ones!

    still i know wrapping works, as i said used to do it with cats, just i have had a winter white die from stress at being pinned at the vets...so i would worry about the stress of wrapping them if they were already ill!

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    omg! what happened? how was he pinned?

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    RE: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

    vet was holding him still not tightly and he just ceased to be..too much of a shock

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    RE: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by nooboo
    vet was holding him still not tightly and he just ceased to be..too much of a shock
    That is awful Noo, what a shame. x

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    terrible

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