Other Pets » Hamster is limping. Is her leg broken or sprained?

FirefoxMiho

This question is related to: Mimi the Syrian Hamster

Age:Approximately 1 year
Gender:Female
Breed:Syrian
Neutered:No
Kept:In a 480 square inch enclosure. Sterillite 110qt storage bin

Hamster is limping. Is her leg broken or sprained?

It started when I accidentally dropped her. I didn't notice the limping until playtime when she was dragging her right back leg and not putting weight on it. This was only for a few moments until she started using the leg again. She doesn't start limping until after the next playtime where she crawled on my palms and such. I don't think I saw swelling on her leg and right now she's putting weight on it. I'm not taking chances unless I know what I'm dealing with.

I set the appointment with the vet for Wednesday and this will be the first vet visit.

Do I need a vet? Is my hamster's foot sprained or broken? What can I do?

14/5/17

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Martina Stuart

Impossible question to answer with the limited information you have provided.
I suspect that were the leg broken then she would not be using it at all. however if it is broken then she must have veterinary attention before Wednesday.
how about videoing her posting it on a photo sharing site and sending me a link.
Please also provide me with an accurate time scale of the occurrences you describe.

14/5/17

FirefoxMiho

Of course. There was no way for me to link the video. But here it is.

https://vid.me/PYmW

I don't know if you'll receive it. But this was a video of her limping.

14/5/17

Martina Stuart

Sorry link doesn't work how is she today?

14/5/17

FirefoxMiho

She's walking now. I'm still staying on the lookout for limping.

The link works. Just copy and paste.

https://vid.me/PYmW

15/5/17

Martina Stuart

Indeed it does work. I apologise for any delay my inability to access it on my mobile phone may have caused. She is bragging her right hind leg. I suspect it is dislocated or paralysed as a result of a back injury and it is my opinion that she should be taken to a vet today.
Good luck please do let us know the results.

15/5/17

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