A Myanmar couple says the dwarf hamster is 3 years old. They do not know the exact date of birth.
"I adopted him when he was one year old," the tanned Myanmar husband in his late 50s who works in gas platform construction in a shipyard told me. His wife has dyed reddish blond hair.
"This hamster is so active," I said. "It cannot be 3 years old."
The hamster had stopped eating hamster food and was fed green peppers. He ate some and stopped eating. Abdomen distended.
"I surfed the internet and was told that applying oil to the body skin will remove all the crust," the husband said.
"The hamster has an oily hairless body now. Only the face has hairs.
Back to normal hamster food first. Given critical care food to feed by syringe. Stop applying oil. Clear oil from skin. Review in one month's time.