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Can hamsters give you pink eye?

I am told that hamsters can give me pink eye, is that true? Is that the only reason to cause pink eyes? Any precautions?
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  • emily_xoox


    Generally speaking, it is not very often that a hamster could give humna beings pink eyes. Hamsters are like any other kind of pet and there are indeed some diseases that can be transferred to human beings, however it is very unlikely to happen as long as you raise the hamsters in a normal way. If you give the hamster the proper care and nutrition, a small pet such as a hamster would not transfer anything contagious to you. On the other hand, if you have found out that the hamster got sick or has something wrong, you had better take it to the vet to see what is going on to the hamster, in case that the disease may be going to affect on the human body.
  • Nicholas carter


    Your hamsters certainly can give you pink eye as they may carry viruses or bacteria which can infect your eyes. Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition. It can go away in several days without medical care. Other things can cause pink eye too, so don't take your hamsters as the only sinner. Dry eyes, chemicals and allergies are the common causes of pink eye. If your pinkeye was caused by infection, it is contagious. Avoid spreading it to your family, you need wash your hand often and do not sharing objects with others. As for the precaution for pink eye, hygiene is very important. Wash your hands often and don’t get too close to your hamsters; you can buy some eye drop to avoid your eye suffering from infection.
  • Savannah


    Yes, hamsters can give you pink eyes because of the invisible bacterium. However that is not the only reason to cause your pink eyes. Your pink eyes may be contagious with people who are with pink eyes already. Usually the bacterium existed in many things may let you get the pink eyes. You should avoid such things to make your eyes get moisture and clear.
  • constans


    Well, yes, hamsters can just lead to pink eyes. So you should be careful about it. But on the other hand, there are also many other factors which can just lead to pink eyes, excepting hamsters. In common, pink eyes are a kind of eye infection, which can just occur and make your eyes appear red, itchy, and watery. And in some cases, burning eyes can be possible too. For the causes, pink eyes can be caused by allergies, virus, and bacteria. So you just need to pay more attention to them too.

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