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I need help with my new dwarf hamster?

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I am sorry to be off topic, but I recently bought a new dwarf hamster, she is a young female and she is doing something really weird... I actually have a video of it.

0:00-0:09 is where it happens, I have never had a dwarf hamster so I am a bit worried about her. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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She is cute! I've had Campbell's, Roborovski's, and Winter White dwarf hammies. I'm not sure what to make of the sudden twisting. A lot of times jerky movements/flipping etc are ear related, or are a neurologic disorder. (like waltzing mice, star gazing (backflipping) dwarf hammies, etc) She doesn't look like she has either. One of my robos towards the end of his life, had hip issues where his lower body would rotate randomly making it hard for him to move, and he eventually paralyzed and was put down. He was slow then though and couldn't quickly recover like your girl.

Sorry for the depressing post, lol. Going through all the issues I've seen... not sure. I hope she's okay!
Aha! It does look somewhat like a dust roll. When she's walking around normally, she hobbles oddly but maybe that is part of the bathing behavior also.
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