Signs and Symptoms of Diabete include: 1) An increased thirst. 2) Excessive peeing, urine will also smell sweet (almost like honey) 3) Sudden Weight loss or gain 4) Increased hunger 5) Sometimes irratability (biting) may occur. 4) Sleeping more than usual, or doing more exercise than usual.
What to do?
Get some Bayer Keto-Diastix test strips (often available at local pharmacies) and place the strip over the hamsters genitals and put a little pressure on the abdomen, a few drops of urine should come out. Follow the intructions on the test to see what you should do next. Make sure your hamsters food has very low sugar content, Harry hamster with the corn and peas picked out is often advised. Don't give sugary fruits, instead give low sugar cereals such as cornflakes and scrambled egg is also a great alternative.