FACTS ABOUT WET TAIL (PROLIFERATIVE ILEITIS)
Wet Tail is often caused by stress. It’s very important to isolate any new hamster for 7 days when first bringing him home. Going from momma’s cage, to a cage with brothers or sisters, then to another cage at the pet store, and finally to a home all of their own, can be very stressful on the little guys/gals.
Symptoms include severe watery diarrhea and lethargy. It can take up to 7 days for the symptoms to appear. Death can occur within 24 hours of the onset of the symptoms. A proper vet diagnosis is a must.