Meet Coco Chanel, a tiny hamster with a big following. This adorable influencer recently underwent life-saving surgery to remove a massive tumor, and to the delight of her 57,000 followers, she has made a remarkable recovery.
A Worrisome Discovery
It all started when Jasmyn Purewal, a 15-year-old hamster enthusiast, and her mother, Harj Kalair, noticed a small red spot on Coco Chanel’s stomach on June 8th, 2022. Concerned for their beloved pet, they wasted no time and took Coco, the dwarf hamster weighing just 50g, to the vets.
An Uphill Battle
Initially, Coco Chanel was prescribed a course of antibiotics, but her condition didn’t improve. She seemed tired, couldn’t use her wheel, and something was clearly wrong. Two weeks later, the veterinarians at White Cross Vets in Birmingham suspected a benign tumor was the culprit, and surgery was necessary.
![Vet examining Coco Chanel](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1560807707-fcec5b7402a4)
Risky but Worth It
The family knew the operation would be risky due to Coco’s small size, but they were determined to do whatever it took to save her. After a two-hour procedure to remove the tumor, Coco miraculously bounced back, much to the delight of her 50k fans.
![Coco Chanel after surgery](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1601645368777-1e1f5c5be9e3)
A Pampered Lifestyle
Coco Chanel lives a life of luxury and is truly the queen of social media. Jasmyn, her dedicated owner, shares tips and tricks with the hamster community on TikTok and Instagram. Coco even had her own birthday cake for her first birthday, and her bedding alone costs £80.
![Coco Chanel’s mansion cage](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1560807729-2375a6001d71)
A Swift Recovery
Following the surgery, Coco had to take it easy and couldn’t enjoy all the luxuries she was used to. She spent some time in a small hospital cage without bedding or toys to avoid disrupting her stitches. However, after a week, Coco returned to her lavish lifestyle in her mansion cage from Germany, complete with a sand bath, house plants, and toys.
![Coco Chanel’s lavish cage](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1601645409388-1a48e6e6f06e)
A Special Bond
Coco Chanel means the world to Jasmyn, and the duo shares a special bond. The family has spent at least £3k on their beloved hamster, who is only a year old. Coco enjoys a gourmet diet featuring mixed leaf salads, freshly prepared scrambled eggs, insects, and seed mixes.
It’s heartwarming to see the lengths Jasmyn and her family went to save Coco Chanel. This tiny hamster has won the hearts of thousands, proving that even the smallest creatures can inspire resilience and bring joy to our lives.
*(Credit: Lydia Patrick, SWNS)*