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Do Robos eat each other?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by happybunny22000, Jul 2, 2009.


  1. happybunny22000

    happybunny22000 PetForums Member

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    I have two robos, in a plastic cage, the only bars are at the top - one has disappeared into thin air - It couldnt have escaped - but shes jsut ...gone

    has her sister eaten her?
     
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    cherrie_b PetForums VIP

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    It is possible...were there any signs of fighting before?
     
  3. Neza

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    Is the substrate deep? Perhaps the poor thing has passed away and the other one buried it deep.
     
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    lau02 PetForums Member

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    have you checked the cage.
     
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    Marcia PetForums VIP

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    Check the bedding first but the answer is yes unfortunately. Hamsters are well known for being cannibals :(
     
  6. Neza

    Neza PetForums VIP

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    Well, unless he goes days and days without checking on them, I don't see one eating the other up completely with no trace of it within anything less then a week. So if she couldn't have escaped then yeah, I'd say she is buried somewhere.
     
  7. happybunny22000

    happybunny22000 PetForums Member

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    shes not - ive had the cage emptied.
    they always snuggled up together
    no signs of anything :(
     
  8. Marcia

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    That's strange. Are you sure she hasn't found a way of escaping? You'd probably see bones/blood/fur lying around if her sister had eaten her :(
     
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    How long had it been since you checked on them? A few days?
     
  10. sullivan

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    My mate had 2 robos and she had the same thing they were in a vented tank so no escape possible both in there when she went to bed and she got uo to just the one, Totally empied tank and checked through the bedding and wood chips there was nothing not a trace...
     
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    Ohhh thats horrible, thats why i would never have robos. Im think i'll stick with my syrian at least she won't get eaten! :)
     
  12. owieprone

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    hmmm nom! :eek:hmy: is all i can say!

    poor eaten-beastie, but that's the life of hamsters and other lower rodents.. get rats! they only eat each other when one dies.

    seriously though, poor hammy, hope it really did a houdini.
     
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