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Discussion in 'Rodents' started by cherrie_b, Jul 19, 2009.


  1. cherrie_b

    cherrie_b PetForums VIP

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    I went to clean the hammies out today and found Sprite, my youngest Russian...about 5 months old...laid hardly breathing in her cage. She was clearly passing away. :(

    She was harldy responding at all. She is small and skinny anyway but she looked so frail. I got some bread soaked in milk and began trying to feed her with it. She wasn't taking any of it in at all. This went on for an hour and she was still hanging in there. Eventually, I managed to get her mouth open enough to get the milky bread in. She began trying to chomp on it...but...having had 3 hamsters die in my hands...things didn't look good.

    That bit of milky bread must have given her enough strength to chomp some more....she ate loads more and began trying to sit up in my hand. I gave her some nuts and she started eating them.

    She is now back with us!!!! :eek: :D :D :D :D :D

    I can't understand what went wrong for her to deteriorate like that...she had water...her food bowl was empty but she had an almost full honey/nut/fruit bar thingy.

    It is just lucky that I went to clean the hamsters out when I did.

    I have bought her round to my bf's for the night to moniter her. She is eating and running about loads but is still very wobbly!!
     
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    Glad she is okay!
     
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    Glad she is ok like you say just keep an eye on her.
     
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    I had a sryian went like this once and give her fluids and she came round and has been fine ever since shes over 2 now. I thought it was a possible stroke maybe?
     
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    I'm glad that she made such a wonderful recovery!
     
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    cherrie_b PetForums VIP

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    You could be right. I will be keeping a close eye on here anyway. There might be some change in her movement or behaviour if she has had a stroke.

    I am really happy she is ok...she is sooooo cute!!!
     
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    Oh, that's great she recovered. I started out reading that fearing for the worst. Excellent news. :)
     
  8. Mabe the hamster went into shock. something simalar happened to my friends gerbil after a cat got onto its cage
     
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    cherrie_b PetForums VIP

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    I don't think it was shock. All of my hammies are in the front living room and the cats do not go in there. I am the only one who goes in the room. :confused:
     
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    Could have been so many things, both exterior or interior. Perhaps it had a bit of a stroke. That happened to one of mine years ago.
     
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    minstral is ok mine who had one her head wobbles abit but she walks fine now and some days she worse then otheres other then that shes fit and healthy she is 28 month old now
     
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    I'm glad she's ok now I read that fearing the worst.
     
  13. u-look-like-a-hamster

    u-look-like-a-hamster PetForums VIP

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    Awh bless her ^^

    Is her bottle working??

    It must of been a stroke tho, good job you spotted her!!!

    x
     
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    Yeh Hannah, the bottle is ok. I thought the same so I checked it. She is sleeping with me tonight...in the bf's bedroom lol x
     
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    Buffy had a stroke last year and I thought I was going to loose her, she looked so weak and couldn't walk properly, nearly a year later and she is still with us, playing in her wheel, eating her food, having cuddles etc, she is a little bit wobbly but she is happy and enjoys life still.
     
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    Awwh thats k then :(

    maybe it was a stroke then

    poor sprite :(

    xx
     
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    Little Sprite is still going this morning!!! :D I am soooo glad I found her when I did!!!! :D :D I bought all the hammies some treats and I am going to the market in a bit to see what else I can get for them...some nice veg!!! :D
     
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    Im so glad she recovered like that, must have been awful thinking the worst.
     
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    It was awful!! :( I have put her in a big Ovo set-up this morning!! She has her wheel back and is back to her old self. I am really proud of myself for getting her back! hehe :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    You did a great job. Hopefully she will live a long and happy life now.
     
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