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Rosie's babies are gone

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by srhdufe, Aug 18, 2009.


  1. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    Rosie had moved herself back into her green house so i picked up the house and put it in an empty plastic bin cage so i could clean her out (she stank!)

    I had a good look around the cage to make sure there weren't any babies hiding under the shavings and i cleaned her cage...

    I took the lid off her house to get her out and the nest was empty :confused:

    I only heard them this morning :(

    I saw them last week... I could only see two babies so i dont know how many she had...

    I'm gutted... Do you think she killed and ate them?? :crying:
     
  2. Flissy

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    Oh no that's awful :(
     
  3. thedogsmother

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    Are you absolutely positive they aren't there?:(. I'm sorry but if she has eaten them she will have probably left no trace at all of the babies,it could be that they died naturally due to no milk or whatever and she cleaned up. So sorry hun.
     
  4. srhdufe

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    I looked through all the shavings... i did it a handful at a time just incase i threw them away... :(

    They weren't in the house either.. :crying:
     
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    how old were they ??
     
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    im sorry :(
     
  7. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    13 days...
    I know i was supposed to wait another few days but she reeeeaaalllly did stink :rolleyes:
     
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    sorry but you are veri silly lol.

    as she was a first time mum and not use to you, u reali should have waited. i know its hard if the cage is smelly.

    how long were they out of the cage ?
     
  9. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I picked up the house with Rosie in and checked it almost straight away...
    They weren't in there with her so i checked through the shavings but they weren't there either...

    This is the first time i have gone into the cage, other than to give food & water... :confused::
    She has been kept in my room as it's the quietest in the house.. :crying:
     
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    Did you ever actually see the babies?, by 13 days Spikes babies had been exploring the tank a lot and I had seen them several times.
     
  11. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I saw the babies once when she was washing them... They were under the wooden thing...
    They never came out and walked around
     
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    I'm really sorry hun, that was always my biggest fear with Spike,everyone I asked for advice warned me that because she was only a baby herself she would probably eat them or abandon them but I guess I was lucky.
     
  13. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I hope the same doesnt happen with Misty... She is very young...
    I'm still not sure if she really is pregnant :confused:
     
  14. ....zoe....

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    well im really sorry to hear about the loss but at least now you can start to bond with rosie.

    u will never know why she killed them its just a unfortunate problem with breeding hamsters

    i think she was always quite muddled up with being a mum (moving the nest a couple of times, having rest away from the babies) maybe she was just too young.

    really sorry
    :(
     
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    :cryin: Sorry for your loss :cryin:
     
  16. Jazzy

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    I'm so very sorry.:(
    We bought two Russian hamsters that were meant to be two females from pets at home a few years ago for my daughter and then a few months down the line she could hear little squeaks and they had four babies. Well having never had baby hamsters before I didn't know you shouldn't clean them out so I brought the cage down to clean and took some photos of the babies that were about 5 days old by then I think and then all of the sudden the male hamster started to attack them. We didn't realise at first that he was attacking them but he was so quick he got to three of them before we could stop him and we just managed to rescue one of them. We took him out of the cage and left the baby with the mum and fortunately she looked after it and he grew into a lovely little hamster.
     
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