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Unexpected hamster death

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Jesss, Apr 9, 2011.


  1. Jesss

    Jesss PetForums Junior

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    My little Mr Fluff died this morning. He was absolutly normal last night, plenty of water and food, I even had a fan on as it was too warm. I have no idea what could have been wrong?
    Me and my boyfriend are devestated :(
     
  2. niki87

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    20 views to this thread!!! And noones said anything!

    Anyways hun am so sorry about your hamster. RIP Mr Fluff!! Sending hugs!

    How old was he hun...he does look quite old in the pic...but that may just be lighting. I lost my syrian at 2 recently :(

    Also...and I know i keep saying it...but is there a chance he is hibernating? I know strange question in this weather but if the fan was directed to him I am not sure if it might get too cold? Is he stiff....i am sorry to ask,...but is there any smell? If so then he will be dead but hibernating hamsters will become very cold and even very reduced heartrate.
     
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    How old was he Jesss? Sometimes they have strokes or heart attacks though and although they dont show any symptoms of being ill they just go in their sleep, try not to search for reasons too much hun, (hugs) for you and RIP Mr Fluff, have loads of fun at rainbow bridge.
     
  4. momentofmadness

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    RIP Mr Fluff
     
  5. Jesss

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    It wasn't old age, he was only 8 months!
    The thing I found unusual was he wasn't in his bed, he was just laid in the middle of his cage. He is certainly passed away. I don't know if this is normal but he also had foam from his mouth? I just hope it was quick and painless for him.
    Thanks guys
     
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    Oh I'm so sorry for ur loss...
    RIP Mr. Fluff
     
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    It does sound like a stroke then, he would have gone very quickly, hes very lucky to have been so loved while he was with you.
     
  8. niki87

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    Yes most of mine died somewhere random in their cage...only 2 have not. Only thing I can find is rabies!! Didn't even know hamster could get rabies! Might not be of course.

    Am so sorry hun!
     
  9. Jesss

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    Yeah I couldn't find anything about it either. Probably a stroke :(
    Thanks for the kind words guys. Going to miss him dearly
     
  10. Genie

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    aw im so sorry hun. I know how devestating it is. He'll be having loads of fun at the rainbow bridge with lots of other hammies :)
    Was he pet shop bought or did you buy from a breeder?
    Just I know an awful lot of people who's pet shop bought hamsters die far before their time. Take care hun, sounds like he had a great home with you :) xx
     
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    Im so sorry for your loss :( RIP Mr. Fluff, run free at rainbow bridge with all of our forever missed fur babies. (((hugs)))
     
  12. Jesss

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    He was at an awful pet shop before I had him, he was long haired and they had him on shavings. It was all matted in his fur and I had to chop it off. So he could have been poorly bred
     
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    rip mr fluff

    my guess would be a fit, probably due to an under lying genetic condition, animals that fit can often froth and foam an the mouth

    so sorry for your loss, its never easy to loose them :(
     
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    I'm sorry, that's awful. :(
     
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    Probably as others have said it is something like a fit or stroke. Sometimes they just go. You may never know the why's and wherefores but at least your little man was dearly loved despite his not too good start in life, and it sounds like he will have just gone to sleep.

    Big hugs hope you are both ok xxx
     
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    So very sorry, what a shock.:( :( :(

    Have fun at the bridge Mr Fluffy. xx
     
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    R.I.P little one xx
     
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