I totally agree on that Jane, some people never bother reading up before
getting pets. It's not a commercial product that'll work once you take it
out of the box, you can't treat pets like that, they're for life and you
have to be responsible for what they do and how they live. You can't just
buy them to please kids for X'mas and forget about them after new year, they
are like your own kids, once you bring them home you have to look after them
give them the best possible love, attention etc. They're not goods. They are
cute living souls!!!
Do some research before you decide to bring some home, a G2.99 book is all
it takes!!! The big hamster's death is totally your fault and that poor soul
had a short and painful life all due to your lack of responsibility and
common sense. Don't even think about bringing it back to the pet shop and
ask for a refund or exchange, they're NOT(!!!) goods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They might be cheap to buy, they might be small, but they have a soul, they
have a life to live. Go buy a book NOW before the small hamster does
anything silly to hurt herself! Just in case you still won't bother looking
for a book, don't leave ANY wool/cotton/fabric materials in the cage,
hamsters will eat them which would block their intestines and eventually
wave you goodbye. Also don't leave fresh food in the cage for more than 4
hours. Give them pure still water, occasionally apples and veg, once again
do some research!!!
Excuse my agressiveness, I hate people who don't treat animals right. Jules
***24 hours in a day...24 beers in a case...coincidence?***
> > Just got my kids a couple of hamsters, long hair I think and they were
ok for the
> last 2 weeks but today the big one was bleeding when I woke up. I stuck
> one in a shoebox but when I got home the big one was dead. They were both
> and I was wondering if my kids should just share 1 hamster since I don't
want to get
> 2 separate setups (10 gallon tank). Maybe return the killer for a
> The surviving hamster isn't a "killer." Syrian hamsters are solitary
> must be housed alone -- not with another Syrian, another hamster of any
> with any other animal of any kind.
> > A neighbor had brought over a dwarf hamster and put it in our cage and
it got along
> with our big hamster, but our little hamster eventually bit it and drew
> anyone have coomopatible hamsters in the same cage?
> Yes, but they must be one of the dwarf hamster species, both the same
> from the same litter or introduced carefully at a very young age. Even
then, not all
> pairs will be compatible for life, and a second cage may be needed at any
> You and your family haven't done the research needed to raise hamsters as
> healthy, contented pets. The best place to start is
> http://www.moonsgarden.com/, with the menu at the upper left.