By deadhamster - 03/02/2012 18:29 - United States
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Sorry, man :/ That's not something you should have to see..
Today on Nat Geo we are going to see something amazing. The great circle of life. Warning the following clips are intend for mature audiences. Today we are going to witness the species of cannibalistic hamster in action. IMO should have recorded it. That way when someone says hamsters are gay .. BAM! You wipe out you video of you cannibalistic hamster devouring his fellow cagemate. Make up something about how this is what the female does after mating with the male. But sorry for your loss that had to be tough to watch
#6 Hamsters are not "pack" animals. So cannibalism happens. :) I think that is what you were trying to say. OP, That really sucks, but you should do research on the animal you're buying! Not just assume it'll be ok. Some animals are not meant to live in groups, better luck next time. You want a fun rodent to have, invest in guinea pigs. I love my little guys!
I got that with my rats, it's pretty miserable. And they grew up together, too, so OP can ignore all these assholes saying 'YDI for not knowing your animal facts.' Sometimes, rodents just develop a random desire to eat their own. That's why I don't keep them any more...
I guess your hamsters were like. Alright someone's gotta be top hamster round here. Fight to the death and winner gets free dinner. Guess that one hamster wanted a leg of HAMster more than the other one. But Hey, look on the bright side you don't have to clean out the dead hamster. the other little guy should take care of the remains( yes I know I'm evil. So don't you try to crucify me). Hold a service for the dead hamster..... Then. Slowly roast the body over a small fire and force the other hamster to eat the meat. That should teach him not to kill something if he isn't going to clean up the mess. ;]
Aren't you only supposed to have 1 hamster unlesd it is a special kind for this reason?
Unless they where Roborowski hamsters, they shouldn't have been in the same cage in the first place... Otherwise, this is exactly what will happen...
As completely shitty and horrible as that is, I kinda think YDI.... unless they were dwarf hamsters, it is a well-known fact that you DO NOT house hamsters together, and a quick google search would have told you that. If they were dwarf hamsters, I retract my comment and apologize, because though if they are supposed to be social and able to live together in most cases. And again, it is a very shitty thing to have one of your pets die, especially in such a traumatic fashion. My condolences.
Dwarf hamsters that are littermates and have been raised together can sometimes be housed together. Otherwise, you want to keep them as far away from each other as possible. Hamsters are nasty little buggers. They're territorial and aggressive with their own kind as well as others, just like any other animal (you think of them as such 'cute and cuddly' critters, but nature has no place for a 'cute and cuddly' critter that can't defend its turf).