By gvmfvr - 08/05/2014 20:48 - France - Fontenay-sous-bois

Today, my little sister was in charge of doing the vacuuming, when she decided our hamster had "dust on his back". FML
I agree, your life sucks 734
You deserved it 41

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Blood and dust just clogs up everything!

Cause baths are over rated


Blood and dust just clogs up everything!

now that little fella won't be all dusty. nothing line a clean hamster.

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Bugsy was eating his marshmallows!

#7 I think your referring to the movie "bedtime stories" but bugsy is a guinea pig.

Oh you're right.. Sorry. :c

Because people just vacuum inside a cage all the time.

It's not healthy to keep a hamster in its cage all the time... As long as the area is safe, it's good for hamsters to be able to run free once every day or so

75, they do if their hamster has dust on its back.

if they're vacuuming their hamster, I don't think they're thinking "who vacuums a cage?"

Cause baths are over rated

we don't want to wash him in the mainstream do we?

Well, you actually can't give hamsters baths. It'll kill them. Can't say a vaccuum is a good alternative, though. :(

When I was younger I gave my teddy bear hamster baths. He was fine.

just cause he was "fine" doesn't mean that he was shitting himself terrified or that you actually should. plus how do you know he was hamsters hide their injuries

That causes severe stress and probably shortened your hamster's lifespan

I gave my hamster baths all the time. Nothing happened to him and he lived almost 6 years which is pretty good considering their average lifespan is 2-4 years, so no bathing hamsters doesn't kill them.

I'm really curious as to how that worked out. You'd think a hamster would be to heavy to get picked up by a vacuum. That or my vacuum is just shitty

I agree; this FML definitely deserves a follow-up!

I found the original FML on the French site (it's from 2011, but easy to find since it's the latest illustrated one) and the OP did follow up. He says the hamster was fine, the incident just gave everyone a fright.

Thank you, 73. :)

Don't worry. Lemmiwinks is experienced in tight spaces.

Aw, I hope he's okay. Hurry up and empty the vacuum!

Poor little hamster. That's a terrible way to go (if it didn't survive).

you could say he was a little picker upper

oh no, I hope it survived :(

hamsters dont fit in a vacum cleaner... they get stuck in the tube... guess how i know that

If they get sucked in head or tail first they'll probably survive. However, if the vacuum was applied to the middle of their back, they may have gotten folded in half. Snap, Krackle, Pop, dead hamster.