I purchase 3 dwarf hamsters - ns bought them indigenous Petsmart and also they were every in the exact same cage. Reason why i bought every 3 was ns heard they to be social hamsters the dwarf kind. Ns noticed there to be a little one the the group that would sleep every the time. Just wasn't spunky like the rest. Went to bed and also found that dead but also found him half eaten. Couldn't think it. I understand it wasn't a fight since they all obtained along. The pet store owner said they do that once one die the rest will eat it. How gross! I thought they to be vegetarians.


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Plus, suppose the one died had a condition and castle ate component of them wouldn't they gain that sickness?
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now I feel like I have actually two pirananes in the cage - fear to put my hand in it. I assumed these hamsters to be kind and also sweet.

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Don't be scared.Your hamsters space still sweet!
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They just tried come eat the body to remove it.It's an instinct like the store owner said.In the wild,they will eat a dead hamster so predators won't come and disturb the hamster's nesting place..Hamsters space actually omnivores.Some unseasoned poultry or mealworms are an excellent sources that protien.I don't really recognize of hamsters can catch a disease by eat the influenced hamster.My guess would be that due to the fact that they live together,they would currently have recorded the disease if they to be to get it keep an eye on your staying two hamsters and also make sure their habits does not begin to mimick the dead hamster's.If this wake up (or friend are simply worried) take it them to a good rodent knowledgeable vet because that a look-over.Good happiness!
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Edited through Kelly_Bear, 08 September 2006 - 10:42 AM.