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Father in fight for life after being bitten by a hamster
Posted: 31 May 2007 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A man nearly died after being bitten by his family

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Posted: 31 May 2007 12:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Deathtraps just waiting to spring on you, that’s what they are.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yeah…I have never thought hamsters are good pets for kids.  Too bitey & cannabalistic.  Although…I only have about 2 days experience with them.  We bought & destroyed 4 in a matter of 48 hours.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The only pets I ever had were fish, and they committed suicide…  confused
I wonder if hamsters would have tried suicide attacks?

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Posted: 31 May 2007 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Mr. Bojangles is 2 and half years old come July and he’s never bitten any of us.

You aren’t supposed to keep them with other hamsters unless you are breeding them, and even then, separation afterwards is recommended.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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MadCarlotta - 31 May 2007 07:55 PM

You aren’t supposed to keep them with other hamsters unless you are breeding them, and even then, separation afterwards is recommended.

Well, at some point, it would have been nice for the employee selling us the damn hamsters to mention something about that.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Maeg, pet store employees are usually morons who know nothing about the animals they sell smile

Think “high school job”, hehe.

Hamsters need to be kept alone, unless you have some gigantic set up where they can establish their own territories and never have to see each other, but even then you’re taking risks. I’ve heard that dwarf hamsters can be kept together, but other people say no they can’t. I’ve never kept the dwarves so I wouldn’t know.

Gerbils, on the other hand, appreciate some company.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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We’ve had Russian (pygmy) hamsters, and they were fine sharing a cage, but we’ve never kept regular hamsters together.
In fact, if you (generic you) are wanting to breed them, the books suggest you put the male and female in together for just one night, then seperate them again. They don’t share well. wink

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Posted: 31 May 2007 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Hamster experts?

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Posted: 31 May 2007 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yeah, if you’re breeding them you move them to seperate places after they’ve done their thang. Because the females don’t like spooning, apparently. They want it hard, they want it fast, and they want him out the cage once you’re done or they’ll eat him.

My hamster never hurt me. Lovely wee thing he was.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Hamsters seem to enjoy Aussie blood…

Boos’ do anyway.

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Posted: 31 May 2007 08:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Look, Johnny ‘The Bullet’ Ransom was Head of Homeland Security. He thought you were invading.
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Whit, on the other hand, never bit anyone.

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