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do hamsters hibernate?????

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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[mod]#1
We never sleep
#2
andywedge
We never sleep


i guess she has died then
#3
andywedge
We never sleep


no serious do they hibernate because mine isnt moving?
[mod]#4
OK, seriously - yes - they can do - if it gets too cold they go into a kind of state of hibernation or torpor - they appear to be dead ie body is cold and stiff

Better explained HERE
#5
Emm



are you selling his wheel?
#6
andywedge
OK, seriously - yes - they can do - if it gets too cold they go into a kind of state of hibernation or torpor - they appear to be dead ie body is cold and stiff

Better explained HERE


thanks my bf just pulled her out she ice cold she doesnt seem to be breathing
#7
cannyscot
Emm



are you selling his wheel?


well if she is dead, do you think i should tell my 3 year old daughter o just keep it quiet and replace her
[mod]#8
Warm her slowly and I stress slowly - it can take a while ie 30 minutes (maybe a bit longer) and when she comes round (hopefully) move her to a warmer area of the house; maybe add extra bedding etc as it is so cold at the moment. Hope she's OK
#9
andywedge
Warm her slowly and I stress slowly - it can take a while ie 30 minutes (maybe a bit longer) and when she comes round (hopefully) move her to a warmer area of the house; maybe add extra bedding etc as it is so cold at the moment. Hope she's OK


thanks will let you know outcome
[mod]#10
bargain buyer
well if she is dead, do you think i should tell my 3 year old daughter o just keep it quiet and replace her


Tell her; well I would
#11
andywedge
Tell her; well I would


well we have wrapped her up in a tea towel and put extra bedding, will wait to see what happens
suspended#12
Your house would have to be pretty cold for it to hibernate.
It's probably passed away.
#13
bargain buyer;7609633
well if she is dead, do you think i should tell my 3 year old daughter o just keep it quiet and replace her

If your daughter is fond of her, replace her.
#14
could she die from eating a crayon? she escaped from her cage last week and when we found her she had eaten a whole jumbo crayon and god knows what else
#15
cannyscot
If your daughter is fond of her, replace her.


yea she is really fond of her, looks like i will be going to pets at home tomz
suspended#16
bargain buyer
could she die from eating a crayon? she escaped from her cage last week and when we found her she had eaten a whole jumbo crayon and god knows what else


How big was the Jumbo Crayon?
Most crayon's are non-toxic so would not be harmful to humans, but i'm not sure if hamsters digestive systems would cope with a Crayon, or Jumbo Crayon.
#17
DarkKnight
How big was the Jumbo Crayon?
Most crayon's are non-toxic so would not be harmful to humans, but i'm not sure if hamsters digestive systems would cope with a Crayon, or Jumbo Crayon.


they were cheap ones from pound shop, they the same ones the kids have in school
suspended#18
bargain buyer
they were cheap ones from pound shop, they the same ones the kids have in school


If it's something like Crayola then they would be non-toxic.
But if they are like some chinese made ones then they may be toxic
[mod]#19
bargain buyer
could she die from eating a crayon? she escaped from her cage last week and when we found her she had eaten a whole jumbo crayon and god knows what else


If she's not shown any signs of illness since eating the crayon I doubt that is it.

If you have wrapped her up make sure she can breathe easily still

If you have a fire / gas fire in the living room have it on low and keep stroking her whilst you sit near to it
#20
DarkKnight
If it's something like Crayola then they would be non-toxic.
But if they are like some chinese made ones then they may be toxic


thanks, how long do they normally live?
#21
andywedge
If she's not shown any signs of illness since eating the crayon I doubt that is it.

If you have wrapped her up make sure she can breathe easily still

If you have a fire / gas fire in the living room have it on low and keep stroking her whilst you sit near to it


no she has been fine, it has been pretty cold in the house, we normally put heating on round 4 pm for couple of hours but didnt today as we got in late so maybe she was to cold, fingers crossed she is just hibernating
suspended#22
bargain buyer
thanks, how long do they normally live?


Up to about 2 or 3 years.

bargain buyer
no she has been fine, it has been pretty cold in the house, we normally put heating on round 4 pm for couple of hours but didnt today as we got in late so maybe she was to cold, fingers crossed she is just hibernating


It would usually have to be very cold for it to hibernate. i'm talking around 0 degrees. which is around outside temperature.
If your house was around the same temperatures as outside then it's possible that the hamster is hibernating.
#23
DarkKnight
Up to about 2 or 3 years.



It would usually have to be very cold for it to hibernate. i'm talking around 0 degrees. which is around outside temperature.
If your house was around the same temperatures as outside then it's possible that the hamster is hibernating.


we only had her few months and she was baby when we had her. it not that cold so she must be dead then
#24
I watched something on TV about this b4 in a zoo where they were breading small animals and to get them to come out of hibernation, they just put them in the palm of the hand for 20mins and that heats there core up at just the right tempertuare to bring them out. The bloke said wrapping them up does not work cos when they are that cold no heat is being made to bring there core temp up. Hope that made sence

* Edit from what i remember they can start to hibernate a few degrees above 0
#25
loads of people bury the hamsters thinking there dead but theenot, yes hamisters do hibernate
#26
Yea they do hibernate, if its say in a very cold corner of your house, maybe near a drafty window or something. Mine was hibernating, and I thought it was dead, but when I looked closely I could see its body breathing so I put it near something warm like a radiator and it took around half an hour or so for it to snap out of it and was clumsily walking about an hour later. Such a sad experience, but luckily it was fine after that.
#27
ohmygod2006
Yea they do hibernate, if its say in a very cold corner of your house, maybe near a drafty window or something. Mine was hibernating, and I thought it was dead, but when I looked closely I could see its body breathing so I put it near something warm like a radiator and it took around half an hour or so for it to snap out of it and was clumsily walking about an hour later. Such a sad experience, but luckily it was fine after that.


you have to be careful though, not to heat it up so quickly as that can make them die for other reasons.
#28
At the time, I panicked as I never had my hamster do that before, but it was slow anyway just incase.
#29
bargain buyer
no serious do they hibernate because mine isnt moving?


Yes they do if it's too cold. We discovered this a couple days after we burried it in the garden though.

Bad memories.....
banned#30
Aw, hope hamster is ok :thumbsup:
suspended#31
Any update?
#32
DarkKnight
Any update?


we took her to the vet just to make sure, and sadly she had died. my daughter doesnt know she asked this morning where she had gone as she checks her cage every morning we told her she had escaped from her cage as the hamster frequently did anyway , we have just bought two winter white russian hamsters so hopefully she will think that one of the new ones is the one that passed away. thanks agian for all your advice
banned#33
bargain buyer
we took her to the vet just to make sure, and sadly she had died. my daughter doesnt know she asked this morning where she had gone as she checks her cage every morning we told her she had escaped from her cage as the hamster frequently did anyway , we have just bought two winter white russian hamsters so hopefully she will think that one of the new ones is the one that passed away. thanks agian for all your advice


Did the vet know what had killed her?
#34
DLM
Did the vet know what had killed her?

no but he found a Jumbo Crayon sticking out of it's mouth :whistling: seriously though, i don't let my hamster run around on it's own in any room because i have cables everywhere and as for it escaping, why not get a proper cage or fix the problem with the current one instead of letting it get out several times. even if it didn't die due to having crayons stuck in it's digestive system, should really tidy up before letting any pets run around a room.

no offence meant by this but it might save your other hamsters from certain death
banned#35
ahh RIP little dude or dudette
#36
dataload
no but he found a Jumbo Crayon sticking out of it's mouth :whistling: seriously though, i don't let my hamster run around on it's own in any room because i have cables everywhere and as for it escaping, why not get a proper cage or fix the problem with the current one instead of letting it get out several times. even if it didn't die due to having crayons stuck in it's digestive system, should really tidy up before letting any pets run around a room.

no offence meant by this but it might save your other hamsters from certain death


didnt mention about her getting out several times, i have got a decent cage i paid £100 for it so it is decent. my daughter left cage open few weeks ago and hamster went in her crayon drawer and ate the crayons. so i dont leave things laying around and i do tidy up. the vet said the hamster was around 2 1/2 years old and most probs died of natural causes.
#37
dataload
no but he found a Jumbo Crayon sticking out of it's mouth :whistling: seriously though, i don't let my hamster run around on it's own in any room because i have cables everywhere and as for it escaping, why not get a proper cage or fix the problem with the current one instead of letting it get out several times. even if it didn't die due to having crayons stuck in it's digestive system, should really tidy up before letting any pets run around a room.

no offence meant by this but it might save your other hamsters from certain death


by the way i have taken offence so mind your own business, and i never leave them run around the room when i do leave them out, they are in a play pen im not stupid
#38
DLM
Did the vet know what had killed her?


they reckon she was 2 1/2 years old and died of natural causes
#39
Sorry to hear that :(
#40
bargain buyer
didnt mention about her getting out several times, i have got a decent cage i paid £100 for it so it is decent. my daughter left cage open few weeks ago and hamster went in her crayon drawer and ate the crayons. so i dont leave things laying around and i do tidy up. the vet said the hamster was around 2 1/2 years old and most probs died of natural causes.

well you said and i quote "we told her she had escaped from her cage as the hamster frequently did anyway" hence me saying what i said

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