Thursday, June 03, 2004

Another hamster fatality.

I won't go into the gory details, but we're sure the baby hamster was killed. We called the vet hotline again, and they said that infanticide (and cannibalism) is unfortunately very common in hamsters.

We put the two remaining babies together in their own cage. They've been eating solid food, so we're pretty sure they'll be OK in there without their mother. They're about 21 days old, and the vet said that puberty hits the females at about 70 days. So in about seven weeks, we'll need to separate the babies from each other.
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