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Old 10-12-2011, 12:02 PM   #101
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Teddy: Syrian Male: 3years, 2.5 months, abnormally old for the breed, died of abdominal tumors that spread throughout body.

Baby: Russian Dwarf Female: 2 years, 3 months, died of a bladder infection

Gaia & Skye: Winter White Dwarf females: 1 year, 3 months, died from eating eachother (and they never fought before that, there wasnt even a warning, i went to school, came home and saw what was left of their bodies)

Phobie: Syrian female, died 2 years, 8 months, unknown illness, possibly old age

Bubbles: Robo female, died 3 years, 2 months of old age

Cream Puff: Robo female: died very young for a robo at 1 year and 7 months, unknown illness, she was playing with her sister, Spice and suddenly stopped and went to sleep, the next day she smelled funny and started shaking, so I made a vet appointment for the following morning, but she died sometime throughout that night in her sleep.

Spice: Robo female: died 2 years and 8 months, died from an unknown illness, she was running on her wheel, not too long after, i found her on her side with a giant mass of fluid about 1/3 the size of the body attached to her lower abdomen, she lived 1yr and 1 month more than her sister.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:29 PM   #102
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Harry: Syrian Male, died the month before his birthday due to kidney failure... came home, found him unconscious, picked him up and he died in my hands.

Charlie: Syrian Male, died begining of August this year of old age at 1 year 10 months. Peacefully in his sleep

(Cannot remember name or sex, from the animal unit of my collage): Syrian, died of old age... 3 years approx.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:00 AM   #103
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this seems strange i had a male tort and he lived 4-5 years
i foud him dead with blood on his belly so not sure what happened but looking at this thread he must have had a good long life!
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:50 AM   #104
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So ... how long is a "hamster year"? Like, dog years are around 7 to one human year, aren't they. For hamsters it would have to be about 40, given they seem to live on average about 2 years.

So Holly is now a middle aged bachelor of 40!
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:25 AM   #105
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Munchkin - Agouti Robo - around 2 and a half years - natural causes. <3 xx
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:52 PM   #106
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We had 2 pet shop Syrian hams, neither were bred.
Zooey Female 1 year 11 months, Pyometra
Inspector Clouseau Male 2yrs 2 months, old age
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:18 AM   #107
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i have always had male hammys, and all of them lived about 3 years one of them 4 . so maybe males do live longer
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:36 AM   #108
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Fluffy (my previous hamster) was a male Syrian and he lived for 2 years & 1 week before passing away naturally in his sleep.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:16 PM   #109
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Why do you think the ages are so variable? I mean to die of old age at about 2 and equate it to about 80 human years, would make 1 human year about 40 hamster years. But then that would make the ones that live to age 4 one hundred and sixty hamster years old! I wouldn't be so insulting to say the ones that live past three and four have better care...we all know that even with the best care our hams can slip away unexpectedly. But I would be interested to know why there's such a huge variation at which death occurs naturally.

Oh, and not sure if I put Oakie, but in case not: Male Syrian, 2 years, 3 months, possible stroke.
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #110
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Joey - Male syrian - just over 4 years old. Died of old age.
He came from a local pet shop. My sister got a female Syrian, Rachel, which lived for just under 2 years from the same place.
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