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Old 07-16-2013, 02:36 AM   #231
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Pudding - WW - 21 months - old age (+ long term sickliness)
Saoirse - Syrian - 5 months - passed in sleep unknown cause as no symptoms
Beansprout - Syrian - 9 months - long term health problems
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:23 AM   #232
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These are the ones I can remember off the top of my head or have written down on my current computer but there are a number I’m sure I have missed/can’t find the records for. I’ve kept hamsters since I was around 7 so about 18 years worth of ages and causes of death to forget. Most of these are within the last 8 years.

Male Syrians
Albert – 37 months – old age
Harold – 28 months – old age
Otis – 2.5 months – wet tail
Tazler - 29 months – old age
Shelley – 15 months – cushings. PTS
Derrek - 23 months – old age
Patrick - 19 months – tumour. PTS
Mike – 2.5 months – wet tail
Gambit - 21 months – old age
Wilson - 10 months – treated for mild case of mites, improving until sudden death
Magnus – 2.5 months – sudden death, cause unknown (only had him a few days)
Joey - 9 months – sudden death, cause unknown

Female Bred Syrians
Puffball – 41 months – old age
Bear - 5 months - died 5 days after giving birth to 13 babies who were then successfully handraised
Coco - 30 months - old age
Gobbles – 26 months – old age
Gavin - 28 months - old age
Floss - 23 months - probable old age
Baloo - 26 months – old age
Petrina - 30 months – old age
Frost – 23 months – closed pyometra, PTS
Willow – 18 months – sudden death, cause unknown
Evie - 15 months – heart condition (only presented at 13 months or she wouldn’t have been bred)
Ava - 15 months – unknown neurological problem/possible epilepsy (Sudden onset, Vet unsure of exact cause) PTS
Emily - 30 months – closed pyometra, PTS
Nora – 18 months – series of strokes after an escape. Recovered from the first, but then had a second a week later. Improved the next day until a third stroke that morning. PTS

Female Unbred Syrians
Fluff – 24 months – old age (died on her birthday)
Pudding - 19 months - sudden death. cause unknown
Nina - 14 months - sudden death. cause unknown
Gypsy - 5 months – open pyometra, vet wouldn’t operate. PTS
Florence - 5 months - sudden death, unknown cause
Nessa – 7 months – autopsy states sudden cardiac arrest with no cause
Eydis - 10 months – suspected pyometra, surgery revealed an inoperable mass in her bowel. PTS

Male Campbells
Pookie – 39 months - old age
Pepsi – 32 months – old age

Female Bred Campbells
Tyzer – 58 months – Tumour. PTS

Female Unbred Campbells
Cookie – 34 months – old age
Tango -35 months - old age
Fanta - 37 months - old age

Male Winter Whites
Fry – 22 months – sudden death, cause unknown
Rudy – 25 months – possible old age
Bruce – 15 months – sudden death, cause unknown

Bred Female Winter Whites
Leela – 23 months - sudden death, cause unknown. (Lost Fry & Leela the same day despite being in separate cages. No symptoms the day before and other hamsters unaffected)
Sheila – 39 months – old age
Beryl – 32 months – old age
Ludo – 23 months – Sudden death, cause unknown

Male Hybrids
Chester – 38 months - old age

It would be interesting to go through this whole thread and turn it into a graph (something to do in my free time!).
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #233
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Did a quick run through of the numbers for syrians and worked out the average lifespan of males and females (as a group, unbred and bred). If it was not mentioned whether or not they were bred, I assumed unbred so there was a lot less data for the bred females.

On average it seems males live a few months longer than females but there’s not a lot in it. Interestingly, the hamsters with the maximum lifespans (5-7) were females. Bred females would also appear to live longer than unbred but that’s probably due to less data. I also calculated the percentage of deaths due to pyometra, again I think the bred females is high due to the small amount of data.

Average Male Lifespan
– 24.5 months
Average Female Lifespan (regardless of breeding) – 22.7 (11% Pyometra)
Average Unbred Female Lifespan – 22.6 months (10% Pyometra)
Average Bred Female Lifespan – 23.3 months (22% Pyometra)

My statistics seem to differ slightly to Bekki2308’s. This could be due to additional data since her analysis, differences in which data was excluded and possibly some rounding of the numbers.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #234
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Cosmic - male- Syrian: 2 years and 1 month old age and abdominal tumour
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #235
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So, a friend of mine told me that she has had Syrians that have lived to be 5. I tried to call BS but she stood her ground? Possible?
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:12 AM   #236
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Lost my little baby yesterday, 21 mnths and lost our previous one at 25mnths.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #237
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Lost my little baby yesterday, 21 mnths and lost our previous one at 25mnths.


I am so, so sorry for your loss




To add some data, I had my male djungarian ham for about 15 months. I adopted him as an adult.. so I have no idea how old he was. The death seemed sudden.. so symptoms at all.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:42 AM   #238
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maggie- female syrian 2years 1 month, old age
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:30 AM   #239
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Altogether I've owned 6 Hammies -


Sammy- male Chinese hamster - 3 years (not sure exactly sorry)- old age
Hammy-male Chinese hamster- 5 years (yep! 5 years!)-old age
Maisy- female Campbell hamster- 2 years (unfortunately died of wet tail )
RIP





Current hamsters----
Pip- female Campbell (Maisy's sister)- currently 4 years old
Peach- roborovski hamster-currently less than 6 months (dont know exact age sorry)
Cherry-(Peaches sister) roborovski hamster- currently less than 6 months
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #240
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Maggie, female syrian, not bred, died 3 years old, old age xx
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