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Old 12-10-2019, 07:12 PM   #1
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so my boy teddy seems to have passed away. he wasnít responsive when i put food in the cage. i tapped by his head and moved the bedding. he didnít move. i shook stuff around with one of his paper towel rolls and he didnít respond. heís just laying at the bottom of his bed. i gently tapped him with the roll and he didnít move. iím leaving him overnight to see, and iíll see if any of the food is gone.

iím not too upset as i had him less than a year and we never quite bonded as he hated being touched or picked up or anything.

what should i do now though? in terms of his stuff and his body?
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:30 AM   #2
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Is he breathing?
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Old 12-11-2019, 05:05 AM   #3
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not that i could see. i haven’t checked in him yet as i just woke up but will see.
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:46 PM   #4
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Did you not touch him to check if he was warm or cold? Are his eyes open or closed? I read that they can go into some hibernating state if they get very cold. Is he in a warm room?

Your reaction is most unusual. There's no way that i could go to sleep knowing that one of my hamsters is lying dead in his cage.

Hamsters live only for a short time so i have thought about what i'd do once they die. I'd bury them somewhere beautiful in the wilds, in a favourite hide or with a favourite toy.

As for your hamster's belongings, that depends on whether you'd want to get another hamster or not. You'd need to clean and disinfect everything reusable anyway and then keep it for another hamster or donate it to a hamster rescue or try and sell it if you want the money.
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:47 PM   #5
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I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:41 PM   #6
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it’s not that i don’t care. i left him because i wanted to make sure he wasn’t hibernating. i’m about to go take him and out and such. there is nowhere for us to bury him. there is a vet across the street so we might take him to get cremated.
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Old 12-11-2019, 03:34 PM   #7
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I also find your extremely matter-of-fact reaction to this situation quite unusual. I'm not judging but it's not how I would react that's all.

If he is dead he will be cold and stiff. If he is hibernating he won't be stiff.

They are extremely sensitive to temperature changes and tend to retreat to their nests as soon as the tempetature drops.
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Old 12-11-2019, 03:55 PM   #8
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i just never bonded with him and that makes me sad but im not heartbroken. he was cold and stiff when i took him out. we took him to the vet and got him cremated. it didn't feel right just throwing him in the trash or something and there was nowhere we could bury him.

he is gone now but forever in my heart <3
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:08 PM   #9
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I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad that you did what you did.
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:13 PM   #10
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I'm sorry to hear of little Teddy's passing. It's a shame you never got the chance to bond with him and share happier memories.
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