Thread: Gertie's gone
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Old 07-19-2022, 01:18 AM  
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Default Re: Gertie's gone

Ria - I'm so sorry. It must be an awful shock. It could have been anything. She could have had pyometra even - that can put toxins in the blood. Whatever the cause, it seems she wouldn't have known much about it with it being so sudden, which is a blessing for her but very hard for you - and so unfair when she wasn't that old.

I agree dwarf hamsters often do have a very limited lifespan - they can have so many unknown congenital abnormalities due to the hybrid breeding for generations. I think with dwarf hamsters we have to expect anything and appreciate them when they're there. The ones that live longer can get other unpleasant conditions or diabetes. But to be fine one day and gone the next seems cruel and a shock.
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