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Old 06-28-2023, 01:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy Flowerpot burials

Hey there,

Unfortunately my Winston passed yesterday at 2yrs and 11months. He was very much loved and so I want to send him off right. We can't bury him in our garden as there are bricks below the soil that prevent us from digging deep enough. I was thinking of a flowerpot burial.

Has anyone done this before and can share what they did? Does it have to be kept outside? And if so how do you prevent foxes etc getting in? If it can be kept inside, is this going to cause any problems?

I just want to remember him and send him off well and thought if he could support new life in plants then this would be a good way to do this.

Please do share your experiences because I don't have a lot of time before a decision needs to be made.

Thanks x
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Old 06-29-2023, 03:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Flowerpot burials

Iím so sorry to hear about the loss of your hamster Winston. My condolences to you.

Iíve never done a flowerpot burial my hamsters I bury my hamsters in my garden. So not sure on the right way to do a flower pot burial. However I would advise if would be best to keep outside as unsure whether it would smell plus your will need natural bacteria to help decompose the body.

For foxes I would put a layer of rocks ontop and make sure the pot is fairly deep to make it difficult for the fox to get into the pot. However there is still a risk that despite this that if they are that determined they may find a way.

Another option you have is cremation depending on how you feel about this. I personally donít like this idea myself but it an option you have available. Then you can keep his ashes inside and know he will be safe from foxes. This method does cost but your vet can give your prices.

Again my condolences
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Old 07-06-2023, 09:34 AM   #3
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
We have always chosen a garden burial with a plant planted over the little one as we like to see them return to the circle of life.
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