Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Very far away from you!
I used to have a male Syrian named Buddy.....but he died of brain compression. You see, if you have wire on your cage and your hamster chews violently on the wire (it just means he needs more exercise, a much bigger cage, and more chew toys), his teeth will be pushed upward. Not only will they bleed (you won't see the blood since he'll swallow it) but they can eventually be pushed up so far in his head that they will press against his brain and eventually kill him.
That's why I never got more hamsters....I was just too depressed that those stupid CritterTrail cages kill animals....especially because they need 360 sq inches of room and none of the commercial cages sell them that big....
But I'm getting a Russian Dwarf or Winter White sometime soon, I just can't bear not having a little rodent.
7 bettas, 2 goldfish, 50+ (accidental) snails, 2 parakeets, 1 dog, 2 cats
Rest in peace Butch, greatest dog ever, Omelette the Veiltail, and Chipita the Veiltail