Hamster's old age and the process of dying
Author: Nadia VellaSource: www.hamster-club.com
When the hamster begins to reach one year old, it will start getting old and some thinning of the coat is a very common sign of old age in hamsters.
Some old hamsters may suffer from heart problems
and these can lead to the hamster breathing difficultly. Some hamsters may also lose weight.
Your pet might also have lack of energy and the best thing to do is to slow down its lifestyle by preventing it from exercising on the wheel.
If the hamster shows any signs of illness
, then these should be treated quickly treated by a vet as an elderly hamster may deteriorate very quickly when ill.
Also, the last symptom that a hamster is going to die is that the hamster pees in its nest when usually it doesn't. Then the hamster moves on to another location of the cage where it rarely went to. This means that the hamster has only a few hours of life and that it chose that spot to die.
I know that this may sound strange, but most hamsters do that. It is very sad when your hamster dies, especially if you watched it growing up from a very young hamster and then you see the process of the hamster's old age until it dies, but a hamster will always be a loving company to anyone wishing to have a small and loving pet.