Monday, April 21, 2008

If only we had known..........


We only found out (after devastating results), that MrGee should never have touched this baby hamster!
Let me back track ....... 3 weeks ago WizzKids Teddy Bear Hamsters gave birth to three lil' ones. The next day we could only find two....... we blamed it on a miss count! A week later the boys found the mother dragging around the upper half of a baby hamster. We seperated the male and female and put the baby with his mom.
Then we took this picture ......... MrGee is trying to act sad that we only have one hammy left!
Now the devastating news........... the boys found this lil' one today with his head eaten off! They were mortified!
We rushed off to the pet shop with the assumption that they must have sold us a couple of psycho rodents! The assistant explained that we are not meant to touch the young hamsters until they are totally weaned. If the mother smells an unusual smell on them she WILL eat them! Oh-dear............ we live an' learn!

BTW....... our Date was truly memorable. We went to a restaurant that was our favourite place to dine 10 years ago. We reminisced and enjoyed the most delicious french cuisine. Sorry no pics..... but that would be an invasion of our privacy Katie!!! hehe

9 comments:

KC said...

oh so sad.. You think that would have been somthing they mentioned before you took them home. So sorry to hear about the babies.. Hope the kids are handleing it ok.
On a positive note, i'm glad you had a good time on your date.

meNmykids said...

That happened to us too. Yuck! Some rabbits we had did the same. Hamsters are great pets though, after you learn the ins and outs. Ours were so sweet and friendly. They'll have a new batch in no time if they aren't separated. Good luck with the next ones. Glad your date was fun.

Big Red Driver said...

I was always glad to have someone hold my babies while they were young...dumb hamsters.

KIM said...

Aww that is terribly sad for your poor kids! Hope they are doiong ok with it.
It's a great learning experience though....life is sometimes difficult and what better way to learn then by real-life.

Mrs. Guthrie said...

ew! hamster are rather vicious, I guess!!

glad your date was wonderful!! :)

Christina said...

I remember the same thing happening with our hamsters when I was a child. Frankly, I was traumatized b/c the baby was squealing, but it's rear end was GONE! Blech!

Katie & the boys said...

I know it's nature but it's still gross! There's WizzKid with a big smile in that pic!!!

Fee said...

Yes Katie ..... WizzKid had a smile on his face because he was happy to have at least one left!!! Mr Gee had a frown ...... the rodent had just peed on his hand!!!

la bellina mammina said...

oh no... how sad!