2 hamsters in 3 weeks. My daughter purchased them at Petsmart. The first one lasted 10 days. We went and got the replacement and this one lasted a week. We can't figure out why. She is only 10 so is devistated.
We have them in habitrail cages, which have only cleaned them with warm water. They have been in a room that is between 65 and 70 so I don't think it's too cold. We feed them hamster food bought at the store.
I had hamsters as a kid and never did I have them die this fast. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Is the cage near a window or another area that has a draft? I too lost two hamsters - which was probably due to that. Not in that short of timespan though. I also did not get them from petsmart. If this is not the case(drafts) then I would inquire with Petsmart as to what else could be the problem.
I'm curious to know what part of the country you live in. There is a small animal breeding facility near Tulia, TX that supplies to Petsmart and I have heard horrible things from their former employees. I don't know if other operations are any better. Did you get your new Hamster? How is it doing?
Personally, I wouldn't get any more hamsters. If mom can deal with it, get a mouse or rat. They are much nicer animals in the long run, and tend to be healther (sometimes). I never had a hamster live long, and they were always nasty. I got into mice when I moved out, and would never go back. I am looking into getting a rat now. There are some many pretty ones. I wish you much better luck with the next one.