heeeelllloooo my hamsters so wierd that every time i come to clean his cage out he fakes to be dead so i touch him he gets up very fast and looks at me for a minute and then poops weird hey and its the same routine every time but how does he know when im about to clean his cage?
how funny! i think the playing dead is protection for him. he's scared and if he plays dead maybe you'll go away. we had a gerbil that everytime we picked her up she would poop up a storm. a real poop machine. i mean lots. just a trait of your hamster!
hey, i think it's kinda cute. it could possibly be a defence type thing, but i think it's just part of your hamsters personality. i had a gerbil that would hide in his bed, then pop out at me when i went near his cage. i don't think it's anything to worry about
All animals have their own little querks and personalities. I have a fish that rearranges my tank every day. Rock by rock and plant by plant. It never stays the same. And now I can't put any other fish in with him because he is evil and demonic. He kills all other fish I put in with him (he is a cichlid of course). I have even tried oscars. Now he attacks my fingers (he tries to jump and bite me) when I go to feed him. He's definitly not good with children.
Pup girl I say you record him doing this act and mail to America's Funniest Pet Videos. If the air it on tv they will pay you $100 - this way you could get some payment for your chores with the cage. Hahaha - sorry to be such a smart elic - it is a funny story.