thea asked in PetsRodents · 9 months ago

HELP! Is my hamster dead or hibernating?

I hadn’t heard from my hamster for a couple days so I go to check on her and her body is stiff and she doesn’t move when I pick her up does this mean she is dead or is she just in hibernation

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Possible hibernation or close to it.  You can tell if its dead or not if you bring the hamster into a warmer room and see if it wakes up or not.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Hyberrnating.  

  • odd
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Your nose ought to be able to tell you if it's still alive. Or not.

  • 9 months ago

    Sounds like hibernation to me. You can usually tell because if they’re dead they bleed profusely from both the eyes and from the bum hole. Glad I could reassure you. 

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  • Nathan
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    Hamsters don't hibernate, in fact the closest they get to hibernating is going into something called torpor (from being too cold) which will kill them.

    Regardless of whether or not your hamster is dead, p lease make sure you've done lots of research and have a suitable sized cage (pet shop ones generally don't meet the minimum requirement of 80x50cm and stores often use the excuse "we sell them for the babies" despite them selling adults most of the time".

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    she might be dead, take her to a vet

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Hamsters can hibernate and people have mistaken their hibernating hamster as dead. Play sure hamster in a warm area not hot.78 degrees Fahrenheit and give the hamster a couple of days if it's hibernating it'll wake up if not you know it's dead

  • 9 months ago

    Pet hamsters can go into hibernation mode if they get too cold. This can last a few days or even a week. Don't assume your hamster is dead. While in hibernation mode if you stroke or try to move your hamster, they will show small signs of life. If not... R.I.P.

  • 9 months ago

    Is the hamster warm? can you feel a heartbeat? Can you see breathing?

    if no, probably dead.

  • Jolene
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Your hamster is dead.

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