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I never said bye before I left for work today.. and now Ralph is gone.. :(

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  • I never said bye before I left for work today.. and now Ralph is gone.. :(

    I got home from work about 30 minutes ago.. I thought I heard a sound so I went to go see what adorable shenanigans Ralph was up to... I saw him laying out in the open, and he appeared to be sleeping.. I thought this was odd because he normally slept in one of his little houses. When I said his name he didn't stir.. when I reached down to pet him.. he was stiff...

    I'm absolutely devastated.. I know dwarf hamsters don't live very long, but I wasn't expecting this. He's been so active and alert.. always checking out what I'm doing and trying to climb upside down in his cage. I had noticed that he was skinnier.. but I thought that it was because he was in his ball more, and wasn't being fed as many treats.. not to mention how active he's been lately.

    When I got Ralph, I had no intention of getting a hamster.. but when I was at my local petco I decided to take a peek at the rodent section.. I saw that they had a djungarian hamster up for adoption. Apparently someone didn't want him anymore.. I was watching him scamper around.. he was stressed out because he had been dropped off that day. His hamster roommate wasn't very happy about having another body in there and was biting his ear and chasing him around.. when I heard Ralph crying in fear and pain I knew that I had to take him home... I happened to have an extra 20 Gallon tank and only needed to get a few supplies..

    He lived a happy and healthy life with me from May 2011 until today..
    I just miss him so much.. he was my little hamster man

    Here are some pictures of him








    This is a video
    http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/...t=MOV02482.mp4
    C. ciliatus- GreenBean, Mr. Red,
    R. leachianus- Dragonite
    M. chahoua- Oliver
    2 5G planted Betta tanks

  • #2
    so sorry for the loss of your cute little guy

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    • #3
      Awe. He was so cute Sorry for your loss.
      My iHerp Page

      http://www.facebook.com/TaraLeighsCresties

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      • #4
        Aw I'm so sorry. Hamsters are like that...you think you will never ever want one, and then here comes this furry thing who grabs your heart and runs away with it. <3

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        • #5
          I'm so sorry...you can tell from the photos that he was very happy in your loving care. RIP Ralph
          Andi - Gray Sky Exotics
          www.iHerp.com/Hannibal
          www.facebook.com/andi.vanzant

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          • #6
            I'm so sorry, lil rodents sure do get you attached... *hug* He was adorable.

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            • #7
              Thank you everyone. I found a nice place near a quiet lake to bury him.

              I miss him so much.. my apartment seems much quieter without him scurrying about.
              C. ciliatus- GreenBean, Mr. Red,
              R. leachianus- Dragonite
              M. chahoua- Oliver
              2 5G planted Betta tanks

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              • #8
                rodents just always give out and require so much love, but unfortunately they go fast too:/

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                • #9
                  Oh... I am so very sorry for your loss...
                  Sharlene
                  http://www.epicgeckos.com
                  Facebook link http://www.facebook.com/EpicGeckos

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                  • #10
                    I'm so sorry for your loss. I used to have one of these little guys too and know that they are so incredibly easy to love and become attached to. Ralph was absolutely adorable and looked incredibly happy in your care. RIP.
                    ~Cassi

                    www.facebook.com/NaturesAuraPhotography

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                    • #11
                      It's sad that hamsters only live for around 3 years, they are great starter pets but sadly easy to get attached to. On the plus side, you gave him a good life, the previous owner did not want him nor did his new room mate hamster, you made sure he had good times and love.

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