Thursday, 29 October 2009


I arrived home last night to find Mrs F and Daughter-of-Furtheron looking "frazzled".

They'd had to separate the hamsters who had been having more and more fights in the last few days. A friend came round who is a trainee vet nurse and said that the little one had been injured - several bites/scratches on her back and look undernourished which would explain the fights, we think the bigger one is keeping her away from the food. So they are now separated and we're considering what to do, i.e. keep them both and separated or look for a new home for one of them...

Hamsters! This is why I'm not a pet person... too much hassle!


  1. We had the same problem with gerbils some years ago, we ended up putting them in a breeding cage that had a removable central divider that we tied securely in place. This allowed them to be near each other as we found them to be quite sociable animals and seemed happier with some company, human or otherwise.

  2. I had gerbils when I was little, 2, until one of them ate the other one! Ewww!

  3. You see you don't get that problem with a dog ...