Owners frantic when pet hamster stops moving—what vet discovers—it’s unthinkable

July 7, 2017 2:30 pm Last Updated: April 11, 2018 5:31 pm


When deciding on a pet hamster, it is very important to make sure that it gets proper exercise. If it gets too fat to use the exercise wheel, you know you’ve got a problem on your hands.

In addition, if your hamster becomes completely motionless, while still alive, you should contact a veterinarian as soon as possible. According to this story, however, there can be a harmless, yet hilarious, explanation.

Don’t worry, the hamster is happy and safe!

According to Twitter user @eeveeluti0n‘s sister, who is a veterinary student, she once encountered a little girl who brought in her hamster after it was motionless for three days, alongside the side of the cage. The fact that it was beside the edge of the cage turned out to be a major clue.

The answer awaits!

The child said the hamster had briefly escaped just before the incident and was found under the refrigerator. Apparently, while in hiding, the hamster had found a small magnet and stuffed it into its cheek pouch. Then when the pet was put back in his enclosure, the magnet stuck the hamster’s cheek to the side of the metal cage!

Let this be a lesson to always make sure your hamster only puts safe things in its mouth. Regardless, let’s all just be happy that this hamster-related story had a happy ending.

(H/T: The Sun)