My hamster almost died :(

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  1. ZeWarrior
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    So yah, I was at my aunts house and all, he was running around freely, he went under her closet thing that has poison inside of it, except I didn't know it had it. He stayed there for a while so I took the drawer off and see theres a bunch of little green rat poison and I could tell he ate at least 3. So yah I quickly almost drown him over water seeing if he'll spit it out, he doesn't so I get milk( my cousin said milk stops poison ) so I got his water drinking thing put the milk inside forced his mouth open so he'll drink it, at the time almost bitting me, I got him so wet so I then dried him off with a hair dryer with cool air until he dryed off, but now I think hes better. I don't know for sure if he'll be better though. And if this doesn't make much sence sorry its because Im too happy hes not dead.
     


  2. Wanque

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    Milk stops poison? First time I've heard that.

    Hope your hamster pulls through!
     
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    It was my first time to, but he seems better, he went to sleep now but i'll try to wake him in an hour or so. If hes fine by then I'm sure he'll live on.
     
  4. superrob

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    Milk = High-low base.
     
  5. kokiri_link

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    That sucks dude, i have a hamster too, but i wouldn't trust her to run around freely haha.
     
  6. serious_sean

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    sounds like your treatment was almost as bad as the poisoning.

    *almost drowned underwater
    *force-fed milk
    *assaulted with hair dryer

    where are the vids!?
     
  7. ZeWarrior
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    The reason I trusted him like that was because there I thought was clean, which it was except the stupid thing there.
     
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    No i just mean cause there fast little buggers, id never catch mine if she ran away lol
     
  9. CrystalSweet

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    aww your poor hamster!
    i hope he's okay [​IMG]
    keep us posted if he survives,
    whaich im sure he will [​IMG]
     
  10. superrob

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    Poor hamster [​IMG]

    Be glad it dident meet my cat.. its crazy O.o.
    Its a fly killer!
     
  11. ZeWarrior
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    he seems alright its been over 40 minutes and I just woke him up, he seems fine, though a little tired.
     
  12. scruffman

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    Its nice that your hampster is still alive but milk really doesnt stop poison, it just slows down the process, like if someone takes or drinks poison, the milk will just slow it down so when they are rushed to the hospital, it will be pumped out of their stomach.
     
  13. Hiratai

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    So...Milk stopped rat poison?


    That could have saved so many people, if they knew that. =/
     
  14. thegame07

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    He might have just stored the poison in his cheeks and didn't eat any. Im pretty sure he hasn't ate any poison because hamsters would never be able to handle rat poison for so long, I'm sure he would have died by now or showed some symptoms of dying. Now if he starts to shake and act funny then you will know somethings up but if hes acting normal everything should be fine.

    Is he eating any food ? Try giving him a treat. If he eats it thats a good sign normally animals wont eat if somethings wrong with them.
     
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    ummm... cool?
     
  16. mthrnite

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    You should get your pet to an animal hospital immediately. Rat poison doesn't kill as soon as it's ingested, it causes internal bleeding and kidney failure. I don't know if rodents can vomit, but the poison needs to get out of the system as soon as possible. If you can feel any lumps in his face, he may have "pouched" the pellets (as thegame mentioned), and not injested them yet. At any rate, you should call an animal hospital/vet right now, or your hamster probably won't pull through.
     
  17. ZeWarrior
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    He did eat it because I actually opened his mouth to see, but he did eat a treat so I'm guessing he's good.
     
  18. ZeWarrior
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    I can't its labor day, nobody works [​IMG] Everything is pretty much closed.
     
  19. tyasawa

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    according to conan (meintantei conan) milk can slow down poison '',.. i think u should take it to veterinary like mthrnite said. >_>... its good that he's ok now but u dont know what's happening inside its body..

    I never be able to take a good care of animals.. part of it cos i didnt have lot of free time during school days.. >_>.. even if its a turtle.. they always end up ran away while im at school

    edit: just read ur message about labor day..
    >_> i'd say try calling.. u might want to try something before u regret it
     
  20. Nubia

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    Oh...Poor little hamster. I have one, his name is Fluffy. It's a little hamster-girl. Maybe they can meet ?