Instructables

Are dwarf hamsters cannibalistic?

One day, many years ago, my young, naive eyes witnessed an event that perplexed young me. I was at a big box store, and naturally, being a young kid, I went to look at the pet section. I was looking at an adorable, dark gray dwarf hamster. I noticed he was chewing on a stick of some sort. Closer examination revealed said stick appeared  to be a (femur or rib?) bone of another hamster. The smokey colored tufts of fur dispersed among the sawdust nesting confirmed my assumption: that the hamster ate his roommate. Do hamsters really eat/kill each other, or did my eyes deceive me or was that just an unnaturally crazy hamster?

Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!