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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hamster Hibernation

My hamster has Not hibernated this past winter, but i want to be able to tell if she is hibernating or not for when the next winter season comes. How can you tell if a hamster is hibernating?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 09:53 PM
 
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They should NOT ever be hibernating when you have them as a pet. You should never let them live anywhere where it gets so cold they need to hibernate, and that temperature would likely be under 60 degrees F or even lower.
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I heard in a book that if they do hibernate, you can warm them with your hands and they would wake up, is that right?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 03:37 PM
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I heard in a book that if they do hibernate, you can warm them with your hands and they would wake up, is that right?
I honestly don't think that'd work too well, but I suppose it's possible.

Your hamster should not be going into hibernation in the first place...it's extremely dangerous and the hamster could die.




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Unfortunatly when I was a kid, we had a hamster.I guess it got too cold because he suddenly slept and wouldn't wake up.Mom just said he was hibernating.Well a few days later...we found out he died... I feel so bad to this day.But well I was a kid then and didn't know as much as I know now.




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My Ham Hams never Hibernated, we had probally a dozen of them while growing up. So no, they should never hibernate ... unless you live without heat!!

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