so i had/have three hamster sisters, poppy, pluto and pudding, and earlier today pluto passed away ): at first i thought she was hibernating even though she's a dwarf hamster because i noticed a heartbeat (she was curled up) so i looked up stuff and tried to warm her up, rubbed her gently, and her eyes opened and her legs moved, and she stretched out a little so i thought she was getting better. she started peeing a little, like little spurts/drops at a time so i patted a tissue down there to clean it up since she was in my hand whilst i was rubbings and warmings. eventually i noticed that she stopped responding. and i saw that she was stiffer and i could'nt move her limbs and there was not a heartbeat.
i hadn't noticed anything health wise wrong with her recently, except poppy and pluto seemed to be more active and hyper (climbing cage more, running around lots, etc) than usual and pudding seemed to be awake more (shes a fatty and a sleepyhead
). i looked up possible diseases, but couldn't find anything that fit... i changed their water (from a different faucet and everything) and i'll be changing their bedding asap and cleaning their cage/wheel.
is there anything else i should do for them?
i put fresh food from the hamster food bag in there daily and change the water periodically.... the cage is covered with 2 layers of shirts to keep drafts out and cold air out, and a few days ago they could get to an edge to chew it but i moved it so they wouldn't suffocate. i got a heater in my room and i'll be using it at least to warm up my room a little so they're more comfortable.
): i've never had a pet before, and these hammies are shared with my roommate (its winter break and i'm keeping them). pluto was the one she loved most but i loved her too and i'm really sad.