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 Causes of Death 

The following are some of the more "common" causes of death in hamsters and other small mammals, though some might not sound common at all. I include this list so owners can be more aware of accidents that are life threatening and other causes of death.


  • Fall from height
  • Squeezed to death
  • Stepped on
  • Fought with another hamster
  • Wet-tail
  • Old age
  • Drowned in toilet/other water sources
  • Injury from other pets
  • Tumours/cancer
  •  wheel accidents (I have seen them happen)
  • shock
  • internal bleeding if they get beat up badly
  • using cedar
  • strokes
  • heart attacks
  • heatstroke
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