Terrible Yet Hilarious Proof That Hamsters Are Far Too Fragile


Hamsters are a classic childhood pet. But why are parents so keen to buy them? Probably because they don’t last long, having a life expectancy of up to two years. 

They don’t just die gracefully though – most hamsters are quite unlucky when it comes to meeting unfortunate fates. Here are some of the strangest we’ve heard (warning – they can be quite grizzly).

  1. Ran into the fireplace
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2. Had a picture taken with the flash on

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3. Chewed some TV wires and got electrocuted

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4. Got scared by a human sneeze

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5. Disappeared behind the fridge, emerged without hair and died on the spot

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6. Got accidentally sucked into the vacuum cleaner

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7. Got poked with a Capri Sun straw

Photo: Beverage Daily

8. Drowned in the dog’s water bowl

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9. Got fed too many doritos

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10. Had a tooth grow out of its nose

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11. Got his head stuck between the cage bars

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12. Buried alive whilst hibernating (they thought it was dead)

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13. Fell out of owner’s pocket whilst they were riding a bike and got run over

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14. Was put in the oven because he felt cold

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15. Jumped in the frying pan whilst making pancakes

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16. Heard a balloon pop

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17. Fell down the stairs in a hamster ball

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18. Had a seizure which looked like a dance show

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19. Jumped into a fan

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20. Ran outside in the snow

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21. Got scared of his own fart

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22. Someone said “boo!”

23. Got dropped during Lion King ‘Circle of Life’ moment

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24. A book fell on him

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25. Exploded after eating a carrot

Photo: PetMD

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