I once was the caretaker of a hamster given as a gift to me.
Little did the gift giver know that the little cutie was
with babes to be born soon.
When they arrived,10 was the count,all were so small and naked.
Within a couple of days fur was abound, on each, except one.
Instead of fur that one was already developing 2 good sized front teeth
yet the others were not showing signs of teeth yet .(bumps)
The mother tried to nurse the toothed one but she would push it
away after a very short time.
After another day went by, it was obvious the "odd-one" would die
with out sustenance and was getting to weak try any more.
(still no fur)
So my Mom and I decide to try to save the poor thing, by trying
to feed it with cows milk, not knowing if it could even digest it.
Just had to try!
Well,, after about the third feeding with an eye-dropper It choked,
gagged, convulsed and stopped moving!
WE had Killed it!!
Mom Freaked Out
, turned it on it's back and lightly massaged the
It coughed twice and was alive once more!! Wow she saved it's life!
Back in the cage with the rest to keep it warm for the night.
I went to sleep also with the little family next to my bed.
A few hours later a cracking/crunching noise awoke me.
The sound came from the cage. I looked in and what do you know..
Mom was eating "odd-one" and 2 of the siblings were also taking part.
"What ever will be will be"
But I will always make the effort to save a "LIFE" when ever I can.