We knew it would happen sometime, but my daughter’s dwarf hamster croaked on Friday. He/she (we think it was a she) was almost 2 years old, which is about the average lifespan of a dwarf hamster. This is our family’s 2nd hamster, so it wasn’t overly traumatic. We did have a quick burial in the backyard, though.
My daughter has asked for fish as a replacement, so we’re getting our aquarium out of storage and seeing what parts are needed to put it back in working order. I’ll keep you updated on this family project !!