My Syrian hamster passed away unexpectedly last night. He was gradually biting on the front on the tube -that goes around the side of the cage- and managed to get out, he must of taken some damage as his cage is high up from the ground. When I went up to check on him I called on him and he came out from the side of my room and I immediately went to him. He had found a packet of old minstrels in my room and I managed to get most of them out his mouth but it looked painful. A week on from that he passed away in his bed, when he was dying I picked him up and he was very cold I put him back in his bed and put water and food next to him. I found out he was dying when I went to feed him and he didn't come out from his bed- he was still breathing but was not moving. When I put him down on the ground a couple hours before he died he could not walk and looked like he had injured his back?
so the the minstrels is that what he dies from or was it the metals he was getting in his system by knawing on the cage that could have done it mabe he was dying of age its sad that this happened i'm really sorry about this next time you want a pet its also know to pick up bacteria from the cage i believe that the cage should get thrown away start with a new cage and alot of vegtables that they can naw on toys that they can play with it might have passed a way from getting the metals in his little body