Scary Experience! Oct 5, 2010 9:07:43 GMT -4
Post by lyn on Oct 5, 2010 9:07:43 GMT -4
This morning about 4:30am I looked like this and felt like this . Just to let everyone know the outcome is good. My hammie Radar has a plastic house with a removable roof. It also has a round window and a fairly big door. With the wheather getting colder Radar has been taking extra bedding to his house and kinda packing himself in there. Last night my chubby bugger decided to climb through the window instead of moving the bedding away from his door. HE GOT STUCK!!! I unscrewed the house taking him and bedding and whatever else that was in there over to the couch to unlatch the sides for easier access. With all that done I tried to easily get him to squeeze out one way or the other and it wasn't going to happen. The only resort was to cut the window of this house, and every tool was used with no success. By this time he was stressed and yelling and biting. My partner dissappeared and returned with a hacksaw. I said "absolutely not, are you kidding". He was either going to remain stuck or we were going to try this, just extremely careful. I put a thick glove on my right hand so I could control his upper body with losing too much blood from him biting, and took my left hand with no glove and squeezed two fingers in between Radar and the window, and the cutting began. I didn't give a care if I got cut as long as my Radar was free. It took a couple of minutes because we kept making sure where the blade was at all times, and in a flash it broke through and I pulled him out. If it wasn't for my partners quick thinking and determination, Radar might not be here right now. He is doing fine. At first I wasn't so sure because he just layed there in my hands catching his breath and I know he had some shock. I didn't put him back in his cage until he started acting like himself. I'm still keeping a watchful eye on him, not taking for granted that he appears fine. One thing I can say for sure is he'll never get stuck in that window again. I don't want another scary experience like that again, and especially neither does Radar.