Is there any reasonably humane way to put down a dwarf hamster at home?

Is there any reasonably humane way to put down a dwarf hamster at home? Mine's almost 3 years old and is not doing very well in the recent weeks. Mobility has gotten bad enough that she opened wounds on her stomach struggling to reach the upper floors of the cage (even though I moved everything all the way down). Socialist europe so vets are booked 1-2 weeks in advance. Should've gotten it done already but I'm obviously attached to the little meatball.

It's All Fucked Shirt $22.14

Nothing Ever Happens Shirt $21.68

It's All Fucked Shirt $22.14

  1. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Strangulation

  2. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    o7

  3. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hit a shrew that was stuck to a glue trap with a hammer when I was like 10. I was alone, and could hear this voice screaming. I had to stop it. I kinda panicked mid swing, but it still hit it's head. Instant death; but the brains were gushing out, and the blood sprayed. Frick.

  4. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for all the feedback frens. I got all the materials to build a mini gas chamber for the little meatball but I went to a vet and asked if they could do it without an appointment since there's no harm in asking. They got it done after workhours. The sedative was 10% ketamine so at least the lil thing went out high as a kite.

    Rest in peace hammy, you deserved better than me.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm glad you were able to have a vet put her down peacefully, she was a very cool looking hammy.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sorry, anon.

  5. 12 months ago
    Anonymous
  6. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pay someone a bit of money to do the sock method. Into the sock, 1 second later it'll be over. Have a small box or some newspaper to place the sock in. They hand it to you afterwards and you bury it. Suffocating and drowning aren't as quick and painless. She may feel distress for the short time she's in the sock but it's negligible compared to other methods.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Suffocating with an inert gas like nitrogen or helium can’t even be perceived by humans, this is why it is dangerous to handle nitrogen in places with poor ventilation. People are fine and suddenly pass out, someone find them, try to help them and pass out as well. You don’t feel a thing. CO2 is a terrible idea, just get some dry ice, fill a bag with CO2 and do a deep breathe with pure CO2. You can’t.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Whipped cream dispenser with filled with nitrogen?

  7. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >lace treats with benedryl and wait until she's passed out (if she still eats otherwise skip this step)
    >place between two pieces of plywood or cutting boards or whatever
    >jump on it or smack it with something
    >throw it all away so you don't have to look
    guaranteed instant death though

  8. 12 months ago
    Anonymous
  9. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't use a method that involves CO2 because it'll feel like it's suffocating. I know this sounds horrible but the other anon's violent suggestion would be more humane than gassing it unless you have an inert gas that it can't perceive.

  10. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    point black shotgun. turn him into mist. messy but you can't get more humane than utter annihilation because it's impossible for pain or fear to register in time.

  11. 12 months ago
    Anonymous
  12. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Throw it as hard as you can in to wall

  13. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Considering how humans do nitrogen or helium should do the trick. Sedatives that make it sleep also could work

  14. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Damn, sorry buddy. I found these maybe they will work:
    http://www.ratfanclub.org/euth.html
    https://www.alysion.org/euthanasia/
    Good luck and be careful.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      well, apparently i'll be making a small gas chamber for the little fricker, then

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Get a sock and a hard surface, don't hesitate and don't hold back. Make it quick.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't have the mental fortitude to do it using physical force.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's a moronic way of doing it. Insanely painful for the little guy. You snap its neck.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry to hear that anon, but much respect for being willing to do what's necessary to end her suffering. this anon's resources seem solid; I hope everything goes well and good luck with the grieving process, it's the price we pay for loving our little friends

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *