Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Nothing's worse than a depressed hamster..

COLUMBUS, OH, United States (UPI) -- An Ohio State University study suggests hamsters may suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression during the dark days of winter, just as some humans.

OSU researchers found more symptoms of depression and anxiety in adult hamsters that were housed for weeks in conditions with limited daylight, as they would find in winter, when compared with hamsters who had days with longer daylight.

So, if you are planning in Wintering over in Nome due to the off-season hotel rates, you might want to leave your hamster at home. He'll be much happier if you do.

Nothing's worse than a depressed hampster..............

Hat tip to Lucianne.com


At Tuesday, November 15, 2005 10:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nothing's worse than a depressed hampster....."


But then again have you concidered a testosterone fuelled gerbil?


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