It's not a phenomenon that humans understand instinctively, but sometimes a female hamster will kill her own young. In fact, when she does, she often eats them, too. Ghastly as it may sound, though, her instincts could be guiding her action. She might be doing it for what she perceives as the good of the overall brood. Mother hamsters aren't afraid of making sacrifices for the good of the litter, so don't be too quick to judge her if she kills some of her young. Especially in first-time mothers, stress and fear associated with rearing babies can be too much to handle.
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Skip to Content. That kind of peer pressure makes it tougher for parents who want to hold off delay the inevitable, but stand firm! They can create text, images, and videos that can be widely distributed and uploaded to websites instantly.
H elen Mackinnon trains people in how to deal with death. She always starts by asking if any of them ever went to a funeral when they were primary school age. But when I ask who remembers wanting to go to a funeral but not being allowed to, a forest of hands always shoot up," she says.