Our Uncle Tardy is really old and he is really weak. These days, he just eat at the same spot, poo at the same place, and he has trouble standing up. To aid him in his daily routine, we lowered the water bottle to barely above the beddings so he does not need to stay upright for a long time. We also changed his food bowl to a flatter one so that he can have easy access to his food.
He has became a vast difference from his hey days, when young Timid Tardy could scales heights and runs all day. This little one is still eating and he really eats loads of sunflower seeds! He is still well without signs of any sickness but needs a little attention to check on him everyday. He needs to be covered in blanket in colder days as we afraid he would catch a cold or something. Seeing him so scrawny really breaks our hearts but we would like him to stay with us for as long as he can.
We all will grow old some day, so all the young hammies here, respect the old man!