Katie Piper reveals grim discovery that one of her hamsters ATE the other in its cage – Daily Mail

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‘They’re not vegetarians, they’re cannibals’: Katie Piper reveals grim discovery that one of her hamsters ATE the other and plans to tell her daughters ‘edited version’ of events

Katie Piper has told of her shock at discovering one of her pet hamsters ate the other while they were both in their cage.

The TV personality, 37, shared a clip on her Instagram Stories where she told her followers she could only see one of her hamsters in the cage.

Katie and her husband Richard Sutton went searching for the other one and were horrified to find only its remains left after it had been eaten by the other.

Grim: Katie Piper has told of her shock at discovering one of her pet hamsters ate the other while they were both in their cage

Grim: Katie Piper has told of her shock at discovering one of her pet hamsters ate the other while they were both in their cage

Grim: Katie Piper has told of her shock at discovering one of her pet hamsters ate the other while they were both in their cage

Speaking in the clip, Katie said: ‘We were just about to go to bed and made a grim discovery. I think one of our little hamsters has died.’

The TV presenter explained she and Richard shook the can of food they give the hamsters and were surprised to see only one emerge.

She said: ‘They are nocturnal so they’d both be out by now. We shake the packet of food they like and they come out but only one came. We’re about to take the surviving one out and look through the sawdust.’

Katie then shared a clip of the surviving hamster along with the song All By Myself sung by Celine Dion.

Missing: The TV personality, 37, shared a clip on her Instagram Stories where she told her followers she could only see one of her hamsters in the cage

Missing: The TV personality, 37, shared a clip on her Instagram Stories where she told her followers she could only see one of her hamsters in the cage

Missing: The TV personality, 37, shared a clip on her Instagram Stories where she told her followers she could only see one of her hamsters in the cage

Things quickly took a turn for the worse when Katie discovered why the other hamster was missing.  

She said: ‘It’s slightly worse than we thought. The hamster is dead and we found the remains, the other hamster has eaten him. Apparently that’s a thing, they’re not vegetarians, they’re cannibals.’

Katie, who is mother to Belle, six, and Penelope, three, admitted she would likely tell her children an ‘edited version’ of events, so as not to upset them. 

She wrote: ‘Sorry I know there are far worse things going on in the world but we were not expecting that. Has anyone else experienced this?

'Shocked': Katie and her husband Richard Sutton went searching for the other one and were horrified to find only its remains left after it was eaten by the other

'Shocked': Katie and her husband Richard Sutton went searching for the other one and were horrified to find only its remains left after it was eaten by the other

'Shocked': Katie and her husband Richard Sutton (pictured) went searching for the other one and were horrified to find only its remains left after it was eaten by the other

'Shocked': Katie and her husband Richard Sutton (pictured) went searching for the other one and were horrified to find only its remains left after it was eaten by the other

‘Shocked’: Katie and her husband Richard Sutton went searching for the other one and were horrified to find only its remains left after it was eaten by the other

‘We are going to have to tell the kids an edited version of events. We bought them from a reputable pet shop.

‘They were same sex and dwarf hamsters. We were told they should be kept together as a pair and always seemed to get on.’ 

Later, Katie shared another update with her followers and said she had placed the hamster’s remains in a box.

She wrote: ‘Have put the hamster remains (fur and bones) in a Jo Malone box in the garage. My husband goes to work still and I am home schooling alone so am not going to tell Belle until the evening time.

'Not expecting that': Katie, who is mother to Belle, six, and Penelope, three, admitted she would likely tell her children an 'edited version' of events, so as not to upset them

'Not expecting that': Katie, who is mother to Belle, six, and Penelope, three, admitted she would likely tell her children an 'edited version' of events, so as not to upset them

‘Not expecting that’: Katie, who is mother to Belle, six, and Penelope, three, admitted she would likely tell her children an ‘edited version’ of events, so as not to upset them

Sad: Katie posted a clip of Belle singing and dancing around the kitchen and gave it the caption: 'Bless her. I just keep thinking "your hamster's dead"'

Sad: Katie posted a clip of Belle singing and dancing around the kitchen and gave it the caption: 'Bless her. I just keep thinking "your hamster's dead"'

Sad: Katie posted a clip of Belle singing and dancing around the kitchen and gave it the caption: ‘Bless her. I just keep thinking “your hamster’s dead”‘

Tragic: Later, Katie shared another update with her followers and said she had placed the hamster's remains in a box

Tragic: Later, Katie shared another update with her followers and said she had placed the hamster's remains in a box

Tragic: Later, Katie shared another update with her followers and said she had placed the hamster’s remains in a box

”Going with the line of, he passed away in his sleep due to old age rather than his best friend murdered and ate him. Then will give her option to bury box in garden.’

Katie posted a clip of Belle singing and dancing around the kitchen and gave it the caption: ‘Bless her. I just keep thinking “your hamster’s dead”‘.

The star shared another clip where she informed her followers she was planning the hamster’s funeral as she hoped Belle didn’t notice before she broke the news to her.

Katie wrote: ‘Update. She’s got her toy hamster next to her schooling. Praying she doesn’t notice ahead of my speech tonight.’

Katie wrote: 'Update. She's got her toy hamster next to her schooling. Praying she doesn't notice ahead of my speech tonight'

Katie wrote: 'Update. She's got her toy hamster next to her schooling. Praying she doesn't notice ahead of my speech tonight'

Katie wrote: ‘Update. She’s got her toy hamster next to her schooling. Praying she doesn’t notice ahead of my speech tonight’

 

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