As some of you know my hamster died recently. It was really sad and the first thing we did was throw out his cage, food, bedding etc because it was too hard to look at. A lot of people said to me on the day he died 'Are you getting a new one?' or 'You should get a new one!' I found it quite insensitive to be honest. I will never get another hamster. I know some people do replace their pets after a certain amount of time but to ask me that question on the day he died.. :-/ Do you find it easy to go out and buy a new pet after your current one has died? Have you ever lost a pet and never replaced it? Are you the kind of person that always wants to be around animals? We have said we will get a dog someday. Then I imagine if I lost that dog I would never want a new one. I'd just feel like they'd never compare to my old one.. Just like I feel no hamster would compare to Hamlet.