Keep an eye out for your furry friends if you’re a collector of kitchen magnets.
A curious hamster with an appetite for attraction found itself in a hilarious and slightly heartbreaking situation. According to a text message thread from a person named Kat on Twitter, a vet student discovered an odd ailment in a little girl’s hamster.
The little girl brought her hamster into the vet because it hadn’t moved from the side of its cage in days. When asked if anything had happened, the little girl told the student that the hamster had gotten out, but they discovered it hiding underneath their refrigerator.
After pulling the hamster from the cage, it acted totally fine. Then, they noticed that the hamster had something in its mouth. There, they found the hamster had been hiding a fridge magnet in its cheek, and it probably wasn’t hanging out on the side of the metal cage, but it was stuck, thanks to the magnet.
Twitter loved the adorably tragic tale of a snack gone wrong.
We’ve reached out to Kat for additional info and comments, but one Twitter user shared a very similar story in January of 2016, making us wonder if the tweet was stolen, or if hamsters have a tendency to eat magnets.