Hamster Magnet: Furry Animal Gets Stuck To Its Cage After Swallowing Spiderman Toy Part

11/04/2012 15:57 | Updated 11 April 2012

A hamster who swallowed a toy magnet and became stuck to the metal bars of his cage is now recovering following the bizarre incident.

Pet hamster 'Smurf' had to be prised off the bars by owner Kate Meech, who came home to find the hamster hanging helplessly off the cage, the Northampton Chronicle and Echo reports.

Meech said that the circular magnet, which had come off her son's Spiderman toy, could be seen lodged inside the hamster's cheek.

The hamster had to spend the Easter bank holiday in a plastic box, "for obvious reasons" Meech added.

Two of Kate Meech's children holding Smurf and the Spiderman toy

Meech told the Northampton Chronicle and Echo she then left the hamster alone, as she believed Smurf would spit it out on her own. However her body started to repel the metal magnet through her cheek, "treating it as a foreign body."

"It made me feel quite queasy" she told the East Midlands newspaper.

After fishing out the magnet, Smurf is now recovering with only a small graze on her cheek.

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