Why do hamsters muscles stiffen when they pass away?

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Betty Cheng Profile
Betty Cheng answered
A lot of things stiffen after death. Look at a malnourished plant for a great example... And even human bodies stiffen after death. We just rot and smell because we compose a higher level of chemicals.
Merlin Paine Profile
Merlin Paine answered
The same thing that causes all other animals and people to stiffen. Called "Rigamortis" pronounced
rigor mor´tis  the stiffening of a dead body accompanying depletion of adenosine triphosphate in the muscle fibers.
David Barrett Profile
David Barrett answered
All living animals & people do.
Will Kubic Profile
Will Kubic answered
Muscle memory. Think about it, spiders legs curl up when they die and sorry for your hamster dying
John Bearfoot Profile
John Bearfoot answered
All  living  things  stiffen up when  they die , Its  the fact is that the hamster passed away  and its  going  to better  place  than this  world  sorry for  your  loss

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