"I was trying to pick up my hamster and she bit me really hard. It drew blood almost immediately. I am sure she got some of my blood in her mouth. If she did taste my blood, will it cause her to go rabid?"
Please, people. This is a serious issue. Be sensitive. Any tips/suggestions/preventative measures to control the vampirism of hamsters, gerbils, or any other small household pets is appreciated. Just because we don't talk about it much in "nice" conversation does not mean it is not a real, and heartbreaking, issue to many.