I don't even know where to begin. My 4yo killed our hamster :( I didn't see what happened. I was in the kitchen doing dishes when ODS started screaming at YDS. I walked into the room, and ODS told me YDS was being rough with her. I knew immediately that something was wrong, because she was completely limp. I set her in the cage, and she dragged herself to her bed and laid down. I picked up the bed and held her for about 3 minutes, and then she passed away. If I had to guess, I think her back was broken.
ODS had a complete melt down, and I had to hold him back and send him to his room, because he wanted to beat the crap out of YDS. I don't even know what to do. They don't have long lifespans, and I was fully prepared to have that kind of talk when the inevitable happened. But this? What do you tell your kids when a sibling kills a pet?