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Hamster Help

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by sarahland27, May 19, 2010.


  1. sarahland27

    sarahland27 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, hope you all well.

    I "inherited" a Syrian Hamster last year and, without going in to too much detail, she "appeared" in the bathroom of a flat I am renting. She is lovely, called her Boots. I have had a bit of experience with Hamsters but not a lot.

    She has a fab home, very tall so she can climb and she is spoilt.

    She has a play ball and I wanted to know whether she is able to run around in this outside as I feel sad that she is always couped up and not able to experience fresh air. I overlook a very large field which is covered in daisies and dogs frequently are walked and I am worried that "things" on the ground might be a threat to Boots.

    Can anyone help with this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Flissy

    Flissy PetForums VIP

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    I wouldn't take her outside - I don't think they really benefit from fresh air and the sunlight might be a bit too bright for her as they are nocturnal so wouldn't be out during the day.

    Well done for rescuing her - there isn't someone in your building who is missing a hamster is there?
     
  3. happysaz133

    happysaz133 PetForums VIP

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    I take my hamsters in the garden, never in their balls, just wandering loose. However I know whats been in my garden, and know nothing could be picked up from the grass or infect them. I wouldn't do it elsewhere.
     
  4. sarahland27

    sarahland27 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for your help. As I did not get Boots as a "baby" she is very timid and not very tame. She will let me pick her up and we have cuddles but I do not think I would be able to trust her to go outside without her ball. I don't like putting her in that thing anyway but she has fast feet and I am worried that she will disappear somewhere, after all, she did that once before and ended up with me, a strict vegetarian animal lover. I don't even known how old she is.:confused1:
     
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    I would not allow my hamsters out...partly cos i do not know whats been there...or what will come in!! And my Syrians particularly are brilliant escapologists! But there are harnesses you can get. But I agree with Flissy...I don't think will benefit any more from being outside...than a big play in the house! xx
     
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