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Tiger my new adopted hampster :o)

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by *WillsTillsBills*, Aug 6, 2009.


  1. *WillsTillsBills*

    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    Hiya, to cut a long story short, I adopted Tiger from a girl at work, who said she didn't have time for him and he smells!! Hmmm maybe he smelt beause he hadn't been cleaned out in a long time!!

    Anyone after we both escaped her house, we got home, I went off to pet shop to pick up supplies. He is a syrian hampster, definatly a he! lol

    He already had his cage, water bottle, bowl for food and a wheel, I brought him some wooden fruit on a stick ooo with a bell aswel :) a ball to have a run around in, and some other foody bits.

    I'm going to add a few pics in abit. I'm not sure the cage she had for him is right? or big enough? Abit of hampster tips wouldn't go a miss :) I haven't had one since I was 15!
     
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    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    ooo cant wait for piccies of the new hamster :D
     
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    Oooh lovely, if you post a picture of the cage or if you can find out what it is called I should be able to tell you if its ok. There is a sticky about hamster treats which is excellent and tells you what food treats they can have, let me know if you can't find it.
     
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    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    As promised the pics :)

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    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    Oh he's cute... he looks like two of mine :D

    The cage is a little small tbh... (ferplast Duna)

    I think most of us on here have Savic hamster heaven cages... :D
     
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    Any questions you have, fire away :D
     
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    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    I love hampsters!! oooo have you got any pics of yours? I'm going to check out ebay for a new cage, i defiantely thought it was abit small, hes a big boy! :) I'm going to check out these Savic heaven cages! sound good!
     
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    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    Just had a look, I like the heaven and the cambridge ones! :)
     
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    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    Oooo you'll end up regretting saying that lol

    Umm, lets see, when I cleaned out his cage, I noticed that one of the corners had gone white, I'm guessing where its not been cleaned out and thats where he does his business?

    Handling him, I think hes rarely been handled, any tips on how to start the process? he seems very friendly, I think he wants to be cuddled lol

    Is there a certain amount of time I should spend with him, and how long can he go in him ball at a time?

    thhhhhannnkkkyou :)
     
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    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    Thankyou, I'm going to look for this thread now :)
     
  11. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    This is Rosie
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    This is Jim
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    This is Leo
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    This is Lucky (and Oscar lol)
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    This is Blackie
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    This is Hammy.. He passed away a few weeks ago.. (RIP xx)
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    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    Awww I love them all spesh Lucky!! (and oscar) I just found the hamster bargin thread!! i live in Brighton area sooooo should be able to find a bargin :)
     
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    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    lol
    It usually goes white in the corner where they pee.. totally normal

    Just persevere with him... They can be nervous but with time and patience (and treats) he will come round..
    Spend as much time with him as you like. You should at least give him a stroke once a day.. Start by gently stroking his back whilst you talk to him and he will come round to the idea that you do not want to hurt him.

    Limit time in the ball to 15 mins for the first couple of weeks.. Then gradually increase this, up to 30 mins..
    If he just sits in it though it means he isn't enjoying it ans he may want to come out...
     
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    Thanks :D i think Rosie is preggers :rolleyes:

    Yes the bargain post is great.. i'm always on it (as you can see)
     
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    brighton had loads on ebay :(
     
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    This is Buffy, she is a very special old lady and my oldest Syrian at 4 years old.
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    This is Angel, she is a rescue hamster who I adopted from Pets at Home and she is 1 years old.
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    This is Xander, I got him today,he is also an adopted hamster and is nearly 4 months old.
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    Then we have the Campbells family, I need to get up to date photos but I adopted Spike and she gave birth within a week, so I have Spike (the large white one) and I also have the two dark babies who are Cordelia and Willow.
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    I have a Savic Hamster Heaven for the two older Syrians and Xander is in a Savic Cambridge, the Campbells are in an extended Imac Fantasy cage.

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    Savic Cambridge
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    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    Yay for me! I like these ones aswel Habitrail Ovo Suite Hamster Cage Excellent Condition, but its more tubes, and not alot of actually space, I think I need to find the heaven one abiiit cheaper!! I'm going to start hunting!
     
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    I loooove the colours of Cordelia and Willow!! gorgeous!!
     
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    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    Sorry one last question...How often should I clean him out twice a week? or more?
     
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    They were a bit of a surprise, I was expecting a litter of white babies like mum:D
     
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