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Old 09-03-2015, 03:53 AM   #11
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Oh, yeah! My mum eats those all the time.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:19 AM   #12
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Oh no that sucks that you have celiac, your right the gluten free versions are terrible, my mums gluten free. Sorry Wanna hamster they are a very very Scottish treat; an American friend discribed them as a cold smoors.
I had a lectuer at uni who used to give them to use during toutorials and I am now unable to read certain books with out one.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:47 AM   #13
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Hi all - sorry OP if I seem to be hijacking your thread, we seem to have similar questions

I'm also a brand new hamster owner (as of 3 days ago!). We got a rescue Syrian from the local shelter. We've never had a pet before so I'm reading up everything I can!

I was getting worried as in the shelter my hammy (Ted is her name - they thought she was a boy but is actually a girl, but we felt the name suited her) seemed pretty active, even though it was daytime, but since she has been home she hasn't really left her little house, as far as we have seen. I've sat low down by her cage and spoken to her in a quiet voice in the evenings, and even if I'm across the other side of the room and she comes out, as soon as she sees that I'm watching her, she goes back in.

I guess I just have to be patient? We're definitely not even at the 'eating a treat out of my hand' stage yet. Today I've popped some tissue in her cage that I'd had inside my t-shirt for a few hours, as suggested on here, I'm pleased to say she didn't find me too stinky as she has put it all in her nest!

Should I try and pop her open cage in a secure area, so she can come out and run around a bit if she feels comfortable? Or should I just leave her to do that at night for the time being? We know she has climbed her ladders and gone inside her tubes at night as there are bits of bedding & crumbs of food in them so I guess she just feels happier doing it while we aren't watching her?

I guess I'm just impatient, she is so cute that I just want to be able to see her more...
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:51 AM   #14
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Hi all - sorry OP if I seem to be hijacking your thread, we seem to have similar questions

I'm also a brand new hamster owner (as of 3 days ago!). We got a rescue Syrian from the local shelter. We've never had a pet before so I'm reading up everything I can!

I was getting worried as in the shelter my hammy (Ted is her name - they thought she was a boy but is actually a girl, but we felt the name suited her) seemed pretty active, even though it was daytime, but since she has been home she hasn't really left her little house, as far as we have seen. I've sat low down by her cage and spoken to her in a quiet voice in the evenings, and even if I'm across the other side of the room and she comes out, as soon as she sees that I'm watching her, she goes back in.

I guess I just have to be patient? We're definitely not even at the 'eating a treat out of my hand' stage yet. Today I've popped some tissue in her cage that I'd had inside my t-shirt for a few hours, as suggested on here, I'm pleased to say she didn't find me too stinky as she has put it all in her nest!

Should I try and pop her open cage in a secure area, so she can come out and run around a bit if she feels comfortable? Or should I just leave her to do that at night for the time being? We know she has climbed her ladders and gone inside her tubes at night as there are bits of bedding & crumbs of food in them so I guess she just feels happier doing it while we aren't watching her?

I guess I'm just impatient, she is so cute that I just want to be able to see her more...
Well Ted must have known I wrote that post yesterday, this morning at 5am my husband woke me to say she was up and had sniffed his hand. Much excitement, he was right, she was indeed VERY awake and didn't run away as we gawped at her like proud new parents. She politely sniffed his hand, I got carried away and tried to touch her and she bit me. My fault, but at least this time she didn't run away from me Gonna see if she is equally brave tonight or tomorrow morning and feed her some carrot (instead of my finger).
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:48 PM   #15
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That's fantastic to hear!!!! I love it when I see a step forward with Teacake! ��
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:56 PM   #16
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Well Ted must have known I wrote that post yesterday, this morning at 5am my husband woke me to say she was up and had sniffed his hand. Much excitement, he was right, she was indeed VERY awake and didn't run away as we gawped at her like proud new parents. She politely sniffed his hand, I got carried away and tried to touch her and she bit me. My fault, but at least this time she didn't run away from me Gonna see if she is equally brave tonight or tomorrow morning and feed her some carrot (instead of my finger).
Hi Joey74, how are you getting on with your hamster? any progress?
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:51 AM   #17
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Hi Joey74, how are you getting on with your hamster? any progress?
Hi Book_lover - we're getting on briliantly! The day after I wrote my last post, we were able to get her to come out of her cage and go inside her ball. She now doesn't mind us putting our hand inside her cage while she's in there, she will go in my husband's hand (not mine!), and is generally a very busy little lady. She loves going in the ball, we let her out each evening for at least an hour. Yesterday we got her a new wheel too which was a big hit. She has turned out to be a really fun little pet Now we just have to resist temptation to completely spoil her, my toy-buying is already a bit out of control...

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