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Old 02-16-2017, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default Standing up on hind legs?

I am sorry if it is a silly question. My hamster (Mars) seems to often try to stand up on his hind legs and look upward. Does this behavior mean anything? Mars is a young campbell .
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: Standing up on hind legs?

Commonly known as meerkating Most hams do it to some extent, just to get a better view of things I think.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing the info !!
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:56 AM   #4
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Default Re: Standing up on hind legs?

If he does this when you approach him or try to lift him up, it's a defensive behavior, but if he's just doing it in general as cypher said, it's a perfectly normal behavior that all hams do. They do it when curious or exploring their surroundings to gather information
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:00 AM   #5
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If it's defensive they often hiss at you, I think it's just normal meerkating though Drago, I should probably have said they do it to get a better sniff around rather than look around as they can't see much anyway!
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:21 AM   #6
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Default Re: Standing up on hind legs?

Meerkating is an excellent cute photo opputunity .

I think the other replies are right.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:09 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot !!
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:19 PM   #8
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Hi Muntaseer,
Standing on their back legs is quite normal behaviour, here is a pic of Pip doing just that...

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Old 02-19-2017, 10:44 AM   #9
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Awww Pip meerkating how lovely.
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