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Old 10-25-2019, 07:08 AM   #1
Dessi
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Default When do you see your hamster ?

I’ve had my baby for 5 days now. I know it’s very soon, so I’m trying to see if his behavior is due to adapting to new surroundings or just normal hamster doing.

He is a 30 days old dwarf hamster. He is in a big bin cage, with lots of bedding to burrrow. And he loves living in it. He doesn’t use a house, he digs himself a hole in the bedding and has made his toilet right in the corner near his bed.

He will come out maybe once during the day, around noon, to drink and grab a snack. He’s out for maybe 1 minute. Then back to his den until at least 7 pm, then maybe out for 1 minute. Back to his den. Then around 8 or 9 pm, he will come out and go on the wheel. That’s when I give him a few treats and take him out for a few minutes.

I go upstairs after that, so I don’t know what he does from 930 pm to morning, but in the morning I can tell he’s used his wheel a lot (pee in it) and eaten some of the food I left him.

So what’s the verdict ? Should I expect to see more of him in the future, or not really ?
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: When do you see your hamster ?

It's very early days yet and he is still a baby so you'll have to wait and see. Hamsters have their own personalities just like humans and some are more sociable than others.
You are already able to interact with him and you are getting to know each other which is great. Treats are a good incentive for hamsters to get up for. What kind of treats do you give him? My dwarf loves meal worms.

Hamsters are nocturnal by nature and most active at night so best to play with them when they are awake and out of their nests as you do. They do change their timings sometimes though.

My dwarf was up and sniffing about this afternoon so i took him out and let him run around his play pen for a while but he's been in his cave since. He doesn't use a house either. My robo i haven't seen for a couple of days because he's awake when i was asleep with a cold but i know he's fine and active going by the state of his sandpit and wheel and absence of fresh food in the morning. Another one who doesn't use a house and disappears down a tunnel. My syrian comes out when he hears us making breakfast because he wants some and then disappears into his house till 22.00/ 23.00. He loves his house and will not sleep anywhere else. Sometimes he wants to come out of his cage but mostly he prefers to potter about and do his own thing so i sit next to his cage and chat to him when he pokes his nose out from his coconut hide.

All this is perfectly normal hamster behaviour. Both my dwarves pee in their wheels, seems to be a dwarf thing and so unlike my tidy but lazy syrian.

Then you get hamsters who are very sociable or rattle on their cages every evening desperate to get out. Not my lot.

It will be interesting for you to find out what kind of personality and character your hamster will grow up to be.

Love him and enjoy his company no matter how often you'll see him.
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: When do you see your hamster ?

@Ria P I give him sunflower seeds, the small ones, mainly. He gets a few worms in his bowl every day though. When I look in the morning, theyíre gone !

Thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it !
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