Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > >

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-06-2016, 05:35 AM   #1
cypher
Dwarf whisperer
 
cypher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wales UK
Posts: 18,108
Default Everything Zen

Well this wasn't supposed to happen




After my unexpected visit to P@H last week I decided I really was ready for a new Russian ham, they didn't have any in until the next day & I didn't have a cage set up so the plan was to go & look for one today but after phoning both branches near me yesterday it turned out they still didn't have any, I was so disappointed & as a last resort phoned the shop where I got Flynt, I hate that place & never really wanted to go back there but having set my heart on a new ham I was getting desperate & it turned out they had two boys so I went to have a look this morning & found a lovely inquisitive little boy & was almost ready to bring him home, he was so sweet but then the girl was checking the other tanks to see if they had more reading the labels she said Chinese female! I nearly died of shock! They stopped selling Chinese about the time P@H did but have obviously changed policy although this little one had been there a while, she's about 12 weeks, so maybe they still don't sell too well & they may change their minds again.

I really didn't think I was ready for a new chinesey girl yet as I'm in no way over losing my precious Whisp but seeing her there in a horribly noisy shop (loads & loads of very loud birds right next to the hams!) timidly hiding away in her cardboard tube my heart was completely & utterly stolen! I couldn't say no & sadly had to leave the little Russian guy behind, if only I'd had two cages ready it might well have been a different story!
She did seem incredibly timid & I had to coax her out of the carrier into the tube from the shop which she now has in her cage & she just hid there for a little while but before long she totally surprised me & was up & about exploring her cage, found her wheel & had some fun trying to do a Zeki & empty her sand bath lol!
I had to make a few rapid changes to the cage when I got her home as a Russian set up doesn't suit a Chinese so it's a bit of a shambles at the moment, she's been wreaking havoc & burrowing like crazy already so I'll wait for her to make herself at home before I make any changes to it. I think some hammocks may be coming out of storage before long though.

She's sleeping off all the excitement now but this was within her first half hour home!
She did almost take a little piece of nut off me from the safety of her tube just after this but wasn't quite brave enough just yet bless her, at least she tried though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiZeqOddQZE

She was very nearly called Karma on the way home, it just felt right but doesn't really roll off the tongue & sitting there watching her & talking to her I thought "Everything Zen? I think so" A bit of a variation on the song for anyone old enough that goes "Everything zen, I don't think so" which is very much the way things had been until today!
__________________
Slave to Zeki, Zen. Tinw & Zylvan
Always loved, never forgotten
T'ycor & Ziggy, Zephyr, Flynt, Mickle & Little Whisp.
cypher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 05:55 AM   #2
SKB_Hamsters
PM Fluffy for custom title
 
SKB_Hamsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 1,814
Default Re: Everything Zen

Congratulations on Zen, she is absolutely adorable, and she looked like she was enjoying her new wheel. She is such a lucky hamster to come home with you.
Looking forward to hearing more about Zen as she settle in.
__________________
Pumpkin my Sweet Cuddly Troublemaker
R.I.P Honey, Caramel, Cotton, Cookie, Toffee and Sherbet. Forever in my Heart <3
SKB_Hamsters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 07:00 AM   #3
Fluffagrams
Moderator
 
Fluffagrams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bath, UK
Posts: 2,762
Default Re: Everything Zen

Oh she's adorable and she'll be in line for a lovely home with you. If she's twelve weeks old, she'll be a similar age to my Victoria.

There's always that moment when we'll come home with an unexpected new arrival but it's always nice when you see them and know that you just need to bring them home.

I'll look forward to reading more about her.
Fluffagrams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 08:26 AM   #4
cypher
Dwarf whisperer
 
cypher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wales UK
Posts: 18,108
Default Re: Everything Zen

Thank you both

She really is funny, she didn't sleep for long & has been busy exploring & digging again, her cage looks typically Chinese already, a bit like a bomb site
She seems to have decided to sleep under the shelf her wheel is on for now, not sure about that but we'll have to see how it goes....
I did offer her the little piece of walnut through the bars again & she kept coming out, little nose in the air twitching like crazy but not quite brave enough to come close enough to get it, I took pity on her & left it in her tube & she had it in a flash
__________________
Slave to Zeki, Zen. Tinw & Zylvan
Always loved, never forgotten
T'ycor & Ziggy, Zephyr, Flynt, Mickle & Little Whisp.
cypher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 09:31 AM   #5
pinkneon
Pink Glittery Hamsters
 
pinkneon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Back where I belong!
Posts: 5,996
Default Re: Everything Zen

Oh wow she is gorgeous!!
__________________


Sweep's human! 🐹
pinkneon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 10:09 AM   #6
Jasmine2016
Hamster Pup
 
Jasmine2016's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: England
Posts: 169
Default Re: Everything Zen

She is beautiful.

I had a Chinese girl once, I love the way they curl their tail round your finger and just cling to you.

Zen looks like she has already settled in bless her.
Jasmine2016 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 10:42 AM   #7
AlfredHam
Adult Hamster
 
AlfredHam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: South west
Posts: 311
Default Re: Everything Zen

Oh what a sweet little face!
__________________
First time hamster owner to Alfie
AlfredHam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 11:43 AM   #8
Rodent Fan
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 111
Default Re: Everything Zen

Aaw so cute chinese hamsters are so sweet looking. More like mouse hamsters I think congrats!
__________________
Momma to Archie, the Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster, and many, many mice.
Rodent Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #9
Coco61
GrannyHam
 
Coco61's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: London
Posts: 2,774
Default Re: Everything Zen

Oh oh! She is beautiful. Look at those big ears up and those lovely eyes! Stunning! Lucky little girl to be found by you.
Poor little Russian boy- never mind, you can always go back!
Coco61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 01:17 PM   #10
M3gan
Adult Hamster
 
M3gan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ireland
Posts: 337
Default Re: Everything Zen

She is stunning! An absolute beautiful. Such a lucky girl to be with such a good ma!
M3gan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
home, cage, ready, chinese, shes, shop, make, zen, set, russian, tube, found, heart, p@h, girl, ham, turned, today, long, loads, bit, incredibly, story, rapid, exploring

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright 2003-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:55 PM.