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Old 12-21-2016, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default Zylvan, another new man in my life!

I got myself a little something for Christmas

Not exactly what I planned, is it ever lol!
Long story, sorry! I've been looking at a really big bin cage sat on my coffee table that I started making before I went into hospital for two months now getting really frustrated knowing I won't be able to do anything with it until I'm completely recovered from my op which isn't going as planned so I moved it out of sight (almost… I'm still itching to finish it!) & swapped it with Tinwë's old 84L bin, so now I'm looking at a finished bin cage thinking I really do want a robo one day…. then I couldn't help myself & started playing house & before I knew it the bin was all set up
So I went out today in search of a robo, the shop had been reorganised again & only one tank had a label saying female robos & I really wanted a male, I could see syrians, mice & gerbils but not much else but piles of substate so I asked one of the girls & she wasn't sure what was what & just opened a tank, lifted up a pile to reveal three adorable Chinese males…. my heart was starting to melt instantly, she left me standing there while she went out the back to look for the elusive male robos but by the time she brought one out I was totally torn between them...
I put my hand in the tank next to the little furry huddle & the one in the middle stretched out curiously & began to lick my finger & just kept on licking my finger, such a sweet gentle little man
Poor robo didn't stand a chance, I think maybe I'm just not meant to have one… at least not while people keep putting Chineseys right under my nose!

Had to do a quick rethink of my bin layout but I think we're sorted for now, he's had a good explore above & below ground & seems quite happy.
He's a little skittish at times & obviously a little nervous but has taken a few seeds from my hand & seems happy enough with me sitting there chatting to him while he explored. Fast asleep now bless him so I'm leaving him in peace to settle for a while.

I didn't want to scare him with the camera & flash (it's really dark here) so I just grabbed a couple of intro shots, I'm sure there'll be lots more to come

I'd forgotten how noisy "silent" spinners are! But it will do him for now, a wheel is obviously a complete novelty but he's getting the hang!

His starter set up, a bit basic for now but he seems to like it.

The big bin (145L RUB) is just a bit of a project & was never meant specifically for any one of the hams but if little Zyl turns out to be a confident man who enjoys space it may be his one day, but that's entirely up to him, for now I'm just looking forward to getting to know him
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:15 AM   #2
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Zylvan is another good name for a Chinesey. Looks like it was meant to be as you are so good with that species. You may have made the better choice if you want cuddles from your pet. You can always get a robo when your not tempted by Chinese anymore. I'm sure Zylvan will be so happy with a wonderful cage lay out & new mommy too

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Old 12-21-2016, 09:43 AM   #3
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Any hamster that licks you is just meant to come home with you! He looks so sweet, looking forward to hearing more about him and seeing more pics when he is settled.

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Old 12-21-2016, 10:01 AM   #4
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awwwwwww. he's so cute. I'm soooo jealous right now. Where I live is impossible to find chineses! And even If I could I doubt that I could have one.

How many hams do you have now and what races are they? Tinwe, Zen, and Zeki, Am I right? Am I missing someone? Tinwe is a hybrid and the others are chinese, aren't they?? You're a lucky mom!!!
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:37 AM   #5
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Congratulation on Zylvan. He is so lucky to find a loving home with you and it definitely sounds like he picked you by licking your finger - such a smart boy. Zylvan is a perfect Christmas present for yourself. Looking forward to hearing more about him as he settles into his new home and seeing more photos of this very handsome boy.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:17 PM   #6
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Oh he's adorable.

You couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present to yourself and I'm sure he considers himself to have got a pretty good Christmas present to have found his way to such a lovely new home.

Although his bin cage might be a little bit more basic than your other hams have, it still looks lots of fun.

Where did you get that lovely water bottle holder? Is that a Rodipet one?
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:27 PM   #7
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Awww he's adorable and looks very sweet. Congratulations on finding each other

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Old 12-21-2016, 12:49 PM   #8
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Oh my! What a handsome little guy - and very obviously male! I think maybe your pet store knows you too well!

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Old 12-21-2016, 12:55 PM   #9
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Awww how lovely and congratulations on your new additions. Looks like he definitely picked you and he's certainly landed on his paws, a fantastic home and will be spoilt lots.

Look forward to hearing more about this little one.

Ps...hope your recovery is going well after your op.
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:16 PM   #10
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AWWWW congrats on the most adorable Christmas present ever! He's so cute! It's obviously meant to be .

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