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Old 03-23-2019, 08:35 PM   #1
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Smile New Roborovski Owner...Finnegan

I bought a Roborovski hamster today. Whoa, he's fast! I knew that based on my research and watching videos, but it's really something to see. I can't imagine ever being able to catch him.

I had a different name picked out for him, but he looks like a Finnegan and I have no idea why so that may be his name.

Tried to upload a picture, but the file size is too large and I don't know how to change that on a phone.

Thanks to everyone who has posted here about their own Roborovski hamsters!
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Roborovski Owner...Finnegan

Congrats!
Look forward to hearing more about little Finnegan as he settles in.

The easiest way to resize a photo on a phone is to email it to yourself, select small in the image option for the email, save & upload that copy.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:26 PM   #3
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Is it normal for a Roborovski hamster to repeatedly pace on one end of his habitat? He's been doing it non-stop for approximately an hour and a half. He has a large home with a wheel and toys. Thank you.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:27 PM   #4
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Thank you, Cypher. That's great. I appreciate your response.
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:15 PM   #5
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I have heard of them doing that, it may just be that he needs to adjust to his new home, it's such a huge change for them I would just let him settle & see how he goes.
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:03 AM   #6
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Sounds like he’s a bit stressed and needs time to adjust to his new home. He should settle soon. Have you go plenty of hides? My robo doesn’t like much open space
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:53 AM   #7
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Thank you, Cypher and Alpacassei.

I moved him to the corner so he could settle in without a lot of activity outside his home. Also, I added a rectangular flower pot on its side to fill in some of the space. He settled in the flower pot as soon as I put it in whereas he wouldn't go into the hamster house, at all. A Whimzee in the pacing path distracts him from the pacing.

Today he comes out of hiding when I call his name. I know he's not responding to his name; just the sound.

Again, thank you, Cypher and Alpacassei.
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:22 PM   #8
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Great news, I look forward to hearing more about him. Yes they can pace like that unfortunately, I'd just see how he is in a few days and hope he settles down a bit.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:45 AM   #9
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Thank you, mangoandmimi.

The pacing has stopped. In only a week, Finnegan has settled in nicely. He comes out every time I speak. He will run across my hand and take food from my fingers, but he won't sit in my hand. That's ok. I thought he might be a "look & don't touch" pet so I'm ok with whatever he chooses to do as far as human contact goes. He's very interested in everything and comes over to check when I put the camera in to take a picture or change out his bowls for cleaning.

I'm really enjoying this little guy!
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:17 AM   #10
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Congratulations! It's great he will run across your hand. Had our robo 18 monhts and he still runs away from my hand I can hold him if he's out of the cage and in a playpen. The trick is getting him out fo the cage for me! Best if they walk into something and you lift them out that way.
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