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Old 11-12-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
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Cool Potato

Well today was a very big day. I guess I should start at the beginning. I woke up in my cage with my brother and was having a normal time just hanging out listening to all the other animals around me, and napping alot. When suddenly the whole world moved and hands came to pet us. Seeing as the hands weren't flailing or trying in anyway to hurt us, me and my brother of course went to investigate. And what do you know one of the caretakers picked me up and handed me to a human to hold. The hands were very gently and I heard a boy tell the girl holding me that I look like a potato. The girl laughed and said that would be my name. So I guess my name is potato.

I was then placed in a cardboard box with some of my food to eat on what was sure to be a long and exciting journey. My brother wasn't with me but I am OK with that, I know he will go somewhere wonderful. I just hoped wherever I was headed would be a good place. After what seemed like forever the box opened and I was placed in a ball while the human put the finishing touches on my new house something about not wanting me to chew my way out of the box. Once my house was all made up I was set free in it to explore. I can't believe this is my new house. I hope to be able to make friends with the human and run many miles on my new wheel.



That is the best picture I was willing to let the human take. I don't think she realized how much needed explored. Maybe if she is really nice to me I'll let her take more soon.
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Old 11-12-2016, 01:23 PM   #2
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Oh Potato, you are so very handsome!
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Old 11-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #3
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Welcome Potato, he looks real cute! Congrats!
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:20 PM   #4
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A little cutie !

Someone needs to hamnap Potato very soon !
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:04 AM   #5
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Hello Potato, nice to meet you
You really are a very handsome little man!
Have fun exploring your new home & enjoy running in your new wheel.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:23 AM   #6
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Potato looks lovely.

If the white bedding is like cotton, it is dangerous and would be better removed and replaced with unscented toilet paper that has been torn into strips.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:34 AM   #7
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If Potato is from any USA Pet store then She is a hybrid with a higher amount of Winter white but is still a hybrid and should be tended to for the known health issues of Hybrids so no sugar foods. Not all Hybrids suffer these health issues and many live a long and happy life so here's to many more years of reading more about Potato in the future

ETA If she was in with a male you also need to place her on pregnancy watch for at least 24 days from when you purchased her as Dwarf Hamsters are able to reproduce at a very young age.
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Old 11-14-2016, 03:09 PM   #8
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Potato looks lovely.

If the white bedding is like cotton, it is dangerous and would be better removed and replaced with unscented toilet paper that has been torn into strips.
The white fluff has been removed. It was a soft bedding thing, now that I think about it I understand how it could be iffy. Thank you for the information!
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Old 11-14-2016, 03:13 PM   #9
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If Potato is from any USA Pet store then She is a hybrid with a higher amount of Winter white but is still a hybrid and should be tended to for the known health issues of Hybrids so no sugar foods. Not all Hybrids suffer these health issues and many live a long and happy life so here's to many more years of reading more about Potato in the future

ETA If she was in with a male you also need to place her on pregnancy watch for at least 24 days from when you purchased her as Dwarf Hamsters are able to reproduce at a very young age.
I guess he must be a hybrid then... don't really know how to move the thread to hybrids though. I believe potato is male, but every time I get a new hamster I watch to be sure it isn't pregnant. thank you for the information.

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Old 11-14-2016, 03:39 PM   #10
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Pet Smart & Pet-Co have male & female stores, makes things easier as you know what sex you'll get, suppose there have been mistakes but hopefully caught before they are on the sales floor.
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