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Old 03-02-2016, 08:07 PM   #1
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What the heck.. I didn't hear him come out last night so today when I didn't see him I opened his cage and started looking for him. I ended up removing everything and sifting through all the bedding... How he is not in there??
It's a mickey 2xl cage. It was shut I have no idea what's going on here.
I've only had him a couple weeks !
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:49 AM   #2
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Oh dear! Sorry to hear this.
Have you got any predators in your house (ie. cats)? If so I would try and shut them out of the house until you find him.
Try rustling his food bag to entice him out. Good luck, I really hope you find him!
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:58 AM   #3
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He must have escaped through the bars. Some cages have slightly wider gaps at the corners or round the doors and baby or dwarf hamsters can get through these. They can get through amazingly tiny spaces.
You need to try and set up some traps. Humane mouse traps can work or bucket traps. Leave food in several places with flour dusted round it and see if you get any footprints. Once you find out the room he is in isolate that room and search everywhere. Block off holes unless you think he is down there.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:18 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your ham, check the bars of the cage incase there's a fault where it can be moved.
Souffle has given good advice. Fingers crossed you find your little boy real soon.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:36 AM   #5
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Hope you find your hamster soon. You could try leaving the cage door open and use something the hamster can climb on together back in.

One of my previous hamsters escaped nearly every night for a few months, but returned to the cage each time to go to bed before it got light.

I had to get a tank in the end.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:54 AM   #6
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Hi,

Sorry to hear that you hamster has escaped. Try using the humane bucket trap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkB7nUtQoKM Put one in each room and they should do the trick!

Hope you find your hammy soon.

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Old 03-03-2016, 05:50 PM   #7
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My daughter found him ! I searched everywhere and today she came over and we couldn't get the cats to come upstairs. She went and checked and they wwere sitting there staring at him !! OMG I'm so glad we found him ! He squeeked quite a bit when I picked him up =p
Maybe I will do a bin cage instead =/ I'm scared he'll get out again.



Maybe he got out here !
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:33 AM   #8
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So glad you found him asherah. If you have a bath can you put the plug in and place the cage in it. That way if he does get out he won;t get far! Just shut the bathroom door. Even a large box should contain him if he gets out the cage till you sort something out. I cant see the pic but any gaps need securing or you could return the cage and say it is not fir for purpose and get a tank type. Is he a syrian or a dwarf?
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:51 PM   #9
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I don't know why ti's taking so long for posts to show up... but he is a campbells dwarf =) I ordered some stuff to make him a bin cage. I do want to make him detolf cage but that won't be for a month or so. My daughter named him tofu. hehe

I don't know why the pic didn't work but attempt #2...
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:52 PM   #10
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I don't know why it's sideways.
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