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Old 10-07-2019, 01:50 AM   #61
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With our first Syrian, Charlie, who used to hide away, I used to put a tube over his house door with a smelly treat at the far end. He would walk into the tube and I'd then put both hands over the ends of the tube and lift it out and put one end into a hamster ball and he'd walk into the ball - then pop the lid on quick - and carry him to the bath in the ball. You could wear gloves when lifting him out in the tube if he might bite or make you jump, so you don't drop him!

Yes the toothbrush means you can do it at arms length. It would be wonderful if he was tamed eventually - very rewarding. If he is a bit crazy he may never be really tame but should be handleable and learn to trust you a bit.
Percy sleeps way down in the substrate and not in his house which makes it more difficult to tempt him into something.
Fact is that to get him out i would need to disturb him because he now spends more time underground than in the first couple of days. Not sure that would be a good idea though.

He was still in his cave when i went to bed at 1am but awake. I saw him washing and moving around when i rustled the substrate. He wouldn't surface then but had been active during the night. No idea where he is this morning, probably under the table.

I know that its difficult to tame burrowers who don't surface that much when humans are awake and Percy is going to be a real challenge where taming is concerned.

I'm quite looking forward to see how things are going to develop though.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:47 AM   #62
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Gordon looking a right little ball (with ears) of a hamster this morning.

A happy Henry saying Good Morning to you all.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:24 PM   #63
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Gordon looking a right little ball (with ears) of a hamster this morning.

A happy Henry saying Good Morning to you all.
Heavens, Gordon is a perfect sphere indeed! And Henry looks very sweet and at the same time the dignified little fellow he is... Nice pics!
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:52 PM   #64
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I've contracted this weird illness where I can just keep looking at photos of hamsters and go "Aaaah that's so cute", and somehow feel that everything they do (eating, sleeping, grooming, sitting) is super adorable. In reality, they're just trying to go about their lives as normal.

Must be weird for them. Like, all the Gordons of the hamster world are just sitting in a ball (going on with life as normal) and there's this huge human gushing over them. Can't imagine how creepy it would be for a huge giant to ooh and ahh over me when I'm just sitting here minding my own business. It's no wonder those Robos are such skittish creatures, I'd be too.

My phone is filled with hundreds of photos of my hamster just sitting around on various days, and I look back on them more than I care about my own selfies. Do give Gordon and Henry a pet for me (if they let you stroke them), because I really can't resist their cuteness.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:56 AM   #65
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10Minutes, please share some photos of your Robo. I love looking at hamster pics.

Selfies? Never entered my mind to take photos of me. Bad enough having to look in the mirror....
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:34 PM   #66
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You have a point, maybe the reason I don't look at my own photos is because I didn't want to have nightmares.

Here are some photos of my hamster just minding her own business while I act like some crazy gushing stalker. I can't believe the amount of food she's managed to pouch in Photo 3 in her bulging cheeks, and she looked pleased as punch!
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:05 AM   #67
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Haha! Your Robo looks very relaxed 10Minutes! Thank you for sharing the lovely photos!

How is she now? Did she recover from whatever caused her wound on her backside?
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:26 AM   #68
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It's still very pink, but maybe that's just how healthy Robos look without fur? After all, the vet shaved the fur off the wound areas for easy access. At the very least, it certainly doesn't seem to have gotten any worse. I've given her back some of her toys to play with as she's been deprived of most of them for a while. She should be doing great as far as I can tell. Thanks for your concern!

I would love to hear more/ see more photos on your golden trio too, please do continue to share. I'm glad you have these threads for sharing about them.
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