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Old 12-19-2019, 12:53 PM   #1
MangoNPeachy
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Default Hamsters in the back?

So I just got a hamster and I wanted to know why he was in the back. I got him from a pet store because no hamsters were up for adoption at the time. The employee went to the back and got a black male Syrian hamster. I named him Hilo, and I was just wondering why he was in the back. He seems happy and healthy, he's also eating and running on his wheel. Thank you for reading!
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Old 12-19-2019, 01:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hamsters in the back?

They keep them at the back for all sorts of reasons. They might have been ill, maybe they fought with their cagemates, maybe they were the last of a litter to be sold (and the tank was needed for another litter), maybe they just didn't have space in the main store. Or they might have been returned by a customer or abandoned at the store.
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Hamsters in the back?

It appears like he may have been put there because he was deemed “aggressive” by a previous owner. This is unfortunately common in some places— yes, if your toddler grapples up the hamster like a hawk’s talons, it’s going to bite! If you provide proper husbandry this shouldn’t be an issue with you, though
It may also be possible he had something but has since gotten over it, but I’d assume a vet would talk this over with you before sending him off, at least if it may be reoccurring.

Best of luck with your new friend!
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Old 12-20-2019, 02:26 AM   #4
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Default Re: Hamsters in the back?

This is the first time i'm hearing about a hamster from the back....that is so strange. Maybe he is adult and the pet store sells only pups.
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Old 12-20-2019, 05:37 AM   #5
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This is the first time i'm hearing about a hamster from the back....that is so strange. Maybe he is adult and the pet store sells only pups.
At least in the US, itís relatively common. Iíve never had success with it myself but Iíve heard of a lot of people using it as their form of adoption. Weird how the world works!
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:46 AM   #6
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Default Re: Hamsters in the back?

I got my hamster from petco. When I first went to the store I didn't see any syrians, and asked if they had any. They were keeping one in the back because he'd had a patch of fur missing from the top of the head and were watching for resolution to make sure they sold a healthy hamster. It had just about completely grown back and they were getting ready to put him back out on display the next day. That was a year and a week ago, and Smokey hasn't had any health problems at all so far.
They might have been watching/treating your hamster for something and just hadn't gotten around to moving him up front yet as well.
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