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Old 03-24-2019, 02:34 PM   #1
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Question My hamster fell

So, yesterday my Saku the hamster climbed his cageís side and I didnít notice at first. When I noticed, I immediately tried to save him by putting my hand under him, but he was quicker than me and fell down from about 30 cm. He hit his food dish and was in shock for a while, but then started running in his wheel again. I obviously thought that he was fine. He usually wakes up at 10.30 pm, but today he didnít come out from his nest that early. I put him some new food and vegetables and he came out to get some and then went back to his nest. He usually wants to play in the evening, but now he didnít come out, so I started to get worried. I put his playpen on the floor and started picking up some toys from his cage, waited a while, but he didnít come out. I thought that he might still be in shock, so put the toys back. Thatís when he ran out from his nest and looked like he was trying to scare me off or attack. I left him alone for a while and just watched him to make sure that everything was okay. I put a blanket over his cage. I thought that his walking was a little bit slower than usual, but now heís running on his wheel again. Is it possible that heís still in shock? If yes, what should I do the help him recover? What should I do, as he tries to attack me? We should continue our taming sessions, but I can't do it when he is like this. Please help me, heís the most important thing in the world for me.
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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Did she fall inside the cage? If so you'll need to make sure there aren't any big drops, they'll often climb bars so it's a bit of a risk and it'll need setting up carefully. Things like little screw in shelves all the way round can help break falls. But it sounds like he is ok and was just in a bit of shock, although it would be best to keep an eye on him. It may have set things back a bit but try not to worry and just take things slowly until he regains confidence. Sometimes you will have setbacks during taming, it's not uncommon so just keep persevering.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:47 PM   #3
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Thank you for your advice! I will make sure that he wonít climb the bars anymore. I tried talking to him a little bit last night, and he didnít attack me when I put my hand in the cage. Although he was a bit more alert than usual, he was very nice and just sniffed my hand. He even took a treat from me, so heís pretty much okay now.
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Old 03-26-2019, 01:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: My hamster fell

My hamster climbed and swung of the roof the first day I had him and he fell too but luckily didn't hurt himself so didn't get upset about it. Sounds like your hamster came to no harm and is getting over the shock. I also listened to advice from this site and made his environment as safe as possible but haven't seen him climbing since. He's more interested in his sand pit aside from food.....
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