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Old 07-29-2016, 02:18 AM   #1
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Smile Tinw the brave!

So on Wednesday I went looking for a Russian boy & actually came home with what I went for, just for once
Lots & lots of Robos that were very hard not to look at, well impossible not to look at & so cute but I've had a Russian shaped hole in my heart for too long now so it wasn't so hard to stay focused!
I was totally spoilt for choice this time, I've never seen those tiny tanks teeming with quite so many hams!
This little guy caught my eye from the start though & as if he knew it jostled his way to the front of the crowd, then came & took my finger in his little paws, had an exploratory nibble bless him & totally won me over, when I asked him if he wanted to come home with me he almost seemed to be jumping up & down with excitement so I took that as a yes

By the time we got home which wasn't really long he had got so scared, I felt really sorry for him as he was clearly feeling the wrench from a little tank full of warm bodies to being all alone in a big new world, I opened the carrier & a little nose poked out at me & gave a shrill screech!
He was quite brave & had a little bit of an exploration before finding his way into his house & hiding away.
For the first day I could only speak to him from a little distance away from his cage before he'd turn tail & run for it but he gradually began to stay out & listen to the strange new voice for a little longer then on his first morning got really brave & took a couple of sunflower seeds through the bars before taking fright, he came back out soon after & was about to take a third one when he changed his mind, screeched loudly & bolted!
Tiny steps but speedy ones, by his first evening he was already sitting in my hand eating seeds! So brave
He is so tiny I can barely feel him when he sits in my hand! I forgot to ask how old he is, not that you ever get a very accurate answer but I would guess about 8 weeks.

As he was being so brave yesterday evening I decided to risk flashing the camera at him & he really didn't seem to mind at all.

Sitting in his food bowl shows his colours off best I think although he still looks a bit browner than he is, he's more shades of silvery grey with black & white.





I didn't see him in his wheel the first night & was wondering if it might be just a bit big for him to start with but he gave me a good demo yesterday then posed nicely for the camera





He loves his toothbrush! So much so I took it away yesterday evening after seeing how much he'd munched through the first night, I'm sure he wasn't happy about it but I don't want him having too much just yet.
He's munching on a sunflower seed here but I think you can see how he's been chomping on that chew!





He finally went all camera shy so I decided enough was enough for his first day bless him



I haven't seen much of him this morning but he did have a little nibble of my seedless fingers & hand (oops sorry Tinw!) so I don't think yesterday's bravery was a one off
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:21 AM   #2
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Very cute hammy and nice story. Hope he settles in well!
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:28 AM   #3
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Tinw is so cute and he is definitely a lucky hamster to come home with you - it so sounds like he pick you which is so cute. It nice to hear he has filled your Russian shaped hole in your heart, and I'm looking forward to hearing more about him. These photos are adorable I really like the 1st and the 3rd ones - he such a lovely colour. It's nice to read that he getting braver now.
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:07 AM   #4
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What a cute little ham! I love the name too! He really munched on the toothbrush! Can't wait to learn more about you new ham!
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:04 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone
He does seem to be settling in well so far & happy in his new home, I like to think my other boys T'ycor, Ziggy & Flynt are smiling down on him from the bridge wishing us well & glad to see their spot occupied again.

I forgot to mention his name means small star or bright spark in Quenya Elvish As per usual I went all round the houses with names but this seemed to really suit!

He's not much of a morning person so far but he gets up around 6:30 in the evening so we'll have lots of time together later & I'm sure there'll be plenty more photo opportunities, here are a few photos of his cage to be going on with.



He's really interested in his huge sand bath, a real novelty for him I'm sure



A nice big labyrinth house, I haven't disturbed him & peeked inside yet but he has two litter trays in there so fingers crossed!



This was a different set up but the same houses showing inside.

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Old 07-29-2016, 06:28 AM   #6
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What a lovely set up They are a very lucky ham!
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Old 07-29-2016, 09:52 AM   #7
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Tinw has such a lovely cage set up, there is plenty of things inside to entertain him. He must enjoy his sand bath.
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:10 AM   #8
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I saw the thread title and I thought....she hasn't has she??? Yep, she had!
Such brilliant news cypher. The right time for you and the right little man stole your heart!
I just melted at the photos. Tinwe ( sorry little guy, am ham fisted (!!) at the key board, no dots) you have landed on your tiny paws. Smart guy, picking mum like that. Wonderful set up for him. Looking forward to hearing all about him.
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Oh he's adorable...and look at those fluffy feet.

That's such an interesting name too, definitely a candidate for the most unique. How would it be pronounced?
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:05 PM   #10
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Oh wow! Gorgeous boy! His cage looks fun. I LOVE that photo of him posing on the wheel!
How do you pronounce his name?
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