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Old 11-10-2017, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default Mishka!

I couldn't resist buying this little cutie! After Franny and Marci passed away I've had a Russian hammy shaped hole in my heart but with the help of my little Mishka it's starting to heal <3

No photos yet because he's such a fast baby that I can't take clear photos but he's mostly white with the most sparkly red eyes and a dark grey (dove?) face and a few dark grey patches on his body. He has about 1cm of dorsal stripe midway down his back too.

He's settling into his new cage well and had a lot of fun exploring all his toys and running up and down his seesaw

I got him from P@H and had to listen to them tall me all about how Russian's are prone to wet tail, how they should have apple or carrot every day, and am I sure I only want the 1 hamster since they prefer to be kept in groups!
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:50 AM   #2
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Congrats on little Mishka!
He sounds adorable, look forward to seeing him once he settled.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:27 AM   #3
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Congratulations! He sounds lovely. Hmm - interesting advice!
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:13 AM   #4
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Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing photos once Mishka settles in.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:15 AM   #5
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Congrats! Misha is so adorable!!
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:17 PM   #6
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I got some photos to post in the morning!

He's settling in well but he seems to be finding it difficult to adjust to having so much more space than he did in the pet shop so I've filled his cage with lots of places to hide and burrow. As for taming, he's already accepting food from me and has been handled for short periods of time without him becoming stressed which is good news!

I also suspect he might be blind, which is likely considering he has red eyes and all red eyed hamsters will have some level of vision loss due to the lack of pigment that their eyes need to develop properly. My Mishka keeps bumping into things and struggling to find the ramp down from his platform, poor baby.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:05 PM   #7
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That will be a real shame if he is blind, if he is he should be able to find his way around by scent though so if you keep cleaning to an absolute minimum & are really careful with his cage set up he should still be able to manage ok.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:13 AM   #8
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Congrats on Mishka
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:06 AM   #9
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Mishka sounds so lovely.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:38 AM   #10
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Congrats on getting Mishka, he sounds very sweet!
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