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Old 10-08-2018, 01:50 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, I might have done something... I might have of gotten another hamster?

I honestly wasn't expecting to get another hamster, especially so quickly after Bambi passed away. A part of me feels really guilty for getting a new hamster so quickly, but having Mabel here has honestly helped me a lot. I'm still missing Bambi so much though.

Anyway, my sister is the one who bought Mabel for me. I originally wanted to adopt a hamster from someone who was moving to collage and re homing theirs but by the time I called up they'd already found it another home, which I guess is a good thing. So we decided that we would go to Pets at Home and see if they had and dwarf hamsters there. Unfortunately they didn't have and hamster up for adoption, they had the two cutest gerbils though. So in the end we just decided to buy a hamster.

Her name is Mabel, she is a female (I haven't double checked yet but the lady in the shop had a look) Hybrid hamster and we think she is about 6 - 8 weeks old, though I'm not completely sure because I completely forgot to ask! And we brought her home on Thursday 4th October.

She's very friendly however she is still a little bit shy. She's been taking treats off me already and this morning she sat on my hand for a little bit. I haven't tried to pick her up or stroke her yet though as she's still a bit jumpy.
She has a really pretty coat she's mostly black but she has little grey patches on her with a little bit of white by her mouth and under her chin!

Hopefully I can get some pictures of her soon but I think she still needs to settle for a little longer first.
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:06 AM   #2
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Congrats on Little Miss Maple! It's great to hear you have another hamster to love & enjoy now.
She sounds really sweet, look forward to photos when she's settled.
I can understand how you feel guilty in a way but no need, getting a new ham doesn't mean we love or miss the ones that went before any less.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:27 PM   #3
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Congratulations on Miss Maple, I’m so happy that you have another ham in your life! I’m so exited to see photos of when she settles in!
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:40 AM   #4
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What a nice sister. You have no reason to feel guilty ... you gave Bambi a great life and now you'll do the same with Miss Mabel. Enjoy your new friend.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:31 AM   #5
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I got this picture of Mabel today, over the last two days she's suddenly become really tame. She's let me hold her already which surprised me! I'd wanted to leave her to settle for a bit longer but she seems really curious about me when I put my hand in the cage so I might take her out for playtime tonight if she'll come out. I obviously won't force her though.

The picture is really bad quality so you can't really see how pretty she is, I've noticed her face is a little smaller than Bambi's but maybe it's juts because she's a baby?
I'll try and get a better picture of her soon.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:35 PM   #6
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She's adorable! Congratulations on your new ham friend
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:58 AM   #7
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It's great news you have a new ham to love. Mabel looks very sweet!
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #8
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Thank you all for your nice comments they really mean a lot to me!

I'm really surprised by how fast she's settled in, one day she was really nervous and it seems like she's completely settled over night. I've been putting half of her food in her bowl and scattering the other half around her cage, so maybe since she's had to spend more time playing and looking for her food it's made her a bit more confident being outside of her nest?

So, it's official, Mabel's nickname from here on out is "The Dumbo Hamster" Her ears are so huge! Maybe she will grow into them, but I'm hoping that they'll stay really big - I think it's so cute. I got some new pictures of her before they're not the best quality and she's a little fluffy ball of energy at the moment so she absolutely would not stay still. I think you can see her colours a bit better here Plus a picture of her current cage set up feedback is always appreciated!

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:35 PM   #9
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Aww! I love her cage setup! Lol I have that same heart dish!
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:27 PM   #10
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She really is lovely Reminds me of my first ham!
I would try to add a good house to her cage & maybe put more substrate in if you can.
The white thing isn't really much use as a house but a cardboard box with no base & a small door cut in would do fine, big enough to build a nice nest with lots of shredded toilet tissue.
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