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Old 11-23-2018, 07:18 AM   #1
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Default Meet Kiko :) The fluffy little boy :)

Hello fellow ham-moms and ham-dads! I decided to re-introduce Kiko to all of you in this subforum instead of the introduction section Hope you don't mind the "duplicate" thread!

A short introduction- I'm a musician living in St. Petersburg, Russia, and previously lived in London, Kyoto, and in Singapore (where I was born). I've had many hamsters growing up, but since I left for college in London I've stopped keeping any, until last year where my fiance and I found Kiko in a little pet store while on the way to grab some dinner.

The store owner said Kiko was the runt of the horde- he was much smaller than his brothers in the cage, and he was all alone in a corner while his chubby and greedy siblings were crowding around a food bowl. His brothers were also beige, and he was the only orange boy. We felt a little sorry for him, and asked to hold him in our hands, where he just sat obediently and looked at us with his precious eyes. We gave him a little kiss on the forehead, and he immediately hid his face in our hands. That melted our hearts and we decided to take him home then. For the following weeks we nursed him back to full health- feeding him every 3 to 4 hours, and providing him with a balanced diet of pasta, chicken, tofu, broccoli, carrots, apple, peach, and of course, dry hammy food. We also gave him petting sessions, which we call "pat-pat time", several times a day, and groomed him with a little comb and brush.

Kiko (taken a few days ago)


Kiko is now our little precious and spoilt boy- he needs his "pat pat" every day, where he would sit on our bellies or lap while we give him head strokes for almost an hour every evening (and he sometimes fall asleep), and he would keep us company on the sofa or on our beds where he would just lie and laze around before heading to his playpen for his daily evening activity He has learnt to be really obedient while we groom him too- he wouldn't move an inch while we comb and brush the bedding off him, and even brushing his belly doesn't pose a problem HOWEVER, if we are late in the evening, he would usually throw a tantrum and mess up the bedding in the cage, and stand really still and stare at a wall while ignoring us

Kiko chilling on the sofa (yesterday)


Kiko throwing a tantrum
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I sometimes travel for work and Kiko would miss me (he's more attached to me than my fiance). Every night in my absence he would try to escape his playpen, bite the roof railing of his cage, and basically do anything to annoy my future wife He usually tones down if he 'hears' my voice over the phone or over FaceTime I know it sounds ridiculous but it's true! When I return from work he'll often just snuggle against me for hours, and my fiance will call him a 'traitor' haha!

Kiko snuggling next to me after my 2-week work trip and a long intercontinental flight (and jet-lagging. My wife said we slept together like that for more than 2 hours!)


We recently found an abscess on his bottom and brought him to the vet a couple of days ago after reading some advice from my fellow ham-moms and dads on the forum. He was a brave little boy and had it drained and cleaned. The vet says it might return but she taught us how to do the procedure ourselves if it's a small abscess, and to return to her if we didn't know how to drain it, where she'll do it again for free!

Kiko and his ham-mommy at the vet


Once again thank you all for your care and concern, and it's great "meeting" everyone on this amazing forum!
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:55 AM   #2
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I'm very pleased to meet you, ham-mommy, and (of course) precious Kiko. Yippee, I'm so pleased to see Kiko having his own special thread here! Kiko is just so cute and absolutely precious in every way. I'm so glad that you and your wife found him, nurtured him to good health, and gave him such an amazing, pampered life filled with so much love and affection. As I have mentioned before in his introductory thread, I totally adore all of his wonderful pics and videos. I also enjoyed seeing the new, last photo of Kiko looking extra content getting cuddles and a sweet pat-pat session from ham-mommy - too sweet. The hamtrum video was also very funny - sorry Kiko, I just couldn't help giggling at you putting yourself in the corner for a time-out. Poor, POOR Kiko, lol; hams really are such silly and wonderful family members.
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:24 AM   #3
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Hello & welcome to you and Kiko.
I love Kiko already, so unbelievably fluffy! There is definitely something special about long haired males, they really can be so laid back and cuddly. So so sweet sleeping like that for 2 hours too.
Sorry to hear about the abscess but sounds like you've got that under control. Looking forward to hearing more about Kiko
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Old 11-23-2018, 11:06 AM   #4
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What a lovely fluff, he certainly looks like he has you wrapped round his little paws
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:51 PM   #5
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He's lovely and it sounds like he has a wonderful personality to match. Look forward to seeing more of him.
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Old 11-23-2018, 01:23 PM   #6
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He's recovering really well, but sleeping a lot more and his eye gets a little sticky when he wakes up. :/ He's eating well too!

Here's him chilling on our bed again haha



and then falling asleep 15min later. How are we gonna sleep?? Haha!

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Old 11-23-2018, 03:48 PM   #7
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Lol, I just love those last two pics of Kiko on your bed. He probably wants to make sure he is definitely in the center of all of the attention and gets his share of cuddling from both you and your wife while he sleeps so soundly between the two of you. Bless him for being such a sweet heart-ham. He is just too cute and cuddly.
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Old 11-23-2018, 11:08 PM   #8
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Really sweet photos of your handsome little man on your bed
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:46 AM   #9
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I managed to take some photos of him while he sleeps on my lap today. He has a fixed schedule- out at 8pm, pat pat session, and a 30-45min nap on either my lap or my wife's, and then back to the toilet before heading to his playpen haha!

Kiko falling asleep on my lap


Trying to find a comfortable position while using my arm as a pillow


Final position. Now to nap for the next 30min!
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Old 11-25-2018, 04:07 AM   #10
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Aww, utter bliss!!!! I can't stop smiling and giggling at those last three sleeping photos. I love the expression of total contentment on Kiko's face and, of course, the silly and tousled hairdo with a few stray pieces of bedding attached, lol. Kiko is cuter and cuter with each pic.
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