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Old 06-29-2019, 04:59 PM   #51
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Hello Folks,
Haven't posted for a while on HC, just thought I would bring you all upto date with the Adventures of Poppy.

Poppy seems to be the devil in hamster form, when Ghost used to throw a strop when cage cleaning was happening, Poppy throws a full blown tantrum and nearly wrecks her cage..!

The same goes when I put her back from a free roaming session, she will attack the door to get back out and in doing so fling her ramps etc out of the way, she will climb the bars and start chewing on them, and when I admonish her she will monkey bar away from me...!

Her favourite things to do on free roaming sessions are,
1, Try to dig up the carpet at the door to the dining room, so I have to put shoes down there to deter her.

2, Climb up my photography back pack and get onto the curtains and try to climb up those, the first time I saw her doing this the curtains where moving and I looked down to see Poppy's back end swinging in mid air with her scrabbling to get her back legs up onto the curtains.

3, Get under the TV/Video unit in the lounge and hide behind one of the drawers for a wash and brush up, then scrabble around inside the unit visiting each drawer in turn until I take them out and retrieve her.

4, Zoom about the room's edges like a demon speedster, I will try to post some links to my You tube channel with some of these short films, I am surprised at her turn of speed Usain Bolt look out this girl will out run you.

She had her first out door experience this evening where she had a short prowl about the lawn, she wasn't freaked about it, she just wrecked her cage after being put back in it.

I have never known such a single minded cheeky, adorable little thing, I thought Forrest Ham#1 was cheeky but Poppy really does go way out the other side of cheekiness.

She is also a One Hamster suicide squad with some of her antics she has no fear and will launch her self from heights etc ie the coffee table, the sofa she climbed up the back of an ikea unit by bracing her back against the wall and climbing like a human does on a mountain when ascending a pipe of crevasse, then she slipped back and squeaked all the way back down to the floor she gave me a determined look and started at it again. She doesn't know when to stop or back down talk about single minded.

Enjoy the videos of antics.

[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG_dGSWGwK4"]

[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW3apFx3vPg"]

[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLjYcW0KzOc"]

[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKDJDw3MqgM"]

[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fDoZPe2zSM"]
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:20 AM   #52
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Wow poppy is a BEAST. I hope she doesn't attack your sofa and spoil it.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:04 AM   #53
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Rads!! What do you feed her? I need some of that high energy food for Henry and me.
She's a little fireball of a hamster. No wonder you had to swap from photos to videos, lol.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:03 AM   #54
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Rads!! What do you feed her? I need some of that high energy food for Henry and me.
She's a little fireball of a hamster. No wonder you had to swap from photos to videos, lol.
That she is Ria, she is so fast when running and some times she does these little short Turbo Poppy mode which is rather funny and amazingly fast too...

So then Poppy has created a bald patch of carpet behind the sofa in the furthest corner where I can't get at with any ease, so I have had to put some cardboard down there to protect it from her.

The other day she pulled a toilet roll tube into her house and was devouring it you could hear her and watch the end of the tube vibrate from her chewing.

She is still attacking the door when I go past so that is her way of telling me she wants out, when she is ignored she climbs the bars and chews them in the corner of her cage and tosses her things about in a tantrum.

I weighed the little madam last night and she is now 208g...!
I must admit I think she would be great to breed from especially with her colouration and her character her pups would be crazy so long as she had the right sire..!

Big Paw, get off the laptop thingy I wish to address my fellow Hams,
Hello Hammies of the HC World,
This is Mistress Poppy,
I have a question for you all, do your Giant Bipeds call you silly names not your normal one?
Big Paw, calls me such silly things like,
Popsie, Poppet, Creature, Bugger-up, Poppy-woppy, Pops etc I have tried to educate him but he will not listen to me at all

He does feed me nice things so a little forgiveness is in order, I can recommend Water melon especially if it has been kept in the cold box thing, then it is super nice when it is warm. Banana is nice too for a breakfast snack.
I get new things to try most weeks most of them are nice, but Blue Berries are a favourite of mine, as are Grapes too I have been promised Have-a-cado what ever that is, but Big Paw reckons I will like it.

I look forward to your replies,
Mistress Poppy.

P.S. Big Paw says I am a fat furball, I am not I am perfectly proportioned.
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:34 AM   #55
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Lol!! Poppy is keeping you on your toes then, the little madam. I love reading about Poppy's antics, always makes me laugh.

What is it about hamsters - carpets - corners?
Henry free roams in the bike room now and digs up the carpet in two corners. What are they looking for? I haven't been able to figure that one out yet.

Tell Poppy that she's not fat because someone fat couldn't possibly run as fast as she can. I haven't been brave enough to weigh Henry again but will put him on the scales soon.

Poppy, i'll tell Henry that you've been on the Hamnet again when i get home after work.
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:47 AM   #56
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Hi Folks,
Poppy is being even more devilish we have had an issue with flies so I got a bed sheet and put it over Poppy's cage for protection.
Poppy has decided to drag a load of it into her cage and destroy it, I wonder if she wanted it for bedding?
Lets just say Mrs R wasn't very impressed...!
I gave Poppy her first free roam on the lawn the other evening and she seemed to rather enjoy it, but freaked a little when a Blackbird started alarm calling from one of the trees, I should have gotten some pictures as the poses she was doing where brilliant, when she hears something unusual her ears are properly perked up and pushed forward which makes her look so on point and alert.
I am going to show her later in the year at the Peterborough show just in the pet category.
I have also noticed she is developing a white blaze on her chest and her colour is starting to deepen too.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:00 PM   #57
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Well, my guess is that Poppy is not the kind of girl who likes to feel excluded and destroyed the bedsheet covering her home out of sheer annoyance.
I hope it wasn't part of a set.

How did you arrange free roaming outside? Did you set up an enclosure to stop Poppy from turbo charging into the next hedge?
A Sparrowhawk dived and picked up a rat from my neighbour's lawn last summer so watch out from danger from above.

Hamsters really can be little monkies. I found substrate on top of Henry's elevated tunnel this morning and he's meant to run through it. I wished i had a pet camera with night vision to find out what he's up to at night but have no idea what to look for.

I suppose its better not to know what Poppy is up to during the night, little dare devil that she is....lol.
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:45 AM   #58
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Poppy is still liking her forays outside on the lawn, she likes to stand by the door to her cage when I go by as if asking to come out.
When I can I oblige to let her out either for a free roam on the lawn or in the house.
Here are a few pics of her of late, the odd place she goes to wash her self is under the TV video unit behind one of the draws.
There is one shot of Poppy coming out from behind the Fridge Freezer I think she thought I didn't notice...!

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Old 07-13-2019, 05:42 AM   #59
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Dear Poppy!

Long time no sniff.

This is your friend Henry finally getting on to the Hamnet!
Big Nose's big nose is forever stuck in that thingy she calls phone and i have to wait until she leaves it on her desk to get a sniff at it.

I did manage to keep up with you and have seen some lovely photographs of you beautiful Poppy. What were you doing behind the fridge? Did you not get dusty or electrocuted? I am a man of the world now and know about the dangers of those things. Do be careful please.

To your question: no, i don't get called silly names, the humans call me by my proper name of Henry but sometimes they refer to me as THE hamster! Hmpf. Big nose still uses a silly voice though like i'm a baby (eye rolling). Hello little Henry and how are you today....grrrrr.

I've had a lovely holiday. Lie ins till midnight every day, more food than i could eat even the peanuts were served shelled and i did not have to search high and low for my provisions. No one cluttering about in the kitchen, dropping things, no smell of burnt food, no noisy motorbike and no one bothering me. I did see Whisker's whiskers appearing at my gate, that's the one who lost nearly all his fur, for a quick chat. Oh well, she's been back for a while now, Big Nose that is and i was almost glad to see her because she's far better at cleaning my toilet than Whiskers is.

Oh well, my spirited young lady, here comes Big Nose demanding her phone back because she has to go to work.

Poppy, could you please tell me more about your adventures in a place called outdoors on a lawn? I've never been there. Did you like the avocado? Best served on a basil leaf. Yesss Big Nose!! Got to go back to my coconut now.
Very best wishes
yours Henry
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:38 AM   #60
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She looks like a sweet cute hamster
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