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Old 10-08-2019, 02:27 PM   #1
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Moo arrived with us a week ago from Hamster Haven rescue in Cheshire. He was born there when his Mum came to the rescue pregnant. He was then adopted by a family who moved and couldn't keep him (don't know all the details) so he went back to the rescue, where he was very skitty for a while but tamed while he was there. He is now about a year old and I'm waiting to find out when his birthday is/was.

A few pictures have already been on the Meet Moo thread but have put them on here again so the thread is complete from when we got him .

After a couple of days he was out enjoying his cage. Washing himself inside the black salt pig and sat for ages in a sputnik. He then didn't come out much for a few days.

Tonight I called his name and he came to the door of his house and came out in the cage a bit, so let him walk into the snooze cube and he's had some sofa time. He is lovely and tame and easy to handle. So he is settling in. I'll try him out in the playpen next time.

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Out on the sofa tonight

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Getting adventurous - he was thinking about a runner off the sofa arm but was happy to be picked up and brought back down to the cushions.

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Old 10-08-2019, 02:31 PM   #2
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A few more from tonight - his first excursion in to his new living room! He had a long moment of sitting halfway up the sofa back on a cushion contemplating.

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Snacking on a pumpkin seed

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Such a shame this one didn't focus in time! His little head popping out of the snooze cube.

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Old 10-09-2019, 12:41 AM   #3
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Moo is settling in well! Lovely to see photos of him and looking forward to see more.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:18 AM   #4
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Thank you Ria It was lovely to see him out of the cage and actually handle him. Have had to be patient for a week!
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:04 AM   #5
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I'm still loving that name soo much. Well done on being patient (it's so hard sometimes isn't it) I think my fav pic is his little nose sticking up out of the hole in his house.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:18 AM   #6
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Thank you Ria It was lovely to see him out of the cage and actually handle him. Have had to be patient for a week!
Hamsters certainly require a Lot of patience. You are very lucky that Moo is already tame. The lucky fella is guaranteed a fabulous hamster life with you.

ps: Percy the wild dwarf takes mealworms from my fingers now without trying to bite them off
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Sofa time, pumpkin seeds as treats and being handled! Terrific progress there. Moo has really started to feel at home so you can see he was tame and just needed to settle down.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:51 AM   #8
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Thank you Coco. Yes he just needed settling in time. The way it was going I thought it could be a good 10 days but after 6 days he was happy once out and didn’t seem nervy. Yes I am very lucky that he is already hand tame. They are so fascinating to watch. I could almost see him processing - so this is a home, like the one I had before and lost - but this is nice again. But different. He sat for ages just seeming to contemplate - in between climbing the sofa.

I do think they have emotional processes. Although he was wonderfully cared for in the rescue it is different having a home.
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