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Old 12-18-2020, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default Hamster escaped and I donít know how

Hi, so today I wet out shopping and once I came back I called my friend to show her the stuff I had brought when all of a sudden I headed rustling in the primark bag I presumed it was just it rubbing against itself and thought nothing of it but once I heared it again I looked inside to see my dwarf hamster! I was so shocked and immediately look at the cage. The door was shut and everything was lock. I put her back in and she went to get a drink and food and then went to bed. Iím so scared now that sheíll get out and I wonít notice please someone help:
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Old 12-18-2020, 08:28 AM   #2
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Also I thought maybe last night when I fed her she couldíve got out but I remember seeing her on her wheel just before I went to bed. I havent open the cage since..
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Old 12-18-2020, 08:45 AM   #3
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What cage is she in? Some of them have security faults you wouldn't notice. Tubes or holes for tubes are commom culprits or the hamster heaven has a gap where the door closes that can be big enough to squeeze out of if you don't have it on the second bar etc.

Until you find the problem, is the cage in a secure room where if she does get out, she can't leave the room?
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Old 12-18-2020, 09:04 AM   #4
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A dwarf hitching a ride in a Primark bag.

You need to check her cage cm by cm to find out how she got out, something i would do immediately. Chances are that she'll escape again as she must have gotten out somehow.

Dwarf hamsters can squeeze through places so small you would never think possible. I know this from experience because i also have a very small and very adventurous female dwarf.

Could you post a photo of her cage please? Maybe people could come up with ideas.
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Old 12-18-2020, 09:14 AM   #5
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Hi, so today I wet out shopping and once I came back I called my friend to show her the stuff I had brought when all of a sudden I headed rustling in the primark bag I presumed it was just it rubbing against itself and thought nothing of it but once I heared it again I looked inside to see my dwarf hamster! I was so shocked and immediately look at the cage. The door was shut and everything was lock. I put her back in and she went to get a drink and food and then went to bed. Iím so scared now that sheíll get out and I wonít notice please someone help:
I heard that Dwarfs are escape artists!
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Old 12-18-2020, 12:41 PM   #6
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What cage is she in? Some of them have security faults you wouldn't notice. Tubes or holes for tubes are commom culprits or the hamster heaven has a gap where the door closes that can be big enough to squeeze out of if you don't have it on the second bar etc.

Until you find the problem, is the cage in a secure room where if she does get out, she can't leave the room?
It is the hamster heaven so this could be the problem as I usually do it on the second hole but I might of just done it on the first hole
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Old 12-18-2020, 12:45 PM   #7
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If the door of the Hamster Heaven is only hooked onto the first bar, there is a large gap which a dwarf can easily escape from. The green penthouse and the tubes or tube caps can also be dislodged but you probably would have noticed that.
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Old 12-18-2020, 12:45 PM   #8
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It is the hamster heaven so this could be the problem as I usually do it on the second hole but I might of just done it on the first hole
You wouldn't be the first or last! I did the same a few times but I had a very good girl in there at the time who wasn't interested in leaving her house, bless her

Do check the tube stoppers at the top as well though, where they clip onto the bars as well as the plastic connectors. And the penthouse door has a similar gap (smaller but you never know) if you're using it.
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Old 12-18-2020, 01:42 PM   #9
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Update: she was out last night as I was clearing my room to make sure no wires was on the floor if she escapes tonight I found a food pile in one of the corners along with wee and poo. I do believe that I just didn’t close the door all the way
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Old 12-18-2020, 03:31 PM   #10
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Bulldog clips on the doors can be helpful, little terror!
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