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Old 04-15-2021, 12:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Hamster is Suddenly Scared Of Me

I have had Ivy, my female Winter White Dwarf, for about 1 1/2 to 2 months now and I held her everyday. She completely trusted me. She would eat out of my hand, let me pet her, let me pick her up and do anything I wanted with her. She got out of her cage for about 4 days. When we found her she still trusted me until around 2 days after we had found her. After that she is extremely skittish and runs and hides when I put my hand in the cage and won't even come out to eat if I'm around. This is so terribly sad, does anyone know what is going on?
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Old 04-15-2021, 03:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hamster is Suddenly Scared Of Me

You don't know exactly what happened to her when she went missing for 4 days which is a long time.
She was probably hungry, thirsty and very scared, maybe she was cold and had nowhere safe to sleep.

I think that she needs time to recover from her ordeal and you need to leave her alone for a while. Maybe just talk to her quietly. Make sure that she is in a quiet environment. I'd also give her extra food so that she can have a nice big hoard around her.
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:09 PM   #3
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@Ria P , Thank you!
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