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Old 05-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default Buying a friend for my lonely robo

My robo is a little scared to the point that even with us trying to tame him he's still very wild. ( I no they are not like syrians however my last two were hand tame so you could move them with ease) I am wondering if this is because he's alone. Would you advise getting a friend? Or not? Would mixing be ok? And how too if possible and advisable? Thanks x
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Buying a friend for my lonely robo

Its not guaranteed that getting a friend will help with his confidence although sometimes it can. You have to be prepared for two scittish robos or the possibilty they won't get on and need to be split.
This should help with how to properly introducing two robos
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:20 PM   #3
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It's going to be 4 months and we have been placin our hands motionless in the cage for 10mins most days. (this is my last trick with the previous two) x
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:51 PM   #4
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I would leave him a bit longer, maybe all you need is a different approach
Have you tryed putting him inside an exercise ball, then removing the lid and putting it on your hand (so that hes inside the ball but forced to stand on your hand). This can help him get used to your scent and the feel of your hand. Or maybe he will behave differently outside the cage environment, in the bathtub or playpen/box. Curiosity often helps with confidence as some just can't help but explore You can spread food like millet seed to encourage him aswell.

I found with my hamsters that often its the initial fear of hands they need to get over, have you tryed picking him up with any success?
Of course I wouldn't advise you chase him around, but if you can quickly scoop him up and let him hop off with little stress it could help him a lot.
I was an impatient child when I first had mine, I didn't have a clue about taking time to tame and get them used to you. But I feel the more forward approach actually worked! But keep in mind every hamster is different
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