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Old 03-31-2021, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default Rescue Robo coming up this afternoon! Advice and encouragement needed :)

Hello everyone!

I am picking up a Robo rescue later today. He has been at the adoption section of P@H for some time and I just feel awful about it.
I've never had a Robo, but I am well versed in hamster care (at least the theory, I have not been a very gifted hamster tamer until now )

Can anyone share tips or experience of having a robo? Apart from the massive sandbath and tons of burrowing? Thank you all for your help and wish me luck!
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rescue Robo coming up this afternoon! Advice and encouragement needed :)

HI, I adopted my first robo last nov. Just make sure all heavy items are on something solid such as on platforms etc so nothing can squish them when burrowing. Sorry if repeating something you already know. Also they may not become tame like a syrian can be but still a delight to watch and get to know goodluck.
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Old 03-31-2021, 06:16 AM   #3
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Default Re: Rescue Robo coming up this afternoon! Advice and encouragement needed :)

Robos are very fast, naturally shy and often enough hamsters to watch rather than handle. Like with all hamsters, a lot depends on their personality though.

Our first rescue Robo took three months to pluck up the courage to come onto my hand to get some linseeds and that's pretty much as far as we got tamingwise. He hated to come out of his habitat so i only took him out for a health check now and again. I had to put him straight back in or he'd start to squeak angrily.

Our current Robo will come onto my hand and take mealworms from my fingers by his door but won't go into a transport ball to go into the playground now. He did at first because he was curious i think. I go at his pace and let him decide what he wants to do and when. If he doesn't want me to handle him and decides against out of cage time that's fine with me but i will offer from time to time.
His Hamster Heaven is on wheels so i may wheel it to the closeby secure play area and leave his door open with a long bendy ladder leading out and see what happens.

Keep in mind that Robos can jump.
They run incredibly fast in their wheels and sometimes throw themselves out for the fun of it. Best to keep the surrounding area well cushioned.

They are delightful and i wouldn't want to be without one.
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