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Old 09-07-2022, 12:16 PM   #161
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Oh that's way too cute! I will give it a try, Cupcake was rolling the hamster taxi a bit. She might really enjoy it, or I could make a puzzle lid for a jar too. Great suggestion Ria
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:41 PM   #162
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Well thank goodness we've built up trust again. I was able to gently lift the nesting box up and she did climb onto my hand. We got the shell off, and gave her the seed inside

All better!
This picture of cupcake is so adorable. Little pickle with the shell caught on her foot, she clearly realised you were there to help. Wonderful that your bond together is growing each day her home looks really cosy.
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Old 09-08-2022, 05:40 PM   #163
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Thank you so much Stanza! I'm afraid today we might have taken a step back. Cupcake has dug a new tunnel under the food platform and was sleeping under it. I didn't know, when I filled her bowl it woke her up and she screamed.

She still didn't bite, and was okay with me just taking a look at her. She climbed on my hand and let me lift her so I could reset the platform. Hoping she doesn't stay too upset for long, I love the little girl and we've been starting to bond
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Old 09-08-2022, 09:22 PM   #164
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Welp, I think I can trust Cupcake as well now. She still got up at her normal time and hopped on my hand for a short bit. I love it, she was still a bit grumpy but we're still on okay terms.

I did sit a bit and watch her on her wheel. At one point she just stopped and gave me that "you're still here?!" look. I haven't seen that in a while She also still paws at the knob on the wheel regularly, but loves the thing.

Cupcake also showed how clever hamsters can be, her wheel started to rub against the bin and I was going to go fix it. She hopped off and nibbled the stand, then pushed it a bit with her nose. It helped a bit, I adjusted it more for her. So smart though!
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Old 09-09-2022, 12:18 AM   #165
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Wow, that was so clever of Cupcake to realise what was making the wheel rub! She really is amazing.

I remember that 'You're still here look' she has. Lol.
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Old 09-09-2022, 09:45 PM   #166
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Cupcake and I had some A+ quality time tonight. We did treats in the sand bath, half an hour of out of bin time with her mostly zooming around my bed, and her classic after human bath. 11 pm seems to be her approved human time, which is a bit late for me but she's worth it.

I wasn't 100% sure she wanted out of bin, and was initially reading her nibbles wrong. They were a bit forceful but not bites, and she pulled my thumb a bit. She went into the taxi pretty quickly when offered it. I think I did a good job of making sure she had enough of an adventure though.

Next time I will feel comfy filming the adventure, but got some good footage otherwise. I think we do have a bit of a bond now, her behavior on the adventure was phenominal. Cupcake was so comfy, and having an absolute ball. I didn't have my bed made, and the comforter having peaks and valleys was more interesting than any toy to her.

Treats and Snuggles
I Want Up!
After Human Bath

Aww, before bed she heard me rustling around, Cupcake came up to the side and pawed for me. She made a new vocalization, it's a shorter and gentler click than the leave me alone version. Pretty sure she was asking for me to come over, I gave her a special treat of a bit of cheddar cheese.

It's hard to contain my excitement at having her back in my life like this, Cupcake seems to have chosen me. She's a bit bigger, has her winter coat, and more relaxed. But her personality still shines through, she's blossomed into quite the lady.

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Old 09-10-2022, 01:29 AM   #167
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It's lovely how excited Cupcake gets when she hears your voice!
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Old 09-10-2022, 01:38 AM   #168
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They are such lovely and sweet videos. I have never doubted you have a beautiful bond. I know she sulked with you but I could see the bond you had previously. It is so sweet to hear the way you talk to her. I too would be super excited.
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Old 09-10-2022, 09:54 PM   #169
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Aw, thanks so much guys! I'm glad she's happy and healthy, man I just wish she would come out even half an hour earlier. I have a rough time getting to sleep usually. She's loving the puzzle ball I made her, goes at it for a few minutes at a time.

Watching her on the wheel tonight, she looks fully grown. Cupcake stopped too soon and got flipped over. I wish I had the camera ready so bad. She was just laying there for a minute, splayed out on all fours on the bottom of the wheel, and just staring at me like "what? I meant to do this". I can see why she wanted the old wheel back, she likes to sprint.
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Old 09-10-2022, 10:10 PM   #170
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Omg, I'm so glad I stayed up an hour late for The Queen tonight. We played together, I pretended to be stumped by the puzzle ball. Cupcake went so hard at it, she did a new somersault. I gave her a consolation treat, it was quite a show

The Amazing Cupcake!
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