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Old 09-02-2021, 07:07 AM   #311
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Thank you, Ria. I just tried to find them online, but none of the search terms I entered came up with any results. Could you possibly post a link?

I noticed in one of your photos that you had some on a hamster house inside the cage. Did the ham take any interest or leave well alone?
I buy them in a Home Bargains shop so don't have a link.
I'd be more than happy to post you some. PM me if you'd like me to. They do sunflowers, butterflies, tulips, pugs and unicorns at the moment.
No, the hamsters have never nibbled at them.
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Old 09-03-2021, 03:35 AM   #312
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Thank you, Ria - that is so kind of you - but I've managed to find a variety on amazon now. They do add a special "something" to the cage, and your cages always look so attractive.

Many thanks.
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Old 09-14-2021, 02:48 PM   #313
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I like all species of hamsters but i definitely have a thing about Robos. Current foster Robo Walter is doing well.
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Old Yesterday, 01:36 PM   #314
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I went into a petshop to buy more Harry H and looked in the adoption tanks. Two Robos, again. They were returned for unknown reasons.I decided to look at one.

Shop boy opens the tank. Robo jumps out. Shop boy looks stunned and says b..... h...! I grab the Robo. Robo jumps again and runs down my trousers. I manage to catch the Robo before he legs it onto the shop floor. Robo Rupert now lives in a small bin cage until i have the time to sort the large Samla.

There's another Robo waiting in an adoption tank and i really don't understand why these cute little hamsters keep getting returned like faulty goods.
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Lucky Robo! Lol at your experience. I think they get returned because people can’t handle them. I saw that complaint by a rescue - Robo returned because it was “too fast”. People need to know what they’re doing.
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Yes I think it's a few reasons: They get sold in pairs and often sexed wrong, so end up with baby hamsters or if they are same gender they fall out, they can't be tamed, too quick, want to be left alone, don't meet people's expectations of a cute little fluff ball wanting cuddles. Also maybe scared or showing unusual behaviour as they have been put in the wrong sort of cage setup (sold by the pet shop)
People don't always know what they are getting into and the pet shops don't help with not educating correctly.
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Yes, i pointed out this big sign in the pet shop stating 'dwarf hamsters - like to live in groups' to the shop boy. He said that government guidelines are changing and shops are no longer encouraged to sell multiple dwarfs to be housed together. I pointed out that the sign urgently needs amending. He agreed but obviously can't do anything about it himself.

I just wonder who can.
I have written to HO of the said petshop and the RSPCA about another matter before but on both occasions was fobbed off with a lot of waffle.

Walter is moving into a detolf tomorrow and i'm seriously tempted to get the other Robo too.

I now think that they can be handled and tamed in a Robo kind of fashion. Our Robo Monty has progressed to free roaming and behaves like any other hamster when out. Runs and sniffs around, runs through the tubes and on the wheels till he's tired and pancakes on a wheel at which point i pick him up and put him back.
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