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Old 12-14-2023, 02:47 AM   #1
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Default Changing Hamster's name?

OK - this is a bit of a strange question - but can you change a hamster's name after owning them for just under a week?

Reason being is that Horatio's name doesn't quite suit him, I don't know why, but I keep almost saying the name Casper instead of Horatio, and when I did say Casper once, he looked up almost right away and nearly came over to me - he is still a little shy - whereas he doesn't always look up when I say Horatio.

He almost looks like a ghost as he's a light grey banded, with white and ginger just under his eyes - I definitely need to try and get a photo of him in his thread.

I don't want to confuse him obviously, but I'd just thought I'd ask this?

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Old 12-14-2023, 09:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: Changing Hamster's name?

I don't think that's a problem. We sometimes have hamsters here for taming before they go to their new homes for several weeks and we always give them a name (usually Buddy lol) and they always adjust fine when they go home.
Same with our baby hamsters who we name and the owners change when they move out.
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Old 12-18-2023, 05:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: Changing Hamster's name?

Thanks Souffle

He's definitely responding better to Casper now than when he was Horatio (will have to use this name for another hamster in the future lol).

He's started taking treats from me now and is responding to me when I open his tank when I give him his dinner and treat - Mum did butternut squash curry last night and she treated him to a tiny bit of uncooked squash - he grabbed it out of my fingers and immediately started to nibble on it lol.

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