Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > Hamster Central Forum Topics > Hamster Healthcare

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2021, 10:42 PM   #1
Bronwynthehamster
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 16
Exclamation Hamster escaped last night

Hello, my hamster got out last night after I opened her bin cage a tiny bit to cool her down. I woke to her on the floor and quickly scooped her up and put her back in. However, I noticed her emptying her pouches and they were full of the leaves on my monstera deliciosa. I have no idea whether this is poisonous to her but it doesn’t look like she ate any and if she did, it was only a tiny bit. I guess that this was a few hour ago but she is still acting like her normal self, eating and storing food. I have removed all of the leaves from her nest and my mum will call the vets whilst I am at school to check if everything’s ok. Does anyone have any advice or any signs to look for to see if she has been poisoned? Any advice would be much appreciated.
Bronwynthehamster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2021, 08:16 AM   #2
Bronwynthehamster
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 16
Default Re: Hamster escaped last night

Just got home from school and she is absolutely fine
Bronwynthehamster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2021, 08:38 AM   #3
LunaTheHamster1
Cosmic Hamsters
 
LunaTheHamster1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 2,052
Default Re: Hamster escaped last night

I don't know about that plant and being poisonous but glad she is fine.
__________________
Cosmic Hamsters YouTube Channel
LunaTheHamster1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2021, 11:11 AM   #4
sushi_78
Senior Hamster
 
sushi_78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: London
Posts: 510
Default Re: Hamster escaped last night

That plant cause cause irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat but that tends to deter animals from eating much of it. If she's fine now it should be ok. It's a fairly immediate effect rather than something that takes hours to develop.
__________________
Bramble (Russian dwarf) and Lily & Daisy and Rocket & Storm (gerbils)
sushi_78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2021, 01:11 PM   #5
Bronwynthehamster
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 16
Default Re: Hamster escaped last night

Great, thank you x
Bronwynthehamster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2021, 03:31 PM   #6
Imogen
Hamster Pup
 
Imogen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: Essex, England
Posts: 125
Default Re: Hamster escaped last night

How comes you opened her bin in the first place though? I get the idea with cooling her down but doesn't her bin cage have a DIY mesh top which circulates and lets air in and out?
__________________
Age: 20 years old • Hamsters I currently own: 1 • Hamsters at the Rainbow Bridge: 1
Imogen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2021, 11:43 AM   #7
Bronwynthehamster
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 16
Default Re: Hamster escaped last night

Hello, she does have loads of holes drilled in the top and can breath perfectly, it was more of a precaution than really necessary because my room has never been so hot before and I was worried about her overheating. I know now not to open it in the future though and will move her to a cooler room next time x
Bronwynthehamster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2021, 10:29 PM   #8
AmityvilleHams
PM Fluffy for custom title
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 4,312
Default Re: Hamster escaped last night

Unfortunately holes do not provide adequate ventilation. You really do need a safe properly spaced mesh right away.
AmityvilleHams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2021, 07:52 AM   #9
Engel
Hamster Overlord
 
Engel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: UK
Posts: 793
Default Re: Hamster escaped last night

You need more than a few holes I'm afraid. Ammonia (from urine) is heavier than air so it sinks to the bottom of the cage. So whilst having holes in the top, it may make it harder for the ammonia to escape.

Ria P has some lovely bin cages. I'm sure she could show you some for ideas. I don't know if she's done a tutorial type thing though.
__________________
🐹 1 ham, 🐶 2 dogs, 🐀 2 rats, 🐷 4 pigs. 🌈 Forever in my heart, 🐹 Lilith, Ghost, Nikolai and Athena 🐶 Beau ❤️
Engel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2021, 07:58 AM   #10
Bronwynthehamster
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 16
Default Re: Hamster escaped last night

Oh I had no idea, thank you for telling me, I’ll get straight on it, is there a certain type of glue to use or do you tie the mesh on? I only got her bin cage a few weeks ago because her other cage broke x
Bronwynthehamster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice, hamster, leaves, night, tiny

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.43 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2003-2020, Hobby Solutions
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:42 PM.