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

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > Hamster Species > Hybrid hamsters

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2021, 02:18 AM   #1
VOESSY
Hamster Pup
 
VOESSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Belgium
Posts: 182
Default Maximus

After a beautiful year and four months with Mocha I felt ready to take in another hamster. It wasn't particularly on my mind the day I browsed around in ads, but stumbled upon one for a 4 week old dwarf hamster boy. I didn't have a habitat ready yet so I thought someone would scoop him up quickly. I put a favorite heart on him, just to keep an eye anyway. While I was finishing building the habitat I intended for the next little one, his ad was closed and I assumed he was adopted. When I was finished and ready to adopt one in need from a rescue nearby, almost the same hour as I was preparing an email to the facilitators, the ad popped up again, only now he was listed as a 6 week old with the same picture. I took this as a super sign and I made contact to see if he could be my match.



Yesterday I finally brought this beautiful little russian dwarf hybrid home, and I couldn't be happier. His name is Maximus. All the way home he was burrowing and poking his little snout out from various holes. He was quite spooked when offered to come out of it to get into his habitat, but with some patience and encouragement he strolled right out of the carrier and onto his house, further exploring deeper into the creases and tunnels, finding his feet and some confidence.



He is housed in an ikea detolf. I am sort of happy with the set-up, but will probably reserve a section for sand next time I make changes. For now he's installing himself, all burrowed down and exploring at night. We'll see what comes next. Welcome home, Maximus. ♡

Small video of him exploring
Imgur: The magic of the Internet
__________________
Human friend and attendant to Mocha & Maximus

Last edited by VOESSY; 05-02-2021 at 03:18 AM. Reason: Spelling mistake.
VOESSY is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2021, 03:46 AM   #2
Ria P
House of Hamsters
 
Ria P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 3,721
Default Re: Maximus

Oh! It always makes me so happy to hear of another little hamster from the small ads move into a fabulous forever home!

Thank you for sharing. You made my day and Welcome Maximus!

Your set up is fantastic and very inspiring. Did you make the raised lid yourself? That's a silly question really because i know that you have the skills to make a hamster wheel. I've always envied you for that, lol.
__________________
Housemate of Edwina & Ozzy & Rory & Rodney & Clarissa & Betsy & Monty & lodger Gerald & lodger Ralph
always in my thoughts Percy and Henry and Gordon
Ria P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2021, 04:51 AM   #3
VOESSY
Hamster Pup
 
VOESSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Belgium
Posts: 182
Default Re: Maximus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ria P View Post
Oh! It always makes me so happy to hear of another little hamster from the small ads move into a fabulous forever home!

Thank you for sharing. You made my day and Welcome Maximus!

Your set up is fantastic and very inspiring. Did you make the raised lid yourself? That's a silly question really because i know that you have the skills to make a hamster wheel. I've always envied you for that, lol.


Happy to share! (:

Thanks a lot, I do enjoy my diy-things.

I did make the lid. It was inspired by others from pinterest and youtube and I'm really happy with how it turned out. It is basically two rounded off side pieces with four lines across to form a frame. Simple hinges on the back and the mesh stapled to the frame. A layer of paint for some finish. I am well happy with anything that can inspire!
__________________
Human friend and attendant to Mocha & Maximus
VOESSY is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2021, 08:15 AM   #4
Ria P
House of Hamsters
 
Ria P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 3,721
Default Re: Maximus

May i suggest that you add your detolf in the thread "Let's see your cages" in the Forum under Housing? If you would like to of course.

Did you, by any chance, draw the cute hamster in your avatar as well?
__________________
Housemate of Edwina & Ozzy & Rory & Rodney & Clarissa & Betsy & Monty & lodger Gerald & lodger Ralph
always in my thoughts Percy and Henry and Gordon
Ria P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2021, 09:25 AM   #5
VOESSY
Hamster Pup
 
VOESSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Belgium
Posts: 182
Default Re: Maximus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ria P View Post
May i suggest that you add your detolf in the thread "Let's see your cages" in the Forum under Housing? If you would like to of course.

Did you, by any chance, draw the cute hamster in your avatar as well?

I can absolutely do that.

Oh, I didn't. But it is adorable so I couldn't resist. (:
__________________
Human friend and attendant to Mocha & Maximus
VOESSY is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2021, 02:18 PM   #6
VOESSY
Hamster Pup
 
VOESSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Belgium
Posts: 182
Default Re: Maximus

So, Maximus is... extremely surprising.

The first two nights I did not see him at all. He took to one of the hideouts and burrowed in well. I did see signs of him foraging and finding food, and some things were slightly shifted. I put some bedding on his wheel to make sure I would know when he found it, and both nights it was gone. Last night I heard him scratch around and dig and was well satisfied knowing he was moving around and exploring when I wasn't around.

This evening I was not expecting to see him either, but behold, as I sneak in he's right out, perking his ears and sniffing in the air. I was super excited to see him but sat quiet, only whispering to him, and he stayed and observed for a good 10 minutes before starting to groom himself. After that it was full on exploring, getting on his wheel, more grooming, racing through tunnels. I am amazed of his confidence and I completely adore his personality that is already so strongly shown.

I can't wait to get to know him further. (:

__________________
Human friend and attendant to Mocha & Maximus
VOESSY is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2021, 10:38 AM   #7
Savannagh
Hamster Pup
 
Savannagh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: England
Posts: 112
Default Re: Maximus

That's so great that you got to see him do all of that.
Savannagh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2021, 03:16 PM   #8
VOESSY
Hamster Pup
 
VOESSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Belgium
Posts: 182
Default Re: Maximus

And on the fourth day, he nips. I had a really good time with Maximus tonight. He went for my fingertip instead of the seed, but the look right afterwards is pure 'what will you do now...' and it made me laugh. I feel like we're making great and speedy progress. He's definitely getting the hang of the wheel, but it bugs me that it is a bit wonky. I'll be sorting that out soon.

Did anyone else have a wonky Karlie Wonderland wheel?


Maximus and sunflower seed


Maximus and parsley


Maximus and the nip
Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Maximus and full speed wheeling
Imgur: The magic of the Internet
__________________
Human friend and attendant to Mocha & Maximus
VOESSY is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2021, 03:57 PM   #9
sushi_78
Senior Hamster
 
sushi_78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: London
Posts: 483
Default Re: Maximus

I have 3 wooden Trixie wheels, which are similar to the Karlie Wonderland wheel, and 2 of them are wonky like that. It annoys me too but doesn't seem to affect the function.

What great photos and Maximus looks adorable!
__________________
Bramble (Russian dwarf) and Lily & Daisy and Rocket & Storm (gerbils)
sushi_78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2021, 03:23 AM   #10
VOESSY
Hamster Pup
 
VOESSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Belgium
Posts: 182
Default Re: Maximus

Quote:
Originally Posted by sushi_78 View Post
I have 3 wooden Trixie wheels, which are similar to the Karlie Wonderland wheel, and 2 of them are wonky like that. It annoys me too but doesn't seem to affect the function.

What great photos and Maximus looks adorable!

I see. It is true it works well still, just one of those small things. Haha
It's kind of an odd 'wonk' though. When or if I find a fix for it I will share it. (:

Thank you!
__________________
Human friend and attendant to Mocha & Maximus
VOESSY is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
exploring, habitat, home, maximus, ready

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 03:04 PM.