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Old 09-02-2022, 02:09 PM   #31
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In his favourite place, his foraging tray

I sometimes have to sleep sitting up as I suffer from migraine and itís very comforting to hear him shuffling around in his tray in the middle of the night. It was the best purchase ever but I canít seem to find them anymore so hope it lasts forever
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Old 09-02-2022, 02:12 PM   #32
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Come on mum, let me out!
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Old 09-02-2022, 03:05 PM   #33
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Great to see photos of Hams! He's a lovely boy.

Is his playpen big enough for you to sit in? Most of our boys were wriggly at first and would jump out of my hands. I got them used to touch by letting them out on my lap and playing with them. They hop off but i tried to keep them on my lap a bit longer each time. I then picked them up and held them against me. Clive is the wriggliest one but even he enjoys a headstroke now. Just takes time and repetition.
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Old 09-02-2022, 03:09 PM   #34
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Do you hide food in the foraging tray? I've seen them but have never bought one.
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Old 09-03-2022, 01:43 AM   #35
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Great to see photos of Hams! He's a lovely boy.

Is his playpen big enough for you to sit in? Most of our boys were wriggly at first and would jump out of my hands. I got them used to touch by letting them out on my lap and playing with them. They hop off but i tried to keep them on my lap a bit longer each time. I then picked them up and held them against me. Clive is the wriggliest one but even he enjoys a headstroke now. Just takes time and repetition.
Sadly itís not big enough for me to sit in and your right, when Iíve organised an area that is secure for free roaming that I can sit in he does venture onto my legs and lap. If I did more of this perhaps I would perhaps reach a point where I could carry him in my hands. I really need to figure the free roaming out for him so he can do it more often.

I keep thinking of a cage upgrade too, heís quite a big hamster for the cage heís in. Heís never shown me any signs that heís unhappy with the cage but he kinda looks big in it. My OH thinks Iím being daft and that a cage move to something bigger that may not be barred (as heís only ever had a barred cage) could upset him. Maybe Iím over thinking it as since we added the Sputnik and upper bridges for extra walk ways heís completely embraced these. I would say he uses everything in his cage at some point during the evening so thatís a good sign I guess.
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Old 09-03-2022, 01:51 AM   #36
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Do you hide food in the foraging tray? I've seen them but have never bought one.
Yes, just a sprinkle of his dried food then I slot all the logs in as tightly as I can to try and make it a challenge for him and he digs, chews his way in moving the logs about to reach the food.

He has an open bowl where I place food and always visits that first but by morning the forage tray is empty and all the wooden blocks topsy turvy.
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Old 09-03-2022, 01:52 AM   #37
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How lovely to see pictures and get an update on Hams! He looks so well.
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Old 09-03-2022, 06:18 AM   #38
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Sadly itís not big enough for me to sit in and your right, when Iíve organised an area that is secure for free roaming that I can sit in he does venture onto my legs and lap. If I did more of this perhaps I would perhaps reach a point where I could carry him in my hands. I really need to figure the free roaming out for him so he can do it more often.

I keep thinking of a cage upgrade too, heís quite a big hamster for the cage heís in. Heís never shown me any signs that heís unhappy with the cage but he kinda looks big in it. My OH thinks Iím being daft and that a cage move to something bigger that may not be barred (as heís only ever had a barred cage) could upset him. Maybe Iím over thinking it as since we added the Sputnik and upper bridges for extra walk ways heís completely embraced these. I would say he uses everything in his cage at some point during the evening so thatís a good sign I guess.
Our 280g Jack lives in an Alaska which is similar to the Hamster Heaven so i know what you mean. He gets plenty of free roaming time and waits to get picked up after a while because he wants to go back in his cage. I've been thinking of upgrading him to a Savic Plaza but he's happy where he is so am undecided on this one.
I know that most people say that bigger is better but i personally don't agree with that.
I wouldn't consider a non barred cage myself because i think its good for the hamster to be able to smell their surroundings, interact with their humans and have the option to walk out of a big front door by themselves. I also think that it would be too drastic a change for a hamster who is used to a barred cage.
Of course, this is only my opinion.
I know of someone who adjusted the front door of a pawhut to a door that slides up and down to remove it allowing the hamster to walk in and out. I think they also replaced the front panel with mesh to allow for interaction.
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Old 09-06-2022, 09:21 AM   #39
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How lovely to see pictures and get an update on Hams! He looks so well.
Thanks Cloudy, weíve come so far with taming and our general hamster knowledge since bringing him home in January. At one point I thought we were never going to see him and would just find empty food bowls each day
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Old 09-06-2022, 09:47 AM   #40
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Our 280g Jack lives in an Alaska which is similar to the Hamster Heaven so i know what you mean. He gets plenty of free roaming time and waits to get picked up after a while because he wants to go back in his cage. I've been thinking of upgrading him to a Savic Plaza but he's happy where he is so am undecided on this one.
I know that most people say that bigger is better but i personally don't agree with that.
I wouldn't consider a non barred cage myself because i think its good for the hamster to be able to smell their surroundings, interact with their humans and have the option to walk out of a big front door by themselves. I also think that it would be too drastic a change for a hamster who is used to a barred cage.
Of course, this is only my opinion.
I know of someone who adjusted the front door of a pawhut to a door that slides up and down to remove it allowing the hamster to walk in and out. I think they also replaced the front panel with mesh to allow for interaction.
Hi Ria, thank you so much for your thoughts on this, it’s got me thinking that as long as I give Hams his free roaming time each day then keeping him in his current cage is going to be ok.

He mostly comes out for around 30-40mins and as you’ve mentioned above, he’ll sit by the door for this ready to hop out, which is so cute. His roam time depends on how active he is, after 30 mins, he’ll sometimes just sit and keeps looking up towards his cage and that’s when I know he’s thinking it’s time to go home.

Changing his cage to another barred variety would only add a little extra space and he already seems more than comfortable doing all his hamstering activities in this one and as much I think the glass varieties look amazing, swapping him now would be a bit of a surprise for him. I’m going to stick with what we have unless he shows me any signs of being unhappy with it and then I’ll go from there
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