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Hamster :)

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by bunny, Mar 16, 2007.

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  1. bunny

    bunny Staff Alumni

    As some people here know my hamster Pork Scratchings (Scratch for short) died 2 wedensdays ago, she had an infected uterus and despite the vets efforts she had to be euthanised

    i know it seems heartless but today i got a new hamster, its not because i didnt like the last one, i still love Scratch very much, it was more because my room seemed so quiet without her in her cage, and i missed the company, my sister and i went to the pet shop and watched them for a while before picking one out, i actually feel quite guilty about it, not only had she just woken up but i was spliting her up from her sisters, but i also know you cant keep them together too long and she has a loving home with a really big cage now :smile:

    and in keeping with my tradition of calling hamsters after pork products, this is Honey Roast Ham(ster)

    when she first got home
    she was very scared and decided to hide under the hay for a while
    she's the first hamster ive owned that actually likes the wheel
    and this is just cute (Scratch used to sit in her food too)

    i havent managed to pick her up yet, i will as soon as she settles a bit, maybe tomorrow, i know shes been through a lot today, hopefully she'll happy in her new home
  2. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    Honey roast ham, lol Nice name. Cute hamster. And don't feel bad. :hug:
  3. Hazel

    Hazel SF & Antiquitie's Friend Staff Alumni

    Awwwwwwww, she looks really cute Bunny, though I definitly wouldn't pick her up... ever! :smile:

    :hug: Hazel xx
  4. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    awwwwwwwwwwwww she so cute!!! tis like the sf mascot! lol
  5. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    that is the cutest hamster..and i dig the name lol.
  6. Edicius si Evol

    Edicius si Evol Well-Known Member

    Hamsters are cute.

    I figured my simliarity to hamsters...i have a hamster-face :dry:
  7. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    I want her :tantrum: :laugh: she's gorgeous
  8. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    Cuteness !!!!!!!!!! :biggrin:

  9. bunny

    bunny Staff Alumni

    i still cant pick her up :sad: i tried, held her up a little but she jumped out of my hand, she so tiny, much smaller than Scratch ever was, its very hard to hold her and shes incradably fast too
  10. Lady E

    Lady E Well-Known Member

    Awwh she'll get used to you.

    That is such a sweet name :biggrin:
  11. ~Nobody~

    ~Nobody~ Well-Known Member

    It's okay, just keep at it. You have to make sure you take her out lots to get her used to you :smile:.

    When I get new rodent-types and I'm trying to get them used to me I find it really helpful to kind of rub my hands in their sawdust before handling them. That way you don't smell weird to them and they're happier to stay in your hands.

    They also know if you're nervous and they're less happy to sit with you. Make sure you're calm when you take her out and that when you pick her us you don't make sudden movements or anything.

    Do keep at it hon'. Don't worry, you're not traumatising her or anything! She just probably hasn't really got used to being handled by anyone yet. :hug:

    She's ever so cute, and I love her name :smile:. What variety is she?
  12. Jenny

    Jenny Staff Alumni

    aww she looks very cute.. it may take a few days for her to calm down and get used to her new home so don't worry too much about it.

    Trouble says hi to her too..... :cat: :unsure:

    Jenny x
  13. bunny

    bunny Staff Alumni

    Jenny you keep that mouse killer away from my Honey!
  14. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    :eek:hmy: :eek:hmy: :eek:hmy:
  15. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Bunners, just put your hand in the cage for a while each day til she gets used to your hand and your smell. Also hand-feeding her special treats will get her over to your side. I'm glad you got another one. Not forgetting your previous hamster, but to give a good life to another little creature! Honey is a lucky hamster!!:smile: :smile:

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