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Well we sort of rescued a hamster

Skullblits

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So we ended up in a Garden center/ pet shop.

And saw a lovely hamster for sale. In the smallest cage I've ever seen.

We looked at each other and both said. If we buy this it isn't really buying it. Its more rescuing it.

They had the same size cage as a starter pack for her. The wheel doesn't even work. The house is way too small.

We are happy that we saved it from its tiny cage
 

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Well done.
It drives me mad when you see some of the cages that are sold for hamsters.
So many people assume that because they are small they don’t need a lot of space.

What is his name?
Don’t forget to show us his new house too.
 

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Poor ham! I'm so glad that he/she is in safe hands now. People really underestimate the amount of space hamsters need.
 

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Is it just me or does her tummy look a little rounded? Might be worth keeping an eye out? She’s beautiful by the way
 

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What you mean rounded? Don't say the P word lol
What? Pebbles? Popcorn? Pringle’s?...preggers?
She does look a little rotund in the picture but might just be the way she is positioned. Don’t panic :cool:
 

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So we ended up in a Garden center/ pet shop.

And saw a lovely hamster for sale. In the smallest cage I've ever seen.

We looked at each other and both said. If we buy this it isn't really buying it. Its more rescuing it.

They had the same size cage as a starter pack for her. The wheel doesn't even work. The house is way too small.

We are happy that we saved it from its tiny cage
Is that the old cage?
 

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Most likely it’s because she hasn’t had access to a wheel and was probably fed a bad diet or like @Pawz said it could just be the position of the camera. Just thought it was worth mentioning just in case
 

SkyPipDotBernie

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I used to have a hamster in a cage like that small green one in the 90's . I'm discusted with myself looking back. But i did get him out all the time, he was my best mate. I was only about 6
 

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I used to have a hamster in a cage like that small green one in the 90's . I'm discusted with myself looking back. But i did get him out all the time, he was my best mate. I was only about 6
Don’t blame yourself @Skypipdot hamster cages have got better over time. I had a hamster in a small age when I was young, you couldn’t buy anything bigger then. She was very clever and regularly lifted the barred front up with her teeth and sneak out, once she got under the upstairs floorboards when my parents were having central heating fitted, a real little Houdini!
 

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Well this hamster is kind of odd.

She doesn't use a wheel.

She keeps tipping her house over.

Sleeps in the open.

Is very very active during the day. (probably because she doesn't use a wheel)

Also unlike my other Syrian. She's busy trying to find a way out of her cage.

We also put her in a hamster ball and she went that fast init she broke it and almost escaped.

She's a odd one
 

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Well this hamster is kind of odd.

She doesn't use a wheel.

She keeps tipping her house over.

Sleeps in the open.

Is very very active during the day. (probably because she doesn't use a wheel)

Also unlike my other Syrian. She's busy trying to find a way out of her cage.

We also put her in a hamster ball and she went that fast init she broke it and almost escaped.

She's a odd one
:)) She sounds like an awesome character
 
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