We are ex gerbil owners. No bedding or woodhssvings or whatever lefg, so we've got some fleecy material down. Put water in a bottle (which the hamster has used a bit). He is in the gerbil cage.
Is it okay to give it some gerbil food? I'm guessing only a little bit? I've told the DC to be quiet and to leave it alone as it's probably quite scared and nervous (although, as they are 2.5, 4 and 6, this hasn't gone too well).
DH is walking around knocking to check if anyone has an escaped hamster as we speak. We are in a terraced house thing, but it used to be one house which was divided, and from past events, there are ways for it to have travelled from right down the street to this house. Other than that, I have no idea how it got there.
Now I don't know what to do. He's quite thin and small. And definitely a he, ifyswim.
he'll be fine in the gerbil cage, be careful with the fleecy stuff incase he gets caught or chokes. kitchen roll is fun for them to shred up gerbil food will be ok, he can have little bits of egg or fruit and veg as well. was it ok being handled? I wonder if someone is missing him, sometimes people let them free because they're bored of them. hopefully someone claims him!
He seems fine heign handled (DH passed him down to me, and he was happy being held until we rediscovered the gerbil cage). Got some kitchen roll, and also put the cardboard tube bit in. Got some gerbil food in there.
Not sure whether it's a good idea to have a hamster but we will decide. No one has, as of yet, claimed the hamster, however one house is away on holiday apparently. Probably from there?