Hamster HELP?

(6 Posts)
Annagramma Sun 20-Oct-13 18:29:37

We have found a hamster in the loft.

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. hmm

Now I don't know what to do. He's quite thin and small. And definitely a he, ifyswim.

confused

OnceUponAThyme Sun 20-Oct-13 18:53:38

ooh, mystery hamster!

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 smile
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!

OnceUponAThyme Sun 20-Oct-13 18:56:26

oh, and if you don't want to keep him, I know the rspca/sspca rehome small furries. might be worth looking at animal homes in your local area as well if you dont want a hamster.

I acquired my latest hamster in similar circumstances grin

Annagramma Sun 20-Oct-13 19:09:42

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?

Someone might have been feeding the hamster and it escaped?

Put a note through the door in case someone comes back tonight or tommorrow.
Then you've done all you can really.

Annagramma Sun 20-Oct-13 19:50:06

Note through door, check. Hope they come back soon.

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