We caught ours using a shiny bin and a ramp made from a magazine and lots of enticing cheese in it on top of a towel (for a soft landing). It took three nights but there he was, looking cross and dusty but fine.
thanks, good tips everyone. WE are in Canada. I was cleaning it's cage, and put it in it's little ball for a run around, while I carried on with the housework. Came back to the kitchen, ball with lid off, no hamster.
Will go and get some smelly cheese and lay a trap.
I had 13 baby hamsters all escape one they got through the bars of the cage, we caught them all except one, when we had the kitchen done the man had to do some drilling, he put the monster drill in and peeeooww the baby hamster flew out with fright.Another time our male escaped and got in the walls of the houses,he kept coming up in next doors bedroom they wouldnt catch him for me but blocked the hole and sadly he never made it back to our house.
Mine escaped from his cage and came into bed bedside me. I woke up after something touched my hand, started screaming 'there's a mouse in the bed' etc. I was totally in shock at the time but can see the funny side now.