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Need help quick, the hamster has escaped, how do I tempt her out from under a cupboard?

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N0tinmylife Wed 27-Mar-13 18:25:03

Just that really. She is 5 year old DS's and if I don't get her back he'll be gutted!

Roseformeplease Wed 27-Mar-13 18:26:28

Make the room very, very dark and put the cage in, open, or bedding or house. The hamster will "come out". Then, when the lights go on, the hamster will choose to return to its bed.

N0tinmylife Wed 27-Mar-13 18:34:21

Thanks, I've switched off the light, and put her bed in the middle of the floor. She seems to have vanished now, not sure where she's gone! Bloody critter!sad

wibblyjelly Wed 27-Mar-13 20:18:08

If you have any treats, put them out as well. Stay in the room, and hopefully you will hear her moving around. Good luck!

derektheladyhamster Wed 27-Mar-13 20:20:07

alternatively, balance a bucket at an angle, so hammy can climb in (put food and bedding in the bottom). the sides are too slippery for her to climb back out. You'll find her in there in the morning.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Wed 27-Mar-13 20:23:23

I put a trail of sweet corn down leading to a humane mouse trap.
Went to put her bed in the room she'd escaped in to see her trying to bust her fat arse in the mouse trap.

N0tinmylife Wed 27-Mar-13 21:01:35

Thanks all. DH managed to tempt her out with some chocolate, so she is safely back where she belongs! smile

wibblyjelly Wed 27-Mar-13 21:22:37

Aww, pleased you got her back.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Wed 27-Mar-13 21:28:22

Phew, panic over. Glad she's home

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Wed 27-Mar-13 21:30:50

Sorry, 5 years did you say!!!
Have you phoned Guinness book of records?
Glad back, ours escaped for 3 days once.

N0tinmylife Thu 28-Mar-13 09:13:22

No, DS is 5, the hamster is only about 6 months! grin

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Thu 28-Mar-13 14:00:44

Oh haha, really must read things more carefully. The little blighters really don't live that long - that's another bridge you will have to cross!

EnglishBanana13200 Sun 07-Apr-13 16:39:06

Our old hamster got out once and went under a dresser. when we got her out she was covered in dust grin

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