Errr, I have done this and lost the lovely ball of fluff for 12 hours.
I searched everywhere for the little blighter only to find him in the morning, in ds's bottom drawer. He looked very comfy, I felt bad moving him There was also a good amount of suspicious looking holes in his clothes
Bonkeymollocks, I confess I did just laugh a little, at the holey clothes. My childhood hamster chewed a large hole in the curtains. I told my mother that it would be wrong to accuse the hamster, when we had no evidence. My mother said that the hamsters new floral bedding matched the remaining curtain fabric and that was all the evidence needed. My hamster lost herself a good defence lawyer that day.
Thankfully, Fluffy didn't appear to get up to mischief.
Ha ha, this reminded me of many moons ago when I had gerbils. They lived in the kitchen and it was not unknown for someone (ahem) to forget to latch the door. Cue getting up in the night for a drink/going in for first coffee of the morning/getting hot water bottle for bedtime/etc. to find what on first glance looked like an "uninvited rodent" scampering across the floor. Yikes!
Our neighbour came round one day with a bucket and asked if we had lost a hamster, there was a very dirty hamster in the bucket, he had caught it in his shed. Checked and yes Bamse my sons hamster was missing, top door on the cage was slightly open. She must have got out of the house when my husband went to work, she was very very lucky to be found, phew
Dp pooped a brick the other night - i was cleaning out fat hairy hamster, dp sat at pc with earphones in without my seeing, fhh had the run of the floor as always but wouldn't come back to me so i called to dp to catch him.. cue dp turning saying ''what'' catching sight of fhh scuttling under the heater he crapped himself and nearly fell off his chair! oh how i laughed
we had a hamster in the past that was often found sauntering around the house ds was sat on the toilet once and he came wandering into the bathroom - as his cage was downstairs that was quite a journey for him!
My husband had to cut a hole in the bedroom wall to rescue the hamster .... He'd got out of his cage on the ground floor, somehow got into the actual structure of the house and fallen down inside the cavity wall!!! How's that for a great escape? Another night, woke up, direct line of sight from bed to bathroom, hamster sitting on the toilet looking at me.
I've just been sat in the kitchen having a lovely cup of tea. Heard some rustling, turned round and hamster is looking at me like "hi!" So he's managed to get out the cage, from the spare room and take himself straight to the kitchen and the cage doors (he has 2 cages) were shut He's most irritated at being shoved in a plastic container while I took him back
I did this not once, not twice but at least 3 times with our gerbils! I kept putting food in and forgetting to close the door. Doh! Luckily DP is a pet catcher extraordinaire and has retrieved hamsters and gerbils many times. It's happened so many times now that only one bothers to escape and the other one can't be arsed and stays in the cage. Many years ago I has russian hamsters and one of them learnt to open the door (just like Humphrey!) and I found her strolling about a few times, one time she wandered over to me in bed! I thought we had mice...