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Blondeshavemorefun Tue 25-May-10 14:25:21

Have a lost hammy sad

dh  didn't shut the cage door last night.

Have left a trail of chocolate in each room.

Hammy also left a trail of shredded documents he nibbled on


today is also my manic day so i cant even go home and look for him

uggmum Tue 25-May-10 14:28:07

Ours used to escape. It used to eat thru its cages. We got thru 3 different ones b4 it died.
Once when it escaped I found it in the dishwasher. Luckily it hadn't been on.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 25-May-10 19:44:53

well dh has been home and put 4 bits of choc in every room and shut the doors, in the hall there are now 3 bits. so MUST be in there

but havent found him yet sad

sharbieinbackofthequattro Tue 25-May-10 19:45:54

listen at friend found hers inside her wall.

BrigitBigKnickers Tue 25-May-10 20:03:57

Shut all the doors so he is restricted to the hall. Put the cage on the floor with the door open (or the end of one of the tubes going into the cage.)Put food leading into the cage then wait it out.

We lost a hamster once (disappeared down a hole in the floorboards in our bathroom!)and eventually she got hungry and tired and found her way back into the cage. We found her asleep in her little bedroom area four days later!

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 25-May-10 20:11:15

yep have shut all doors, but our hall leads up our stairs, also the fuse/gas/electricty meters there so obv dont want hammy to have a little nibble and get electucuted sad

Vallhala Tue 25-May-10 21:31:36

Another idea is to place hammy treats in a long container which is wide enough for him to fit into (big coke bottle with the top sawn off so big enough for Gary to climb in/big pickle jar etc). Then make a set of steps out of books or similar, which are not too deep, so he can climb up them. Place the container against the books like a slide. The theory (tried and tested by yours truely) is that Gary will walk up the books, enter the top of the container to reach the food, but will be unable to get out up the smooth sides of the container until you rescue him in the morning.

Good luck, I hope he comes back.

<<Val grins at a hamster being given the name Gary!>.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 25-May-10 21:37:40

I like the coke bottle idea

Gary is aka mr g aka mr garrison from south park

all our hammys are named after south park

sullysmum Tue 25-May-10 23:33:11

Many years ago ours also escaped into the house walls, he kept coming up into next doors bedroom, instead of catching him for us the cow stuffed the hole up and we never saw him again, RIP Ruffles!

ThatVikRinA22 Tue 25-May-10 23:45:23

they are the best little escape artists ever! we always found ours by following the trail of destruction! including the phone line being eaten through! found him fast asleep behind the phone table

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 26-May-10 14:50:30

gary is back smile

alive and unharmed!!!

sharbieinbackofthequattro Wed 26-May-10 15:01:05

yay!grin where was he ?

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 26-May-10 21:25:30

We looked everywhere and eventually took the back of the fire off and he was there

dusty and full if cobwebs

little bugger. That's dh not gary

gremlindolphin Wed 26-May-10 21:51:33

Hi our hamster has escaped and come back 3 times now!

The first time she went out of a window into the garden and i put her cage outside and she was back in the morning! Praise the lord!

The next time she was out in the house and in the middle of the night I heard her scrabbling on the bathroom floor and when i got up she ran over my feet and i picked her up.

The most recent time I put newspaper down upstairs and heard her running around and caught her. All very stressful!

Cadelaide Wed 26-May-10 21:54:08


Can't believe yours survived a night outside and returned gremlin.


Cadelaide Wed 26-May-10 21:54:55

they really are little fuckers aren't they?

Adorable yes, but fuckers.

Vallhala Wed 26-May-10 23:19:45

Great !

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 26-May-10 23:26:11

this is exactly why ive said no more hamsters. ever.
or rats.
or rabbits

am glad you found him.

BrigitBigKnickers Wed 26-May-10 23:55:41

Yay! Welcome home Gary. grin

Little buggers aren't they?

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 27-May-10 01:38:51

Wow. Hammy survived a night outside shock

amazing bless his ickle cotton socks

vicar, yes hammies are buggets that escape and cause havoc but it was bloody mr blondes who fucked up and left the cage door open

course Gary was going to go for a midnight wander grin

dh has been punished!!!!!!!! biscuit wink

diddl Thu 27-May-10 09:02:07

Glad it turned out OK!

We were away at Easter & a friend of daughters had the dwarf hammies for us.
One got out-and at midnight the poor girl woke to find it making a nest in her hair.

At least it was easy to findgrin

SamJones Thu 27-May-10 11:34:05

Our hamster Treacle escaped so many times....but thankfully never ventured too far. One time she gave me a heart attack by crawling over my feet while i was sat at the computer on MN doing something important.

Another time we had been out of the house since early one morning (had to take ds to hospital) and the next day I sent XH to the house to get some supplies and he found the Treacle sitting at the top of the stairs. grin As usual dd hadn't shut the cage properly but I have no idea how long Treacle might have been out in that instance!

We now have 4 guineapigs which don't even try to escape even when the front is left off the front of their outdoor hutches! They are homing pigs. wink

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 27-May-10 16:03:04

if only hammys were homing ones


HotchpotchHoney Mon 15-Nov-10 09:30:24

Ds2's hamster escaped on saturday night, we were out, came home around 11p.m and ds noticed that one of the tubes on his cage wasn't connected properly, que tears and frantic searching for him (we have 3 dogs as well), couldn;t find him.
ds set a bucket trap, woke sunday morning to see him run behind the chest of drawers. chest of drawers emptied, pulled out and beds but still can;t find him. que more tears from ds2.
last night we put his cage on the floor with fresh carrot in it and food and water, a bucket trap, but still no sign of buddy.
this mornign before coming to work, i emptied the two chests of drawers, and pulled them out tipping them so i could see right underneath but no buddy. i took the drawers of the beds (half cabin bed types) and pulled them away so i could look under, cleared the shoes and looked in each shoe from the bottom of the wardrobe, but still no sign.
i'm pretty sure that buddy could only be in the boys bedroom, but will move the furniture in my bedroom and the girls bedroom when i get home tonight.
anyone anymore ideas? ds2 is distraught that buddy is missing and cried all the way to school this morning.(he's 8)

HotchpotchHoney Mon 15-Nov-10 11:18:27

anyone any suggestions? my mum and sister are at my house now searching for him. ds2 is going to be so upset if we still haven;t found him and dread finding him in weeks/months to come because of the smell of him rotting somewhere. sad

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