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Lost hamster

31 replies

Blondeshavemorefun · 25/05/2010 14:25

Have a lost hammy

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

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uggmum · 25/05/2010 14:28

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 · 25/05/2010 19:44

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

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sharbieinbackofthequattro · 25/05/2010 19:45

listen at friend found hers inside her wall.

BrigitBigKnickers · 25/05/2010 20:03

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 · 25/05/2010 20:11

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

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Vallhala · 25/05/2010 21:31

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.

Blondeshavemorefun · 25/05/2010 21:37

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

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sullysmum · 25/05/2010 23:33

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 · 25/05/2010 23:45

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 · 26/05/2010 14:50

gary is back

alive and unharmed!!!

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sharbieinbackofthequattro · 26/05/2010 15:01

yay! where was he ?

Blondeshavemorefun · 26/05/2010 21:25

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

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gremlindolphin · 26/05/2010 21:51

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 · 26/05/2010 21:54


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


Cadelaide · 26/05/2010 21:54

they really are little fuckers aren't they?

Adorable yes, but fuckers.

Vallhala · 26/05/2010 23:19

Great !

ThatVikRinA22 · 26/05/2010 23:26

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

am glad you found him.

BrigitBigKnickers · 26/05/2010 23:55

Yay! Welcome home Gary.

Little buggers aren't they?

Blondeshavemorefun · 27/05/2010 01:38

Wow. Hammy survived a night outside

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

dh has been punished!!!!!!!!

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diddl · 27/05/2010 09:02

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 find

SamJones · 27/05/2010 11:34

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. 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.

Blondeshavemorefun · 27/05/2010 16:03

if only hammys were homing ones

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HotchpotchHoney · 15/11/2010 09:30

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 · 15/11/2010 11:18

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

hocuspontas · 21/11/2010 21:44

Any luck hotchpotch?

I've just found this after searching for 'lost hamster' threads because Billy has escaped and has been on the loose for up to 10 hours. Our upstairs is a complete tip so it could be weeks before we find (or smell Sad) him. What is a bucket trap? I've just called to everyone upstairs to start a chocolate trap in each room. Any other ideas?

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