DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1414 times:
We have two little guy hamsters here at my house, pretty neat little critters. Anyways, I let em roam around on the computer desk last night, then put em up for the night. This morning when I sat down on the computer, I didn't even know they were gone, till one of em nibbled on my big toe....the smaller one was sitting under the desk like nothing was wrong. So I caught him, but his partner in crime is still missing....my downstairs area is pretty big tho
I've searched high and low...any tips to catch these damn things?
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 36 Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
I had one once escape his cage and get into the wall via a small hole under the bathroom cabinet. I put out his food and sat by the hole for hours waiting for him to come out. Once it got dark out he came for the food and I trapped him
Definately lure him with food, he is going to get hungry and come out to search.
BTW if you want a really great rodent for a pet, get a rat. I had several as a kid and they were very easy to train. Mine did tricks and I could even let them loose in my room! They were paper trained and they came out from where ever they were when you called them! Truly wonderful and sweet creatures. Every hamster I ever had bit the crap out of me when you tried to pick them up. Rats, never ever bit!
I even took one trick or treating with me! He stayed on my shoulder for several hours!
Good luck finding your little friend though
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1378 times:
Thanks guys These little biggers like to bite, but I know one of em is my friend...right now he's missin his other hamster bud though, kinda lookin a lil sad there in the cage.
I planted food in several rooms of the house, closed all the doors and put clothes under the cracks, so we'll see which room gets eaten up when im gone for the day....damn thing is probably asleep somewhere, I did find a pee stain on the bathroom tile....at least they know where to go!
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13604 posts, RR: 63 Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1360 times:
My sister used to have one when she was a kid. One day she was on holidays with her scout group, she left the hamster with my father. To make it short, the animal escaped and my father went looking for it. About two weeks later there started a rotten smell in his flat. He asked me to come over and help him find it, because the smell got worse and worse. In the end we found the remains of the hamster. Apparently it climbed ona radiator and fell into a big Chinese vase, where it starved to death.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
DON'T use the no-kill mouse traps that are sticky boards! It is nearly impossible to free the rodent from those without causing serious injury. The reason they're called no-kill is because the animal dies of starvation instead. They really do lead to the death of the animal.
N229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1884 posts, RR: 34 Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1305 times:
Not that this is helpful to you at all, but I 100% second SWA TPA's plug for rats. My sister had a couple of hamsters that bit people and died when we were kids. Then we got rats, and they were 1.) many times smarter, REALLY smart, 2.)never bite (unless you get a really nasty one) 3.) actually like humans as friends and want to love you and lick you and sleep in your lap and follow you around all that stuff that dogs do 4.) have very different personalities from each other and interesting quirks (neat-freaks vs. slobby, playful/tricky vs. cuddly, etc. 5.) mostly come when called (which is a big advantage if you are in the situation you are in...)--though this really depends on the personality of the rat too.
They do always figure out how to get out of their cage though, so you usually need to start putting a clip or twist-seal on it.
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1256 times:
No luck thus far....I checked each room as best I can, left a little bit of food on a piece of tinfoil, then sealed off the room with some laundry under the door. No eating of any of the food yet, maybe he just went to sleep all day. I was curious as to whether or not he went upstairs...there's carpet on all the stairs, but each stair is like 6-8" tall.
Thanks for the advice folks...I may have to try that bowl trick, or just go buy a lookalike lol.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 31 Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1251 times:
Sorry to be off-topic, but where do hampsters come from? Is there some place in the world where hampsters roam free? I've never heard of them in any place but as pets. I personally think it would be funny to see herds of hampsters grazing on some prairie somewhere.
Pwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1252 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1242 times:
If you're fond of reptiles, perhaps you could purchase a Boa or python at the pet store and let it roam the house for a few nights. Then if you save the receipt, you can just return the creature and get a refund...
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
Wheeeew! Just found him.....I was on the phone complaining how that little thing got away, when I look down at a box near my desk, and there he is, looking up at me. He got a couple of flicks for punishment, and he's confined to the cage for a week...we'll play with his friend though, but he'll have to watch from the sidelines lol.