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How To Find A Hamster  
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1632 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  Sad

I've searched high and low...any tips to catch these damn things?

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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

any tips to catch these damn things?


get AA61Hvy to bend over.......


User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Food. Mousetrap. Hamster caught.


 Big grin



"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

God, ConcordeBoy, you're too quick for me on this one. This was just too easy...

Logan


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Set up a little "trap" for him with some food in a nice open middle area of your downstairs area. That should lure him out.

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1606 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  Smile
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  Smile


SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Thanks guys  Smile 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!

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14004 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1578 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.

Jan


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

They eat them in some South American countries like Peru.

Seen any Peruvians lurking around lately?


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

We used to capture loose gerbils this way:

1. Get a large mixing or salad bowl, preferrably one with smooth, steep sides.

2. Put it in the middle of a room.

3. Use books or other objects to create "stairs" or a ramp to the lip of the bowl.

4. Create a trail of food or sunflower seeds to the lip of the bowl. Make sure you put some in the bottom of the bowl.

5. Turn off the lights. Go to bed.

6. Check the bowl in the morning.


Simple, the gerbil/hamster is happily fed but cannot escape from the bowl because there's no traction.



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Or buy those no-kill mouse traps and plant them along the baseboards.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1525 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.


redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineN229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1946 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1523 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.

Good luck though.



It's people like you what cause unrest!
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1515 times:

ConcordeBoy, I was holding my 5 year old on my lap when I read what you said. I started laughing, and of course my son had no clue why.

That was classic.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1512 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.

That's not true at all.

Just do what the instructions on the thing tell you to do: drop a cap-full of cooking oil onto the vermin and give it a minute, they'll slide right off. If not, hold it perpendicular to the ground.


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1474 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.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1469 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.

But anyway, good luck in your hampster search.



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlinePwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1324 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1460 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...

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

I want the hamster returned alive lol....or else certain little children will freak out....even more so than when they saw DLKAPA coming towards them  Big grin

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

oh sorry Deltaguy asshole! The hampster rodent is in asshole mine ok? After you broke up me I cried and I cried so I stuck hampster rodent in asshole my!

Signed,
Stuart


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1447 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.

All's well that ends well  Smile Thanks mates

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Sorry to be off-topic, but where do hampsters come from?

The only place 'hampsters' exist is the Land of Broken English  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Here's where hamsters are from:

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/g.forrest/hamster/hamswild.htm



Up, up and away!
User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Those things are quite hard to find.

One of my good friends has a cute black hamster. It is so small we call it "The little turd" I would not want to see it loose in her appartment thoug !

Cheers,

707


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