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Had to say goodbye to Phosphorus yesterday. He was declining a bit over the past weeks. Being less active and looking a bit scruffy. Then Thursday night he was really grumpy and looking rather disorientated. Friday morning he looked like he had a brain hemorage. Just walking around the bottom of the cage, not responding to much. Called the vet, but by the time I could go, he passed away. He was around 3,5, so a good age for a gerbil.

 

So today I went out and got a replacement :wink: .

I didn’t go for another two gerbils, but rather a gold hamster. She is settling in right now and proving a lot smarter than poor Phosphorus. It took him more than a week to figure out the tunnel in the Qute. This little lady figured it out in half an hour. :lol:

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Sorry to read about Phosphorus :(

He was a great age for a gerbil.

 

Hamsters are lovely.

We used to have hamsters and they are such sweet little animals with their little match stick tails and dainty paws.

Think we need to see a picture of her :wink:

Does she have a name yet ?

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No name and no picture yet. I’m letting her get used of the cage first. Have put a towel over the bottom part too, to give her a bit more peace and quiet. She has been exploring quite a big already and stuffed her cheeks with food and took it down stairs.

 

Was thinking of Aurelia or Aurora. As the symbol for gold is Au. :wink:

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Oooh I like the sound of Aurora :D

Just going to have a look at the Qute so I can see what she lives in.

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And Ora is Italian for gold so double gold.

 

Oh! I like that!

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Sorry to hear about little P, that's a good age for a gerbil.

 

Look forward to seeing pictures when she's settled in :D

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And her name is: Juf Ank

 

VERY looooong story about a Dutch tv programme. Very funny and all... sorry about that...

 

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She is still rather wary of anything and everything, but is taking treats from my hand.

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She's so pretty :D

Does she have longer hair than usual ?

I can just see her little tail.

I love their tails and their dainty feet.

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She is not a long haired hamster, but is rather fluffy. Didn’t want the long haired ones because they require quite a lot of grooming apparently.

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She's gorgeous. Takes me back to my school years when I used to have hamsters.

 

My first hamster was called Hammy :D

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Cute! She still looks tiny

 

I was trying to work out what the clear plastic tube in the bottom was, thinking it was an ice pack or frozen carrot, until I realised it's the handle to pull out the tray :roll::lol:

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Cute! She still looks tiny

 

I was trying to work out what the clear plastic tube in the bottom was, thinking it was an ice pack or frozen carrot, until I realised it's the handle to pull out the tray :roll::lol:

 

:lol:

 

She is a big lady compared to the gerbils! And just now almost begged for a treat! :shock: I’m getting somewhere with this lady! :wink:

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She is beautiful I love hamsters I had several Syrian Hamsters like her and then I had two Russian hamsters, called Doris and Lottie. My vet said they sounded like a couple of pensioners on a day trip

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One month on and the little lady is definitely not little anymore. I have finally gained her trust. She eats from my hand and even makes little trips over my hands from the open door. She is enjoying the little treats of broccoli and egg. She even starts to get a bit bolt: my finger still smelled like her treats and she decided the finger was good to go into her little hideout and tried to drag it down the tunnel. :shock::lol:

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Posted (edited)

 

She’s not really good at sitting still and posing.

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Oh, she's adorable. Makes me miss my guinea pigs even more if that's possible. Give her a wee cuddle from me, please.

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3 minutes ago, GrannyTrish said:

Oh, she's adorable. Makes me miss my guinea pigs even more if that's possible. Give her a wee cuddle from me, please.

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Think she will bite my finger off if I try a cuddle! Fiesty madam! 💪

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Really?! I guess I'm so used to our piggies loving cuddles. It's been about 50 years since I had hamsters so I can't remember if they got cuddles.

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It’s taken a month for her to let me touch her and not run and hide everytime I stick my hand in the cage. So this one won’t be the cuddle type. But I still have one and a half cat for that! 😉

And having had gerbils before this hamster, I’m used to getting no cuddles. They are not animals that will just come and sit in your hands/lap.

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3 minutes ago, Cat tails said:

But I still have one and a half cat for that! 😉

 

A half of a cat?!!!!! :o

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My neighbours tomcat thinks he lives in my house. And so he does now, but technically I don’t own him...

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