Hammy Pic of the Day: Introducing Penny Lane

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I am STILL here. I have a lot to update. Especially, that I have a new hammy love! A GIRL hammy! She is shaking up the hamster room. (Yes, I now devote an entire room to my hamsters! – and it’s going to be our office too). Bob is beside himself. I’ve never seen him so hot and bothered (can one use that expression about a hamster and it not be kind of weird?) He has been going crazy. But he seems pretty excited and not stressed. In fact this development has made him tame in overdrive. He now practically flies into my hands when I open his cage door. Climbs up my sleeve to my shoulder for a better look out to seek his lady love from afar.

His lady love? Penny Lane. A beautiful Sable Banded sweetheart pictured above!

Split Cage Method

So I have hated having my Robo hams separated. They have been separated since late August when the fighting got dangerous. I was naive and did major no-no’s with a Robo cage. You shouldn’t have levels/platforms and there must be 2 of everything and a house if you risk using one at all should have multiple openings. Well, I did opposite of all that having had no idea and I feel I might have more success this time.

So I set up a split-cage using the 110qt bin cage and left over play pen fencing and so far it has gone well. But I feel the one who was bullied the most (Snow) is the one most interested in his brother while the bully (Patch) is seemingly the least interested. So it all rests on Patch and how he takes to his brother again.

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I will leave them this way for a week or two and in that time I swap sides so they get used to each others scents as their own so this will heighten the chances of a smooth reintroduction. Wish us luck!!