How To Catch A Lost Hamster
How To Catch A Lost Hamster
The video has three parts: Hamster behaviour and psychology, how to tame a hamster and how to catch a hamster once it escaped. Fluffy stars in this video and he had good fun making it, which can easily be observed by his cheeks getting bigger and bigger with all the treats he got during filming. At the end he is nearly as wide as long!
Step 1: Hamsters like to escape.
Hello! This is Fluffy a Syrian Golden Hamster. He and I live in Edinburgh in Scotland in Great Britain. We have found out that one of the most neglected issues of our times is how to catch a lost hamster.
Hamsters are very curious, they like to escape. They are naughty and destructive. Fluffy has built, or more chewed, himself a second holiday home in the sofa bed. He really likes it because it is dark, comfortable, spacious and safe from predators such as myself.
Step 2: Hamsters like hiding
Hamsters can easily climb up the sofa, curtains, into bags and cupboards, or squeeze themselves behind and under the furniture into dark corners. If your hamster escaped, these are their favorite places to find them.
Hamsters, such as Fluffy, are very curious and very keen to explore and discover everything new and exciting. They like running around in shadows or along walls. Fluffy can open doors, luckily enough, other hamsters rarely manage. If they escaped for the first time, they most likely are in the same room as the cage.
Step 3: Taming your Hamster
Here Fluffy tries to climb up the sleeves of a sweatshirt, hanging over a chair. He has managed before, to get into the box with the sunflower seeds, which is placed on top of the chair. The easiest way to catch a hamster is to tame it. Then you are able to pick him up whenever you need to and will also come when called. Hamster balls are a safe way for a hamster to explore the outside of their homes. It prevents them from chewing up cables and they can also explore other rooms on their own and they can easily be found again.
Step 4: Tempt them with food.
Fluffy is, like every hamster, very food greedy. For sunflower seeds, he'll do pretty much anything for. He will come when called and happily be picked up to be put up back into his cage. Feeding fluffy out of the hand prepared him to be held up and carried around. Hamsters are far sighted so if they nibble or bite your fingers during hand feeding, it's mostly accidental. Their inability for short vision also endangers them to fall or chomp down dangerous heights
Step 5: How to catch a hamster:
So how do you catch a lost hamster? The easiest way is for the hamster to return himself to his home, where his heart, his toilet and his hamster bed is. To achieve it, leave the cage open and easily accessible for the hamster on the floor. Place his favorite food inside and the hamster will return in a quiet moment at night. However he may not necessarily stay if he thinks he found a more comfortable home. Hamster experts also advise laying hamster drips of food. However not all suggestions work.The best suggestion is to place a bucket with it's favorite food in the room. A hamster litter or a pile of books provides an access for the hamster, who will jump into the bucket. A hamster will appreciate a little bit of soft bedding in the bucket too. Fluffy really enjoyed his hamster trap. Once he caught the idea he even jumped in as often as possible.
Fluffy was really happy making this VOD and he is proud of being the star in it. From Fluffy and from me in Edinburgh we send our greetings to all hamsters and their carers in the world. We hope we also contributed to building better human-hamster relationships and hope you enjoyed watching this video as much as we had fun making it.