Hello everyone! It's been quite a while since I have done a thread. My last thread was when I was telling you all that my gorgeous Valentine had passed away
I have missed him sooo much, and I was finding it hard to live without the company of a hamster. So two weeks ago I went to Pets at home and got a brand new cage from there. I looked at the hamsters, one of which bit me and the others jumped really high every time you touched them so I didn't want any. Than, on the day after, we went to Staples garden centre, which has a little Pet shop in it. Well, the people there breed their own hamsters, but they had none in until Last friday. I looked at the males because I wanted a male hamster, but the all hissed, skreeched and beared their teeth at me. So I didn't want one, however, while the females were there, I said I'd have a look. The first female got out of bed and she let me stroke her and she was calm and she sniffed me. She was great. So, as the first hamster which I think liked me in a way, I took her
I've named her Pipi because she reminds me and my Mum of a Pipistrelle Bat because of her colours and how/where she sleeps, she trys to sleep in the small space between the bars and the wheel in her cage lol.
She's brilliant, she hasn't bitten me at all, or even threatened to, she doesn't mind being picked up and the next step is having her out with me, but I want to keep building up the trust.
There is one problem however; She has some very bad diarrhea, I know it could be because of her diet change and she's been separated from her mum and moved around a lot and now she has to settle in. So, how long will it last and what can I do to help her? Also, she is my first ever female rodent, so what happens when she goes into heat?
Thanks in advance!