Our latest Hamster has now gotten away on Thanksgivings, Independence Day and now just last week. We found him after he made a nest out of one of my wife's shirts, totally ruining it.
Previous hamsters have been rescued form the furnace ducts, and I have now put wire meshes in all the grates to keep that from happening.
I have also stay up all night many times listening for them when they come out at night. He have had that kind of pet for 10 years now and keep getting new stories to tell.
Is your hamster that good at escaping?
Both of my hampsters I had escaped. One of them climbed to the top of the bottle and then pushed out the top of the cage. I really dont know how to pushed up the top of the cage but all I saw him do was biting on the cage the day before and I put a book ontop of it but that day he escaped I forgot to put the book on top of it.
One time my hamster had nibbled away at the plastic bit on the cage, releasing the door so it had no clip. We had looked everywhere, moved all the furniture and just couldn't find him, a few days later we noticed little paw prints of soot on the fireplace, so we had the fire removed and a flash light put up, but still no sign of him! My mother had many restless nights because we had a brand new leather sofa and she kept dreading him chewing that. We had bought a mouse trap, a humane one I might add. We put it out on the night, woke up the next morning and the food had gone, the trap was closed, and there was no hamster? He was to fat to fit all the way in so it didn't close on him! So we decided to put magazines in a pile, up towards his cage with food in so he fell in, so we did that and the next day, the food was gone but he was still on the run! He could climb up the cage and start swinging about on it if he wanted, so we repeated the process but this time lining the rim of the cage with a bin liner so it was a slippery surface and he couldn't grab hold of it. The next morning we woke to find him in the cage swinging on the bars and running around like a maniac, he was so peeved off that he'd be caught again! Just thought i'd share my story with you and give you a good idea how to catch a hamster on the loose!
The last time my mte ever had a hamster was when I accidentaly shot it, thinking it was a rabbit. I personally haven't ever liked these little piggish things, discusting things...
A friend of mine had a hamster and he squeez trough the little airholes whole the time. It was very funny watching him when he did that!!