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    Introducing Teddy, my Teddy Bear Hamster :)

    Hi Everyone, let me introduce Teddy, my Teddy Bear Hamster (another name for Syrian Hamster).
    I've just got him today. He is 8 weeks old, long haired. I believe the colour is yellow but I'm not so sure, maybe hamster owners here can help me.
    He has two white bands on his back as you can see from the picture.
    I'm going to let Teddy get used to his new home before trying to handle him.
    Snowy is very interested in Teddy but he is quite safe because his cage is quite high up.
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    thanks k9krazee for the signature!

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    Awww... he is gorgeous

    I cant quite tell from the photos the colouring but maybe you can look here and see what colour looks like him the most?
    http://www.midlandhamsterclub.co.uk/hamster/syrian.html

    Welcome to your new home Teddy
    -Ellie

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    sorry the pictures are not good, took them with my mobile. Will take proper ones once I can start handling him.

    thank you for the link. Of all the colours listed there, yellow seems to be the closest one. He doesn't have black cheek flashes though, and his ears are not all black so perhpas his colouring is not up to the standard. Still think he looks gorgeous though

    What colours are Whisk and Chino?

    Teddy says Hi!

    thanks k9krazee for the signature!

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    Well, whatever colour he is, he sure is handsome

    Looking again at the photos does he look anything like 'honey' (a colouring on that link)??

    Whisk is a golden syrian and Chino is a... cream banded I think....

    My boys say hi and welcome to Teddy

    Have you had hamsters before?
    -Ellie

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    Awww, what a cutie. I hope snowy never gets his/her paws on teddy.


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    Teddy is my first hamster.

    I'm sure he is not honey because he has tickings and his eyes are not red.
    He is similar to Whisk but lighter. Is there a light golden colour?
    what colour is Whisk's cheekflash?

    Blue Dragonfly, don't worry, I shall make sure Snowy never touches Teddy.

    thanks k9krazee for the signature!

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    Teddy is a cutie! I've always liked hamsters. Congratulations on the new pet.
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    thank you I've had Teddy for a whole week now and he's doing well.

    some more pictures of Teddy:

    Teddy's impression of a collie or sheltie his coat reminds me of them


    exploring the room inside his ball


    I bought Teddy a new wheel (larger) because he hasn't been using his old one. He absolutely loves it he's been using it all night.

    thanks k9krazee for the signature!

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