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Hamster, TV - Proximity Question

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Gary D, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Gary D

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    My daughter has had her hamster cage ontop of the TV - is this bad for the little fella. Some basic physics tells me it err, not good.

    thoughts?


    Gary
     
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    Well he'll strain his eyes trying to view from that angle for a start :D

    Cheers, Lee
     
  3. Steve N

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    One is OK, but not two, as they might mate - and there is too much sex on the TV already.
     
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    Depends what sort of cage , my hamster used to throw all sorts of crap out of his cage. Had to sweep up every morning . Some of it could be moist :D

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    You could attach its wheel to a dynamo for hamster powered telly.
     
  6. Gary D

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    Guys ..... :D (we need a bowing smilie, really Very Funny)


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    Depends if the hamster responds to the same remote control codes as your TV.
    last thing you want is the hamster waking up every time you turn on the telly.

    Is the little blighter magnetically shielded? :D
     
  8. Razor

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    Hamsters make terrible aerials :D
     
  9. Steve N

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    Of course they do - so would you if you had tiny little hands like they do.
    They're excellent though at fine filigree craftmanship though.
     
  10. huwg

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    Hmm hamster on TV - not Roland Rats mate Kevin is it?

    Seriously though, I'd advise against it
    He's likely to get too hot - TV's do generate quite a bit of heat, and a 'sleeping' hamster would not me a welcome sight.
    any 'bits' he kicks out of the cage could go down the back of TV.
    Hamsters are often nocturnal, so enjoy a bit of peace and quiet during the day.
    also may be the danger of the cage falling off.
     
  11. Razor

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    Just a guess but the magnetic feild might not be to good for the little chap.
     
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    It's what you do with the hamster after your daughter has gone to sleep that might be worrying. I hope he's a brown one, rather than the traditional golden type! [​IMG]
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    Don't forget the radiation that display is putting out, move him before he grows an extra leg or something.

    Who know it may even cause cancer in the poor fella.
     
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    Yes move the little chap, they say living under electrical py;os can cause brain cancers, so the same I would imagine for the TV and the hamster.
     
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    This reminds me of a joke that starts :-
    Why do wrap a hampster in sellotape?
    I would have to print the answer on the "not suitable for sensitive folk"
    But I'm sure most of you guy will know the punch line anyway :D
     
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    Sorry your going to have to put the answer in "not suitable for sensitive folk" :( :confused:
     
  17. Gary D

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    front or rear? :D


    Gary
     
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    I had a hamster once...it escaped and got stuck halfway under the grandfather clock...then the cat got to it and I had to end its life with a breeze block.
     
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    That rhymes :eek:
     
  20. Steve N

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    Done - see friday joke section.
     
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    erm Wheres the post in "sensitive folks"?
     
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    There has never been any clear evidence connecting electricity pylons / associated magnetic fields to cancer risks.
    Many of us sit near to magnetic fields all day ( monitors etc ) with nothing extra between us ( like a cage bottom )

    however:
    - the increased risk of fire due to bedding material getting into the back of the telly
    - the heat generated from the telly
    ...... and even worse
    - the direct sound and vibration next to a nocturnal animal I would say is not healthy at all.

    Imagine trying to sleep ontop of a TV yourself ;)
     
  23. Steve N

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    I see its been "disappeared"

    Another "too sensitive even for the not sensitive" section I imagine.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    I have mice in my attic.Would it a more humane way of killing them if I put a 14" portable up there with Eastenders on,or would this be cruel?
     
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    they'd have to find a special kind of punishment for such an evil act of torture.

    ..... its one thing putting bleach in eyes, or making beagles smokes, but East Enders ...... you SICK SICK man.
     
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    I think Sunset beach is even worst. :D
     
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    To frighten you into moving it, our hamster has perfected projectile weeing. :eek:

    Do you value your TV?
     
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    LOL... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  30. Gary D

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    he learn't it by watching me


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