|Posted by Pandas on January 4, 2013 at 12:50 AM|
I have three hamsters - two are Robos the other a Syrian.
Chestnut and Peanut are my little Robos. I didnt know much about hammies when we got them - they were a complete suprise! When we first got a hamster ball, we were cleaning their cage. We were in my room and I glanced across the room where peanut was sitting in her ball, with the top off!!! I shouted "Peanut's opened the lid!!!" thankfull, she didn't attempt an escape.
This happened again with Peanut's sister, Chestnut, and she took her chance (unlike her quiet sis). I was watching them while they were running around. Chestnut stopped and started chewing something. I thought it probalbly was some food she had in her pouch. But then, the lid popped off! At that time I was taming them and Chestnut was beginning to take food from my hand. Peanut has always been more shy and she still is... they're both tame now though.
Chestnut took her chance and raced out. I jumped up and tried to catch her. 1st time failure. She jumped straight out my hand into the air and landed on the floor. 2nd time, I caught her popped her back in and repeatedly checked she was secure.
While Chestnut was getting used to being handled, I was holding her when something amazing and scary happened. At that time they used to run back and forwards in thier cage before i got them a new wheel because their old one didnt work. While holding her, she jumped out my hand and zoomed round the room in zigzags. I though I had lost her!! Then she when into a corner and started doing her nightly thing - running from side to side! It was amazing she started doing that - I couldn't believe my eyes!
The last thing is when my heart skipped a beat. I was holding Peanut and I picked her up by the scruff to check everything was ok. Then I thought it was the end for my adorable little hammie... I thought she had a tumour!!!! Panic struck me. I took a closer look and it was just poo atuck to her fur!!!! I took the biggest sigh of relief I ever have!
I love my hammies so much, they are the cutest things and we have had good times together and will continue to
We will have many more funny adventures!