You may think I am mad for stating this but it is such a surreal thing watching my three hamsters all in their exercise balls running around like headless chickens on a bumper-car ride! They would zoom past each other and knock into each other (gently I might add) and zoom around some more – it looked wild! I didn’t know where to look!
So which hamster is in which ball?
Eve is in the completely purple ball. I figured that her scent would be in there and I didnt want to rile the boys up if they caught that scent! Plus she has a very enthusiastic approach to exercise balls. She will hurtle head on into stationery objects hence I need the comfort of the tape to hold her in tight! I just know if any of them were to escape, it would be Eve!
Dexter is in the green ball. I love the design of these new exercise balls. They look so smart and I already have amazing ideas to personalise them!
Plus the lids on these new balls are super stiff which is ideal really as it would sooner break round the middle than let the lid come off which again is reassuring when they are becoming mere blurs at the speed they run at.
I like to think that the clear plastic used to make these balls makes it easier for the hamsters to see what they are about to head into. It hasn’t seemed to make a noticeable difference yet, Dexter still manages to run into solid objects… maybe I should think about replacing Eves exercise ball with a clear one all the same? Hmmm…
And last but not least, Casper was pulling off the pale-pink exercise ball like a boss.
He looks so snowy and pure in this exercise ball. He looks delicate to be blunt. I think the pastel colours and his tentative attitude may be a reasonable explanation to that thought but even so its weird how the colours can change a perspective. Or perhaps I am reading too much into it! Yeah its probably the second.
I could tell Casper had never been in an exercise ball before. He really didn’t know what to do – I suppose its not a very natural instinct to walk up a wall to move about is it? He sat for a bit and tried to chew the impenetrable door catch before realising his room was unstable and it could roll?!
Holy cow, it can roll!!!
And as soon as he discovered that beauty he was off on a crazy adventure around the lounge floor!! Well almost, he sat back down after 2 minutes and had another nibble. He will get more acquainted to his exercise regime I am sure of it.
In the next few days I will be sure to post about the personalisation of the exercise balls (for Dexter and Casper anyway – will look into upgrading Eve’s ball over time when money is no object).
What do all of my furry friends get up to for exercise these days???