Where to start!
Okay so I grew up with hamsters basically – not jungle book style, just had them as pets throughout my childhood. I took one squeeze of their furry cuteness back then and have never looked back all these years later.
I understand some people will look at me as if I am banana’s. Hamsters are after all members of the rodent family so get a lot of bad press! Added to the fact they are perceived as a ‘kiddies’ pet makes it all the more unusual I still have hamsters as pets now at my age. I should have grown out of this obsession no?
Well apparently not.
They might just be little rodents to some people but to me any pet, no matter how big or small, is a part of the family and hamsters are no exception.
Look at it this way – they take up hardly any space, they dont need daily walks through the wind and rain, I dont have to pick up their poo in front of the frowning public, I dont have to replace sofa’s or carpets after being unrecognisably chewed, they dont malt and leave their DNA all over my stuff and they certainly dont need 24/7 supervision.
Hamsters are so simple and that is what I have fallen in love with!
I dont have the space for a dog, the hairball-tolerance for cats, the nerves for a reptile or the patience for a squawking parrot. Hamsters are furry and cute and are no fuss! For me, they are perfect!
So onto the stars of the show:
Dexter is my male Syrian hamster. He is THE cuddliest, cutest and most playful little guy ever! He is a very athletic hamster, he could probably run on his flying saucer in his sleep for all I know, and has a soft spot for sunflower seeds.
Eve is my beautiful female Syrian. She is a chunky hamster, after all she gave birth to 13 babies once upon a time, and has a very unique speckled ear. She has more of a thing for climbing on the bars over the top of her cage. I seriously believe she may be a reincarnated monkey.
Then there is Casper, the newest addition to the furry family. He is a pure snow white Syrian boy and is absolutely gorgeous! He genuinely doesnt have another fleck of colour on his body – pure white! He was being hidden away at the back of the pet shop, waiting for me I guess
So how did this blog come about?
I thought why not share the experiences and problems that occur with these pets on a blog and share it all with other pet-lovers and owners! I know so many little tricks and ideas for troubled owners to try on problem hamsters and wanted a place to share all the information as well as videos and photos! This blog, from day one, has not stopped gathering momentum!
What can you expect from this blog if you follow?
If you follow this blog you will get no end of reading material! I have, since the start of the blog in May 2012, posted every single day and I intend to keep it up! Need something to mull over whilst chowing down your morning cornflakes? Hamster Diaries surely?!
On this blog I will:
- share pictures of the hamsters
- share videos of new toys, new crafts or just the hamsters doing what they do best (being cute that is)
- share tips on training, health care, common problems and general ownership
- answer questions or worries from new hamster owners*!
- post opinions and polls on hamster-y news stories
- review products, treats, food and all kinds of hammy accessories
*(Im not a vet or anything like that, but I have a huge passion for these pets and have years of experience that may be useful to new owners!)
I genuinely appreciate all followers and check out the blogs of those who care enough to follow. Knowing people want to read what I write is inspiration enough to take better photos and motivation for myself – so for all who read I am grateful
I would appreciate any comments, questions, feedback, pictures and/or videos from other hamster owners on the blog!
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