Monthly Archives: March 2015

Throwback Fursday



I will keep this short and sweet today folks, I just wanted to show off Casper’s face in case you’d forgotten about him already.Sleeping Hamster

And it also describes my sleepy mood perfectly.. but shhhhhh don’t tell my boss! πŸ˜‰


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Hamster Selfie :D

Hamster SelfieWith all the selfies going on it only seemed fair Banjo got a shot at selfie-fame!

I don’t think he did too badly if you ask me.
Posed very still for my camera and added that extra adorable touch with the whole paw falling off my hand thing.. SUPER CUTEEE! πŸ˜€

I have also noticed that Joey has little white socks on! Even more super cuteeee! πŸ˜€

Has anyone else got any pet selfies they want to show off? Email them to me atΒ 

And if I get any good’uns, I will definitely make a post on them! So make sure you brush them whiskers up and put on your best pout! All furry species welcome in this! πŸ˜€

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PetSavers Photo Contest Winner 2015

I always try to keep up with the latest hamster-related news. It gives me lots to talk about, inspires more posts and discussions, brings a different hamster face to the blog AND means I get to brag about hamster greatness πŸ™‚

1st Prize for Best Pet Photo 2015

A picture of a hamster ‘wearing’ spectacles has been named the winner in the junior section of a pet photography contest.

The picture, taken by Charlotte, who’s 14 and from Colchester in Essex, shows Pip the hamster on some books looking very studious!

Charlotte said: “She was originally the school hamster, but lives with me and my family in her retirement.

“To make my image I decided to gather some school textbooks and glasses to put Pip behind.

“I thought this was the best way to express her characteristics, as she is quite an intelligent hamster.”

The charity PetSavers who run the competition each year, say they’ve had more entries this time than ever before.

How fabulous is that?! A famous hammy face makes 1st place! I checked out the other entries and although they were brilliant too, I think its great that Pip the hamster won top position!
And who said all news is bad news πŸ™‚
Some times little bits of news like this make things seem so much simpler!
Well done Charlotte and Pip the hamster! πŸ˜€


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Hamster Treat Recipe #3: Hamster Pasta

Pasta?! Hamster Pasta?!I let Banjo run amok on my worktops the other day in yet another desperate attempt to capture some non-blurry photos.. It didnt quite go as planned.
Turns out he has a fascination with PASTA?!
Well the picture of pasta at least.
I’m not sure quite how well the real thing would go down but now the less this seemed to capture his attention for long enough (just)!

Well after a little bit of interweb research, turns out pasta and hamsters in the same sentence is not uncommon. This is a REAL thing.
Lucy the Hamster eating pastaThis photo is of Lucy the hamster tucking into an adorable spaghetti meal for 1 :’)
It is beyond adorable if you ask me!

Well after the success of the hamster pizza, I thought it only seemed right to go one step further in this culinary adventure and make Banjo a little pasta dish just like Lucy πŸ˜€

It doesnt take as much step-by-step guidance on this one. I cooked some noodles up, let them cool and then added some Pasta for Hamsters! :D baby cornΒ and some raspberry for the sweetness (I would have used tomatoes but I didnt have any in my fridge – and seeing as homemade treats are all about making use of what you have, there was no need to trek to the shops just for Banjo’s treat!)

It went down juuuuust as fabulous as the hamster pizza πŸ˜€

He loved every little lick and mouthful!
There is something very satisfying about making food for hamsters which looks like human food! πŸ˜€ I think I am becoming a little crazy with this. I keep thinking up entire menus for him… Never had such a spoilt ham ;D

I really recommend getting creative with your hamster treats too. The stuff in shops is all well and good and easy too – I get it. But using the left over Hamster pastafresh stuff you have laying about is a neat little way to keep you hamster interested and engaged. πŸ™‚

Plus its pretty satisfying when you see your hard work devouring in front of your eyes! πŸ˜€ As long as you’re careful with your ingredients using only hamster safe foods, you can literally go to town on your rodent-menu πŸ˜€

If you fancy showing off any of your own hamster culinary delights, feel free to email me snaps to or you can post it to the HamsterDiaries Facebook page for yourself. Or if you have any rodent-recipes of your own, let me know and I’ll try them out for little Joey πŸ˜€

Love love love!

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National Broccoli Day

National Broccoli Day, YES that's a thing!

I have managed to lure the illusive Banjo into some pictures with the help of a little broccoli πŸ˜€
Turns out this green veg is actually incredibly good for you in so any more ways than I originally realised.
Did you know 1 cup of raw broccoli contains the same amount of vitamin C as an orange! Amazing right! πŸ˜€

Its also high in vitamin A which is all round fabulous for your body.
So basically no wonder Banjo loves the stuff!
We should all spread the broccoli love! ❀ Treat your little furries to a stem in the sake of good health yeah?!

OMG and as if by terrifyingly spooky coincidence.. the 22nd of March is OFFICIALLY National Broccoli Day!!
That is crazzzzzy spooky..
Even MORE reason to treat everyone to the green stuff!

Love love love! Oh and pretty please with broccoli on top can you guys follow via email, like and comment. Show me some support? πŸ˜€

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Mister Anti-Social Pants!

Nibble Nibble :DBanjo has been very quiet so and so recently. He hides in his bed until all the lights are out and then slowly crawls out to explore. Then he will run and run and run until the sun comes up and I draw back the curtains.
He is an all-night marathon runner!

I know hamsters are nocturnal but Banjo really does take the biscuit with it. I want cuddles little man!!! But I don’t want to wake you up ;(

I’m sure he does it to tease me. If I sneak out when he is already running he just sits and lets me pick him up. I think its more stunned silence rather than wanting snuggles too but I’ll take what I can get !

Anyways because of mister antisocial pants over there, it means that getting pictures of him is getting more and more tricky.
So I am recycling some of the pics I managed to get of him from the pizza day. It was the only time he sat still for more than 2 seconds… Maybe that is a hint hint I should make him more delicious treats.. Maybe he is holding me to photography-ransom with the payment of homemade treats…. Hmmmmm you may have got me here little mister.

Sorry for the rant and rave. I needed it off my chest and I thought little Banjo needed some face time on the blog.
Facebook DOMINATION here we come ;D Hope you all have a fabulous weekend πŸ˜€

Oh and if you havent seen already – we made 1000 likes on Facebook. YAYAYA!
So I will reward all those likers with exclusive hammy updates and whatnot as a thank you for your support πŸ˜€


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Gifts For Hamster Lovers

A longggg while ago, I posted a list of gift ideas for hamster lovers like me (click here to check that out for yourself).
Well I think its only right that I post an updated list with even more fabulous ideas for that hamster-crazy friend or family member!! πŸ˜€
And I have catered for all budgets too so if you’re looking for a little token or a main gift, look no further!

Click any of the pictures to go to the page you can buy them from, simple! πŸ˜€


Beware of the Hamster Sign
Β£1.69 + free delivery (UK)

Hamster-ific gift!

Adjustable Hamster Ring
Β£6.57 + very cheap worldwide delivery available

Need a hamstery gift idea?

Hamster Jacuzzi Mug
Β£8.50 + free UK delivery (ships worldwide)

hamster t-shirt

Hang-In-There-Hamster T-Shirt
Β£14.99 + Β£1.50 delivery (UK) Worldwide delivery available

Cutest hamster earrings!

Handmade Happy Hamster Earrings (OMG love these!)
Β£3.84 + Β£5.94 delivery to UK (US seller)

OMG tattoos + hamsters = AMAZING

Tattooed Hamster TeatowelΒ 
Β£10.00 + Β£2.75 delivery (Worldwide delivery available)

Hamster money box

Hand Painted Money Box With Gift Tag
Β£19.95 + Β£2.95 delivery (UK only)

Not gunna lie, I want every single one of these things.. Especially the tattooed teatowel!! AMAZING!!
I hope I have inspired you all, make sure you check out the items you like the look of! The links are on all of the pictures so get clicking! πŸ™‚
If you had to pick one of them out for yourself, what would you pick?!! πŸ˜€Β 


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Pareidolia; Hamster Fur Stylee

Pareidolia is when you lay back in the grass on a sunny day and spy all the clouds in the sky, finding shapes and faces and things… Okay so you dont HAVE to be looking at clouds. The man in the moon is a good example of this πŸ™‚

I bring up this long fancy word because while Banjo was running around like a crazy hamster on my lap, I noticed a dark pattern on his back fur.

A pattern in the fur?!

Am I the only one who sees this?!

I kind think it looks like a four leaf clover or a big cross. Maybe there is treasure inside his belly and his fur is the map ;D

Anyone got any suggestions as to what this pattern could be? Anything creative??! πŸ˜€


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5 Fabulous Facts About Hamsters

  1. Hamsters can store almost half their body weight in their cheeks! That is a LOT of dinner to be stuck in your teeth.
    Remember Dexter stuffing his face with fresh apple ?!
  2. The oldest dwarf hamster lived to over 4 years old. (Thats over 100 human years old!!) I wish mine were little age record breakers πŸ˜›
    Old Man Hamster
  3. There are 25 different species of hamster! And yes I really want one of each.. muahah! 25 little Caspers pleaseee:)
    25 kinds of cuteness!!
  4. Hamsters are short-sighted AND colour blind! Unfortunately a hmaster-specsavers isnt on the horizon in any country yet..

The word hamster is an old German word hamstern which means ‘to hoard’. Them chubby cheeks make a lot of sense now πŸ˜€
You Hoarding that mr hamster
appy Wednesday folks πŸ™‚ ❀

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‘Take-Your-Hamster-To-Work’ Day

My work colleagues know I’m crazy hamster lady.
And thankfully they are pretty excepting of it… They don’t quite know the extent of my love of small furry critters, this blog is not even on their radar, but they still know I have always been a hamster girl!

I have decided it is only appropriate to take my little hammy to work… without actually taking him to work.

So instead I have purchased my very own personalised mouse hamster-mat for work!
Check it out! πŸ˜€

Hamster/Mouse Mat ;D

This is my all time favourite photo of Casper. He was all wrapped up in my cardigan a the time and his little face popped out and he slept like a peaceful little baby for aaaaaaages. And now I get to look at his cute sleeping face every day at work.
Its actually pretty therapeutic. Whenever I am getting stressed or just chatting away on the phone to someone, its very calming to have the sweetest face in all of hamster history right there beside me πŸ™‚

Who else has little reminders of their pets at work?! I can’t be the only one surely?! πŸ˜€
Let me know in the comments below πŸ˜€

If you want your very own personalised mouse-mat (UK based readers) then you should totally check out MyMouseMatΒ – they are the best priced around for the hard top mouse mats (which are miles better than the material ones in my opinion) and it got posted out the same day which is just fabulous! You can put your own picture on your desk too woohoo! πŸ˜€


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