Throwback Furs-day :)

I love a good trip down memory lane.. and its one of the main reasons I never will stop writing on this blog.

It is coming up to the 2 year anniversary (yes it really has been THAT long) of the baby hamsters of Eve and Dexter.
I LOVE having these photos to look back on. And not going to lie, they make me SUPER keen to have lots more baby hamsters somehow…
I mean just look at Monty and Jeeves snoozing away here!!
Jeeves on the right, peacefully snoozing :)

They really are just the cutest little things on the planet and I wish they would stay that size forever! I’d fill my house with them if they did!! 😀

Jeeves on the top, RIP beauty. x

I know its short and sweet but I hope its given you a hamster-y fix for the day! 😀

Keep your eyes peeled for another guest post from Hayley and Cookie tomorrow!
Make sure you’re following the blog via email, like and comment below and like the Facebook page too! You will never miss a hamstery thing! ❤

Till the next time!! 😀

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HMRR: Dead Moths & Spiders Eggs…. NO THANKS!

My little Cookie is a spoilt little thing and when I had bought her a couple of things from a pet store, I was shocked……
There was something inside of it…
THERE WAS A DEAD MOTH!!!
Like… not even a tiny one…oh.. and eggs…. Spider eggs…Gross…just gross!

It's pretty tricky to see - but there are eggs and nasties in there as well as the moth!!!

It’s pretty tricky to see – but there are eggs and nasties in there as well as the moth!!!

So I called up the company and they were all like “ oh, this can happen because of the heat, but it is perfectly safe for her to eat
Uh, no way!

I was rather lucky though as my complaint was I would never buy their products again!
So, they decided that for compensation for Cookie going without, they would send me some treats!
YAY!
So these treats arrived, a few I had never seen before, but Cookie loved them!
The Treats Cookie Got
Has anyone else had this issue with animal products, especially with smaller animals?

Posting again soon!
Hayley & Cookie

Another awesome article from our newest writer here! And highlighting a very scary issue too!
If there is anything in your hammy food that shouldn’t be there you should definitely do as Hayley has! 

Take pictures of the offending item and write a letter or email of complaint!!

It very may well be ‘safe’ for your small furries but it’s not what you except and pay for therefore should definitely be brought to the sellers attention. 
We look forward to reading more from you Hayley and Cookie!! 😀 

xx

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HMRR: A Day In The Life Of A Cookie Monster

Hello to all the peeps of the hamster world!!

My name is Hayley, I’m 22, I have just finished college and am now looking to find what I should do next.
CookieI have a tiny little creature, a hamster, might I add, whom is the sole reason that I am writing this blog post.

Her name is Cookie, she is my little Munchkin and my Cookie Monster!!
Mad names, maybe, but I’m sure anyone who has a pet knows that you don’t always call them by their given name!

Cookie; she is the only hamster or small pet I have ever had, yet
she is the most friendly little thing there is!
She is so careful when taking food from you…unless the food is your nails, then she loves to eat them.

She is named Cookie after her lovely colouring.

Cookie came from an abandoned house. Her family had left her for dead in her cage and when found, she was still so friendly, so when I found out, I decided to take her in and she has been the most lovely little Cookie!
Oh, how I wish I could have more……

Posting again soon!

Hayley & Cookie

Thank you to Hayley and the beautiful little Cookie for this awesome first blog post! We are looking forward to reading more from Cookie too – let us know in the comments below what you make of our newest furry face to HamsterDiaries 😀 

Make sure you have liked us on Facebook and checked out the YouTube channel too! 😀 
Has this inspired you to guest-write for HamsterDiaries?! Drop us an email to hamsterdiaries@yahoo.co.uk
Lets share all the hamster love!! 😀 
xxx

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The Illusive Face Of Banjo The Hamster

Banjo looking simply adorable!

Whoever said hamsters were’t cute.. clearly doesn’t read this blog!! 😀
Joey doesn’t like to sit still ever. He has permanent ants in his pants and wiggles about like crazy.
But there is the odd occasion he will sit perfectly still under my palm, snuggle into my tummy and pose nicely for a photo… its a rarity but this picture is proof it DOES happen :’) Continue reading

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Hamsters In The Wild

I’ve always known hamsters are the result of decades of domestication but I’ve never paid much attention to our furry friends heritage. (Domesticated since 1939 to be precise… NERD FACT #1)
So I decided to do a bit of swatting up and share my nerdiness with you folks.

I mean who doesn’t want to know the history of hamsters eh?!

For example, did you know that wild hamsters live underground! A photo of a golden hamster
I mean it makes perfect sense as they’re close relatives of mice and rats who also burrow etc. But it just seems crazy to think my little Banjo could be out in the garden scampering around in the dirt!
He seems way too delicate and pampered now!

They live on a diet of seeds, fruit, vegetation and INSECTS! Again, the thought of Banjo with a face full of bugs makes me want to scoop him up and lock him away from the outside world!

Although the hamster was ‘discovered’ in the late 1700’s, they were actually classified and named until much later. The first hamster was collected by a zoologist in Syria and imported to the USA way back in 1930 – NERD FACT #2 – where they found a female and her 11 pups in a nest 2.5 metres underground!!
That’s impressive for a little thing like a hamster!

The entire pet and science population of Syrian hamsters appear to be descendants of brother-sister pairings – NERD FACT #3!
How insane is that! All hamsters are all very distant relatives of one and other… urgh!

Nowadays it is questioned as to whether there are any WILD hamsters left in Syria! But suspicions suggest they are still underground and just hiding 😀
As long as I have my Banjo safely tucked up in bed, I don’t mind where all his ancient ancestors are 😉

Hope you’ve been educated here! All of this will make you invaluable in a pub quiz….

And just incase all of that writing bored you to tears, here is a video of a wild hamster.. THEY’RE TOTALLY REAL THINGS!!! 😀
Anyways, enjoy your weekend folks!
xx

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Banjo Is Official

Now avid bloggers and readers will have noticed Banjo hasn’t had his out ABOUT page…

Well isn’t it about time I fixed that!!

I have fixed it…..
CLICK HERE TO SEEEEEE
Everything you could ever need or want to know about Banjo the hamster is now right up there for you all to read 😀
ham-STAR in the making!

There is also fact files on Dexter, Eve and of course Casper too up there so if you feel like reminiscing, take a look at them too 🙂

Get set to enjoy the weekend folks! 😀
xxx

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HamsterDiaries Needs YOU

So as I am sure you have realized, I am a VERY busy bee!
There is LOTS going on and I just don’t have the time like I used to.
But I love love love this blog!

I am always checking my emails and checking the Facebook page, reading your updates and pictures and stories.And I cannot get enough of it!!!

But I have got a solution.Me?! Write!? SURE!! :D
I want to keep HamsterDiaries updated and full of hamster-y goodness… so what better than to invite YOU to write articles for the blog!!! With people of all ages, all walks of life, from all sorts of countries all getting in on the action, I think we can add a lot more to the blog in fabulous hammy-love style!!

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, drop me an email at hamsterdiaries@yahoo.co.uk
I will ping you back all the info you need and get you kicked off to blogging-stardom in no time at all!

Looking forward to hearing from you soooooooon 😀

xxx

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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! 😉

xxx

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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! 😀

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

Has anyone else got any pet selfies they want to show off? Email them to me at hamsterdiaries@yahoo.co.uk 

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! 😀
xx

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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 🙂

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 🙂
Some times little bits of news like this make things seem so much simpler!
Well done Charlotte and Pip the hamster! 😀

x

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