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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! πŸ˜‰


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Flashback Fursday

Dexter the Syrian Hamster in all his glory!Its very rapidly coming up to 3 years since I started this blog. I thought it was only appropriate to show a flashback photo of the little Syrian that started it all.

Dexter was a very shy and nervous hamster.

It took him a LONG time to come out of his shell. But as soon as he was there, he really did become a cutie of a hamster.

Dexter was the little face that inspired me to start blogging. I wanted to start sharing his little adventures and it all snowballed from there.

I have taken several breaks from the blog but it has never been forgotten, I replied to emails and plotted comebacks and whatnot.

HamsterDiaries is my little hobby and I really enjoy taking pictures and writing and all the joys of blogging that come with it.
So keep on reading and commenting and showing me the love! I really do appreciate every word everyone has to say and I make a huge effort to reply to everything πŸ™‚
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The Impossible Hamster

Well I moaned yesterday about my unphotogenic hammy.
And I am going to moan again today…Β STAY STILL HAMMY!!!

Look at that juicy carrot, just sitting there waiting to be nibbled!! But noooooo!

When he stopped very VERY briefly for a quick wash, I managed to get this picture…
This is about the most clarity we are going to get of this hammy for the time being I think.

I know not everyone is cut out for fame… I mean Britney Spears 2007 flashbacks spring to mind, but c’mon Joey you have big paw-steps to follow in!

So I am begging for advice from the blogosphere, how doΒ you keep your furry still for photos?
Or have I just got to accept my impossible hamster the way he is?! πŸ˜‰ I know Banjo is just a little baby still, maybe we have to warm up to the fame of being a HmasterDiaries pin up ;D

All advice welcome!
Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe so you get hamstery goodness straight in your inbox!

Also while I remember to mention; I refer to Banjo as Joey. It’s his little nickname.
I hope I haven’t confused any of you – there aren’t two hamsters, just the one! πŸ™‚

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Do You Ever Feel Like You’re Being Watched?

Hamsters are very curious creatures. They like to sniff and bite everything and anything, especially if its new and exciting!

Banjo is no different!

In an attempt to make him more comfortable in my presence, after the squealing fiasco I showed you yesterday, I kept his cage by my bedside. Nosey little Joey!! :D I figured that if I could talk to him and keep him close by, he would get used to me a little quicker and hopefully encourage the taming process to move on a few steps.

Well I can safely say it helped!
I captured the little fellas curiosity completely.

I stopped talking for a few moments and noticed that the cage had fallen silent.
Worried, I took a look across to check whether he had just got bored, but to my surprise I saw a cheeky little face peering over the side of the cage… watching me… the little creep!! πŸ˜€

Now I should probably apologize for the sticker on the cage…
This used to be Casper’s cage, who as we know was very blooming special! πŸ˜€

Anyway after a very intense staring contest, Banjo gave in and scurried off to the depths of his cage.
I like to think of this as a little bonding win!!

Either that or I have a peeping Tom of a hamster!!

Any other furries have a weird and wonderful habit?! Staring contests? C’mon, it can’t just be Joey!!

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40 Winks.. And 40 More….

There are occasionally them beautiful moments where hamsters just break the boundaries of all adorableness!
Casper manages this feat quite regularly I’ll think you’ll agree! πŸ™‚

So I was getting changed with a sleepy Casper sat on my bed and I plonk my cardigan on top of him.
Usually this results in a few moments of darkness-exploration before I see a little nose twitch out of one of the sleeve holes πŸ˜‰ It’s very sweet and give Casper something a little different to explore.

Well I did my usual plonking of my cardigan on the bed and instead of darkness exploration, it turned into cosy-cardigan duvet day! πŸ˜›
Genuinely, he just tucked himself away and closed his eyes. So as he was toasty, comfy and now even more drowsy, he felt straight asleep. I even had to poke him every few minutes as he was so still I worried something awful had happened! πŸ˜›Β 

I would get up and sit down on my bed (so he was rolling all over the place at one point) he still would just keep his eyes closed and readjust himself in his newly found haven!
There really is something very special and cute about this little Syrian!!

I tried my hardest not to disturb him but a good 20 minutes later and I needed my cardigan back!! I gently stroked his head and he slowly opened his eyes, VERY unimpressed that I had disturbed his beauty sleep mind.
There was me thinking this would do the trick; Casper would wake up and want to explore.

He just opened his eyes and watched me. Probably thinking of ways to get his own back on the fact I had woken him up…

Hmmm where did Casper go! ;)

I mean if that face doesn’t say “I’m plotting your demise evil human!” then I don’t know what does! πŸ˜‰
I eventually just had to pick him up and put him away in his cage, he wasn’t going to budge for noone!!

I completely understand hamsters aren’t the most popular pets with adults, they are seen as a child’s pet and all that. But seriously Casper gives hamsters a GREAT name. I don’t have enough time (or money) to commit to a dog, kitty cats make me sniffle and I can’t cuddle a gold-fish! Hamsters are perfect for my lifestyle and completely and utterly adorable!

I will become a crazy hamster lady one day… Okay who am I kidding, I already am a crazy hamster lady hahaha!

Hope you have enjoyed these cute pics. All your comments, likes, shares are greatly appreciated! Make sure you follow via email too so you never have to miss a post again! πŸ™‚ Lots of love,xx

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Casper Cuddles

This is just a quick post today as I am all preoccupied with non-blogging stuff but alas I must provide you cuteness and adorableness to sleep at night!
So here is Casper giving me a little hamster snuggle.
He knows being busy isnt always fun too. I mean he’s constantly busy with running on his saucer and nibbling his cardboard tunnel, so he understands how hard it is to fit other things in!!! πŸ˜‰
But in all seriousness, I always have time for cuddles and snuggles with this little cutie πŸ™‚

Casper Cuddles!! :)

I will have more cuteness tomorrow and hopefully some more time to write better stuff too! πŸ˜›
Licks and love! xx

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Hamster VOGUE

If you haven’t yet read yesterdays post, GO DO IT NOW!
This will make a lot more sense…

So yesterday I was whinging about how Dexter cannot sit and pose nicely for photographs, even when I put food in front of his face to occupy him! It really is a bloggers nightmare.. Well it is for me anyway!

Casper on the otherhand, my golden hamster, is completely the opposite!
I did the exact same thing for him, placing a small leaf of greens in front of him.Hamster eating greens! YUMYUM
And he stayed perfectly still for me for long enough to take a video, take some pictures from all kinds of angles and still to have som food left in front of him!

He is a hamster/pet bloggers DREAM! So well behaved and obedient!

I know I am biased to the greatest extent biased-ness can be, but he really is such a cute hamster! I think he is secretly a complete diva! He sits and poses nicely almost every single time I get my phone out to picture him. So that can only mean one thing; he LOVES the spotlight and all of your attention too πŸ˜‰

I mean if that isn’t a vogue pose, I just don’t know what is! πŸ˜›

He didn’t even stuff his face completely, he just sat still and watched me fuss around him and then proceeded to nibble and munch away!

Absolute cutie!
I really don’t think I have had such an adorable, special little hamster. I love all my furries all the same don’t get me wrong! They all have such distinct little personalities despite being so small and (some would say) insignificant but they really are just heartwarming!

So marks our of ten for Casper’s ADORABLE posing skills?!Β 
Let me know in the comments below, or just show me a like if you think he’s alright looking for a hamster πŸ˜‰ We are all sure appreciative of all the support you show πŸ™‚

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The Scarf Sanctuary

Happy Place. The ‘place inside all of us where we are all happy and get the warm fuzzies’

Casper could fool me into thinking his happy place was anywhere and everywhere he could take a quick kip!
But I think I’ve sussed him out.

My scarf = Casper’s happy place πŸ™‚


I’m not even sure quite how I even managed to discover this to be honest!!
I think I was carrying him downstairs on my chest and he seemed to snuggle himself Β into my toasty scarf!

There are the odd occasions that he doesn’t sleep (shock horror) and this was one of them. He just seemed quite content sitting and watching the world go by from the comfort of this make shift hammock.
Rubbish hiding place Cas When it came to setting him down on the kitchen worktop, he took a few steps a bit gingerly before breaking free completely. Makes a change from seeing him dozing really doesn’t it ;P

I wish I had a safe-haven-hammock some days.
How nice would it be to just curl up in a toasty little ball and know nothing bad could happen.

Where is my safe cuddles eh little hamster?! One of these days, he’ll “cuddle” me back… as much as a cuddley hamster can I suppose πŸ˜‰

Do you have any little sanctuaries that you or your furries like to snuggle away in?Β 

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Say CHEESE For The Camera!

I have come to the conclusion that taking decent photos of a fully awake Syrian is impossible. They move too quickly and never look in the right direction when you want them too! And in Casper’s case, I cant even clap or make a noise to capture his attention as he is completely deaf!

The only way to get any sort of photo of either hamster is to distract them with food.

Stick anything in front of them that is remotely edible and they’ll sit still just about long enough for me to take a pic.
Just about anyways.


Today’s weapon of choice was a little chunk of cheese. Now I don’t usually give them cheese. In excess its bad for their health, just like for humans too. But on this occasion I thought the little terror deserve a treat for posing so nicely for the blog.

And this bit of cheese was clearly too good to just stuff in his cheek. This bit of cheese needed to be eaten right away!
He’s so cute!!

Whats your favourite nibble? Whats can you not resist when put in front of you?? πŸ™‚
Let me know, comment below!Β 


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The Kitchen Counter Speedway

There is plenty that makes me chuckle when it comes to the boys.

Needless to say, they always somehow manage to outdo their own antics.

Take the kitchen for example. I occasionally let the hammys run around on the worktop. I even found a post I wrote waaaaay back when, about Caspers adventures across the Kitchen – check it out here. They religiously stick to the edge against the wall so as long as there is nothing in their way, they don’t stray from their own set path. I usually shuffle the kettle out from the edge and a few other bits a pieces which clutter up the worktops so they have ample sprint space.

And when I say sprint i mean boyoboy, do they run fast!! Here is a short little video of Casper demonstrating his athletic ability just so you get an idea of the “kitchen race track set up” and exactly what i mean when I say they run fast and to the edge…

When they get to the first corner of the kitchen, they reach an abandoned smoothie maker, the perfect hiding spot for any passing hamster..

But this is not the actual focus of this post (surprisingly).

Dexter is not the brightest crayon in the pack. He is a scaredy-cat and when it comes to the fight or flight reflex, Dexter has astonishly decided neither of these are good enough.
He goes for a stop and stare method.

So when he went waddling along the work top at his usual meandering speed, I may have forgotten to pull out one of the obstructions.
Not to worry I thought, he can just walk around it.

Oh no we dont.

Dexter gets a little confused.. aren't we all buddy :PDexter stood for no less than 10 whole minutes in the same position, stuck and impossibly blocked in by a bottle of olive oil and a knife rack…

Yep, this really happened.
Why not just shuffle backwards, or even turn around – you’re small you can squeeze in that space mate! – but noooope. Dex decided to just sit…

In his defence, he look half asleep to be honest so a large thing in your way probably needs a good long think about.

But I really kid you not folks, he just sat there, blinking and twitching before I physically had to remove the olive oil bottle……

Oh its the simple things in life! This really cheered me up too, cos he looks just adorable, as well as rather special πŸ˜‰

Have any of you furry lot got stuck anywhere as impossible as this?!Β 
Let me know, comment below!

Till tomorrow folks


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