Posts Tagged With: hamster cheeks

Do My Cheeks Look BIG In This?

So Banjo has been kicking back on the blog lately. We have been busy little bees and just reading the adventures of Cookie instead for a bit πŸ™‚
I stick my comments in here and there and write up a post when i get the opportunity but its a lot less frequent than before.. as I am sure you realise.

Banjo hamster - famous!Anyway I can’t have you going without a few Joey updates here and there.
And I have been taking LOTS of snaps for the purpose πŸ™‚

I definitely think Banjo has become more friendly and camera-brave these recent months.
All them snuggles and cuddles in the evening must be wearing him down already πŸ˜‰

So as I am sure you are aware, when I am making dinner, I always always always break off a bit of veg for Banjo to munch. Whether its a bit of broccoli, an end of carrot orrrr in this case a bit of baby corn, JoeyΒ LOVESΒ it to bits πŸ™‚

And as I try to take a picture of this dinner ritual, I think this little man got a bit protective of his corn!

Check out the scoffing that this hamster has done! The SIZE of that cheek – WOW! hahah!

Anyway, will update you again soon, and make sure you are following via email to keep up to date on all things cute and hamster-y. This is a one-stop-blog for all things hammy-ish afterall!! πŸ˜€
Lots of love

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On Your Marks, Get Set… GONE!

Food never lasts long infront of me. Nor the hamsters.
But even I chew my food before swallow it within the second.
It appears some Syrian hamsters haven’t grasped this concept…

Here one second, GONE the next!

I gave Dexter a little leaf of greenery to try and keep him still enough for some pictures as we are all aware how much I struggle to get a focused photo of him.
Anyway my plan drastically backfired when the whole leaf went into his cheek within 3 seconds, IF THAT!!!

I managed to snap these blurry pictures of the incident…Here one second, stuffed into his cheek the next.
I should expect it really from this one… forever breaking the mold! πŸ˜›

Tomorrow you shall see how Casper ate his greens… The contrast in tactics is as far as far can be!!
So keep tuned for that post, tomorrow at 8am GMT πŸ˜‰ Don’t miss it folks! (And if you dont already know, follow by email so you get these posts in your email inbox!)
Much love folks!! xx

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Hello Chubby Cheeks

The phrase ‘your eyes are too big for your belly’ gets knocked about a lot these days.
Clearly these people have never seen a hamster at dinnertime…

There is no such thing as too much dinnerΒ in hamster land- a mantra I wish I could manage! πŸ˜‰Dexter Stuffing His Face

And just to prove it to you, here is Dexter stuffing his face to the absolute maximum.
There is no need for photoshop, this is genuinely happened…Β 

Oh and thats a sliceΒ of apple hes attempting to stuff into his massive mouth. Unsuccessfully attempting to stuff I might add.

I think its fair to say that hamster cheeks are the most iconic thing about these critters.
Its actually a very clever little adaptation.
On both sides of a hamsters jaw there is a kind of internal sack that reaches the top of the hamsters shoulders. Hamsters are hoarders and they use these little sacks to stuff all kinds of food in. Keeps it safe from other thieving creatures, or owners πŸ˜›

Tasty bedding! :PIn addition to food hoarding, I have found that every hamster I have owned has used their cheeks to soften bedding and to help them nest. I even posted a photo of Dexter doing this very thing in a post from 2012.
In the bedding goes, and then they regurgitate it all out so to speak and smoosh it into their bed. I would try to mimick this with my pilow, but highly doubt it would have the same affect πŸ˜›

I wonder how much food a hamster could really stuff into their cheeks? I might have to look into that πŸ˜›

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