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Charlotte joined the zoo

spud
October 11th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Hey all ! We adopted new zoo resident...Her name is charlotte and she is a beige teddy bear hamster. She lives in a huge aquarium. ( i have been just dying to fill it with a little pocket pet!! he he he) She is so sweet! I think she is about a year old. We had a bad start however, she got out last night, we found her were the guinea pigs usually hang out (under theshoe rack) luckily!!

jiorji
October 11th, 2006, 06:04 PM
awwwwwww a hammie!:cloud9:

can we see some pictures?I love teddy bear hamsters they get so fluffy. I had a light brown one and he started growing some odd fluffs of fur behind his ears, he looked like an alien. hehe

jiorji
October 11th, 2006, 06:05 PM
oh and be careful, those hammies are sneaky. Mine used to live in a cage and he knew how to unhook the door open. WE had to tie the door up with wire, then he learned to untie that, so we had to tie it up in several spots to keep him busy for the night hehe

spud
October 11th, 2006, 09:05 PM
aha yes, I will add some pics as soon as I get some done, she is sorta ...nervous...so im giving her space to adjust adn havent handled her much yet. TOmarrow might be a good day :thumbs up

jiorji
October 11th, 2006, 09:22 PM
awww I can't wait. I love tiny creatures :D Those sneaky hammies.

have you owned a hamster before?? Can I warn you against something?

My hammie would furiously chew his cage in the evenings and one night i walked in the room and he got really startled and pulled on the bars and he broke his top teeth off. And then for the rest of his life he couldn't eat hard food. We had to moisten it and the vet had to trim his bottom teeth every month. So I hope you keep that in mind and it never happens to your girly hammie :fingerscr one of those once in a blue moon hammie freak accidents :sad:

spud
October 12th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Wow, poor little guy! THat would make things a bit challenging eh! I will take head. In fact charlotte is housed in a large aquarium so she doesnt have any bars to chew on (lucky i guess ) but she miraculouly found a way out her first night here...likely climbed on top of the stool i put in there as cover for her...well thats gone! and i put a better top on the aquarium.
Thanks for the advice!
I have not owned a hamster before, but i believe my brother had one or a gerbil or something, i always had guinea pigs and cats lol. BUt it certianly is fun having a variety of pets !! its somewhat of a hobby for me i think.

spud
October 13th, 2006, 08:29 PM
http://www.cavycompendium.com/gallery/browseimages.php?do=member&imageuser=5028

Come check out my Gallary!!

spud
October 13th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Heres one more good pic

jiorji
October 13th, 2006, 09:49 PM
OMG!! she's the cutest! I love the "villa" she lives in. Very posh.
:cloud9:

jiorji
October 13th, 2006, 09:50 PM
i have to post again...reminds me of my little Timmy. :love: I hope you'll keep posting pictures, especially as her fur will start to grow and get all fluffy:crazy:

spud
October 14th, 2006, 08:09 AM
ITs so fun isn't it!!?
I love my animals! Yes, she is a cutie isnt she. Do you think her hair will get even fluffier!? Posh" yeah, I like that word. She really she seems to enjoy her villa. Sleeps in there, eats in there lol.

jiorji
October 14th, 2006, 11:45 AM
i scanned some pics of my Timmy for you to show you how fluffy he got. There were better pictures I just can't find them :(

In the secong picture is when we first got him and you can't really tell but he wasn't that hairy. ANd between second and first picture, he started growing hair behind his ears lol, he looked like a little alien hamster with antennas. Before you knew it, he looked like a dust bunny

spud
October 14th, 2006, 12:56 PM
jiorji
Your Timmy is so funny !! My girls cracked up laughing. SO..my charlotte aught to get a bit more hair huh LOL!