Hamster Story by Carrie-Anne Brown
Author: Carrie-Anne BrownSource: www.hamster-club.com
In 2009, my partner and I brought our first pet together. Her name was
Crumbles and she was a russian dwarf hamster.
We fell in love with her
straight away and her kind/sweet nature made us rodent lovers for life!
Since then, we have adopted many different rodents from different
- a Russian dwarf hamster called Nipsy in 2009 who had no
attention and the child got bored of him
- a Roborovski who got bullied
by his brothers in 2011 and escaped death as a few days later his
brothers unfortunately got killed by a cat so he was the lucky one in
- Pepper: a Syrian hamster in 2011 who was in a tiny cage with
human biscuits as food..! She was one of our favourites
- Frankie the
Jird! We got Frankie the Jird in 2011 - he is still alive.
He was dumped at a shop I worked at as
he chewed out of three cages and they didn't want to have him anymore
as they thought he was a gerbil.
Now he has a massive gerbil vivarium
which he can't escape from.
He also just had an operation to get rid of
which saved his life. We were told to have him put down
went with the operation and he made it!
He also has put weight back on and
is back to his cheeky self.
- And last but not least Minty and Maple: the
two gerbil brothers! They too got dumped and left in the heat in
2012, with lettuce as food, left in an ice cream box with few holes,
they were both sweating very badly and had mites and barely any fur.
Minty (white) has a deformed jaw due to not eating the right nutrition
when he was younger but he still is the boss out of the two!
Now I only
adopt rodents that need homes but Crumbles started this all off in 2009. My partner
and I are still together after 6 years and we are only 20
and 21 years old.