Hamster Story by Angelito Astrera Zarraga Jr.
Author: Angelito Astrera Zarraga Jr.Source: www.hamster-club.com
Hi to all Hamster lovers! My name is JR. I would like to
share my experience about my hamsters.
Since I was a kid, I liked to take care of pets. I had 4
dogs, 6 cats, 16 pigeons, 12 rabbits, 18 guinea pigs, 400+ white mice, and
around 350+ Syrian hamsters. All of my pets situated in our own backyard.
The rabbits, guinea pigs, white mice and hamsters, I bought
them from a local pet shop near our village. I started having a pair for each
of them. I didn't know that they will multiply that fast in a span of a year
and a half.
At first I only wanted to have them as pets but I turned out to be
a breeder myself.
My best favorite are my hamsters and my guinea pigs. They were
all in a customized wooden cage with screen walls made by myself, and located
in my bedroom. I liked to talk to them a lot. I liked my hamsters because, it's
fun playing with them, and it's so cute when you look at them while eating.
I also liked my guinea pigs
, especially when they knew that I was home from school. They used to make this whistling noise like talking to me and
asking for food. I still remember those times when I used to stare at them in
the morning as well as at night. I always forgot all my worries back then.
Unfortunately, one day, my mum told me that we needed to vacate our house and
move to a smaller one. They asked me if I can sell all of my pets because I didn't
have a place for them in our new house. I cried a lot. I really wanted to have
all of them with me. I was only 14 at that time.
The only solution that I had in mind was to find someone who
can take care of all of them.
I browsed my friends list and asked all of my
friends if they could keep some of my pets. They all agreed, so I went to our
furniture shop and made wooden cages for all of them. It turns out fine afterwards.
But I still couldn't live without a pet
. I kept a pair of my
hamsters in a small cage under my bed without informing my mum. I named them
Juris and Bamboo. Now that I'm already 29, I still have pets. I have a dog
named Apple. My sister has 3 cats named Miur, Gaspy, and Cacai. And I'm still
having hamsters again. I have 9 pairs of Russian hamsters now. I also still
have the urge to breed them.
I decided to have hamsters again to teach my kid
how to be a responsible person. By the way I already have a 4 year old kid. At
first my wife and my son freaked out when I brought-in these furry cuteness
inside our house. For the record, I still kept them inside our bedroom. I have
had them for about 3 months already.
Now, my son knows when to feed them, how to handle them and
when he can play with them. Luckily, none of them are biters
because I bought
them at the age of 3 weeks. And take note, I bought them from a friend that I
entrusted some of my hamsters before. Good thing he still has a passion for
breeding. He told me that breeding Russian hamsters is different from breeding
Syrian hamsters. I think he's right. He's actually giving me tips on how to
deal with them.
Actually, after I browsed for some information from the
internet, I found out that there's really a big difference in having Russian
hamsters. That is also the moment when I visited your site. It gave me a lot of information about hammies.
Thank you all and God Bless!
Happy Hamster Keeping!