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November 18, 2003

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Tchaikovsky, the Pet of the Day
Name: Tchaikovsky
Age: One and a half months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Roborovski Hamster
Home: Dallas, Texas, USA
   Tchaikovsky (Tink for short) is my little overactive Roborovski hamster. He loves to run in his wheel, but he keeps breaking them with over use. I though he was a very unique hamster with an interesting fur pattern. He's rather skittery, but sits completely still if you rub behind his ears.I found he is much smaller than most Robs; he is about half the size of the average one and doesn't seem to be getting any bigger. His favorite toys are his wheel (in which he runs about 7.6 miles a night), and his dust bath. Yes, dust bath. It has Chinchilla bathing dust, and my little friend Tink enjoys rolling in it. When you look into the cage, you know he knows you are there and comes to sniff at you through the bars. I talk to him when I walk by and he looks up sleepily to see if I have brought him anything good to eat. His favorite food of all time is strawberry. He is a little skittish to hold, but if you rub in just the right spot, he'll lay down in your hand and close his eyes. Tink makes a good little companion for me.

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