||Nine months old|
||Campbells Russian Dwarf Hamster|
||British Columbia, Canada|
is Petra, my sweet little girl. I got her and her sister Sophie in
May 2004. I had been feeling a bit sad because my dad passed away in
April 2004 so I got them to make me feel a bit better. Petra's extra
special because she is blind in both eyes. She is also much smaller
than her sister Sophie because her color is a gene mutation that makes
her very small. Petra loves to try new foods but her favorite is mango
and strawberry yoghurt.
Because Petra is blind, she tends to bite when she gets startled. Now
I've learnt better and let her crawl into a toilet paper tube before I
pick her up. Unfortunately, she still gets picked on a bit by Sophie
and recently she lost a bit of fur on her arm. If I try and separate
them, though, they will cry and call out until they are back together.
Even though she cannot see, Petra is my special little girl, who comes
when she's called and loves to cuddle.