||Five months old|
||Honey Bear Hamster|
||Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA|
never cared for hamsters all my life (60 years). Then I just happened
to pass by the hamsters in a pet store - and fell in love. This little
guy's face has a bear or dog look. The little five month old Honey Bear
Hamster is adorable. I named him "Butterscotch" because he is that
Butterscotch is hilariously entertaining. Sometimes we play "games" with
his food. I will hand him an item such as a blueberry. He will take a
few bites and throw it into the corner by his nest so when he wakes up
later he can have the luxury of "eating in bed". This goes on for some
time. I hand him a piece of broccoli. He takes a few bites and throws it
in the corner by his nest.
Butterscotch has never been big on the wheel - though he did pose for
picture on it. He does love to climb. When I move him from his 20-gallon
aquarium home to his three-story cage home, he loves to climb up the
sides. He eventually falls to the floor of the cage. There is lots of
thick, soft bedding material, so this does not hurt him at all. He just
gets up and starts climbing again.
It is so endearing the way he puts his tiny hand on my hand when I'm
giving him something to eat. Butterscotch is precious in my eyes and a
real joy as a pet.