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June 26, 2007

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Honey Bear, the Pet of the Day
Name: Honey Bear
Age: Two months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Honey Bear Hamster
Home: Waverly, Pennsylvania, USA
   Honey Bear is such a pretty girl ... as her name implies, she is a Honey Bear Hamster. She is only a baby at two months and is still too shy to like being picked up very often. We are trying to handle her more so she gets use to big people reaching in her cage. She jumps and pops and is very strong for a wee little hamster. As she struggles in your hand, you wonder if she is related to a bear! She was scared to death at first, and made sad noises when we were trying to handle her ... thankfully she has figured out that we are probably are not interested in having her for dinner. The more we feed her her favorite treats - cucumbers and lettuce - the more she is learning to trust us. She is very hard to catch sometimes! Handling hamsters is necessary for them to become accustomed to you, and know your smells, the way you pet them ... it is sometimes a chore. But once they find that their human friends are really fun jungle gyms to crawl on...then the fun begins. Honey Bear is a workout queen and gets more cardio than the average bear ... we could power the house with her energy from that wheel! Isn't she sooooo cute?

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