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October 23, 2007

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Chino, the Pet of the Day
Name: Chino
Age: Five months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Syrian Hamster
Home: Wiltshire, UK
   A little while back I decided to get another hamster. The pet shop we go to only had two males left and as much as they were cute, nothing struck me about them. That's when we found out that there were four-week-old babies upstairs which were not ready yet! They had been bred by the pet shop owner's daughter, instead of coming from the usual place that they get hamsters from. After an agonizing week, during which I was so impatient, I was finally allowed upstairs to see them. As soon as I set eyes on them I just knew that one of them had to be mine!

    There turned out to be three boys and one girl. All the males were reserved just for me until I had chosen which one I wanted. So after another week and a bit, I went to choose my hamster. One in particular was cheeky, alert and so cute! So that day I took him home, and on the journey decided to call him Chino.

    Since then Chino has certainly made himself at home and taken over the household! He learned how to open his cage door and escape (now we have padlocks on his doors), he has bitten me and generally has turned into a very cheeky little boy! So much so that his most-used nickname is 'the evil one' or 'Psycho Hamster'!

    Chino loves his wheel and is completely hyper! There is never a dull moment when Chino is awake! He loves any toys he can get his little paws on, although most are destroyed within about a week, thanks to his destructive nature!

    He may be very naughty but I love him all the same - and he seems to love me almost as much as he loves raisins!

    And that's why he is so special... he is my own pet devil!

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