||One year old|
||Syrian Teddybear Hamster|
||Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania, USA|
is a very mellow, friendly hamster. I got him for my birthday last
year. He was the first hamster I saw when I walked into the pet store.
He was sitting down, stuffing his face with food. I knew I had to have
him. Since he was in a cage labeled "females," I thought he was a girl.
To my surprise about two weeks later, I discovered he was a boy!
Jelly got sick once. He developed an abcess. I immediately took him to
the vet. I had to give him antibiotics orally with a syringe. At first
he wiggled a lot, but he soon became used to being given the medication.
He got better fast, and he's still doing great today. Some of his
favorite things are: being held, small plain milkbones, carrots and
sleeping. He's definitely a much loved little friend, and a real family member.