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June 19, 2008

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Oreo, the Pet of the Day
Name: Oreo
Age: One year old
Gender: Female
Kind: Syrian Hamster
Home: Davis, California, USA
   This is our little pet hammy. We bought her from PetCo when she was only several weeks old. She stood out from the rest of her litter because she was the cutest and the first one to go straight to the hamster wheel after being woken up.

    After the first few days we got her she got very sick, most likely because of some unsafe cotton bedding she swallowed that got stuck in her digestive system when she was at the store. We all expected her to die, but luckily it passed and every day since then that we have had her has been a blessing!!

    Oreo's favorite thing to do is run around in her hamster ball, but when she first gets put in it, she will run to the darkest corner of the house and sit there like an emo hamster. Sometimes she will stand on her hind legs in front of the door and wait to be put in her ball. One of the tricks she does is she likes to try to escape and we have lost track of how many times she has. Oreo isn't the tamest hamster, but she can be held and touched, although she may get irritated if she isn't in the mood for that. She doesn't bite though; she is just a solitary animal. Her favorite foods are sunflower seeds and any type of fresh food, like cheese or mealworms. She likes crawling into tight spaces such as cardboard tubes and runs all night on her wheel.

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