got Juliet on Easter after a funeral for my previous hamster, Roxy. After
arriving at the pet store with my parents, I saw a small white spot in the
Fancy Dwarf Hamster cage. I waited for it to move before looking at anything
else. Believe me, she looked like one of those little flavored slat-licks that
I've heard hamsters like so much. She moved and I was reassured that, yes, she
was indeed a hamster. I looked at a few more while the assistant we were
waiting for helped a family with a humongous teddy bear hamster; including a
vicious albino dwarf with a tendency to climb the cage bars in his secluded
little adoption tank.
Our help finally came in the form of another employee with a set of keys. My
dad had to hold Juliet because the woman who was supposed to assist us was
scared of rodents. Juliet was perfect. She didn't bite like Roxy had and she
let us pet her with no protest. I never had a second thought of looking for
Juliet is not albino, though she has red eyes. The purplish grey on her fur
qualifies her as a 'red-eyed lilac' color. I looked it up on Google (at the
time it was on the tenth page, last one down), and I'm pretty sure I can rely
on that information.
Juliet now hangs out in a plastic habitat in my living room. She loves paper
towels and carries them around like blankets until she decides to rip them to
shreds and make a bed. She has only really bitten someone once, though she
does lovingly nibble from time to time, and is the sweetest little hamster
ever. Even my mom, who was afraid of Roxy, pets Juliet. Sure, she's lazy, but
she's my little puff-ball and that's all that matters.
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