||One year old|
is Othello. He is a Panda Hamster (Syrian) because of his black and
white coloring, and is very loving. He likes monkey nuts and putting food
in his wheel and waking everyone up through night to be cuddled.
Othello is a very contented little guy. He will just sit and let you stoke
him without flinching or being jumpy (some hamsters can be jumpy when
handled). He is very friendly and doesn't mind it all - he loves getting
the place behind his ears stroked. He likes to sit in a Buddah-like pose
whilst he cleans and grooms himself - though he can topple over backwards
when he tries to clean his back paws - he has started leaning against his
food bowl when he grooms so he doesn't tip over! He once fell asleep in
the pouch of a hooded top I was wearing - he loves any place warm and
snuggley. He loves cracking open monkey nuts by spinning them around in
his paws whilst chomping on them and then pouches all the peanuts and goes
hunting for more treats. His current record for totally demolishing a
bell-shaped chew toy in his cage is one day. He likes to keep trim and he
has a little routine - he gets up at 11pm each night, goes to the bathroom
in his outhouse section of his cage then he goes back to bed. At midnight
he gets up for some food and grooms himself. Then at 2am he gets up and
runs for an hour in his wheel and is very active. He is always up at 8am
having a long drink of water - it is as if he gets up to wave me off to
He is the most placid and friendly hamster I have ever had.
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