||Three months old|
||San Diego, California, USA|
Countessa was adopted from the San Diego Humane Society in May 2012.
While surfing online to see what animals were up for adoption at the humane
society, I saw there were three boys available names Alt, Control and
Scroll. I thought this was so cute. When I went to the society to purchase
some food and hay for my chinchillas, I wandered into the adoptable pet
area and asked if those three boys were still available. They were and
there were two others available as well, one being The Countessa (her
appointed name). She was only $5 and came with a cage so how could I
resist? I gathered up my chinchilla food and my new friend.
After I got her home, I realized that she was quite big. I had only had
dwarf hamsters before so I hadn't realized she was much larger. I also
noticed that the cage and wheel she came with were much too small for her.
So off I went to the store to find a more suitable cage and wheel.
Long story short, The Countessa is now a proud resident of Ware Natural
Wood Cage which is eco-friendly so I consider The Countess a "green"
hamster. I also decided to order the ASPCA-approved Wodent Wheel so that
she was safe, happy ... and above all, quiet!
The Countessa is a delight! She is full of personality and extremely
friendly. She is housed near one of my chinchillas, Mister Tibbs, and they
seem to enjoy each other's antics while spinning respectively on their
wheels. Her favorite activity is to climb the side of her cage and then
monkey-bar across the top eventually dropping down safely onto her bedding.
She also recently got a coconut house which I put food into and she loves
to wiggle in, retrieve the food to hide safely around her cage.
Her other favorite activity is her wheel which she runs in nightly for up
to four hours. Buying a quiet wheel was the best investment I could have done!
The Countess has personality +++.
Here is a video in her old cage with the small wheel.
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