||Six months old|
||Short-Hair Syrian Hamster|
name is Neopolitan - but we call him Paul for short. I've had many
hamsters before, so I know that Paul is very unique. While he loves the
typical hamster things like sleeping all day and running on his wheel all
night, he's a very bold creature. The first time I saw him being picked up by
a pet store employee, he completely accepted being held. The few times he's
met my dog while in his exercise ball, he chased her around the room. Paul
fears no creature.
At first, he ignored the cage door opening whenever I went to change anything
about his cage. He showed no fear of me or any loud sounds I made, unlike
most hamsters, as hamsters are very jumpy creatures. Eventually, it got to
the point where he'd instantly run to the cage door the second it opened to
snatch a papaya treat from my hand. If I placed his exercise ball in his
cage, he'd instantly run to climb into it because he loves running around
outside of the cage.
I've never seen a hamster so willing to accept human interaction. He loves
being held, unlike most hamsters I've come across. He never bites or makes
distressed sounds. He doesn't try to jump out of your hand. He just lets you
pet him and hold him.
Paul is perhaps the sweetest, smartest hamster I've ever come across (and I've had over five hamsters), and I'm very proud to be his owner.
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