Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Getting the Cage!!!

This week I will get the new cage. I'm so excited, very soon I will have my very own hamster! It is going to be one of the more plastic cages (it doesn't have any bars), so I will see how it works. I am afraid I will not be able to see my hamster as well as if I had a barred cage, but my apartment is a little drafty, so at least the cage will help my hamster stay warmer.

I'm thinking of naming the hamster Harvey. Does anyone out there have any other suggestions?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Little Light Reading

I just got this book, The Hamster Handbook, it came highly recommended. It was a little more expensive than many of the other books, but it was full of great material. I have read half of it, and I have yet to such in depth reading about hamsters. If you want to know everything about them, this is an excellent book.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A new pet.

Do you want a hamster? I didn't at first, but my girlfriend insisted that we needed a pet.

I had hoping for a dragon or at least a Labrador, but our lease agreement would not allow such a creature in our residence. But a hamster, that was allowed. It was also a very cheap choice. We were getting a cage for free from an acquaintance of my girlfriends, so the only thing it would cost was the hamster and a few tablespoons of seeds a day.

I agreed to the creature and we are now awaiting the cage, and will follow it with a quick trip to the pet store. A hamster costs about $10 and if we would have gotten its cage it would have been an additional $30. This a cheap pet, and I am finally getting excited about it. The cage should be here any day now...