It’s been a long week (is it really only Wednesday?) and quite frankly, I have spent far too many hours in Pets at Home.
As you know, our beloved Bobby met a rather unfortunate end
just before Christmas and so we
were cajoled into
decided to get two smaller hamsters; one for each of the girls. On Tuesday of last week, we rocked up at Pets at Home, excited to meet our new family members. We were spoilt for choice but finally plumped for these two little cuties….
Meet Apple and Crumble.
|Guess which one was the bully?!
Apple and Crumble were two girls, apparently (how on earth you can sex something that size, I have no idea!). From the moment we introduced them to their new cage, they fought. We had been told by the
rather ill-informed assistant in Pets at Home Manager that you can indeed house two Russian Dwarf Hamsters together. It would seem that we were just “unlucky”.
Sunday saw us returning to Pets at Home, with the dynamic duo, swapping them for a pair of male Russian Dwarf Hamsters. We were full of optimism.
Meet Billy and Barney.
Boys tend to be less aggressive and more likely to live harmoniously in the same abode (yes, we were that gullible). Two days were spent handling them, in an attempt to tame the little critters and then it started all over again. I never knew that hamsters could actually box one another or squeak at quite such deafening pitch! We opted to leave them a day or two, hoping that things would settle down but yesterday, we returned home to find Billy quivering in the corner, minus a rather large chunk of fur.
Enough was enough! We returned the
little creatures to Pets at Home, asking to exchange them for a Syrian Hamster. We know where we are with a Syrian.
Still with me?
The fifth hamster in as many days! I do hope there is no sequel to this saga and that we have many happy days with our new addition. If you managed to keep up, you deserve a medal!
Warning: Do not ever attempt to put two Russian Dwarf Hamsters together.
Linking up to The Gallery where the prompt this week is ‘New’.
We’ve certainly had our fair share this week!