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hamsters and other rodenty things

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 13:21
by caramarydaisy
i have a pet hamster, called maximillian. i rescued it so i dont really know much about it but i am fairly sure it is one of these:

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anyone else?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 16:45
by Jono Volpone
I was at a classic car show at the NEC at the weekend, and there was a stall there selling these: -

http://www.hamleys.com/invt/0000000549923

They were brill. Meant to buy one and set it loose throughout the halls, but sadly forgot all about it 'til now. They were cheaper there too!

Does your hamster eat like a horse?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 16:47
by caramarydaisy
its not too bad actually, i guess for its size it eats quite a lot. i dont really have anything to base this against tho!

im tempted to buy one of those hamster balls as a consolation present for my ex seeing as i got custody of max, ha!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 22:00
by saviourette
my chinchilla, artie, is making the move up to live with me in less than a week! he's lived with my parents for the past 4 years while i was away at uni and i've missed his furry little face off. this is going to be a best thing ever.

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 16:49
by Dan Pop-o-matic
Cutest rodent ever...

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They hop around on their back legs like kangaroos apparently...

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 16:55
by tompony
There's videos on the BBC news site! I got an email from a friend today and it just had this link and no explanation:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7130484.stm

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 16:50
by Dan Pop-o-matic
tompony wrote:There's videos on the BBC news site! I got an email from a friend today and it just had this link and no explanation:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7130484.stm
Awwww!

Less cute, but still kind of cool, I saw The Biggest Rat In The World on my way to work this morning. It was eating pizza...

Re: hamsters and other rodenty things

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 13:56
by fourclovers
The Japanese Dormouse (Glirulus japonicus) is a species of rodent in the Gliridae family. It is monotypic within the genus Glirulus. It is endemic to Japan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. In Japanese it is called Yamane. Among dormice, it has the special ability of running at great speed upside down, suspended from branches. Its main food is nectar or pollen, although nursing females will eat small insects. (Head and body length is 65-80 mm and tail length is 40-55 mm. Weight is 14-40 grams)

Seriously, I saw a documentary about these guys (animal planet FTW!!!)... I fell in love, over and over again.
They're fast as lightning, tiny, cute, a bunch of little wonders really.
Oh, and they are sleepyheads. They hibernate up to seven months.
I've been thinking about starting a fanclub actually.


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You see why there is love from my side right?