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Meet Wilson and Sheldon.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words.

Remember Sonia’s highly detailed can-we-afford-a-hamster calculations?

Well, their grandparents bought them a hamster cage for Christmas, and gave them some money to spend on a hamster.

So, they ended up buying two hamsters.   😉

two hamster cages

(Lisey donated her old hamster cage to the cause, since the two hamsters we bought couldn’t room together.)

This is Wilson.

wilson the hamster

And this is Sheldon.

sheldon the hamster

They’re Chinese Dwarf Hamsters, so they’re really small and also quite mild-mannered, which makes them perfect for Sonia and Zoe.

Hamsters are more fun when you can take them out and play with them, after all, and these guys are played with multiple times every day.

No shortage of hamster love here.

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Laura Vanderkam

Friday 6th of March 2015

Will hamsters sate the pet urge for kids who really want a dog? (Which they are not going to get?) How old do you need to be to care for a hamster?


Friday 6th of March 2015

Um, that I don't know. We are most definitely not not not getting a dog and my kids have always known this, so they've never really pushed for one. They do seem to be quite satisfied with the hamsters!

Zoe can pretty much handle her hamster all by herself and she just turned 9. You put food in, change the bedding every other week, and change water every other day. And of course, she and Sonia play with their hamsters...handling them regularly is important if you want to be able to play with them.


Friday 6th of March 2015

We had a couple of teddy bear hamsters. My son's hamster was missing one of his front paws, which we didn't notice until several hours after we got home from the pet store. It freaked me out. I thought we accidentally pinched it in the plastic carrying box. The vet calmed my fears, the mother sometimes will nip and tthat's what likely happened . This hamster ' s name was destiny, Luke. The force was with him. The other hamster, Fluffy, was an escape artist, and we found her twice in the ductwork. Unfortunately the third time was the end of Fluffy.


Friday 6th of March 2015

Where do I start? Well, last night I dreamed our hamsters escaped. You may not know this but we too have 2 Chinese Dwarf Hamsters! It's a long story, but we were given the impression that as they were siblings they would live together in harmony. Nope. Hence 2 cages here also. Ours are called Nutty & Nibbles! Both girls. Welcome to Wilson and Sheldon!


Friday 6th of March 2015

Oh, that's so funny!

When we first got these guys, we had a cage that was meant for larger animals, and so one of them escaped and made it from the top floor of our house to the bottom floor. =O


Thursday 5th of March 2015

So sweet! This brings back fond memories of having hamsters growing up. I had one that lived many years until he was truly elderly...poor baby!

Emily @ Simple Cheap Mom

Thursday 5th of March 2015

I loved the budgeting for hamsters post! Nice to meet you Wilson and Sheldon!

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