Talk about having crazy amounts of hamsters.....
I used to have around 5 or so male hamsters.. the first ones I ever got.
Everytime I went to the pet store to get them something, i'd come one with
another hammie... all were from the same store, and that store only carried
New Years Eve a few years ago, I went in search of a female. (was supposed to
be getting my place ready for the party that nite.) After several hours, i
found one at this little pet shop, but it looked really sick. The only other
female they had was nursing her 9 babies.. maybe a week, not more then two
weeks old. So guess what I did? I bought Momma and all 9 of her babies (6
boys, 3 girls), because I couldn't resist some of them, and there was no way I
could break up such a young family. I paid nearly $80 for them, and that
didn't even include a cage to put them in. Had to go to one of the larger
chain pet stores for a cage & other supplies at a decent price. When I
finially got home, I was $100 bucks broker then when I had left, and 10
hamsters richer... but most importantly, 4 of them were female. =)
I lasted nearly 3 months before i bought 4 dwarfs and a huge cage near San
Diego, CA, on my way home, which at the time was a little North-East of San
Francisco. And i was driving... the scenic route. I finially got home nearly
22 hours later.
A couple months ago I was looking in a little pet shop for some pieces to
attach to one of my cages. Didn't find what I was looking for. Instead, I
bought baby hamsters, and when i parked my car at home, i took them out of
their box and hid them in my coat pocket so I could hopefully sneak them in the
house past my boyfriend without him seeing. I got bit a couple times, but
wasn't too bad. Put them in an empty cage. BF still hadn't noticed. The next
morning he wakes me up and asks me if I knew there was a black-&-white hammy in
one of the cages. He hadn't noticed the golden one hiding in the same cage til
i told him it was there.
I admit I have an ***ion. But I can't help myself... Is there a support
group for me? Am I the only member?