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Old 01-12-2005, 03:36 PM   #1
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About hamsters...

Does anyone here have one for a pet? I've always had pets but now I'm in a small apartment so kittys and dogs are out of the question. I want something to keep me company in this empty apartment....

I don't want a bird or fish cause they aren't cuddly. All other forms of small animals frighten me for various reasons (rats, mice, guinea pigs, etc).

But I've been thinking bout a hamster. What I want to know though is are they affectionate pets or more the kind that don't want you to bother them unless you're bearing food? I have no idea about them other than they cute and furry.

Totally random question, I know.
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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I used to have one named Skywalker (even though it was a girl). The one I had was very sweet and cute. Loved to be loved. I say, get one.
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Where's LivLuv, she's the hamster expert!

I would still not give up on a kitty, they're small!
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I have had several hamsters who were very affectionate and sweet. I've had some that were crazy little monsters who didn't want anything to do with a human--unless bearing food.

Male hamsters, in our experience, tend to be better pets--but we did have one incredibly sweet little girl hamster named Belle who allowed herself to be stuffed into Barbie dresses and placed in Barbie chairs.

I have always thought they were lots of fun.
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My brother's girlfriend has one at home.

Seems an amicable little fellow!
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My friend had a hamster named Bernie with giant balls
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I had russian dwarf hamsters, they were ok once they got used to being handled. They like being in pairs though so I had two that were identical.

My friend had an adorable hamster, it was so affectionate that one day it ran up my jumper and hid near my armpit. I got a bit frightened.
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My friend had a hamster named Bernie with giant balls
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the male ones tend to be very well equiped.
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I had a hamster called Charlie, he escaped and was never to be seen again. Make sure there are no hamster sized holes in your cage. I had this huge labrynth of a cage made up for him to give him a good quality of life but unfortunately one of the tubes came free. My girlfriend at the time, her only words to me were "and you used to be a civil engineer!!!"

my last hamster Moley (he looked like a Mole...to me) lived for two and a half years and, yeah might be pathetic, i've got an online gravestone for him here.....feel free drop by and pay your respects!

if you get a hamster, get one as a baby, and make sure you handle them regularly so that they get used to be being picked up. also clean its cage daily or it gets very smelly as you can imagine. don't have it in your bedroom because they're most active at night and the noise of it going around and around in it's wheel will drive you bonkers.
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the male ones tend to be very well equiped.



I was thinking of getting a boy and calling it Bono Bear.....


LivLuv, a hamster expert?



So far so good it seems....I'm just scared of getting one that'll want nothing to do with me...or one with gigantic balls.
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Yeah, I had another friend who had one male and three female hamsters... they got tired of his horniness and chewed his naughty bits up
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Yeah, I had another friend who had one male and three female hamsters... they got tired of his horniness and chewed his naughty bits up
Ok, between this and the other thread about the woman ripping off the guys testicle, I am starting to get a little uncomfortable. Can't even read about cute, furry hamsters!
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No more testicular contemplation in my thread!
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Imagine how traumatized I was when I heard this in 3rd grade...


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