New roommate!

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - Posted by Nana
Nana and Luna meet
I found out where the noises are coming from! Tonight Papa let me play outside my cage and I climbed his shelves to gnaw on his books like usual. But this time instead of books I found another cage like mine. I thought that perhaps Flan had come back, so I went to take a look. At first I didn't see anything interesting, but there was a cute smell. I think it's the same smell that I noticed on Papa's hands.

I was investigating around this cage when a small grey ball of fur moved and came to the corner where I was. It was a small girl. Papa told me that her name is Luna and introduced us. She sniffed me through the bars and I sniffed her. She's ALMOST as cute as I am. But it looks like she's shy, because she went back to hide inside her nest. I wanted to play with her, but Papa put me again in my cage.

Tomorrow I will climb here again and see if I can play with her!

Comments

Becka on Thursday, June 15, 2006:

Aw so your home is not haunted. You have a friend. I hope you can play with Luna soon!

finn on Thursday, June 15, 2006:

if luna is shy, maybe you can coax her out of her shell with treats. remember the sweet bread crumbs you found in the wastebasket when papa was not looking? -i bet luna would love those...

M & M on Thursday, June 15, 2006:

Nana, you are soooo cute. I am sure will be your friend.

Ryan on Thursday, June 15, 2006:

Good inspection, Flan! Javi, you come up with the funniest stories!!!!

eeyore17026 on Thursday, June 15, 2006:

Awww! They look so cute greeting each other! I'm sure they will be fast friends!

KT on Thursday, June 15, 2006:

Thank you so much for this wonderful web site. I've never known any hamsters, so it's a treat to get to know yours this way.

Kris, in New England on Thursday, June 15, 2006:

Nana - try giving Luna some nice fresh pasta. Perhaps she'll try to trick you into giving her more. Or no, that's what you do to your papa, right?! :-)

Zoom Zoom Zoe on Thursday, June 15, 2006:

Nana, Now you know where that gnawing sound is coming from!! You have a new family member!! Congrats!!

Scamper on Friday, June 16, 2006:

Oh!!! What a cute picture!! I'm so glad you have a new roommate. You
two will become great friends. You just be your sweet self and Luna will
get over her shyness soon. Great job
investigating, Nana!!

fate on Friday, June 16, 2006:

why cant hamsters live together in the same cage?
like a couple!

Javi Lavandeira on Saturday, June 17, 2006:

Fate: syrian hamsters (like Nana, Luna or Kumanoko) are very territorial. They have to live alone or they will fight. A male can meet the female only when she's in heat. As an example of what may happen, one night that I thought that Flan was in heat I let her and Baru play together in the floor of the room. This is what happened:

http://www.baruchito.com/in...

So remember: syrian hamsters need individual cages.

Dwarf hamsters can live together in the same cage.

Take a look at these pages:

http://www.hamsters-uk.org/...
http://www.hamsters-uk.org/...

Boober on Sunday, June 18, 2006:

Another hamster has been blessed to find a home with you...lucky little hamster!

J-Lan on Sunday, June 18, 2006:

awwww. i completely missed this entry. that's good that you found out what the noises were Nana. and now you may have a future friend!! hehehe.

The Fat Lady Sings on Monday, June 19, 2006:

I'm so glad you have added another sweet baby to your brood. Both are adorable! Since they are so territorial - can they play together for lengths of time supervised? I know with dogs and cats the attitude can change in a heartbeat. A seemingly happy play session can, on occasion go south very quickly. Injury can happen before you even have a chance to intervene (though usually this aggression is only with visiting animals. I've never had it happen with critters who were raised together). Is it like that for Syrian Hamsters as well?

lorreta!!! on Tuesday, June 20, 2006:

that's what i do to my hamsters.they just stare at eachother.one of them wishes to fight.

Pink Princess on Thursday, July 06, 2006:

wat a cute website how do u make websites?is it illegal to make ur own websites?

hamsterlover on Saturday, July 08, 2006:

awwwww, thats really cute. have fun

speedy on Friday, July 28, 2006:

im louie my boy is speedy
hes in africa durban

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