This post was saved on draft on New Year's Eve at 10 in the morning. I got a gift from my BFF, something I was rather... to be truthful, disappointed with. There was a lot of hassle to get it, she made me meet her all the way at The Sunway Pyramid after leaving her house to go home. =.=
Kept rushing me because her parents were already there to pick her up (which got me annoyed as she didn't want to pass it to me earlier). I met her at the New Wing entrance and she said, "Merry Christmas!"
Chocolates! Must be chocolates or something. Or cookies? She handed me a small cardboard box and I excitingly turned it over to read the contents. "Don't shake it! It's a hamster."
Oh. My jaw dropped. I have much to complain about with the respect of my BFF of course. WHY ON EARTH DID YOU GIVE ME A HAMSTER WHEN I TOLD YOU THE OTHER TIME I CLEARLY DID NOT WANT ANOTHER RESPONSIBILITY?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Read my rants here.
Boo. I'm a hamster! Your lovely Christmas gift from Hannah.
She also passed me this big-ass bag with hay and food inside. How thoughtful! The receipt was included to make me fully aware of the costs too. :D
I named him Zohan because it was a mixture of my name and hannah's. (Get it? Zoe+Hannah = Zohan.) His birthday shall fall on... August the 3rd. I don't know why, it's just a random date. Hamsters live approximately for 2-3 years.
That sexay ass of his, oh long live cute thang.
Hay wasn't needed because I had had hamsters before. About 7. I prefer the natural hay to the artificial one because that one has a green apple fragrance to it. I doubt animals appreciate that kind of artificial smell in their habitat.
Me being a responsible owner and filling up the tray with a mixture of both hays.
It's a classy yet classic apartment, with a second storey ;D Ordinary/regular hamster cages don't have this. This was kinda expensive, bought it like 6 years ago.
Wiped the cage dry and poured some food into the bowl. I had a really bad habit of filling it to the brim last time. Much was wasted as the product became flaccid in a day and the hamsters would not touch it afterwards.
Ta-daa, hamster-proof suite for hamsters is done. Pretty neat, huh.
Since it was the first time for Zohan, he was a bit suspicious and wary of his surroundings.
Didn't exactly want to be entrapped in a place so strange and new to him. I let him climb all over the surface of the cage and after 5 minutes i got impatient and dropped him inside.
There, there now. I was worried he would drown in the bottle cap of water because he was so small. Only a few months old, me assumes. But after a few days of him spilling it everywhere, I took out the rodent's water bottle feeder and gently probed him to sniff it several times. Some aren't used to modern maintenance, so I was just worried he would like, die of dehydration or something.
Zohan was given to me on the 30th of December ;)
Saved as draft on 31st Dec, 2008 and published on 21st January, 2009.