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Welcome to Dashing Hamsters. I created this website back in 2005, initially to have a place to share my love of hamsters. Throughout the years I have come across a lot of information that just often doesn't match up. Care standards and information are outdated, and these little creatures are misunderstood by many. So I decided to make this website as more than just a hamster lover's website, but a hamster website for modern owners who are looking for up to date advice on how to care for and understand their beloved hamsters. On DH you can learn about hamsters, see some cute pictures and read through a hamster filled blog.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Please Welcome...

It has been way too long to be without hamsters in my opinion. And a forum friend Mika (of Hamsterhideout.com) agreed, so when a lovely little hamster family came into her life, born on December 23 2012, she offered to let me adopt some. She has been keeping me updated on their growth and when it was finally decided who I would be taking in she was awesome and sent lots of updates on my two.

So while visiting Mika and meeting her own zoo we caught up and I was holding the boys the entire time and even got kisses and grooming nibbles. I fell for them most instantly!

Their names are Vimy (the darker boy) after a battle in World War One in which Canadian troops claimed victory when no others could; and the lighter boy is named Billy after Billy Bishop who was the top Canadian ace pilot and third overall in World War One. I'm a history student with a fondness for the 20th century, so names relating to such was bound to occur one day.

They have settled in rather well, but I did have to give up my quest for pictures and watching them settle in order to turn on the lights before Vimy would come out of their gourd hideaway and really explore. I need to invest in red lighting it seems! 
Now please finally enjoy some videos and pictures!

http://youtu.be/rWGJQrJ3vVs
http://youtu.be/AYJZLId2MAk

Mika sent them off with an awesome little care package too! All perfectly labeled!
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Then the treat package!
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Billy:
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^(excuse the bottle spout, it's just hard water stains)
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Vimy:
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3 comments:

  1. I'm interested to know about her "diabetic care package." If I see anything "sugar" in the ingredients, I avoid it, like the Graduates Puffs which I gave to my rats as treats. Is it possible you could have her contact me? My email address is sdenney@live.com (and then delete this please so I don't get a ton of spam). By the way, I am very excited to see you have new hammies. :)

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  2. Do Syrian hamsters bite alot, and are they easy to look after? Thank you :)

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  3. Sorry for the delayed reply.

    In general, no they don't bite a lot. But that doesn't mean that they won't, some are quicker to use their teeth than others.

    Compared to a dog or a ferret, hamsters are easier to care for yes. :)

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