New family member

Okay, this has nothing to do with ceramic horses, but I had to share this picture of our newest pet, “Napoleon”. Well, he actually belongs to my oldest son. Brandon had lost his much-loved leopard gecko, Stradivarius, last year and had been on the fence about what pet he might like next. I had a strong preference for something with fur, and I probably wasn’t playing fair when I showed him these Roborovski hamsters. How could we not take one home?

6 Responses to New family member

  1. Sian July 13, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Darling! What’s his name? (sounds like your son picks cool names)

  2. Lauren July 13, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    We had the same kind of hamster named Napoleon, only ours was grey in color :)

  3. Lisa July 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm #

    OMG…he is such a cutie! I have always had a weakness for those big hammie eyes!

  4. ~Jenn Danza~ July 14, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    O M GOSH!!! The cuteness meter just exploded!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! I never wanted a hamster till this very moment….that is one amazingly adorable little bugger! Enjoy!

  5. Diane July 14, 2009 at 11:33 pm #

    Roborovskis are so cool! They do tend to be social fellows though, and usually do better in pairs. I can’t convince hubby I need a couple though. Can’t complain as he finally let me get my rats. He used to be afraid of then but now he sneaks behind my back to give them snacks! :-)

  6. Lesli Kathman July 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    I did worry that he might be lonely, but he was the only one in the cage. The articles I have read said that it is chancey to introduce a new Robo, and that they are better solitary if they aren’t paired off young.

    He is a very gentle little guy. Not entirely tame yet, but not especially nervous of people either. And he is irresistably cute. My husband swears he looks like a fur-covered ping pong ball!

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