Calvin had been urging us to get him a hamster for a pet for awhile now. SH and I aren't good with animals and we were more afraid for the animals than anything.
But Calvin was persistent.
So we asked him to do some research on hamsters and give us a report on it. And he wrote this:
How to Care for Your Hamster
by Calvin Tan
Remember to choose the right hamster. Females are more aggressive than males. To care for your hamster you need to have a hamster wheel about 10” and a hamster ball as these are essential for your hamster’s exercise.
You need a block of wood for it to chew on, preventing its teeth from getting long. Empty toilet paper rolls are also good. Hamsters like big cages. Make sure the cages are big and hard as the hamster can bite through them.
A golden hamster will feel cramped in a 12” x 12” cage. Remember to clean the cages once a week. Keep the hamster’s cage in a high place if you have any cats as they might kill them. Remember to add tubes or other add-ons to the cage to make a hamster feel happy.
Hamsters like to sleep in shredded newspaper. Make sure you change the hamster’s food and water daily to make sure they don’t get ill. When you bring your new pet home, leave it there for 1-2 days to make it comfortable to its surroundings.
Hamsters like treats such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Peanut butter has a very strong smell and will attract hamsters from far. Hamsters also have a good sense of smell. Do not blow on to hamsters as they hate it and may bite you. Hamsters may also bite you if they feel angry or lonely. Hamsters are very playful and it is advised to get some toys for them.
So he got his hamsters today. He named them Ofio and Hammie.
Ofio is the one on the left, and Hammie is on the right. Ofio is the boy and Hammie the girl.
These rodents are hyper-active. We can't get them to calm down enough to get a better shot. This is the best shot so far of Hammie and we never got Ofio steady enough to take any shots.
Calvin is very happy.