posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 08:53 AM
So, I had this idea, right?
But I suppose I should start with the full story.
I went to my local pet shop on Friday with the distinct idea in my head of buying a couple more fish to add to my platy tank in my room. When there, I
got annoyed with the time it was taking (some bloke in a suit was there buying loads of complicated fish, and so just took the lightbulb and filter
pad and went to the checkout. But that que was long as well, so I went for a wander. While wandering, I came across the adoption section and was
gazing longingly at one of those rabbits that have fringes. You know the ones? Never mind, it isn't really relevant. I was sort of inwardly sighing
to myself about not having enough money for one when I looked up, and there was a little face staring back at me.
This little face:
I literally couldn't say no, and went straight over to the woman on the counter and proclaimed my love for the little'un. After a fair amount of
questions, the cage was gathered, some toys were bought and the adoption paper was signed and little Libby was mine. (Although I did change her name
to Dina because you just can't can't all a hamster Libby. It's in the rules. #48 of hamster care: don't call it Libby).
Well, anyway, me and my grandad (helped my my jealous dog Jack) set up the cage and put her in it, and I rearranged my shelves completely to be able
to put her somewhere she wouldn't be bothered by curious dogs and stumbled over after her owner has had a couple of drinks (I fell over a door once).
Now, little'un is actually a good name for her, as she's a Roborovski hamster, and, quite literally the smallest breed in the world. I have gerbils
( s well as the ferrets, horse, dogs and fish), and, even though I'm convinced their mutants as they're the biggest gerbils I've ever seen, she's
about the size of Ray's head. She's smaller than my thumb, and roughly goes up to the shoulder blades of the super-gerbils (I don't know for sure,
they haven't met). She's brilliant as well, coz she's actually too small to make much of a noise and so she can live in my room quite happily. Egon
and Ray are way too loud and live in the spare room. Sh also loves banana.
So, for some reason unknown to me, I've decided to do an experiment. For one little hamster,