This post is a tribute to the second love of my life, my first real pet of my own, my beautiful hamster. The Pet Tag:
WHAT IS YOUR PET’S NAME?
Pumpkin 🙂 mainly because of her colour but also because it’s a such a cute name.
WHAT KIND OF PET IS SHE AND WHAT BREED?
She is a Syrian hamster, ginger and white.
HOW OLD IS YOUR PET AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR PET FRIEND?
We got her when she was a few weeks old and now she is about 18 months! Sadly, hamsters don’t usually live much past 2 years but she’s still very active and spirited.
HOW DID YOU GET YOUR PET?
She was a Christmas present from Paul! Obviously, he didn’t gift wrap her! He bought me the cage, food, bedding and accessories to open on the day and then we went to choose her together the day after Boxing Day. I knew she was the one for us straight away because she had such a gorgeous face and was so sleepy in her cage! Here’s a pic from when we first got her.
WHAT ARE SOME QUIRKY THINGS ABOUT YOUR PET’S PERSONALITY?
She loves Blueberries but doesn’t eat any other fruit. Hamsters are supposed to eat all fruits but she’s fussy! She also likes carrots and tries to put the whole thing in her cheeks and it gets stuck! So funny to watch. She also thinks of herself as a bit of a gymnast and when she wakes up in the evening and wants attention she hangs from her ceiling bars by one hand!
WHAT DOES YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PET MEAN TO YOU?
She’s our first pet ‘as a couple’ and we love her to bits. We treat her like our child! She’s given us a lot of giggles and fun and she’s a really lovely and tame hamster. We love you Pumpkin!