Meet Roamer

Roamer the hamster - the newest addition to the family
@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
January 21, 2013 12:53pm CST
I brought the cage in and adopted the hamster today. It was actually pretty funny, I set her in the room where we do our sign in and out paper work. She had climbed up into the tunnel, I left her thinking she went to sleep. 10 minutes later she was in the same spot, I ripped the cage apart thinking she might have sufficated, as she wasn't moving when I taped the tunnel. Nope, she was just sleeping. She is now sleeping again in the tunnel, so I will leaver her today at least, and take her out to play tomrrow.
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• United States
21 Jan 13
Girl you are good for real. There is no way I can let a rodent play on my skin. LOLOLOLOL girl if my mother saw that she would keel over and die. my mother would not come to anyone's' house who had one of those. all she can think of is mice. LOL. I hope it all goes well. I was thinking about the fish I have here and hope they make the trip to our new home as well. they are gold fish and lasted almost two years now.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
My mom said the same thing, they are part of the rodent family (as well as guinea pigs). I could never have a mouse myself, just their tail grosses me out. But I heard mice, and rats are very friendly, and a great pet (but it's just the tail LOL). It's all in how you raise them in how they act. This girl obviously was someones pet once, she has no issue being handled, and being walked around. Whereas teh others in the shelter and really young, and bite, attack you. I use to have goldfish back years ago, I remember going away to college and my Dad killed them all (I think it was because my room was so cold, and our tap water, I use to use bottled water for them). Stress is the main killing in animals, so a slow transition should be fine for them.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
21 Jan 13
She is going to give you a lot of mini heart attacks sleeping in that tunnel...
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
Thats what my friend said who is the director of small animals at the shelter.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
21 Jan 13
thats neat.. I wish more people gave good homes to all kinds of animals. How was your weekend? I took a few days off to rest here..
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
It's good you took a few days to rest you need it. I was off Saturday and did a lot of cleaning, trying to sell a few items I had laying around, or else will donate them. I worked all Sunday, and have been relaxing.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
22 Jan 13
LOL--she is probably the same color as the bedding, too which will make it even harder to find her....Question, though--I thought "she" was a "he"?
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
I originally thought it was a boy but was told it was a girl. But doesn't matter to me, she's still the same.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
22 Jan 13
Of course...at least you didn't pick a completely "boy" name....a word of caution--I owned two female hamsters (not at the same time) and they were both escape artists...no matter how secure we thought their cages were, they always managed to escape. Since we had three cats at the time, this was a bit of a problem... Once, one of our hamsters, Caramel, climbed out of the top of her cage while we were driving home from NJ to VA--we were on the highway and couldn't stop for a while to get her. Luckily, 1) she didn't move from her spot on top of her cage, she just looked out the window, and 2) the cats couldn't get out of their carrying cases or it would have been a REALLY crazy drive!
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
I paid extra for this cage ($55.00) for that reason, she got out of the cage in the shelter and was gone for 2 weeks. I have the doors twist tied shut, and a heavy textbook on the roof. Tonight she just getting use to it, but it's when she get's comfy will be the problem.
@Anne18 (11036)
21 Jan 13
Wow, another pet for you to love and look after! How many pets do you have now? Roamer..... looks lovely and cute. Thank you for sharing with us all
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
I have 7 now - 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs, 1 rabbit, and 1 hamster.
@Anne18 (11036)
22 Jan 13
You are so lovely to your pets, and tell such lovley tales about them. You should start writing stories about them under the discussion writing... I would read them and follow the stories every day. If you do decide ot do this please tell me here on this comment so I can then go and find them all in one place and follow them... you should number them as well so we konw what order we are reading them as they will soon get mixed up as people comment on them and answer the discussions, it would be a bit like a dairy/blog of there goings about. You could then put them all in a book!!! Sell them and earn some more money to put towards moving out
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
congratulations on your new addition! my daughter would love a hamster and actually bought a cage at a garage sale last year. where did you get her? at a store or the shelter? i didn't know the shelter had hamsters.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
I got it from the shelters, many shelters have them. Most small are the most to be abdonded or surrendered at shelters. We actually got about 30 of them from anotehr shelter. We have I believe 3 or 4 left. If they don't have any at your local shelter, it wouldn't be far to get it from our shelter (it may be cheapier as well up here compared to the city). I know adpting a dog is, I looked at dogs in teh city was $400 - $800 whereas here is $210.
• United States
22 Jan 13
Aww soo adorable. Bet you'll have lots of fun with her! :) Congratulations!
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
She will with the rest of the gang.
@BarBaraPrz (21068)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Jan 13
I must say, she's very sweet. Keep her away from your brother's cat, who might mistake her for dinner.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
I put two climbs to hold the doors shut, and a heavy textbook on the roof. She hasn;t done much today, she slept all day while I was at work, she is up now, but just sort of chewing food, and watching Marco jump around the floor.
• United States
22 Jan 13
One of my late hamsters had a little car that he would play in. He would run in the wheel and try to run over any cat in his path. I swear he was trying to get revenge for all the times he looked up in his home (the cage) and all he could see was somekitty's furry behind parked up there. Hamsters are great. So are rats. Unfortunately, my boyfriend is against ever sharing a home with such creatures, so I think that our home is destined to be pet rodent-free... at least, until we have a human child who begs Daddy to "pretty please" let her get a rat or hamster. Not that Mommy would ever encourage that or anything...