Sleepy-med-head here, haha.
Something happened today that I have wished for since I was 13…we brought a dark brown Syrian hamster home 🙂
I love most rodents when they are solid brown, but my favourites are dark brown Syrian hamsters / agouti rats. Up until this point I’ve never had any brown rats or hamsters…then today we saw this beautiful Sable girl in a pet shop.
So she had to come home. They had some other beautiful colours alongside the standard golden colouring too; longhaired white with pale grey head, cinnamon, champagne and cream (like Prim!).
Seriously, this Sable girl’s adorable ❤
Her fur is very dark brown, and then underneath it’s much lighter…when you stroke her or when she brushes against something you get a flash of light brown.
I can’t say how cute she is. She is sleek and beautiful and plump!
We have named her Effort, Effie for short…welcome home, our little Effort ^__^
For now she is in our smallest rodent cage (it’s still 80cm long x 50cm wide, so it’s probably huuuge to most hamster’s standards!), as our very elderly Syrian hamster is in the Jenny Rat cage and I don’t want to disrupt him by putting him in the smaller one and Effie in the bigger.
The Jenny cage is around 80cm x 40cm x 80cm high, so it’s quite a bit bigger…but Effie will be happy in here for now, and it’s low enough that I can have my Kong work station on top 😉
I need to pack a few more toys in there, especially come up with a way to add another level. Oh, and a wheel, I guess. I’ll have to buy a flying saucer, and then when she doesn’t like it (my last three Syrian hamsters never used their wheels?!) I’ll get annoyed that I bought it haha.
Bed time now. Going out for the day AND walking Raiden is tiring…