Miguel, Miguel, Carlos, and Carlos

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Meet the new roomies.

Rocio brought four hamsters home yesterday evening. Four brothers. Two dark, two light — otherwise indistinguishable. So. The dark hamsters are now both Miguel and the light ones are both Carlos (in honor of fellow ITPer Charles who gave Rocio moral support, apparently, on the hamster issue). Now they live on the desk in our living room. They’re just a month old.

They have three modes:

  1. Sleeping. They huddle like cotton puffs in their little house on the second floor of their cage to sleep. In a fit of rowdiness they knocked the roof off of their plastic home, so now they remain exposed to the world. I like this because they’re awfully damned cute snuggled together like that.

  2. Eating. At the moment they’re in this mode. Chowing down. Drinking from their little water spout. They have a wide assortment of seeds to keep themselves fed and they enjoy making a mess of seeds and little poopies all over the desk surrounding the cage during the day.

  3. The World’s Worst Gymnasts. And then they get excited. So I sit and work and watch a ceaseless rotation of varmints climbing the sides of the cage, trying to get to the roof. Sometimes the fall right off the cage side. Sometimes one makes it to the top only to dangle for a few seconds before slipping and dropping to the bottom like a small sandbag. This doesn’t appear to hurt them…

So that’s about it. This evening I had them out for a while (one at a time) to play with while I watched a bit of television. They charge around, up and down arms, along the backs of chairs, around tables and desks. Fairly well-behaved, too, despite the occasional urination accident. The Carloses seem a bit more mellow, the Miguels a bit more spastic (although a Carlos bit me today — on accident, I think).

Okay. Hamsters!

Because I am an internet dork, I must now link here. Thank you for understanding.

Carlos the Biter

Posted Sat, October 21, 2006, 12:46am EST by Josh

Carlos keeps biting me. One of the Carloses. How rude.

wash the bite

Posted Sat, October 21, 2006, 5:43pm EST by mom

...and hope that one of the Carloses is not a Carlita! Luv ya


Posted Wed, October 17, 2007, 10:18am EST by winnie

i love hhamsters they are the bomb very cute n cuddly tip: if 1 of the carlosses keep biting you there is a chance that it MAY be i girl but it mite just not like you (no offence) good luck xoxoxox

Dead Hamster?

Posted Mon, January 21, 2008, 11:02pm EST by HamsterLover

You may have to separate your hamsters soon they are very territorial and probably will kill each other.

what should i do?

Posted Mon, February 11, 2008, 7:17pm EST by ceanna

what shoud i do? my hamster is getting old and i want to get a girl and breed her to have babies with my sisters hamster.How do i get a hamster pregnant.

weird hamster

Posted Mon, March 10, 2008, 4:36pm EST by emma

my hamster continues to move her bedding from her actual bed, to her excercise wheel, to several random points around the cage and even to her toilet. is this normal?

just a comment!

Posted Sun, November 2, 2008, 2:16pm EST by Clare Alkana

my hamster does the same thing! she climbs the walls of her cage! it's so funny!


Posted Wed, November 26, 2008, 4:33pm EST by draian

i soooooooooooooooooooooo want a hamster that is so cute


Posted Tue, December 9, 2008, 7:30pm EST by hamster crazy girl


Posted Sun, January 4, 2009, 12:37pm EST by jasmin

cool, but why both the same names for 2 hamsters? :) cya


Posted Sun, January 4, 2009, 12:40pm EST by jazzy

its so normal for the hamsters to move there bed around both myn move there bed but always fight when put together and how to make them breed you have to put them together more often cya :)


Posted Sat, February 21, 2009, 1:58pm EST by C.C.

While theyre young they should be okay together, but watch and make sure they don't start fighting as they get older. usually hamsters like to live by themselves.
They are super cute though!