Tomorrow I'm going away on holiday and Baltasara will be home along with trilltrall for 9 days! He will definitely feed and water her, but I very much doubt he will let her out in the playpen. So she got some extra time out today and I had to film her again, of course.
Baltasara bites. It's annoying, but she has only lived here for a week and I hope to stop her from biting by following google's advice to blow lightly in her face whenever she does it... It hasn't stopped her yet, but some day she should realize that I only bring food, I am not food.
Today I filmed her in slowmo just because I can. :-D
Today Hamsterhiets Gaia moved in and I changed her name to Baltasara! Our new hamster was supposed to be called Baltasar II, named after trilltrall's childhood hamster, but she's a she. So Baltasara it is. :-)
She was born April 24. She's a purebred Black-Eyed Argente ("Sandy") Campbell's dwarf hamster.
Tonight I found Vingdragån dead in his house. He seemed old these past few weeks, but not ill. He only lived to be 1 year and 5 months old, which is surprising. I was hoping he'd be around for at least two years.
Currently I'm a huge fan of the pet shop Zoo-1 here in Drammen. They gave me their leftover dried mealworm crumbs when they didn't have any for sale, and then special ordered them for me (well, for Vingdragån). My more local pet shop just informed me that no, they don't have dried mealworms, but they sell live ones. Not a pip about maybe getting the dried variety for me. I'm not feeding Vingdragån live mealworms, I do not care! Zoo-1 to the rescue, though, so now I don't have to stop in Oslo to get dried mealworms anymore!
Vingdragån is one happy ham.
Have a few photos from today's mealworm sessions as well: