Sunday, July 5, 2009
Our New Pet
Okay, a few posts ago I mentioned that a couple of weeks ago we went to a pet store and the kids really wanted to get a hamster. Well, they got their wish last Thursday. About a week after we went to the pet store, I went garage-saleing and found a huge box of cages, tubes, and other hamster equipment being sold for $10. A call to Roger at home with the kids to ask his opinion and he said go ahead. Brought it home and we disinfected everything and were so excited about the treasure I had found. All of the stuff I bought for $10 would have cost us between $150-200 at a store. A week after getting the equipment, we went to the pet store and bought a female Dwarf Winter White Hamster. She is actually brownish-gray, but they turn all white in the winter to camouflage themselves in the wild. The kids decided to name her Snowflake and she is so cute. She has gotten used to her cage, but not us handling her yet, so we are slowly getting her tamed. They are so incredibly easy to care for. It is most definitely a pet I would recommend starting kids out with.