I'm Afraid of My Hamster

I bought a honey bear hamster a few weeks ago because I had a gerbal when I was younger and loved it. I decided to get a hamster because I had never had one. Big mistake. Its been 10 years since I had the gerbal that was killed on my bed by my cat when I was sleeping.

First I couldn't decide on a name and have since decided on RAT THING, since it seemed most appropriate. Then, I attached his wheel to his cage, which was a disaster because he started burrowing in it. Everytime he moved, it would sling hamster bedding and hamster **** out the breathing slits. Now, I'm afraid of the damn thing. Every time I try to pick it up, I freak out. I've dropped in on the ground twice and then took 15+ minutes to catch it because I was afraid of it.

I'm still taking care of RatThing but I'm scared shitless of it. I don't want to get rid of it because at least I know I'll keep it alive. I know how easily people get rid of these things. Sad thing is, RatThings never even bit me!!

BehindMyMind BehindMyMind
22-25, F
2 Responses Aug 20, 2007

mines bit me once so far. not sure if it was cuz he was going for the food in my hand, or my hand. so im a little scared of mine too. i had a dream just the other night actually, that as i walked up to his cage, he turned and hissed at me like a cat. scary.

I love the name. Some of them are evil little psychpaths, others are very sweet. We breed them to feed to our ball python, and every so often one is so sweet we keep it as a pet instead. But we've all been savaged by the psycho ones. How they ever because popular children's pets I will NEVER know.