I received this fantastic email a few days ago, from the new owners of Boxer and Twin #1:
A quick note to let you know the hamsters are doing well and have adjusted to their new home easily. Boxer is learning how to drink from a water bottle and we hope that Thundershock (aka Twin #1) will copy his lead.
Thundershock seems to like sleeping with Boxer, but not vice-versa. They have a log that is both a toy and an edible treat and it’s fun to watch them pop in and out of it - they love it. Thundershock enjoys clover and dandelion leaves and Boxer seems to like hay – and also enjoys sunflowers seeds. We’ve noticed that they seem to like a little bread with butter every once in a while too.
Thank you again for letting us know about them!
I was just grinning as I read it, you can tell that those two got a wonderful home. Also, hats off to them for the name Thundershock - it's about 1000 times better than 'Twin #1'!
In other news, the three orphaned hammies are doing wonderfully! In all honesty, I thought Houdini would be the only one to survive. I was sure Nicky was going to die during the first night.
But they proved me wrong - they've fattened up and run around like happy little hammies. They are quite a bit smaller than the first litter was at that age, and Nicky in particular still looks pretty mouse-like, but they're friendly and energetic.
Houdini is adorable. He's also much darker than the camera makes him look here. I thought he had intact ears, but it turns out there's a small hole in one of his ears. What caused all these ear injuries? I call him a 'he', but they're too small to be sexed properly.
I have to get a photo that properly shows off Riff-Raff's ripped ear, it makes her look very tough. She was so quiet when she first came in, but she's the most active of the bunch now.
Nicky is still pretty shy. She loves Molly, she just follows her around adoringly. Molly likes Houdini best, but we don't tell Nicky, it would probably break her heart.
I think when these guys go, Molly is going to be very happy to have a break!