Does anyone know if hamsters and mice cross breed?
I bought the whole thing for Dan's kids. The cage, the saw dust, the food, the rolling ball, and the $16 Chinese miniature hamster (1 male) from Petco.
I was told it was really young so I thought I would buy one early and keep it until Christmas. Now I have a reason to count the days!
David's kids were here yesterday and hoping to help them over a fear of animals...I took the hamster out of the cage for them to hold. It quickly got away from me...so, fast I could hardly believe it.
This thing was like a mouse! It looked like a mouse...ran like a mouse...color of a mouse...and there was a certain desire to hit it with a broom like you would want to do with a mouse.
It ran behind a big box. Sammie (4)and Davis (2) held the flash lights while Jim and I tried to corner it and catch it without hurting it. Lindsay (5) helped us keep an eye on it. We were successful but the kids never did hold the thing.
It is in its cage running on the wheel right now. I can't believe we let it practice!