Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Birds and the Bees

Oh lord. No, that isn't a pink bean you're seeing, it's a baby Roborovski Hamster. I suppose we rolled the dice by getting two of them. But hey, the internet said that they live longer when they are kept in pairs.

Mama and Papa had a bit of escapee drama over the weekend with Papa being awol for around 18 hours. Guess he couldn't stand being around the pregnant lady anymore?

I discovered the pink bean as I was looking in their little tv house and I realized there was something pink and wriggling... and it wasn't either of the two "girls".
I am so laughing right now.

Oh, and time to move Papa to some new digs. It seems that Mama can get knocked up again right away. I guess our computer room is too warm, hubby is reading a site that says that robos tend to breed in early spring/summer following the year of their birth.

Great googly moogly.


no-blog-rachel said...

Hee. Reminds of when we got my son some guinea pigs. They both really WERE girls but Snuggles came to us apparently knocked up at a very young age. I was cleaning their cage and lifted up the little cardboard house - Snuggles suddenly started that 'weee weee!' sound and there was a tiny pink/white baby! She was so proud.

My son promptly named his female pink/white guinea pig Martin - after MLK as she was born on his birthday.

DaFawnz said...

Woo hoo, baby beans! Lucky, luck you! Lol. Isn't that always the way with "Girls".

Abigail said...

I had two female mice in college. Everything was fine until a friend of mine rescued a little white lab mouse that she had from some biology class. She "thought" it was also female. Nope!

I ended up with something like 20 mice. Whoops.

Karen L. said...

Birds, bees and beans
What a surprise and is it ever cute.

hakucho said...

Very cute...oh, my but goodness - I bet your kitties LOVE the new additions to your family ;)

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Juls said...

woah! so tiny. Good eye. good luck with 3 little hamsters!!