(Pics 1 - 3)
Kunkachiwi (Kunky) is the long haired Syrian. I got him on
Boxing Day of 2001, and he was a couple of months old. So, he's quite
old. Kunky is my baby and is unlike any other hamster I've had. He's
really calm and whenever I take him out of his cage during the day he'll
fall asleep on my stomach while I watch TV. When he's sleeping I can
walk around with him and do daily tasks without him waking up. When he
wakes up I know it's time to put him back in his cage because he needs
his potty. The funniest thing about Kunky is that he hiccups. The vets
I've talked to have never heard a hamster hiccup and didn't believe me,
but they're definitely hiccups. I've recorded a number of hiccup
sessions on my computer and am just trying to find a way to post wave
files online. When I figure this out I'll be able to share Kunky's funny
hiccups with everyone. One of the pictures I've submitted is of Kunky's
long hair. It's taken from the back
[Pic 1]. When his hair gets too long I have
to give him a hair cut every couple of weeks. More often now that it's
the summer and it's really hot outside.
The other pictures are of him and his
'girlfriend' [Pic 2] (that the only girlfriend he'll ever have, no
female hamsters for him!).
And one when he was sleeping
He kind of looks like an opossum.
Ribbit is one of my other hamsters. I got him after
Christmas of last year,
along with his sister, Chippy. I named him Ribbit when I noticed that he
a deformity. One of his ribs must have formed wrong and as a result it
sticks outwards from his body. It doesn't break the skin, but it's right
underneath. This doesn't stop Ribbit from being an active hamster.
he's not smart enough to know how to run in his wheel, he climbs the
of the cage and climbs ON the wheel and it rolls him forward and he face
plants into the shavings.