These are true stories on the most cute sirian hamster girls who came out of the blue and turned my life upside down. While I had always been dreaming of having a kitten, one day I saw Lilly in a pet store and couldn't take my eyes of her. So I took her home. And, yes, you may say that I named and got friendly with a cat food but to me sirian hamsters are just perfect. Even if they are half blind like Kropeczka or left behind like Nutka. Welcome to the Fluffy Toughie world!
I've been thinking for a while, since Lilly's dreadful night accident... Watching her I realised my little girl is not such little anymore. She grew up and now acts like an adult hamster: constructing amazing igloos with her cotton bedding, managing her pantry with cool precision and constant attention or collecting tones of food which won't go in the transparent bulb where she's got her nest.
A STANDARD IGLOO BY LILLY
The grain fell down to the tubes and outside making Lilly angry and driving me crazy. Honestly, one tube corridor and a nest...? It's too little for a grown up, self confident hammie! The situation needed some proper action so we took it.
HELLO...! I NEED MORE LIVING SPACE...!
The cage system I've already had for Lilly is great but - unfortunately - it doesn't provide for build-up expansions. For what I was planning to do I needed three times as many tubes (at least) so I hit the net, picked up another, larger kit and bought a second, fully equiped cage. The seller was so kind to add some free extra tubes and other stuff. When I put it all together the result went over my expectations. This summer we said goodbye to the old burrow...
...and welcomed the new one:
That's right: many, MANY more tubes, much MUCH longer tunnels and TWO nesting bulbs. Lilly couldn't wait to get inside, helping me with the constructions. She's totaly happy with the changes. And guess what: both of the bulbs have been already filled in! For those who doubt that a hammie is able to climb such a high vertical tunnel I have a news update: Lilly and I were testing this configuration before and... no trouble with getting to the top at all.