|BLURED AND BALANCING - I'M COMFORTABLE THIS WAY, AREN'T YOU...?|
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Nutka is nothing like any other hamster I've ever had. In time she became very territorial. What she values most is her nest. She spends there 99% of time and leaves it only if she must collect some food or nesting material. She doesn't like going outside the cage anymore. She also isn't after caresses - she's never been.
I guess that's because I took her from the pet store when she was an adult hamster, when she already had her own habits. Don't get me wrong: she's a true darling, never tried to bite me, but you can tell by her behaviour that she's got her own half-wild world where humen are not exactly necessary unless they bring some delicious threats. I'm ok with it as long as she's healthy and happy. It was my decision to rescue her from becoming a snake food and I was aware that there might be some problems with taming. Well, she tamed beautifully, she's only got different needs. Sometimes I miss all that cuddling and stroking, but after all it's an independant being who doesn't exist to fulfill my desires...
Despite of her age (she must be about a year old now) Nutka is still too rapid to catch her with my camera. So far I've never succedeed in shooting her properly (LOL), but I'm not giving up - still trying ;-) I'd love to give her a proper, natural hamster habitat (there's this huge project growing on me for some time), but I'm not sure whether I'd finish it on time (before her time comes). I don't know.