Thursday, 27 February 2014
No pictures this time, since I didn't manage to take any because of Nutka's traditional agility, just the raw story. It comes down to the fact, that she's nearly gave me heart attack and almost served herself a tracheotomy. As serious as it may sound, she's perfectly fine, although it took me a while to estabilish the facts. The thing is few days ago I noticed that her dewlap is covered all over with a one, huge, red scab. There were no blood traces inside or outside the cage, so I have completely no idea how she managed to hurt herself so badly (at first I thought it was beet juice). Nevertheless, she doesn't seem to act like it bothered her. She's active, vivid as usual. It was pain in the ass to hold her in a proper position to make her show the injury to me but I eventually had a chance to examine the wound. It was clean, it was closed up, no visible exudation, so I left it to heal naturally. It's the second time Nutka hurts herself. First the nose, now the dewlap. I don't know what she's up to. None of my hamsters have ever had such issues and I'm pretty sure the environment I provide is safe for them. Still, somehow Nutka keeps on falling into trouble. I simply can not think of anything I could do more or better to prevent it. I've checked everything and found nothing. Any ideas anyone...? :-/
Saturday, 15 February 2014
I don't know how about you, guys, but I'm totally in love with hamster little paws *_* I just adore (!) Nutka's sweet, chubby fingers and soft paw-pillows :-)
And did you know that hamsters do not need any kind of manicure or pedicure at all...? If only you deliver something they can scratch (sticks, wood, stones, clay, bark and so on) they can manage themselves, no human help needed :-)))
Nevertheless, every now and then I check on Nutka's nails: everything seems to be peachy right now...! :-) My little lady... [kiss, kiss] So chic and stylish, hihi...