I put fresh food in her hamsters cage, turned around to put the lid back on and told DD not to put her hand in, as he's still getting used to being here, and what did she do, put her hand in fast and so he bit her finger as you can imagine screams and blood everywhere and now shes nursing her finger in a wet flannel and has a face like thunder and now says she doesn't want a hamster, doesn't want me to put him in his hamster play pen as now afraid he'll bite her toes.
What can I do, we only got him during the week, and I told her not to put her hands in.
why why why why do people buy hamsters for their children, they are the devil incarnate! When i worked as a vet nurse my heart used to sink whenever i saw a child sat in the waiting room with a hamster cage on their lap - i knew my fingers were for it!
Seriously, i really dont think hamsters make good pets. They don't get much of out of being a pet hamster either. As for those hideous hamster ball implements of torture?? They should be banned - cruel. They might look happy running around in said article, but they are not, they are trying to escape!!
Take the hamster back to the shop and buy her a rat.
Hamsters do bite. I'm 48 and afraid of them. We've had three. One a large hamster and the ther two monsters were dwarf Russian. They are just too small to handle I think. Guinea pig? Much more placid. Also they are nocturnal and will drive you mad with the constant running in a wheel all night. Our fat hamster only ever came out when the DBs had gone to sleep after 9pm. The two tiny ones were both males and bought together and tried to kill each other. Had to buy another cage (£19!) Also I would never pick them up as they hissed at you and tried to bite. Both died recently. What a relief! Only one guinea pig cage and two dogs for me to look after now.