Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Nature Notes: Meet Arti Morty
Arti Morty is a Syrian hamster, about 8 months old. He was given up for adoption at the shelter along with his siblings and extended family, I think there were more than 20 hamsters. The hamster rescue I volunteer for took them all in and Arti has stayed with me.
He's a teddy hamster which means that he has really fluffy, long fur. That may look cute, but he can't really keep himself clean all that well and has bedding and poop stuck to his back all the time. Which is why I cut his fur every two weeks or so, he doesn't seem to mind.
Arti has had bad luck with finding a new home, the two people who were interested never got back to me. I wouldn't mind if they can't take him for some reason, but is it too much to ask to write a short mail to say so?
Anyway, if he's still here when my own dwarf hamster isn't around anymore, Arti will stay for good. Syrian hamsters were my first furry pets and I have a special place in my heart for them.
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