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As the Hamster Wheel Turns

Updated on March 5, 2015
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 7 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

Can't Keep a Good Hamster Down

I realize this hub will probably only appeal to a limited audience.  Well, honestly that one lonesome audience member is probably just me.  Nonetheless, I've decided to bore readers with hamster stories.

The Great Escape Artist

This is my hamster Bella. Yes, she is named after Bella from Twilight. She is a hamster; she is nocturnal and bites just like a vampire. It makes sense.

So this is what she does best: escape. It is her thing. She escapes all the time. I've had to double lock the doors on her cage using keychains. One time, she even figured how to pry open a lock and squeeze through the bars. She is quite talented. She especially loves to escape when I have company staying over for the weekend, such as my parents or one of my friends. Bella does not understand that she scares people. After all, she is a rodent. She does not understand that not everyone finds her activities adorable. 

Hide and Seek

The most interesting moments after the big escapes involve finding Bella. Sometimes I simply find an empty cage and I need to conduct a search. The most interesting place I've ever found her was in a shoe in my closet. I was most afraid that day because it took so long to find her. Her usual hiding spot is under one of my dressers. Sometimes I've lost a sock or two behind the drawers, but Bella is always kind enough to drag them out for me.

One night I woke to hear a horrible scratching sound coming from my bathroom. It sounded like nails down a chalkboard. It was Bella. She was trying to claw her way up my shower curtain to get in my bathtub. I assume she could smell the orange scented shower gel and thought it was something to eat. Never a dull moment!

Big Wheel Keep on Turnin'

Another one of Bella's favorite activites is running on the wheel or in the hamster ball. She is quite the runner. She has gone through a number of wheels already (she is 2 years old) since she is a big girl and tends to outgrow them. The wheel she has now is relatively quiet compared to most. I hardly notice it anymore. Since it is too quiet for her now, she likes to throw food or wood chips into it before going for a spin just so I know how much she is running.  It is only fair; she is such a great runner and she deserves a compliment every now and then.

Bella

If anyone else has a hamster and wants to message me about their hamster, feel free. I understand this hub is probably not for everyone, but I am hoping other fans of rodents will enjoy it. I also had a Chinese Dwarf Hamster named Daisy a couple of years ago; she was 3 years old when she passed away. If anyone has hamster advice or questions, let me know. I am no expert, but I can try!

Daisy

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  • rlaha profile image

    rlaha 

    6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

    :( It's alright. Thank you!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    That is so sad. I am sorry. :-(

  • rlaha profile image

    rlaha 

    6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

    Thank you. We still miss her and she passed away in 2007. Everytime I visit my parents' house, I expect to see her sitting on one of "her" chairs or on my bed.

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Oh, I am sorry about your cat. It is so sad when a pet dies. They are such wonderful little animals that become part of the family.

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    rlaha 

    6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

    I'm so sorry! I understand. I had a cat for 14 and a half years. When she passed all of us (mom, dad and I) were devastated. She was part of the family.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Bella was such a good hamster. I miss her very much.

  • rlaha profile image

    rlaha 

    6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

    How cute! Thanks for leading me to Bella!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks, Donnie. I appreciate the comment and the advice. I believe this was the second hub I ever wrote. I thought it had Amazon ads, but I guess I did not place Amazon ads on anything when I first started. I will look into it.

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    Donald Beres Jr 

    7 years ago from Valparaiso, Indiana

    Hey Great Hub Jeannieinabottle,

    I just found you on the Bing Search Engine!

    Cool your listing is there because I am in or was in the recommendations Box I Don't own a Hamster, but I feel like one some times, you need to get yours a Ball to run around in. If I was you I get an Amazon Account and place some Pet products here!Those Balls were always cool. This is why Hubpages.com is ONE of the Greatest of the Pay Per Clicks Publishers. Thanks for the Share and Good luck with the traffic to your Hubs.

    Donnie / Sinbad the Sailor Man

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you! Hamsters are pretty awesome so I am glad you enjoyed the hub. My hamster is not even aware that she is a Hubpage Celebrity.

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    pinkydoo 

    7 years ago from New York

    I don't have a hamster, but I still enjoyed the hub! It's cute!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Poor Bella. I was going to get her a new princess carriage in addition to her car, but I broke part of her cage. I need to fix that instead. I guess the new hub will be: hamster ball vs. hamster car.

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    CarissaHolly 

    7 years ago from Argyle, Texas

    Oh Bella, I will enjoy reading her stories. :)

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