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As the Hamster Wheel Turns, Part 3: Bella Gets a Carrier

Updated on March 8, 2011
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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.

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

In this edition of As the Hamster Wheel Turns, I would like to talk about a pet product I just bought for my hamster named Bella. I bought her a pet carrier. I thought this would be a really awesome idea since I live in a high rise apartment building on one of the highest floors. Bella's cage has gotten quite large (yes, I keep adding stuff) and I started to get concerned about what would happen if an emergency should occur. Obviously, I am not going to leave her if I need to evacuate. Since her cage is enormous now, I needed to buy a pet carrier for her.

I went to some pet stores looking for a nice carrier for hamsters.  I could not find anything cute in the store, but this did not stop me. I found something really precious online and I was really excited about it. I honestly could not wait to see her reaction. Well, it was not what I had hoped.

Not a Happy Hamster

If you look closely at the photo above, you can see a really unhappy hamster. Yes, she is attempting to gnaw her way out. Was it funny? Oh, well yes, of course. However, this was not quite the reaction I was hoping to see. Bella is the type of hamster that loves new adventures. I really thought she would like the carrier. It is pink and green with a heart-shaped screen opening. That is just simply adorable.

Bella does not feel that way. So for now, the carrier is available for only emergency purposes. If anyone reading this is considering getting a carrier for their hamster, I would still recommend this one. It seems quite sturdy and it is the perfect size for a hamster, even a hamster that is a rather large size like Bella. Perhaps it is the plastic smell that is making her so unhappy. I will give it some time and see if the odor deminishes. Even if not, I still need it in case I must travel with her.

If I have to use it and she still does not like it, I will just throw in some wood chips from her cage and food. Food always makes her happy. What is most important is her safety. If I have to run out of my apartment in a hurry one day, she is going with me. Even if she does try to gnaw her way out the whole time.

Such a Cute Carrier!

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  • rlaha profile image

    rlaha 

    6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

    I hope it works :).

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    That makes sense. Maybe I will put Mimi's wood chips in the carrier in it and then try to convince her she will like it. That never worked for Bella, but Mimi is a little easier to persuade. :-)

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    rlaha 

    6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

    Our cat used to see the carrier and try to run away. She knew that she was going to the vet. So eventually we would pick her up and take her to the carrier. Then we would put her in. After she smelled it a little bit, she knew it was hers and sat down in it :).

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    No, she did not like that carrier at all. I haven't tried to make Mimi try it yet. I will see if she likes it. :-)

  • rlaha profile image

    rlaha 

    6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

    Aww, it's too bad she didn't like her carrier.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for the vote up. I hope your daughter gets a really sweet hamster, too. Hamsters make wonderful pets.

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    UltimateMovieRankings 

    7 years ago from Virginia

    My daughter is about to get a hamster for her birthday.....so we will be reading more of your hamster hubs very soon....voted up

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you! She is such a fun, sweet hamster.

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    Angie Jardine 

    7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

    She does look cute though, Jeannie! Bless her.

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