pet hamster. Her name is Speedy.
hamster is a small rodent with beady black eyes.
She has long golden fur and some times
when she eats carrots her fur turns to a carroty colour. She is about one year and one
month old. We got her on my birthday so as I am now nine and she is one.
I got her from
my friend Charlie in England for a birthday present.
We moved to Tramore from England late
last year. The family helped to decide her name, but my Mum and I decided to get a hamster
as a pet. She eats dried hamster food that contains vitamin C and minerals. She also likes
cabbage, cucumber and carrots, especially if you hide them around her cage. She drinks
water from a special container in her cage. It is important to have fresh clean water for
a hamster at all times. Her food costs a lot of money. It costs about £1.25p for a special bag of hamster
food, which we have to buy in a pet shop in Waterford. I usually feed her in the
evening before bed except if I am away from home
. When this happens I ask someone else to
do the job for me. She exercises every night on her wheel and sleeps in her
house with tissue paper in it by day.I have her in my Nans at the moment as we are in a
rented house at present. I would not keep her ina bed room as all the noise she would make
on her wheel at night would keep us awake. Sometimes she nibbles clothes
if we leave them
too near her cage. This drives my Mum mad.
Once a really funny thing happened. Speedy,
nibbled the back of my Dads shirt, and
as a result he was late for work. He had to go and buy a new one, before he could
turn up for work which was inconvenient as we kived a long way from a shop which sold
shirts. My Dad said some nice things abour Speedy, which I won,t repeat here. I have
trained her not to scrape at metal bars in her cage.
She has quite good habits and she is
friendly enough. Sometimes she
nibbles my fingers. She has never been to the vets
before, as she is quite
healthy. If we go away on a holidays we ask a friend to look
after her. Once
my sister Amy left the cage door open, and Speedy escaped behind the
radiator. We put her cage there with some food and she still didnt come back,
put a ruler down the hole so that she could climb up.
enjoys eating her food.
My Mum Mary
brought a mouse trap but it is a special one that did not harm my hamster.
we caught her and she was not harmed. The good thing about hamsters is
like to live on their own,so they dont fight. If I lost her I would be very sad
distressed, as she is my first pet. I have had other pets of my own and there have been
other family pets. A hamster is a good pet for me, as she sleeps when I am at school and
she plays with me when I am at home. The vet that came to the school was very helpful. I
learnt a lot from her. It was good that she brought in real pets for us to touch and hold.