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hamsters have HUGE cheeks!

Holy pile-of-nuts-and-seeds, Batman! Little Chloe was scratching at the bars of her cage, so I opened it up and she did the "feed me" dance at the door. So I gave her a heap of seeds, corn, nuts, crunchies, and so on... did you know that hamster cheeks extend down past their shoulders?

You think I'm exaggerating? I'm not! Wow! She kept stuffing it in as I handed her more, some pieces as big as her head (well, almost). I stopped only because I worried about her getting facial stretch marks, not because she was done stuffing it in (sometimes she had to push with both little hands).

I love my little hamster.

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kijjohnson
Jul. 14th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
I did that last week at the Conference reception and I was absolutely staggered by what she could stuff in there. I kept expecting her to split along a seam or something.
mckitterick
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
I know! I was getting a little freaked out by how much food just kept disappearing, yet she kept asking for more. Wow, hamsters must have a flat-space portal built into their cheeks!
arian1
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
You'd be amazed what you can get in your mouth with some work...
mckitterick
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
Heh. Heh heh heh.
weaselmom
Jul. 14th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
Dude, if you don't already do this every day or two, you must go to Cute Overload and check out all the hammie pics. On the navbar on the left, look for "Categories" and click on "Pocket Pets." Hammies, squirrels, hedgies--there is too much cute to go around. Including some mad hammie cheek-stuffing!
mckitterick
Jul. 14th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
That is the cutest ever!
archway
Jul. 14th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
OOOOOO,it sounds like the animal equivalent to packing the car for a trip to the beach!

Yay! Evolution found in the most interesting behaviors...~S~
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