Yes, my friends, after a two month wait we finally have hamsters!
Meet Bekah and Ruby, our two new family members. Girly-Girl and Silly-Head named them after their older sister and her car.
Yes, they're strange.
Girly-Girl with Ruby
Silly-Head with furry Bekah
Bekah and Ruby are Chinese dwarf hamsters. Most dwarfs (at least in the hamster world) can be a bit persnickety and nippy. We didn't want the little girls getting their fingers bitten, so we decided against the other dwarf breeds. And the ladies insisted they wanted TWO hamsters in ONE cage. If you're familiar at all with hamsters, then you know this is not usually a good set-up.
This is because your basic hamster does not share well and typically eats the competition.
However, Chinese dwarfs are quite happy sharing a cage with a same-sex sibling AND they are calm when you hold them AND they aren't curmudgeonly, so they were the perfect choice.
The girls already adore them and have had them out of the cage several times to love on them and play with them.
Might I also add that Chinese dwarf hamsters are very hardy! They also look exactly alike, so in truth, we never know who is who or which is which. But it matters not for they are both sweet and adorable and furry.
And....the girls picked their own outfits for church yesterday. I think they have a fine fashion sense, don't you?