My Sunday Photo – February 28th 2016

Say hello to Marty, one of my Roborovski dwarf hamsters. He’s looking for the sunflower seed on my five year old Little Man’s hand….you can see how titchy he is!

My other Roborovski is Doc (yes, I’m a Back to the Future fan!) but he’s so fast I couldn’t get a decent photo of him. Perhaps I should play around with my camera settings but to be honest I don’t think I have to skill to catch him.

Both my little babies love to crawl over your hand but we daren’t pick them up because they are really fast and so tiny, if we lost one we’d have a job trying to find him again. So we have to settle with them running over our hands, often at the speed of lightning. Marty will let you stroke him but to be honest, at the size of your finger there is not much to stroke!

The used to be caged together, but Doc was very violent to Marty and we had to separate them. Poor Marty was in a terrible state, when we moved him, I wasn’t sure if he was going to live, but he did and he’s fine now, all wounds cleared up. He’s still the most friendly one and Doc, will nip you whenever he gets the chance.

They are nocturnal and often don’t wake up until after I’ve gone to bed, but they are always awake first thing in the morning and ready to play.

So what do you think of my little baby? I’d love to hear about your pets.




  1. February 28, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    I love Marty!, I have a Roborovski dwarf hamster called Rosey Posey. She was so shy to start with but is getting braver now. She is my 5th dwarf hamster I've had one hybrid pet shop "Winter White" Two Pure Winter Whites from a National Hamster Council breeder, & one Pure Campbell Dwarf Hamster also from a NHC breeder, I don't think I will ever be without one now 🙂

    • February 29, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Marty says hello to Rosey Posey x I've not had dwarf hamsters before, I still marvel at how small they are.

  2. February 28, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    How cute, my girls would love a pet

    Thank you for linking up

  3. February 28, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Aww! How adorable! My girls have been asking for a hamster. I said we'll see.

    • February 29, 2016 / 11:22 am

      As much as I love my dwarfs, I think Syrian hamsters make much better pets for kids. I love mine when I was little, even cleaned them out myself!

  4. February 28, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    How sweet, I used to have a few of these when I was little. I loved having hamsters, didn't love cleaning them out so much though!

    • February 29, 2016 / 11:23 am

      You definitely need two to clean these out, so so fast, I'm scared they will get away, someone has to watch them constantly.

  5. February 28, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Hello Marty, what an adorable pet you are

  6. February 29, 2016 / 6:58 am

    I have to say I am not a huge fan of hamsters but Marty does look quite cute. I am a dog and cat person … oh and pigs. We have pigs 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

    • February 29, 2016 / 11:24 am

      I'd love a pig, if it was feasible, I'd need a farm first 🙂

    • March 6, 2016 / 9:48 am

      You'd need 2 as well as they need company! I am planning a piglet update on #AnimalTales this coming week.

  7. March 2, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    First of all, cool names! He looks so cute and tiny! #mysundayphoto

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