You might have guessed this post will have something to do with babies because the other times I’ve named a post a ‘Surprise’, babies were born. If you guessed that, you were right, even though this time, it wasn’t Pepper. It was Salt. She gave birth to four babies on June first, 2015. She and Pepper now take turns nursing and caring for the babies since they are in the same cage (I put the other hamsters in the backup cage when Pepper had her babies). However, Salt is not a very responsible mother. She doesn’t usually do her turn with the babies so poor Pepper has to. Mostly, she just runs around the cage, completely carefree. If you were wondering, the father of both litters is Pipsqueak, which is pretty disturbing, considering he is Pepper’s son. That would make him a father and a brother of Pepper’s new children. What do you think I should name these new additions to the family? Tell me in the comments below.
As you know, if you have been reading my past posts, Pepper has already had babies at least twice. The first time, she had Pipsqueak and some other babies that got bought before I got Pepper and Pipsqueak. The second time she had Fatty, Fatty Bulgar, Paisley, and the two tiny twins. Well, on June 26, 2015, Pepper gave birth to four little bundles of hamster joy. But there is also a devastating mystery. I came back the next day to check on them, and there were only two babies. I still have no idea what could have happened to the other two. I searched the entire cage but couldn’t find them. The mystery remains unsolved.
I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in a while. Mostly because of all the things going on with the hamsters. For one, Pipsqueak has a tooth that sticks up over his nose. I give him chew toys, but he doesn’t really care for them. It doesn’t seem to bother him, but I’m still kind of worried. Another reason I haven’t got around to posting in a while is that we found a baby sparrow that had fallen from it’s nest and we have to feed it every hour. You’ll figure out why this is the next era in the next post.