Apparently hamsters like sliding. I wonder how it compares to running so fast inside an exercise wheel that first your legs and then the rest of you turns into a blur.
The famed Egyptologist Howard Carter, who discovered and opened Tutankhamen’s tomb, has nothing to say about sliding hamsters.
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You can’t convince me that hamsters don’t have fun. They seem to be pretty skilled at enjoying themselves.
They’re much more playful than mice.
And can be charming little creatures. I remember having one that found its way into a potted plant and dug a tunnel to the bottom of the flower pot almost instantly.
And I think they’re better-tempered now than they were when I was a little boy.
They’re evolving in that direction. 🙂
There’s been a lot of selective breeding going on since the 1950s.
The hamsters I had in the ‘80s and ‘90s were very friendly and clever.
The ones I had in the 60s, about half of them were rather grumpy. But that seems to be in the past.
They are having a lot of fun.