I’ve been spending a lot of time, ok, maybe not that much time but more time than I ever have at Petco. We got our sweet little Roborovskii hamsters there. Unfortunately after a few weeks one of them died.
We saw them one morning and they were fine, running around, etc… well, we went out and came home and the kids wanted to put them in their exercise balls. I only saw one so I lifted the little house and we saw him laying face up with his mouth open and like he’d been crushed.
We’re still baffled by what happenned. I am pretty confident that the one who died was the slightly bigger more aggressive one. They were both really sweet, but one was a bit fatter and would start fights with the smaller one, chasing him off the wheel and up the tunnels. So, I’m really surprised by the turn of events. I wonder if they were sleeping and one smothered the other or I got an older one paired up with a younger one.
Anyway, since his death I’ve been spending a lot of time at Petco. They get their shipments of Thursdays and they keep saying to call in and find out if they got any Robos. They say they’re on order but they don’t know when they’ll come in and you can’t “order” one to come specially for you which makes no sense to me personally. I know they are live animals but if you know you have a sure thing why wouldn’t you oblige that?
The survivor robo seemed sad at first, lethargic, moping around his cage and tunnels. Now he seems back to normal, running day and night. These are really nice because they are very active, even during the day. Girl2004 was so upset about Chexter or Dexter being dead and now I’m really scared to put another one in there with him as I don’t need another scene. Last week there were 5 gallon aquarium sets on sale for $22 and I got one for boy2001’s room. We got two 10 cent goldfish which grow fast according to the sales rep. When he saves up he wants to get an anemone and a starfish (hopefully he can put them in the same tank). More to come soon…