Friday, 22 February 2013

Introducing Darla!

He does love his food!
In my last entry, I mentioned Darla. Well, in this one, I'm going to give you a full bio for him!


His Imperial Majesty Lord Darlaman Fuzzbum, aka Darla.


He's an agouti Roborovski hamster.


I got him on 17th January 2012. I've estimated his date of birth to be 17th October 2011


I aquired him from the adoption centre in a certain big green pet store.

As I said in a previous post, I had decided I wasn't going to get a Roborovski hamster. The only thing was, I saw him in the adoption centre, with a small boy and his family eyeing him up, and I couldn't let such a tiny cute thing go to live in the minuscule cage, to be roughly handled by that boy. I am so glad I did take him, because he has been a real joy to own. He's skittish and not really one to be handled, but I can't not love his little face!

Isn't he the cutest? (Maybe I am a bit biased!)
I started calling him Darla when I first got him, back when I thought he was a she. Of course, I discovered I was wrong a few months later, but by that time the name had stuck. I decided to extend it to Darlaman Fuzzbum instead. The "His Imperial Majesty" and the "Lord" parts came from my boyfriend, who for some reason thinks I spoil Darla. I have no idea where he gets that idea from!

  • Toy: His wheel.
  • Treat: Mealworms or millet.
  • Time of day: The middle of the night!
  • Activity: Running like a loon on his wheel.

Feel free to ask any questions!