Monday, March 31, 2008


Hi everyone!

It is now 12:13am at my owner's home and I woke up to start my day. Before I groom, I wanted to talk to you about what I do during my free time.

I'm an actor and I've been in many plays. I'm currently in a play called Seahamsterbiscuit. It is the story of a hamster who helps a horse friend in the biggest race of all time. I've been going through exercise ball training in order to prepare myself for this role. It was such an honor meeting the famous hamster actor, Hambey Maguire. He is a very talented young hamster actor and has taught me a lot! We're still rehearsing, but our very first opening will be on April 1st. I'm looking forward to this great play! There is a picture (above) of me on the dressing room on the set of Seahamsterbiscuit. This picture was featured in an article (as you already know) and my owner picked it to be my random picture of the day.

I'm going to go groom myself now and then read the script! Good day to my hamster friends who are just waking up or are already awake, and good night to their owners!

Viggy Sidney the hamster

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Home Clean Home!

It is now 2:44 am and my owner has finished cleaning my home. My owner stays up until I am fully awake (around midnight). She told me, she doesn't want to disturb my sleep so she waits until I am in a "play" mood. She sets up my play pen and puts all of my toys in it so I can run around while she cleans my home.

Today, or I must say on Saturday, my owner bought me a new wooden bridge! It is so much fun because my owner can make lots of shapes with it!

So now that my home is clean, I shall go play with my wheel! Nighty night to all hamsters and their owners! I will post tomorrow about my Acting skills XD. Sleep tight and don't let the mites or fleas bite!

PS: Don't forget if you want to drop me a message, you can e-mail me at the address below! Make sure you read the post where I talk about the rules I would like you to follow (for safety reasons).

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Viggy Sidney the hamster

Saturday, March 29, 2008

My first picture

Before I go back to sleep, I have a picture to show you(top). That's the first picture my owner took of me! She took it on the day I came to her home for the very first time! As you can see, I was busy exploring and getting adapted to my new home.

If you wish to ask me any questions or simply say hi, feel free to read my contact info below.
Before you e-mail me, I do ask you to please follow these short rules:

1) Include a subject title.
2) Please write clearly.
3) NO ATTACHMENTS of documents or pictures. If do wish to send any pictures, be sure to upload it to a photo sharing service (flickr, photobucket, etc), and link to it. I would really and deeply appreciate it if you do it this way.
4) Please be nice!
5) Don't be afraid. I'm very friendly and I will gladly post links to your hamster blog, website, artwork, etc. Just be polite about it :)

I will truly love you if you follow the rules posted above. I just want to promote a safe way to connect to other hamsters and their owners.

Happy 18 weeks to me!

Hello friends!
I woke up for a little snack and thought I would talk about my experience, coming to my owner's home.

I was brought home on Saturday, January 5th, 2008. I was 6 weeks old and was living alone at the time. As soon as my owner saw me, she knew I was the perfect friend for her. She bought me a cage, food, and lots of toys to play with. I was a little scared at first because, I didn't know what to expect. I was overwhelmed by the love my owner already had for me. I arrived home and my owner set everything for me. She already had a name for me, Viggy Sidney! Viggy is my owner's BF's nickname, whom she loves the same way she loves me. Sidney is the name of a baby she babysits very often and has known since he was only 10 months old. I love my name and I'm honoured that I was named after lovely people.

After that, she introduced me to my new home. I knew she meant no harm so I let her pet me ever since she laid hands on me. The first game I ever played with her was called "escalators." She wrapped her hands and held me and she moved each hand down as I moved onto the other, making it as though I was going down a set of stairs; it was a lot of fun! After we finished, she put me in my new home and I started to explore. I had a wheel that came with the cage, which was a perfect start for me (of course she got me a better wheel afterwards). My cage has 2 stories, and my food (along with some toys) is on the second floor. On the first floor, I have my Aspen shavings (I don't feel comfortable with Carefresh, but some of my hamster friends love it!) paper towels for my bedding (very comfortable to play and sleep on), more toys, my wheel and whatever food I have hidden! Oh and of course my bottle of water. My owner cares so much for me, she changes my food and water daily and makes sure I have my delicious snacks and treats (love the honey and fruit stick and alfalfa cubes). She also stays up late, just so she can play with me outside the cage. Although, I have to say at first, the exercise ball scared me, now I explore the house without a problem! I have toys to play inside my cage AND outside my cage, which includes: a bridge, caves, woods, exercise ball, etc. I also have a play pen that my owner uses when she has to clean my cage (every Saturday when I wake up). I am very friendly and I don't bite my owner and love to walk inside her long sweater sleeves (it tickles her, hehe).

My owner also keeps a journal of all the things I do! Everyday, she writes on her book the time I sleep, eat, play, groom, etc. She does this so she can keep track of my regular schedule, and to make sure I'm not doing anything out of the ordinary. Yes, she writes almost every hour! I'll give you a short example:

March 28th:
8:45am - sleeping
5:18pm - sleeping
10:16pm - grooming
1:03am - playing

That's just a short summary of how I live and how my owner takes good care of me. So, if you noticed today I turn 18 weeks old! Every Saturday, my owner gets me a new toy or a new treat. I don't know what she will get me today, but I will tell you later.

Happy 18 weeks to me!!!

Viggy Sidney the Hamster

Hamster Club Article

I checked my e-mail today and found out a very nice lady named Nadia, has written a short article about long-haired hamsters. She was kind enough to post a picture of me as an example! Check the article, by clicking on the link below. Make sure you check the site, too! It has a lot of useful information about taking care of hamsters like me.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Updates and a little bit more about myself

Believe or not, my owner has taught me some of her coding skills. I will be coding as days go by, to make this blog a little bit more colourful. And if that wasn't enough, my owner is getting a bigger cage in 1-2 months! I love my home at the moment, and it is still big enough for me, but she told me I deserve the very best and so she's getting me a brand new cage! I have to admit, I'm a little bit nervous and anxious to know what it will look like!

So, enough of updates. I shall start talking about me a little more. I should be sleeping right now, but since I woke up for a little snack, I thought I might as well make another blog. My favourite treat is the Honey and Fruit Kracker Stick! As you can see in the picture, I'm pretty much in love with it XD. Forgive my owner, for breaking the handle of the stick to attach it to the top of the cage. After she realized, I was making too much mess with the stick by pushing it around, she just replaced it with a new one.

I'm going back to sleep now, but soon it will be time to wake up and play!

Nighty night - xoxo,

Viggy Sidney the Hamster

Welcome to Viggy Sidney's home

My name is Viggy Sidney and I'm a 4-month old Teddy-Bear-Syrian hamster. My owner created this blog just for me, in order to tell everyone about my adventures, struggles, and my progress in life! I hope to meet hamster friends and their owners and create a beautiful blog community together! There is a picture of me at the top, for you to see what I look like!