Even though my hamster housemates have huge cages, Mom believes they need to get out in order to prevent them from getting what she calls “cage brain” – feeling confined with nothing but the same thing day after day after day. I sometimes get to put on my harness and go in the backyard for a new adventure, so I guess it’s only right that Nutmeg and Portland get to scurry around in their jailyard cells.
Usually only Nutmeg comes out, but the other night Portland wanted to come out too. With a little guiding from mom, they eventually got next to each other. Portland wasn’t very interested, but Nutmeg was very curious about the other hamster smell. This the first time they’ve met face-to-face and they were friendly to each other so I guess they’re feeling safe in their little hamster territories.
p.s. I still want to pounce on them!