Bonsai Hamster

Please forgive moi, but I cannot find the sender of this delightful photo. The only thing I have left is the title; "Bonsai Hamster"—which is just too damn funny. Check out his leetle tail in his Habitrail cup. Way too much proshness.

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Oh, and the patented C.O.X.C.U. [Cute Overload Xtreme Close Up™]

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Aiiiiiie!

Comments

  1. Kimberley says:

    First!

    And that is such a sweet photo! :-)

  2. E. Collison says:

    I’m not sure how this fella is bonsai-ish, but cute – you betcha!

  3. Tiny hammie paws! Tiny hammie tail! aaaaawwwwwwww :))

  4. hahaha XD yeah, hamsters LOVE sleeping in cramped spaces, i guess it makes them feel safe. That’s why they can be as goofy as they can be ^_^

  5. His little squinty sleepy eyes are sooooo adorable in the close-up!

  6. Eeek! All this does it remind me of the awful Bonsai Kitten prank!

    But the hammie feet at rather cute.

  7. That is just too cute! Makes me want another hamster. =)

  8. Having never had a close relationship with a hamster, I’m astounded at his little feetsies. Are those normal for hamsters to have pads that look like stalagmites?

    They’re very cute.

  9. bonsai hamster? is this like the same concept as the bonsai kitten? then it wouldn’t be cute at all… >_<

    a link of the article is here… http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/pranks/bonsai.html

  10. The tail! The TAIL!!! *thud*

  11. Aaaaaaaaaawwwwwww. Wook at his cutie wittle pink feetsies!

  12. Subhangi– I think that’s the funniest part, too! I love the little cauliflower feets but their tails are even more unusual. Been a long time since I owned one but I still wonder how in the world they can sit with such a stiff tail.

  13. Lee—- Everyone needs to own a hamster at some point in their lives! :o)
    They have velvet soft feet and are actually quite “cud-jee” :o)

  14. TOO CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  15. one of my favorites so far!!

  16. o wee stiffy tail
    o cup’d front paw
    o squinty eyes of content,

    o bonsai hammie
    why must i work??

  17. AWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!hammie buttocks!!!

  18. o why must we work?
    cuz we are hammies not
    no wee bubbly feet
    cup’d n’ so at ease
    but we have hammie hearts
    pump a dump a dump

  19. OOOPS!! Upside-down squashed hamster.

    they are so good at getting themselves into those predicaments.

  20. Hammie butt!!!!
    Awesome!

  21. you guys r silly says:

    HammieKu

    wee tiny heiny
    precious ball of hammie love
    KABOOM! thud…I die.

  22. Beauregard says:

    Word to Subhangi! That tail is the ultimate prosh! And the feets too. And the fact that she is sleeping while someone is moving her around. Oh jeez I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the hammies. Thanks Meg!

  23. Beauregard says:

    Also, that hammieku is AWESOME.

  24. I must admit, because of this site I got it into my head to adopt some hammies. Through Petfinder.com, I found 3 brothers and 3 sisters who needed a loving home (I keep them in separate cages by gender, of course). Their names? Girls: Poppy, Pansy, and Peony. Boys: Brownie, Mr. Nippers, and the Other One (my hubby was in charge of naming the boys).

  25. I must admit, because of this site I got it into my head to adopt some hammies. Through Petfinder.com, I found 3 brothers and 3 sisters who needed a loving home (I keep them in separate cages by gender, of course). Their names? Girls: Poppy, Pansy, and Peony. Boys: Brownie, Mr. Nippers, and the Other One (my hubby was in charge of naming the boys).

  26. HAMSTER SHOTS!

  27. Um, sorry about the double post. :P

  28. Hey, Laura–I’m thinking of adopting some hammie-kin myself but none adoptable in my region (NE). I thougt of going to a pet store but…I don’t know…don’t like pet stores as a rule. Oh, well. In the meetime I have CuteO :-)

  29. Hey, Laura–I’m thinking of adopting some hammie-kin myself but none adoptable in my region (NE). I thougt of going to a pet store but…I don’t know…don’t like pet stores as a rule. Oh, well. In the meetime I have CuteO :-)

  30. Yeah–sorry about the double post…hmmmmmmm..

  31. GAAAAHH!!!!

    I touch the little
    Hammie feets and pet his fur
    The fuzz completes me

  32. So lemme see if I got this right… hamster crawled into that plastic cup thing, face first, somersaulted over into a ball, bahonkus high, and went to sleep so hard that the dude can pick him up and pose him for a photo shoot. Yes?

  33. oh little hammie tail! i want to grab it! <3

  34. hammies r strange & wonderful things, theo.
    so, Yes.

    let the fuzz complete u 2.

  35. Hi jaypo,

    I actually adopted my hamsters (for free) from a local Petco store near me. They offer animals for sale, of course, but they also have an area for fostered/stray animals looking for homes. I’m against pet stores myself, but Petfinder directed me to this place. (The Petco staff member said a person dropped them off because their hamsters mated and they didn’t want the babies.)

  36. you guys r silly says:

    HammieKu2

    crunchy seeds, ripe fruit,
    fresh cedar chips to dig in,
    *sweet dreams* tiny friend.

  37. Thanks, Laura! There is a Petco store in my area. I’ll give them a call to see if they have any little munchkins needing a home. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  38. Found this linked on Gazard’s “What the Pets!?” blog ( http://whatthepets.blogspot.com/ )…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dopiaza/16289976/

  39. i love it

  40. Laura–I think it’s great that you adopted your hamsters! And six?! Wow!!! What in the world will you do when they get old enough to fight with each other?

    To everyone else: Petco is notorious for being neglectful and cruel to small animals, so you’ll want to avoid them. I had no idea that they offered surplus hamsters up occasionally, though, so that’s obviously a different situation!

  41. This little piggy went to market
    This little piggy stayed home
    This little piggy ate roast beef
    This little piggy had none
    This little piggy laid parquette
    This little piggy polished chrome
    This little piggy swam though coral reef
    This little piggy bought a phone

    (after 73 more toes…)

    And *this* little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home!

  42. Actually, this is Coco. He’s one of Baru’s babies.

    The originals are here:

    http://www.ag0ny.com/misc/bonsaihamster.jpg < --- the one missing on this post
    http://www.ag0ny.com/misc/bonsaihamster2.jpg
    http://www.ag0ny.com/misc/bonsaihamster3.jpg

    I have tons of photos of these babies. I will send them to Meg as soon as I have time. :)

  43. Hmmm, the second one wasn’t on this post either:

    http://www.ag0ny.com/misc/bonsaihamster2.jpg

    :)

  44. javi: Actually, this is Coco. He’s one of Baru’s babies.

    finn: *thud.durz*

  45. javi, may i respectfully request that coco inherit Baruchito’s Homecage?

  46. Ponygirl says:

    I thought the Hammie looked like Baru!

  47. *ALL* hammies look like Baru. This is one of the right and good and just things about the world.

  48. he looks like a little yellow bean mochi!

  49. Beauregard says:

    JAVI! Yay! Glad to see everything is going extra cute in that area of the world.

  50. OMG! I looooooooove his prosh little feetsies. Thank you, Meg, for brightening my day with such wonderful little rodential tootsies.

  51. Javi,

    I don’t think I had seen pictures of Coco in “Baruchito’s Homecage” before. he is quite charming, just like his old man.
    Coco lives with Flan, Nana, “Mama” and yourself, no?
    please post more pics, but post them in “Baruchito’s Homecage”, please.

    cheers, if I still miss Baru, I can’t imagine how much you must miss him…

  52. He looks like he’s suffocating. GET HIM OUT OF THERE!!!

    Love the hammiekus :-)

  53. tail and feets and paws – oh my!

  54. oh god oh god!!! GOD, he looks like one of those lychee jelly cups you can get in china town. YUMMY!
    delish!

  55. AuntieMame says:

    In my next incarnation, by screen name is gonna be WeeTinyHeiny. :-)

    I’ve never tried sleeping upside down in a plastic cup. I wonder if it helps insomnia any…

  56. mon dieu! zee tiny feeets! zee squinty eye!
    le tres petite derriere! mon coeur… alors!

  57. To jaypo:

    If you’re adopting hamsters, be sure to get the right bedding! Alot of people don’t know this but pine and cedar wood chips are dangerous and can cause respiratory infections from the oils they release as well as the dust. And don’t ever use cotton, even the cotton hammie “bedding” they sell in stores. Hammies can get those stuck in their cheeks, ingest them and clog their tummies, or have the fibers wrap around and cut off circulation on their little limbs, which can actually amputate them. The best bedding is Aspen wood chips (no bad chemicals and little dust, also super soft) or Carefresh paper bedding. I recommend aspen because it hides odor better.

  58. Bonsai? That’s a really harsh way of treating animals. It’s not very cute honestly.

  59. yes, i agree. >_< having bonsai animals should be banned.

  60. AuntieMame says:

    “Bonsai” animals is a hoax. Don’t get yourself worked up over it.

  61. adrianna says:

    that hammie looks very content in that position.

  62. Monica–I’ve seen corncob bedding sold before as well, and I highly recommend it. It’s the cobs that are left after the corn is stripped off, ground down into a rough litter. I’ve seen it sold as an alternative to litterbox clay for cats, plus it’s biodegradable and very gentle on a rodent’s respiratory system. I used it for the rats I used to have and it worked incredibly well!

    (As an aside, it’s also great in the garden! *grin!*)

    Hammie’s little popcorn-feet are the cah-yootest!
    –TwoDragons

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