Rodents of Unusual Sires

How many litters can one gerbil pair have? A gerbillion!

Did You Know: Dad gerbils love to cuddle and play with baby gerbils and help Mom gerbils care for each litter. In fact, Mom gerbils get too stressed raising a litter by herself!


Every litter bit helps, Zac B.

Happy Hamsterwe’en!

Trick or treat! Um, I have kind of an unusual request…


… instead of candy corn, do you have any actual corn?


Jess G.’s dwarf hamster Buster is quite a treat!

Break On Through

…to the other side, yeah.

Via AOTC

Ferrets From the Future!

In last week’s thrilling episode, our intrepid heroes became trapped in a hole in the space/time continuum! Could this be this the end? Is there no hope of escape for…


(psst, Mom–you’re ruining our suspenseful cliffhanger moment!)


Via Kimberly Tamkun / USFWS.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of…Dag Nabbit!

Could someone please bring me a tiny step-ladder or a thick book or something? I’m trying to talk to the Mirror, here. Sheesh.


Via Reddit

Now, back to Woodworking for Hamsters

Today we’ll be making a lovely hand-lathed sock rack, but first let’s put on our safety goggles. It’s important to wear googles that are the right size for your face…


OK, these are maybe just a smidge too large…


Via Jannes Pockele.

The Little Hamster That Could

“I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.”, puffed the little hamster until at last he reached the top of the mountain.


Caboose on the loose via unsoughtzach

A Day In The Life Of…

Mr. Fuzzybutt. Yes, that is his name.

And he sure packs in the naps.


[6AM, and Mr. FB is.........asleep.]


[2PM, and Mr. FB is.........asleep.]


[9PM, and Mr. FB is.........asleep.]

We get the lowdown thusly, courtesy of Submitter Squishy Carol: “This is my hamster, Mister Fuzzybutt. This is his typical day of gluttony, followed immediately by honk-shuing. He looked a bit nippy just laying there, so we gave him a hat and a blanket.”

A Soldier’s Squirrel Story

A good soldier never leaves a comrade behind—no matter how small. When soldiers in Belarus found a baby squirrel weak and near death, one of them kept and nursed it back to health. When the soldier left for civilian life as a cab driver, his new friend came along for the ride, and the two became inseparable.



Story, more cuteness at Tigertail Foods.

Bright Idea, Hamster

Sorry, I can’t stop to chat right now. Bob’s giving his twice-monthly “cat avoidance strategies” presentation and he forgot his laser pointer.


“Heard strange noises in the middle of the night only to find this guy,” writes Reddit user jordanomac.