I thought it was a phase. All the girls on her soccer team have been talking about it. All we kept hearing is how everyone was getting one. I have no doubt I used that line on my parents when there was something I wanted too! I said I think it's a phase. J said no to getting one even if it wasn't a phase. This has been a topic of discussion in our house since the summer! We finally decided that if by Christmas she still wanted one and she was willing to use her own money to get one then she could. She watched tons of YouTube videos and read tons of information on many, many websites to help her decide which type to get. She instantly put PetSmart gift certificates on her Christmas list. She made several lists of potential names. She even priced out all the accessories.
So without further ado . . .
MEET PEACHES . . .
She is a short haired syrian hamster and she is a character!
She has even escaped once!
She got on top of her purple house and tried to jump!
She tried putting her back leg on the metal part of the water bottle to boost herself up.
She tried climbing up to this ledge where the handles were.
Ultimately she moved her house to the edge of her cage and jumped out!!! At least that's what we think happened - we had gone downstairs for a minute and when we returned she was in the hallway!
We guided her back into Hannah's room and shut the door while we tried to catch her.
She climbed on top on this toy and then jumped off! She scurried under the closed door to try and get out again. We were naive in thinking she couldn't fit under the door crack. We ran around looking for cardboard boxes to breakdown and duct tape around the bin. Crazy!!
The next day I went and bought the BIG taller bin. No handle ledges and the water bottle is higher so she can't get to the metal holder and get out. She's tried though! She stands on top of her house, sniffs the air and then jumps - right into the side of the bin!! Splat! Hopefully soon she will realize she's out of luck :)
And by the way . . . only 3 other girls have one, not 13 as originally stated with such conviction :)