Mistakes I Made With Beanie
In January I posted about the worst things I’d bought and/or used with Beanie, but this week I wanted to specifically talk about the mistakes I made. Despite how much research I did before getting Beanie, I made a ton of mistakes with her. I hope by sharing my mistakes you can avoid making them, or be made aware so you can fix any mistakes you’ve made and give your hamster a better life.
The Worst Things I Bought/Used For Beanie
Welcome to a post of me telling you how terrible I was to Beanie. I don’t claim to be a perfect hamster owner now, but I definitely wasn’t when I started out with Beanie. That’s this week’s topic: The Worst Things I’ve Bought/Used For Beanie.
Beanie passed away on Friday, November 27th, 2020. She was estimated to be 23 months old, and had an eventful, long life for a Syrian hamster. On Monday, November 23rd, Beanie was quite wobbly, and I moved her to her 10 gallon tank to monitor her. I kept a heater by one side of the …. Read More
The November Cage Makeover (2020)
Hello and welcome to this month’s cage makeover! I post a cage deep clean and makeover post the first week of each month. That way I can share my setup ideas with you, and freshen Beanie’s cage with a new and enriching DIY based setup for her!
My Hamster Care Schedule
When you get any pet you create your own routine and care schedule. It may not be written out, but it exists nonetheless. Scheduling is a part of pet owning I personally really enjoy. Some people just do things as needed, which is totally fine. You want to have a routine that works for you. Today I’m going to be sharing Beanie’s schedule, which you can draw inspiration from.
September 11th, 2020, started out like any other day. I did Beanie’s morning routine as usual, and then sat at the desk in my pets’ room to sketch. Soon Beanie emerged from her nest to gather her food, and when I heard her I went to say hello. As soon as I saw her I knew something was wrong.
The October Cage Makeover (2020)
Welcome to the October Cage Makeover of 2020! As shown above, Beanie‘s cage is dwindling from interest, and definitely needs a clean and makeover.
In her current setup she has some toys, such as her wheel, duck basket, hide’n’climbing toy, bendy bridge, chew block, a little tin bucket, basket hut, luxury house, foraging toy, rock, and water bowl.
I will have the bold items in this setup and the new setup linked at the end of this post, if you’re interested in recreating or learning about them 🙂
Beanie’s Holding Cell
While I deep clean Beanie’s cage I obviously have to put her somewhere. Since I free roam I don’t have a playpen, and Beanie gets really claustrophobic in her little Living World carrier, but I found the solution: her holding cell.
Caring for a Senior Syrian Hamster
Just like with humans, hamsters show signs of aging, and may need some changes made in their lifestyle to make them more comfortable. I am going to share my research and experience with caring for my senior Syrian hamster, Beanie.
Annoying Things Beanie Does/Did
After owning a hamster for over a year I’ve realized having a hamster is something you have to learn how to do with first-hand experience. I learned as much as possible before I got Beanie, but nothing could’ve prepared me for the things Beanie’s done. Here I will tell you about the top five things …. Read More