it sort of happened by accident!
i went to petco over the weekend and happened to see this little guy:
he's fancy, from europe, and has black fur. COME ON NOW.
of course i wanted to impulse-buy him, but i thought it would be better for the both of us if i slept on it over the weekend. so of course, that meant that i went back to the pet store on monday afternoon, and luckily he was still there!
on the way home in the car he started to chew through his takeout box:
but i taped up the hole while i put his cage together and everything was fine.
the first thing he did when he got in his cage was eat! i thought that was probably a good sign:
his cage is sort of small, so on tuesday after work, i went and bought some things to put together a "playpen" for him. he seems to like it! he squeaks and runs around like a maniac in there:
so far i've found out that he really likes lettuce, and last night i gave him a grape, which he also seemed pretty psyched about:
remember to stay hydrated!
he squeaks a lot, especially when he's in his playpen, and i'm still not really sure what that means yet. here's a good example of his squeaking:
i've read mixed reviews about squeaking, but overall, he seems pretty happy, so i'm not too worried.
oh, and i've named him bill hamlitz but have been mostly calling him "hammie."