Are you scared to death of mice, hamsters, rats, rodents in general? Well, you're not the only one! Have I got a story for you!
For years, I have always wanted hamsters. We've owned parakeets, ducks, chickens, dogs, cats, fish, snakes, and lizards, but never hamsters. Why, you ask? Let's just say that my mom is absolutely petrified of rodents. She hates rats, mice, hamsters, rabbits, ferrets, anything that even resembles a rodent. In fact, I'm surprised she lets us have cats since they have whiskers! But, she loves cats.
Finally, a couple months ago, I convinced her to let me buy a pair of hamsters. I could not believe it. I told her it was a genetics project, which it is. She wouldn't come in my room if her life depended on it. She'd come within 10 feet of them and say, "Those things make me sick." How can she think they're ugly? Who knows.
Well, it's been almost three months and she loves to watch them. One female hammie had babies and she loves to watch them crawl out of the nest. She has made a HUGE improvement. She hasn't touched one yet. She won't hold the hamster balls if they have hamsters in them. She would NEVER hold one! I can't believe how much she likes to watch them, though.
She seems to be taking a liking to one of my females, whose name is Jean Louise. Finally, the day has come where she actually tolerates rodents in her house!
This is for all of those moms, dads, etc. out there who are afraid of rodents. It can be overcome!