Day 13 - December 6
Thirteen days old—it's getting crowded in here!
Some of the babies seem to have their eyes open. However, they
still run through the circle tunnel with their eyes closed. It is hard to tell
if their eyes are slightly open or still closed. There are two nests in the upper
cage now, one in the corner and one in the middle. Sometimes there are two baby
piles, one pile on top of their mother in the corner nest and one pile of babies
in the other nest.
I give the hamsters a few mixed vegetables from our dinner. There
are peas, carrots, corn, and green beans. Within 30 seconds, their noses lead
some of them to the pile of veggies. Pretty soon it is a mixed veggie hamster
party. One little guy takes a pea from his sister. Another lies on his back nibbling
a piece of carrot. Two babies move away from the crowd, so no one can steal their
food. In a few minutes all the veggies are gone.