Bert & Ernie are likely brothers and came to us from The Pipsqueakery in Indiana, USA. They have had a rough start to life, but thanks to The Pipsqueakery and (All Creatures Rescue who assisted with the massive transport to get them to Canada) they get a new start!
They’re doing well and seem to be quite comfortable in their environment now. They’re enjoying their food and tasting new fruits and vegetables. So far, their favourite foods are sunflower seeds and pasta, but they also eat their pellets well and nibble at various veggies. They love to run through toilet paper rolls and shred paper towels. They haven’t used the wheel yet, but they have a fair-sized enclosure and they like to run through the tunnels and around their main areas, and they run around a lot during floor time (in a hamster-safe area). Bert, the lighter-coloured one, is very high energy and active. He’s also almost twice the size of Ernie. Ernie is a bit more shy and quiet. He stops to smell the roses a bit more, while Bert is too busy running to the next adventure. They’re super cuddly with each other, but are pretty confident exploring on their own as well. They’re a bit nippy still, but with short, low-stress, treat-filled handling every day we are sure they will gain confidence with being held. They MUST be adopted together.