Saturday, September 14, 2013

Let's Learn Ham Chat!

Anyone start really liking hamsters because of the cartoon Hamtaro?
I think Hamtaro was where my immense undying love with the furry little critters originated from. I remember watching the cartoon all the time. I had a bunch of VHS tapes of it. I also had many of the toys (which are still at my parents). I had many of the stuffed animals, a Hamtaro back back, video games, and the complete play set! Yeah, I was obsessed....Anyways. The show had an adorable made-up language called Ham Chat! When I was younger I had all of these words memorized and I would often use them in conversation. I was a weird child....

Words A-H

Ham-Chat       Meaning
Bestest           Fantastic
Bizzaroo         Strange
Blahh              Tired
Blanko            Forget
Blash-T           Angry
Blissie            Happy
Bloat-T            Bloated
Bluhoo             Sad
Blushie            Embarrass
Bye-Q              Good-bye
Chuckchuck     Give up
Clapclap          Encore
Clingie             Hang
Cramcram        Study
Dazzlie            Beautiful
Delichu            Delicious
Delin-Q            Bad
Digdig              Dig
Dingbang         Noisy
Dingding          Realize
Dundeal           Sell
Fend-D            Defend
Flipflop            Switch
Frost-T            Freezing
Fussfuss          Worry
Gasp-P            Oh no!
Giftee              Give
Givehoo           Ask for
Gofor               Goal
Gogo               Ride
Goodgo           Good luck
Go-P               Bathroom
Gorush            Hurry
Gossip-p         Small talk
Grab-B            Get
Greatchu         Great
Grit-T              Courage
Hamchu          Kind
Hambond         Bond
Hamboree        Party
Hamcheer        Congrats
Hamha             Greeting
Hamigos          Best Pals
Hamlift             Piggyback
Hammo            Friend
Hampact          Promise

Words H-P

Ham-Chat        Meaning
Hamscope        Aim
Hamsolo          Lonely
Hamspar          Rival
Hamtast           Perfect
Hamteam         Cooperate
Hardihar           Laugh
Herk-Q             Powerful
Heyhoo            Call out
Hif-Hif               Sniff
Hotchu             Hot
Huffpuff             Carry
Hulahula           Lollygag
Hushgo            Reveal
Hushie             Secret
Jamout            Play music
Koochi-Q         Pretty
Krmpkrmp        Eat
Lalalala            Sing
Libert-T            Freedom
Lookie             See
Lost-T              Lose
Lotsa               Many
Lovedove          Cherished
Luck-E             Lucky
Meep-P            Regret
Mega-Q            Big
Might-T            Strong
Minglie             Play
Nogo                No can do
Nok-Nok           Knock
Nokrmp-P         Hungary
No-P                No
Nopibloo           Don't fret
Nopookie          Dislike
Noworrie           Relax
Offdoff              Remove
Oopsie             Sorry
Ouchichi           Ouch
Pakapaka         Bite
Panic-Q            Scary
Passchat          Tell
Perksie            Listen
Pooie               Uncool
Pookie             Like
Pushie             Shove
Putput              Put

Words R-Z

Ham-Chat        Meaning
Rubrub             Polish
Scoochie         Climb
Scrit-T             Scratch
Scrub-E           Clean
See-tru            Invisable
Sesam-E         Open
Shashaa          Hide
Shockie           Surprise
Smidgie           Almost
Smoochie        Love
Snorklie           Deep
Soak-Q            Wet
Sparklie           Delight
Spiffie              Stylish
Stead-E           Solid
Stickie             Poke
Swellie            It's OK
Tack-Q            Roll
Ta-dah             Show
Teenie             Small
Thank-Q          Thank You
Thump-P         Startle
Tinglie             Tingle
Tiptop              Exellent
Tootru              Really
Tran-Q             Peace
Trust-T             Reliable
Tuggie             Tug
Twintoo            Identical
Twirlie              Twirl
Vast-T             Wide
Wait-Q            Wait
Wake-Q           Wake up
Whawha          Frantic
Wishie             Beg
Wit-T               Funny
Wondachu       Wonderful
Yep-P              Yes
Zuzuzu            Sleep

See ya' next time!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Yummy Yummy For Their Tummies!

Hello everyone! Ever wonder what type of food and treats I feed Sasha? Well now you can know!
There are so many options of food treats available for small animals  Ever walk down the food and treat isle in PetCo? Yeah, it can be overwhelming! Especially to someone who is new to small animal care! Luckily, all the food and treats are pretty much self explanatory. They all say what kind of food or treat they are, and they all say what kind of animals are ok to feed the food or treat to. So as long as you pay attention to what your getting, you should be ok. (I'm sorry if that last sentence sounded mean, but it's very easy to buy rat and mouse food when you need hamster food. Trust me, I've done it before. Luckily I noticed it before I opened the bag and was able to exchange it.)
Photo taken at my local PETCO. Small Animal food/treat isle.

Food: Food is a necessary part of every living creature's life! So, shouldn't it be good?
          I use Kaytee Fiesta MAX Hamster and Gerbil Food. Sasha loves it and it is keeping her healthy.

Treats: Treats are a great way to reward, tame, and train your hamster!
          I give Sasha many different treats! Her favorites are Papaya treats, Blueberry Yogurt treats, and Millet Snips. She does enjoy the occasional Kaytee Timothy Biscuits as well. I tried to give her Roasted Corn treats, but she doesn't even touch them. I've also tried to give her banana and raisin mixed treats, but she hates raisins. Silly girl only ate the bananas.

Chews: Hamsters teeth never stop growing, so they need things to chew on!
          I usually give Sasha either Apple Chew Sticks or the little colorful ones that PetCo sells. Ocasionally I give her those sponge looking things, but she plays with them instead of chewing them.

Hays: Hays are not necessary for hamsters, though some appreciate it from time to time.
          I don't give Sasha hay often, but when I do, it's Timmothy Hay.

Fresh Fruits:  Not only are fruits healthy, your hammy will love them!
          Sasha enjoys apples! I give her a bite once in a while and she usually eats it all right away.

Fresh Vegies: Fresh vegetables are also a great, healthy treat, that your Ham Ham will love!
          As far as vegies go, Sasha loves carrots and cucumbers.

Keep in mind though, Just because Sasha likes these foods and treats, doesn't mean every hamster will! Just like people, all animals are different and will have different favorite foods! Also remember to check expiration dates on food and treats. They don't stay good forever! And if any kind of bugs get into the food or treats throw them all away. If they are in a container that you reuse, make sure to thoroughly clean it, and check your ham ham's cage for any bugs.

For a list on foods, treats, fruits, vegetables, seeds, and hays that are safe for hamsters visit one of my previous blogs: