Meet Reggie. He's a one and a half year old Russian dwarf hamster. Isn't he the cutest?







He's also quite a glutton.






And doesn't always know what he can and can't eat.






That was the end of that phone charger, by the way. He actually chewed all the way through the rubber casing, so I had to get a new one.


I first got this little guy last year together with my three other roommates at the time, since we couldn't take care of anything bigger. Since then, I've learned a lot about him, like the fact that he gave up corn when I was abroad last semester and now only eats the sunflower seeds in his food mix. And that he hisses like a little monster. And when he's really happy (a.k.a. when he's eating), he makes really cute happy squeaks.


I also didn't know just how fat a hamster could get, and how far Reggie was willing to go to get food. Because he eats. Everything. And if I don't feed him, then he gets angry and uses my fingers as a chew toy. You can actually see the glimmer of evil in his eyes.

So because I don't like having a rodent dangle from my finger, I might have spoiled him a bit in the past year and a half. So Reggie's getting fat. Ok, I'll be honest, Reggie is getting very fat. If you don't believe me,take a look.


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