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Opossu...er 'Hamster'

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EDIT: I had to go and edit the original desc and put in "her" and "she" since I found out that Stinky was a girl. Yep, she's hit puberty. I gotta get updated photos.


And this is Stinky, our "North American White-Faced Hamster" in her natural habitat...the litterbox. I placed her there so she wouldn't have an accident on the sofa, like she's done at least three times before. Sigh.

She's so CUTE!! *dies*

I wish I had pictures of her when she was super small, because she looked more like a mouse than a poss...uh....hamster.

She's categorized in art photography because I think this is a great shot of her, nice, clear and cute.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
740x650px 74.3 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S60
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
15 mm
Date Taken
Sep 2, 2004, 7:32:43 AM
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Raenafyn's avatar
RaenafynHobbyist General Artist
why do you call her hamster tho?
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RaenafynHobbyist General Artist
cute how she looks like she's wearing gloves!
Onikuh's avatar
OnikuhHobbyist General Artist
I wannnnt one!! Lol
vermuse's avatar
OMG!! What a cutie! <333
AppleAnn's avatar
Wow.. how does someone not know Opossums are mammals... anyway She has got the sweetest little face :hug:
sporkable's avatar
AH!
She's so cute ;3;
But were on earth do you live?
In California (where I live) oppos...I mean North American White-Faced Hamsters are illegal to keep as pets. D:
But still, she's so adorable, I just want to hug her. >w<
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XianJaguarHobbyist Traditional Artist
I lived where you lived, where Hamsters aren't illegal (but possums are). ;)

But now, I'm in Florida which is a much more sensible state, and owning an Opossum is perfectly legal.
sporkable's avatar
Ah.
That explains a lot. :'D
lilpixie132's avatar
Aww he's so cute!
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TanukiVoodooHobbyist Digital Artist
Stumbled in here through your wonderful art and had to ask...! Is Stinky still around? He's precious!

(My snotty two cents to this age-old debate: Most animals can be considered wild (what makes a thing wild exactly? no one can pinpoint that, even a dog has instincts and can be found in the wilderness), so as long as they're comfortable in someone's home and their owner is responsible, it's all good :D - raccoon owner)
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XianJaguarHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! Sorry for the late response...haven't been in DA too much, then I was offline for a while.
Unfortunately, Stinky died recently of old age. I'll miss her (Stinky was a she). She was such a joy to have though, and she did make a WONDERFUL pet.

So you have a raccoon? =)
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TanukiVoodooHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, it's no big deal.. I sometimes disappear from DA for long periods of time too :)

I haven't had a 'coon for a very long time, he had cancer and had to be euthanized :\ He was a little bit older and originally going to be a baiting animal for an old man's coonhounds, so he wasn't that tame, but he never "turned on me" like all the rumours suggest.

I've only had a close encounter with a opossum once, he was a huge full-grown male and some dogs were pestering him, so I just took him out into some woods by a lake and let him go there. He played dead on me, it was pretty convincing O_O But he finally got up and took off. But since then I've had a fuzzy spot for opossums too!

Too bad about your little girl. Long live Stinky!
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TanukiVoodooHobbyist Digital Artist
Errr... errr.. I mean "she!" (misread) ;)
injectedmisery's avatar
She's adorable. I raised a baby squirrel once, he still had his eyes shut when I got him.

Love the picture. Absolutely adorable.
Didelphis-Virginiana's avatar
WHEEEE!!!!!!!!!! Stinky! :excited: *huggles*
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rinidarklightHobbyist General Artist
aaaww! look at her little fingers.. questions! Is she one of your typical back yard.. hamsters.. or is she one of those very small pigmy ones you can get at exotic petshops? Ive heard you can keep them as house hold animals, but is it hard to train? Does she still try to do as she would do outside?
Didelphis-Virginiana's avatar
That is a backyard North American white-faced hamster. :nod: :XD:
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rinidarklightHobbyist General Artist
lol.. that was a psychotic backyard NA white faced hamster that somehow managed to get into a completely closed off and locked up room. my friend is still looking for holes inthe walls, but theres no way possible, unless it floated through the walls that it could of gotten in
Didelphis-Virginiana's avatar
They have their ways :ninjerpossum: I'm trying to get an NA white-faced hamster myself :XD:
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rinidarklightHobbyist General Artist
i think his neighbor might still have that possum... trying to keep it as a pet... though it didnt look very.. pet like.
Didelphis-Virginiana's avatar
They're not vicious animals, if that's what you're inplying. They make great pets *and* You are less likely to get rabies from an opossum than a house cat or dog. :nod: =^_^=
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rinidarklightHobbyist General Artist
by the looks of your little one, they look like very docile pets indeed. just seeing the picture of rich's intruder makes me wonder if that one wasnt a tad nuts in the head...
Didelphis-Virginiana's avatar
What little one? Rich? Who? Wha? :confused:
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PoetikDragonHobbyist General Artist
Cute! I just found this while looking for photos, as I recently aquired a "north american white-faced hamster" too.... very cute... do you still have her?
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