Hamster on the Loose!
I woke up this morning to find this little guy, Cheddar, missing from his cage. Around six this morning, I heard him running on his wheel because it was knocking against the cage. Usually after he finishes exercising, he crawls back into his little home and makes his bed. I peeked in his cage and my worst fears were realized, he was gone. He does have a cover on his cage, but there is an opening at the top that was covered, perhaps not good enough. I guess he wanted his freedom.
Immediately, I called out to him like he was going to come crawling out from under the couch or respond to me the way a dog would and come running. No Cheddar. I checked under couches, radiators, beds, closets, everywhere!
This is my daughter’s pet and she won’t be home until today, so I’ll have to break the news to her. I’m sure she could handle him dying, but escaping? I don’t know what her reaction will be. Before I left this morning, I did leave some food in the middle of the floor hoping he will crawl into his pet carrier. I also left the lid off his cage thinking that he’ll just jump back in by the time I get home.
Strangely enough, this morning, I heard some noise outside of my window that I thought was a squirrel. Maybe Cheddar found his way behind a wall and was attacked by a mouse.
Lesson for kids who want their freedom too early: Not all restrictions are bad, some are for your protection. Although Cheddar chose not to listen and stay in his quarters, I’m still hoping for his safe return.