Yes I know! Its been too long since my last post and I feel really guilty. It’s just that I am so busy!
What could she possibly be doing that takes up that much time?
She’s breeding hamsters. What? Yes, she got a job as a conservation breeder for the European hamster (Cricetus cricetus).
But can’t you buy them in pet shops all over the world? NO! These are an entirely different species that make absolutely terrible pets as they are very aggressive and being bitten by one is a real blood bath. I call them my beautiful mini ninjas.
These hamsters are critically endangered, which is why we need to breed them in captivity and release a bunch of them into the wild every year to support the wild population. Through contracts with local farmers powered by EU subsidies we are also working to make the hamster habitat better for them so that hopefully one day, captive breeding will no longer be necessary.
But right now, I am very busy breeding beautiful little monsters instead of being a good blogger. So for now, I leave you with some pictures of my days at the “office” and a promise of a very informative post about Cricetus cricetus, as soon as breeding season calms down a little.