Our Family Pets

I happened to have my camera out, with the flash on, when I popped into my daughter’s room. How could I resist capturing some photos of her hamster Norbert? Isn’t he cute? (His only downfall is he bites!)




Whenever he notices someone paying attention to him, he’ll come over to the bars of his cage and start chewing on them, and climbing to the top. If he goes into the spaceship part (as the kids call it), he’ll stick his nose in the holes.


What he is asking for is one of his beloved ‘Milk Drops’, which he received at Christmas time, he LOVES them!


Then I captured one shot of Noah’s beta fish Dragon, whom you may remember from an earlier photo session. This time I kept it really simple, and just bounced the flash on the ceiling, so the image isn’t as dramatic as the previous shoot where I lit him from the side.


~ Sue-LeighFebruary 17, 2009 - 12:56 am

Hi Holly, I LOVE that you have a roborovski dwarf hamster too! mine bites too though he does take food from my fingers and i had beta fish before i got the hamster πŸ™‚

nicoleFebruary 17, 2009 - 10:50 am

oh my goodness is he hilarious!

Arlene StanleyFebruary 17, 2009 - 11:31 am

Oh that is sooo cute! πŸ˜€
I love the one where he is in the middle of climbing to the top…. What a lil show off! Chuckles ❗

HollyFebruary 17, 2009 - 11:55 am

Oh, Sue-Leigh, my daughter wanted a roborovski dwarf, but I don’t think Norbert is one (they are hard to find in Toronto), I think he’s just a regular dwarf hamster…I could be wrong though, I’ll have to ask her when she comes home from school today!

Yes, Nicole & Arlene, he is a character! He is well conditioned to do his trick to get a milk drop…not sure what he’ll think when they run out! (Maybe we’ll just fed him his yogurt drops, he likes them but not as much as the milk drops, I’m sure he’ll be confused! lol)

ManuellaMarch 11, 2009 - 12:18 pm

Norbert is a cutie, but the only animal i allow in the house is our fish, same one as you have a beta, his name is finney, oh wait, that was the last fish, this one is nemo,lol.

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