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Footy here, which is why I'm answering this, I don't support Man United.;-) Cathy.

I'm glad David Beckham ***ked off to Real Madrid because the baggage (i.e. the wife Posh Spice) went with him
I hope you don't expect EVERYONE to feel totally bad. Hamsters are my best friends which give me fuzzy warmth and I love them very much. They BREED critters JUST FOR what you are talking about.

No, I know a lot of people love hamsters. Personally I feed all frozen/thawed so the feeder rodents are humanely euthanized. I blame the nasty bite on the idiot employee, who was supposed to euthanize the hamster before it was fed off. However, the hamster in question was being used as food because it had bitten several people and was unsuitable as a pet.
I'm more of a rat person myself. :-)
Jennifer
I loved guinea pigs and still do, such variety and such sweet and pretty creatures but I was forced to keep them in a large wire cage enclosure and they produced more *** than I've ever seen critters produce and keeping their substrate and environs clean soon proved a task beyond my will to keep up with.
I'm more of a rat person myself. :-) Jennifer

I absolutely love rats. They are wonderful pets. I would have rats now, except I'm maxed out on the number of pets I can manage with my current "corporate geek" lifestyle.
But, in my moments of fantasy, I have a little mini-farm where my life is spent tending a speck of garden, and raising goats, lizards, rats, cats, a dog, and maybe a couple horses.
Soon as I hit the lottery.
And as soon as I figure out how to meld THAT with an urban lifestyle.

Chaosmage
But, in my moments of fantasy, I have a little mini-farm where my life is spent tending a speck of ... I hit the lottery. And as soon as I figure out how to meld THAT with an urban lifestyle. Chaosmage

Well, you could do some "favors" for the family to get into better favor. Maybe Sorath will give you a loyalty present one day...

Trai
Right now Sorath is giving me anxiety presents. Since I started these longer hours, she has been staying up on her ledge, and not climbing down to bask and eat. Not even her favorite treats like spaghetti and french cut green beans.
And the food is the same stuff that used to be /acceptable/, and her cage spot temps are fine, I check them multiple times a day, they are all in range.
Besides which, Sorath's idea of a present tends to be a large toxic poo.

Chaosmage