Gizmo Cecil — The Littlest Indulged Furry

May 2002 - August 2004

GizmoGizmo lived a great life of hamster luxury, and lived to be a little over 2 years old. He had the largest cage we could find, plenty of soft, clean bedding, safe places to climb and hide, a Wodent Wheel, an exercise ball, and plenty of good food and fresh water.  If you're thinking of owning a hamster, please provide him or her with the best cage facilities you can, and always give it great care. These are incredible, fun little critters, but they need to be cared for properly. There are several good books about hamster care, and some good information on the internet.  A note of advice: on Gizmo's last day, he was unable to move his hind legs and unable to get around his cage.  We decided to euthanize him, but I was surprised and dismayed to find that there are very few vets who will provide services for hamsters. If you're planning to own a hamster, or own one now, be sure to find a vet in your area who will treat your hamster if it needs care - even if that care is just to help it to a peaceful and pain-free passing. Take care little Gizzy.  Run on that big Hamster Wheel in the Sky, and eat lots of sunflower seeds, "chewys", pumpkin seeds, peanuts, and of course Mealworms!!!