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Hamster of the Month – April 2008 – Chipmunk

by wiffy on May 1, 2008


Hamster Hideout is pleased to present, its first winner of the prestigious ‘Hamster of the Month‘ award!


Total Entries: 27

Judges: Bianca, Cheeky, Dezilu, dusty, HoppingHammy, jamtheman, Meowmies, ranchgal, shara83, TriAngel

Here’s an exclusive interview with the winning hamster, Chipmunk.


1) Hello Chipmunk, you have won Hamster Hideout’s first ‘Hamster of the Month’ Contest! How are you feeling now?
Well, I must say, it is pretty unexpected. I’m surprised the judges went for an old guy like me! Especially since there were so many others! It truly is an honor. My roommate is a little jealous, but he’ll get over it. I’m not exactly sure what HH is, I think it is some sort of entertainment place the giant creature goes to. Nevertheless, I am quite excited!

2) Tell us more about yourself

chippy & friend Okay! I’m a little over a year old. I currently live in a large box with clear, shiny walls. I have a pretty easy life! I love to sleep, especially under my wheel. There is another hamster who lives with me, a little white fellow. He’s a little rowdy, and secretly, I think he’s not too bright. But don’t tell him that! We get along fairly well, but he can get a little bossy sometimes, and takes all the sunflower seeds for himself, the brat. I have had many happy times in my life, but there was a sad time once. I used to have an old roommate, who was very kind, always listened to me. But there was something wrong with him. He often sneezed and coughed. One day, I woke up to check on him. I went over to see him, but for some reason he wouldn’t wake up. I tried to move him, but he wouldn’t. The human came, and said some words to him, but he still wouldn’t move. I was so confused. The human let out a strange noise, it sounded so sad. She took him out of my home. I never saw him again. The human stayed in it’s room that day, making the same noise, yelling, shreiking. I lived all alone for weeks. I got cold, nobody to huddle with. It was too quiet, too lonely. Then, a young hamster was plopped into my home, and I have lived with him even since. He has a wee bit of an attitude, but he is quite entertaining!

3) Tell us more about your owner, Chippy

chippy_stands My owner…? Oh! You mean the big creature who feeds us. I don’t belong to anybody! I am an individual! :vangry: Humph. Well, it is a large animal, and is quite honestly the weirdest thing I have EVER seen. It is huge, and has no hair! And these strange paws with no claws and long spindly things. :? Bizarre, eh? I think it is female, but I’m not sure. It is the one who gave me my name, and is a fairly kind creature. What are they called? Oh right, humans. Once or twice a day, it opens the ceiling and pours in food! I was terrified the first time. How would you like it if the roof to your house was removed by a giant creature? But now, it is my favorite time of the day. It also likes to watch us sleep, which is completely unnerving. Waking to see giant eyes staring at you? Eeek. Sometimes, it takes me out, and lets me run around it’s home. It strokes my fur, which feels sooo good. It lives with a family who likes to pet me, although I’m not very fond of the small one. It squeezes me a bit too hard.

4) What are your hobbies?
Well, sleeping, mostly. I love when the human gives us this soft, paper material to shred. It makes everything so comfy. :lol: My wheel is my favorite toy. There are two of them in my home, but my roommate claims the blue one and I get the purple. I don’t know what blue and purple are, but that’s what the human says they are. It calls them “colors”. What in the world are colors? Anyway, whenever I’m bored, I go for a long jog. I also like to have the other hamster groom me, especially on that spot on my neck where I can’t reach. When the human appears, I go over to the glass to see it. I love to see it move around, it is so cute to watch! I feel sorry that it is stuck in that home of it’s when I get this big fancy home, but I guess it doesn’t mind. I’m big on climbing things, especially that strange plastic block. It has many holes, and changes often. I think the human changes it into different shapes. I wonder how. Back in my old home, a smaller cage with wires on the side, I would always climb the wires to get to the upper levels instead of taking the tubes. This always made the human shake her head for some reason. But there are no wires in my new home, so I just climb my toys.

5) What are your favorite foods?
chippy_eat Favorite? Hmm, there are so many! I love it when I am fed these strange seeds. They taste like grain, and somehow, they snap and crackle in my cheeks! I think they are called “rice crisples” or something. I also occasionally get this large biscuit. It is shaped like a bone, and is very crunchy! I use it to grind down my teeth when they get too long. From my regular food bowl, I love the peanuts and sunflower seeds, though the human often takes most of them for herself. How greedy! I have to be quick to my food, or the other hamster runs over, stuffs the food, and runs off! He should respect his elders, the little punk. My favorite vegetable? Probably carrots. I like the noise they make when I chew them! I also like cucumber for when I am thirsty.

6) Anything else do you want to tell HH-sters?
HH-sters? Hmm…
“Hey human! What are HH-sters?”
“Chippy, stop squeaking, I’m trying to sleep!”

Oh, right. Humans sleep at nighttime. That’s really weird, isn’t it? Well, I’m going to assume HH-sters are more people. You guys listen up good, ya hear?

Make sure to feed us more! That skinflint only fills up our bowl halfway, and takes most the sunflower seeds to herself! Do you humans have no souls?! Also, let us out more! There are such interesting sights in the human world, even if it is all weird. Also, make sure you play with us. Even with a roommate, it gets lonely in here sometimes. And don’t let small humans squeeze us! It makes my eyes bulge out. And please, please, please, don’t wake us up when we are asleep. Do you know how long it takes to make a nest? And to have it all messed up? :twisted: Yeesh. Play with us when we are awake, please!

Gosh, all this talking is making me so tired.


Credits: HH Designer Cloudpuff for making the award certificate

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1 PoptartShop May 1, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Aww, congrats Chipmunk! =DD What a nice interview, what a cutiee!

2 dusty May 1, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Congrats! Yeah, Chipmunk is a real cutie. He’s so witty and eloquent in his interview, lol. I love the Q&A! :D

3 HoppingHammy May 1, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Ohhhhhhh man that was the funniest, most entertaining interview EVER! :lol: Chipmunk (aka Chippy), thank you for letting us in “your world” for a bit to see what exactly you are all about, sharing your likes/dislikes…it was all so interesting. And you are a CUTIE too! Or shall I say a “handsome man” not to offend you?

4 Ospray May 1, 2008 at 11:17 pm

The interview was so cute! Congrats Chippy (the human) and Chippy (the hamster). :D

5 dusty May 1, 2008 at 11:25 pm

Oh, I forgot to thank Cloudpuff for making the great looking award certificate! Thank you, it’s really cute!

6 Tomandmisty May 1, 2008 at 11:25 pm

YAY well done chipmunk,
You well do deserve hamster of the month,
What a great interview!


7 Cloudpuff May 1, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Congrats Chippy and Chipmunk! ^0^ Fufufu, you two deserve the award! Huurah! Haha! And thank you dusty, LOL!

8 ilovetilt May 2, 2008 at 1:32 am

Woo! :)
Congrats Chippy&Chipmunk!
It was an awesome interview too! :up:
lol. :lol:

9 Bianca May 2, 2008 at 2:44 am

Congratulations to Chipmunk and to owner Chippy!!
I’d be glad to vote for next contest too :) :wink:

10 Chippy May 2, 2008 at 3:03 am

Aww, thanks guys! And thanks to cloudpuff for the adorable award.

11 Hammygirl11 May 2, 2008 at 4:49 am

Congratulations Chippy and Chipmunk!
You guys deserved it and nice interveiw! :up:

12 Heidithehamster May 2, 2008 at 7:16 am

Congrats on Hamster of the Month, Chippy! Your interview was absolutely adorable. Such a witty hammie! :D You’ve done a great job setting the bar high for future HOTM’s. :wink:

13 TriAngel May 2, 2008 at 8:50 am

Congrats to Chippy & Chipmunk!!! The interview was definitely very interesting. :D

14 sasamama May 2, 2008 at 9:32 am

chippy is 1 cutie n d interview ROCKS!!! :up: :XO: :up:

15 Pophammy May 2, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Well done Chippy. I love the interview. You have a cool life little guy!

16 Pophammy May 2, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Congrats Chippy. Love the interview. You have one cool life little guy!

17 DolphinDreamer May 3, 2008 at 6:36 am

Congrats, and very cute interview!!!!!!! :)

18 LunarFlame May 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Aw! Congrats Chippy! What a cute interview :) I love how I really feel like I know Chippy now :-)

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