View Single Post
Old 11-08-2021, 01:35 AM  
Ria P
House of Hamsters
 
Ria P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 5,945
Default Re: Opinions on hamster shows?

Here's my opinion:

I went to a hamster show once and expected stalls with suitable hamster supplies and information about proper hamster care.

What i found was tables full of hamsters kept in small holding boxes and a row of small cages for sale.

It was interesting to look at all the different coat colours but i couldn't help feeling sorry for the hamsters who should have been at home and asleep in the comfort of their own nests.

The hamsters get examined by a panel of judges and get put on some kind of a rack thing for closer inspection. If the hamster scores enough points then the owner wins a rosette.

My opinion is that hamster shows are for the benefit of humans and interrupt a hamster's routine.
__________________
Housemate of Rory & Rodney & Jack & Gertie & Clive & Scottie
& lodger Finley
always in my thoughts Percy, Henry, Gordon, Edwina, Clarissa, Betsy, Ozzy, Monty and Romy

Last edited by Ria P; 11-08-2021 at 06:13 AM.
Ria P is online now   Reply With Quote