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Hamster in her ballZerika is sufficiently intrepid that it took us weeks to realize she can’t see much more than dark vs. light, and then only if it’s very close to her.
maps the world by smell and sound:
eager, alert, blind.
Actually, it was Pippin Macdonald who figured it out during a weekend visit. Patrick and I had had suspicions, but hadn’t yet put it all together. Among other things, it explains why Zeek, alone among all our hamsters, has moved all her cage furniture: she navigates by following the walls.
(Photo: Zerika, with her elegant Siamese-cat fur and her very curious nose. She loves her hamsterball.)
Socializing a blind hamster is an interesting challenge.