adopted a hamster! I work for petco now and in the back rooms are all of these animals that people don’t want or can’t care for anymore.. adoption fees for small animals are really only around $5 or so (really cheap) and they come with the cage, whatever food they brought, and the bedding, plus any toys the previous owner left behind. if you’re thinking about buying a small animal or reptile maybe ask what animals are up for adoption.. it’s a lot cheaper and you’d be doing a good thing by giving the animal a home.
anyways this little guy is a fat little dwarf hamster.. he needs to lose some weight. he didn’t bite when i picked him up so i’m hoping he’s been handled a little bit.. giving him a day or two before i start to attempt to hold him and etc.
Goldfish have strong associative learning abilities, as well as social learning skills. In addition, their visual acuity allows them to distinguish between individual humans. Owners may notice that fish react favorably to them (swimming to the front of the glass, swimming rapidly around the tank, and going to the surface mouthing for food) while hiding when other people approach the tank. Over time, goldfish learn to associate their owners and other humans with food, often “begging” for food whenever their owners approach.
Responses from a blind goldfish proved that it recognized one particular family member and a friend by voice, or vibration of sound. This behavior was remarkable because it showed that the fish recognized the vocal vibration or sound of two people specifically out of seven in the house.