Meet Foster. Foster is my dwarf hamster. He likes to spend his days sleeping under his bedding, running on his wheel, and eating. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that he’s a little hamster farmer.
Just today, I noticed something strange going on in his cage. For some reason, there’s plants growing inside of it. Isn’t that so weird? So I’ve been observing him for the past couple of hours and I can honestly say that I am so speechless.
Apparently, he digs through his food and picks out the sunflower seeds, buries them under his water bottle and proceeds to lightly lick his bottle so water can drip onto the seeds. His cage is placed right next to a window but only half of his cage is in sunlight. Coincidentally, on the side his water bottle and seeds are.
So he’s been planting these seeds in direct sunlight, under a water resource and has been nurturing them so they can grow. You can already see one starting to blossom (shown in 2nd picture) I know small wildlife rodents have the natural instinct to bury their food but they usually just leave and forget about it. The fact that he is tending to his little “crops” so they can grow is so amazing and breath-taking to me. Frankly, I’m really proud of him.