We shall now pause to consider one of the Internet’s most hotly debated financial topics: The relative worth of hamsters.
Well, to be honest, we aren’t going to waste so much as a pixel on the curmudgeonly views of hamster haters. (What is wrong with some people?)
But we will take a realistic, dollars-and-cents look at just how much they cost to own — and just how adorable they can be.
When Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and her then-boyfriend decided to get a pet together, they didn’t even consider a cat or dog.
“A friend of mine had just bought a dwarf hamster for her daughter,” says Armstrong, who today lives with her now domestic partner in Manhattan. “When I saw that, I thought ‘I must have one of those.'”
Three years later she’s had five.
“They’re the cutest little things,” Armstrong says. “I love sitting there watching TV and holding them.”
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