Hamster eggs?????????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by pdsavage, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
  2. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2011
    New York
    no expert by any means but maybe my hamsters will by imaculate conception produce some eggs [​IMG]
  3. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    I think he is actually trying to get around Ebay's "no live mammal" policy by claiming they are eggs and not hamsters. did you notice he said they are 100% guaranteed to hatch, probably before you get them? Yep...he is selling animals on Ebay.
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Yep. That's what it is. Interesting way to do it...lol
  5. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I reported him. Hampsters likely to die if shipped to far or without airholes, etc.
  6. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2011

    Q. Slow Boyfriend: I want to marry my boyfriend, but there is one issue that always holds me back. To put it bluntly, he is, well, slow. I don't mean to sound condescending (I'm not exactly a rocket scientist either), but that is what he is. He has zero general knowledge. He thinks hamsters lay eggs, and Greece is a continent, and Beijing is a country in Greece. If I encourage him to read a book, he boasts that he's never read a whole book in his life. He doesn't know a lot of words that most high school graduates know. For instance, I was watching the news and remarked, "That politician always contradicts himself." He asked me what "contradict" means. This happens several times a week, even with my average vocabulary. Although he was born here, his mom is from Chile, so at first I thought it was because Spanish is his dominant language. It turns out he doesn't even speak Spanish, even though all of his siblings speak at a basic conversational level. He managed to graduate college without any special help, so I don't think he has any kind of cognitive disabilities. Would this impact our marriage negatively?

    A: Hold on, hamsters don't lay eggs? Then what did I just fry up for breakfast? If you marry this guy, he will tell the best bedtime stories to your children! "On a continent called Greece, there was a giant city full of Chinese people whose favorite food was 1,000-year-old hamster eggs. No one spoke Spanish there, not even the Chileans."

    Usually letters such as yours start with praise for the beloved ("I have a wonderful boyfriend with one glaring flaw: He's a serial killer. Should I be concerned?). But except for your acknowledgement that you're no genius yourself, I fail to find anything in your letter that indicates what you find appealing about Mr. Befuddled. Although I'm curious as to what college awards a B.A. to someone who appears to be barely literate, and what he does for a living, the big question is: What do you see in him? If you're asking me if I would have a hard time marrying someone who wanted to raise hamsters to save money on eggs, the answer is yes. But only you know if his agricultural and geographical deficits are overcome by some extraordinary qualities you haven't mentioned. And please don't tell me he's superb at his work ... teaching elementary school.
  7. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    I reported him too. I don't know if the listing was a joke or if he was seriously trying to sell hamsters, but there is no way they would survive shipping.
  8. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

  9. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    Quote:Actually, people used to ship hamsters all the time. I don't know if they still do. They would put in feed and a potato or two as a water source, and the hamsters could survive several days in transit. This was before shipping by air was the norm. The shipping containers had airholes.
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    It was removed LOL! Yes people used to ship hamsters but can not do it in cardboard boxes because they will chew thru it. I am sure they are transported in metal boxes, geared for rodent or small birds transport.

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