Introducing Balthazar!

I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a blogger posting about their pet (whether it be a kitten, bunny rabbit, dog or even hedgehog) I am immediately filled with delight and happiness and sigh a big fat ‘awwhhh’ out loud.  Now, my mum and sister are allergic to cats and dogs (I would love nothing more than a little kitten running around at home) so for my whole life we have always had little hamsters!  I’ve never done a post on hamsters before but thought I’d introduce you to the current cutest member of the Snooks family!

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Having a staring contest (excuse the bare, no makeup face!)

Ladies and gents, I introduce you to Balthazar, the light of my life!  Balth is coming up to two years old now so is turning into a little old girl, but she is still as energetic and loving as ever.  Whenever I’m feeling down I just look to Balthazar and she instantly makes me happy. 

I’m the trainer of Snooks family hamsters and am always given the job of holding the hamsters first and teaching them not to bite, but Balth has been the only hamster we’ve ever had that has never bitten, ever!  She loves cuddles and I like to feed her food whilst holding her (bonding sessions).

She had to have a little operation a few months ago as she had a little lump that kept growing on her ear, so a vet removed it and she has been happy (but silly looking) ever since and was so brave, running all over the place once she came round from the anaesthetic. 

Our last little hamster was called Bishmael, who was equally as loved and adorable. You can watch a video of Bish and I here –

The last Snooks hamster–Bishmael!

There we have it!  I hope you enjoyed (and squealed ‘awwh’) at this post.  I’d love to know if you have any little pets, tweet me a photograph! @katesnooks

Do you have a little hamster? What’s your favourite pet to have?



  1. July 25, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    Aww I love all animals but hamsters are a firm favourite of mine:-) ive had a few as a child. Me and my sister had two syrian hamsters and we'd have them out at the same time and they never fought! I cant wait to have one again when I have my own place. But it will be kept in a separate room to my snakes lol 😛

  2. July 25, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    This makes me want a hamster so bad, why are they so cute!?x

  3. July 25, 2013 / 7:11 pm

    Awh! She's such a cutie!
    I keep meaning to introduce my hamster Brando on my blog, but he's so difficult to get pictures of, he scurries around FAR too quickly for me to snap him.


  4. July 25, 2013 / 7:13 pm


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  5. July 25, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    Aw she's adorable! I very much agree with people posting about pets..I love seeing them. I recently posted about my new little cat!

  6. Pammy
    July 25, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    He is SO ADORABLE!!! I had a 19 year old cat that recently passed away. I plan to get a new kitten soon. Your girl is the CUTEST…

  7. July 25, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    So so cute, I love pet posts so much too! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  8. July 25, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    Shes soo cuteee!
    Have a look at my latest house tour blog post as we got a new kitten yesterday and ive taken some photos of her as you like seeing them 🙂

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  9. July 25, 2013 / 8:01 pm

    I could not stop watching that video of Bishmael – so sweet and funny 🙂 Love the way he's holding on to that bit of food! Balthazar's a little cutie to, lovely pictures! x

  10. July 25, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    I think hamsters are adorable (I mean look at their little faces) but I've never had one that didn't bite! I got a pair of rats two years ago though (one actually just passed away last night) and they're such amazing little pets, never been bitten once 🙂

  11. July 25, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. Cutest little thing ever!! xo
    Jasmine @

  12. July 25, 2013 / 8:38 pm

    This post made me smile so much. What a cheeky wee face 🙂

  13. July 25, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    Aww super cute =^.^= I have had 2 hamsters and they make a great loving pet but sadly they passed away :'( I currently have a cat but I would love to have a dog 😀 xx

  14. July 25, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    so cute!

  15. July 25, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    Haha oh my god he is so cute!

    Annie |

  16. July 25, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    how adorable! i've never had a hamster before – so cute! wonderful post, hope you visit back 🙂
    amy xx

  17. July 26, 2013 / 12:02 am

    Oh my gosh sooooooooo cute 😀 😀 😀 love love love him! xx

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  18. July 26, 2013 / 12:17 am

    I love hamsters!
    I just hate how short lived they are =[
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  19. July 26, 2013 / 11:09 am

    Oh that is absolutely adorable! He is such a cutie. I don't think people would be as happy if I did a "pet post" as I keep two snakes which don't have the ahhhh factor to them like little Balthazar does. One handsome little boy there.

  20. July 26, 2013 / 11:58 am

    omg sooo cute :3 I have a pure white hamster called Hedwig, plus a whole zoo at home haha, gets a bit hectic sometimes but it's nice. 🙂



  21. July 26, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    sosososo cute! I absolutely adore hamsters (all animals for that matter) I used to talk about my hamster Hammond on my blog quite a bit until he passed away 2 years ago 🙁 love his name too!

    Belinda | fashioncrossing xo

  22. July 26, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, hamsters are so adorable! But their life span is too short 🙁

  23. Lina
    July 26, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    Ah, this is just the cutest thing ever! <3

  24. July 26, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Cute-ness overload! haha x
    Amy |

  25. July 26, 2013 / 4:44 pm


    loved this post 🙂

  26. July 26, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    i love this, so cute!:)xx

  27. July 26, 2013 / 10:04 pm

    So incredibly cute Katie 🙂 I love hamsters, I've had five in the past, I really want another one!
    Amy x
    –A Little Boat Sailing–

  28. July 27, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    She is so cute and extra smart too!! I have had hamsters all my life also and they all had.different personalities just like we do!!Mine is called. Rex and l am crazy about this little creature..!!

  29. July 27, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    Aww your Hamster is so cute 🙂 I had a Terrapin called Duncan and I think he is such a cool little pet to have 🙂

    Katie xx

  30. July 27, 2013 / 5:12 pm

    Awww she is adorable!
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    Kavi | xo

  31. August 1, 2013 / 10:47 am

    Aww soo cute lil smart and amazing lovely hamster. Pets are always lovable 🙂
    Mirela Kasimovic |

  32. August 8, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    I have 5 hamsters just now as we bought one from the per shop and didn't know she was pregnant! Lol we decided to keep the babies and I love them all 🙂

  33. March 3, 2014 / 8:32 am

    he looks so much like my hamster Cheesecake!My boyfriend and i have 5 hammies <3

  34. December 26, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    I keep meaning to introduce my hamster Brando on my blog, but he's so difficult to get pictures of, he scurries around FAR too quickly for me to snap him.

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