About Me / About My Site
Welcome to Kathy's Kritters. I hope you enjoy your visit!
I have been a hamster owner since 1992, when Santa Claus brought
Pawn for my four- and seven-year-old sons. We were hooked from the first moment
he arrived! Over the years, we've enjoyed
16 hamsters, plus four litters of baby hamsters, one of which is documented in
my Hamster Journal. We've had as many as 5 adult
hamsters at once. One of our last hamsters was a very sweet hamster named
Cammie. The story of when we first got Cammie is documented in My New Hamster. You can learn about all of our hamsters
In December of 2000, we decided to expand our pet horizons and
enjoy the companionship of a guinea pig, promptly named Scruffles, because
her "scruffly" fur. She needed a companion, so a month later, Piggles
arrived. The two "sisters' enjoy munching on goodies, sleeping, and racing
around on the floor when they get wild bursts of energy. In October 2003, another
piggy, Pippi, joined our family. Adding
the mix inspired two true and very funny stories, Jailbreak
and Hermione's Adventure. You can
all of our guinea pigs in the Guinea Pig
Gallery, where there are also detailed directions on building
a guinea pig
cage and making a guinea pig house.
Being an animal lover, I had the amazing experience of watching a nest of baby robins grow up in May 2004.
A few weeks later, I helped rescue a baby robin in my front yard. Both of these stories are contained in
If you are looking for information about hamsters and guinea pigs,
you've come to the right place. I have a very informative FAQ
section and if it's not answered there, you can always contact me through KathysKritters Facebook page. In addition, I compiled lists of Recommended
Books and my Favorite Links. In February of 2010, I added a new resource, KathysKritters on Facebook, where fans can share information and upload their own pet photos and videos.
If you are interested in how I created this web site, I have posted
some general information about the History of this Site.
While you're here, be sure to check out my Online
Store, with all kinds of apparel and fun stuff. And I'd love it if you would "like" KathysKritters Facebook page.
If you are interested in using any of my photos, please contact
me through Facebook. I normally allow people to use
a few photos from my website for personal use, as long as they copy the images
to their own server and credit my website with a
If you would like to link to my site, here is a banner that you
may save to your own server and use (just right-click and "Save Picture As...",
save to your hard drive, and then upload to your web server):
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