The hammie who welcomed you 466 days ago bade her last farewell at about 6:40 this evening.
‘Hello, world’ hammie Isnohontas Kotonbol.
Etymology of name: color + historical Algonquian Indian heroine, early 1600s
English equivalent: Snowhontas Cottonball
Litter group: Panapanagang (sons and daughters of Arrow)
Spouse: Mochawonka the wiggler
Offspring: 2 (survivors of 6; only one litter, the PanapanaIIgang)
Lifespan: 26 months 17 days
Cause of death: old age
Isnohontas was the most friendly member of the family.
Traits and characteristics: My biggest and most friendly female hamster. Doesn’t bite (unusual among my female hamsters) nor wrestle with my hand when handled, just stares blankly at me. Always in-heat. Tarries longer in homecages other than her own — except her husband’s (if not in heat) where she only likes to ‘steal’ all his food stock… Sleeps a lot — soundly, soon after her evening meal. At 45 days of age got pregnant, sired offspring at two months (unplanned pregnancy) but responsibly mothered a healthy twin, Wigwam and Teepee.
Their chronicles show that male hamsters live quite longer than females. Isnohontas was the third to leave since last month (Nov), all three are females. Syma is now the only surviving female in the family.
LIVING MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY
Brother & Husband:
1. Mochawonka “the wiggler”
1. Wigwam Wigglerson
1. Bebong II
2. Berio II
Grandniece and nephew: