It was rainy and the sky was cloudy. The sun was not visible but the circadian clocks inside their small bodies are very precise… It’s time to wake up!
Yesterday’s sundown was the last day-start for Hr. Wigwam Wigglerson. He’d been retired from life since about one hour past midnight today.
Etymology of name: native American Indian tent + father’s alias
Parentage: Wiggler Mocha + Isnohontas Kotonbol
Litter group: PanapanaIIgang. This is an unexpected litter. The Panapanagang (their young parents) were not separated until after more than 40 days from birth enabling the mating of the young pair. Only two (2) of the resulting six (6) cubs survived.
Lifespan: 30 months 5 days
Cause of death: Illness of old age
On the eve of his 27th month, Wigwam saw the completion of the tread wheel in the pension house.
Traits and characteristics: Wigwam was grumpy when young, but like grand-uncle Isnobol, became human-friendly as he matured. Still the nervous type, though, and especially hostile to other male hamsters in his family. Has a young-looking face even until old age. During his active hours (strictly from four in the afternoon to around 10 in the evening), refuses to stay inside his cage; after taking his evening meal, prefers to sleep soundly until the morning. Still active in a few hours of the evening.
Gandalf (3rd batch, 2nd generation), from whom the pension house tread wheel was initially named, was the first white male raised in the family. Wigwam was the third and last… He trail-blazed the laying-out of the bridge’s wooden planks on 31 December 2008.
The Wiggler’s son lived 917 days — the longest lifespan in the family so far.
LIVING MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY
1. Bebong II
2. Berio II
Niece and nephew:
New member (adopted):
1. Doray daga