The buddy-brothers when they were 27–month old.
Etymology of name: granduncle’s name
Color: banded orange
Parentage: Berio + Mochahontas
Generation: 5th (paternal line) ; 6th (maternal line)
Litter group: Boolagang. The posthumous sons and daughters born to Mochahontas, 11 days after her husband Berio passed away.
Lifespan: 29 months 8 days
Cause of death: Old age
Dagang may pinagsamahan.
Traits and characteristics: Playful but prefers to sleep more often than his kid brother Berio II. Outside their cage, kid brother is a good on-the-spot food-nibbler; Bebong II a compulsive hoarder. The two shared cage and food, trod wheel peacefully and harmoniously together for more than two years. They could have shared these things much longer if not for the disability that has stricken Bebong II after their 24th month.
Around the 9th month, a small tumor appeared on Bebong II’s left lower jaw. A similar growth happened to their sister (right lower jaw) before reaching their first year. Boolagirl Bebang-girdel didn’t survive it (She was 1 yr 1 mo 1 day). Fortunately for Boolaboy Bebong, his tumor went off by itself.
Boolaboy Bebong lived a normal life* for another five months (equivalent to about 17 yrs in humans). As their pet-owner, I am thankful it was his old age, not any of his illnesses, that had claimed his life.
Solemnly he went off on his 892th day.
[ *Bebang III, their grandmother, was the first case of hamster stroke in the family. She grew up, got married, and sired offspring — one of them was the elder Berio, the Boolagang’s posthumous father. ]
LIVING MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY
Niece and nephew:
1. Doray daga