Etymology of name: ‘dagam-boy’ (little male rodent), ‘dagam-bulag’ (blind rodent)
Color: banded brown
Generation: 5th (paternal line) ; 7th (maternal line)
Litter group: Chochobebes, the mother-orphaned litter
Petmaus friend: DSL
Lifespan: 27 months 28 days
Cause of death: Old age
Traits and characteristics: One-eye blind. Independent and wary. A homely hammie who prefers to sleep a lot. Unafraid of high places but doesn’t show any attempt to jump.
Amboy was the cautious-type, a trait which he seemed to acquire from his squabbles with big sister Syma when they were young. He refuses to be handled, and nips if became impatient. He’s tensed and gnaws everything when placed in a new surrounding.
Except during midlife and a brief time lately, he seldom showed an interest to go beyond the limits of his cage, nor leave any definite surface I put him on. Without worry I can put him on a table when I clean their cages in the evening. He explores the whole surface up to its edges, but shows no likelihood to jump.
Outside the cage he’s so uneasy, but at his home he’s very peaceful. If Syma was intolerant of our invading the privacy of her cage, to Amboy it didn’t matter — I can put my hands inside his cage without him knowing it.
LIVING MEMBER OF THE FAMILY
1. Doray daga