Monday, March 28, 2005

Hamsters Added to Retail Index

The Feeder is a trendsetter. Hamsters have been added to the Retail Index in England for the first time.

From The Times last week:

The price of a small pet — typically, a hamster — is also on the shopping list, the first time that any live animal has been included since the index began in 1947.

Hamster breeders were not surprised. There has been growing demand in the past year. While most hamsters are given to children and family friends, usually they cost about £7. Some varieties, such as Roborovski dwarf hamsters, can fetch up to £10.

Peter Logsdail, of the National Hamster Council, said: “A lot of young people are moving into flats or multioccupier accommodation, where it would be impractical to have a dog or a cat. We’re noticing a significant increase in inquiries from people between 20 and 30 and young married couples.”


Anonymous Pookie should FOAD said...

Booooooooooooo. That's not a real news story. Nobody wants a hamster, and a hamster doesn't want a grumpy girl.

11:26 AM  
Blogger sebastianthehamster said...

Just FOAD yourself. You suck.

5:04 PM  

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