Selasa, 28 Februari 2017

LEARNING FROM NATURE

Name: Raissa Nur Putri
Student Number: 21
Class: LM English Wednesday

Every single thing in this world is born from nature. Humans, animals, plants, and even abiotic things such as rock and water are born from nature. Although we, humans, are born from it, do we understand about nature itself?

Every human has their own perspective about nature. To put it in simple definition, nature is a place that created by God for us, the living creature, to lived, along with everything that we need for survive. More simple definition, nature is what we are born with. Now we have knew already about the definition, but what we can learn from nature?

We always not realize what we can learn from nature. In this modern era, youth people are more prefer to play gadget than to enjoy the beautiful scenery of nature in this world and learn from it. Just look around your environment! From something that we always look every day, liked plants. Trees, we know that trees have so many benefits for us, give us oxygen, water, and food. Watch it carefully. A green leaf that grows on tree doesn’t resist turning red when autumn approaches. From trees, we can learn about acceptance and none resistance.

Other example is flowers. Flowers give us benefits from their fragrance and look. We can use flowers as a decoration. But, do you know what? Flowers don’t discriminate who they share their beauty and fragrance with. From them, we can learn about true compassion and love.
Are there more examples other than plants? We still have animals. Look at the baby birds when they learn how to fly! We must dare to take our feet off the ground, spread our wings, and soar, just like baby birds do. We learn about limitless freedom from them. Look at the ants and bees. Their community all participate together to benefit all those in community. What lesson do we get from them? We get lesson about responsibility and to do your best.

We can learn from living things, and how about other than that, such as scenery? Just look at the vast sky that extends above! The sky is backdrop of our mind. In other words, don’t thing too much. Look at the stars that sparkling beautifully in the middle of night sky. We have to shine bright like the stars.

Feel the wind that blowing gently! Not all things that exist can be seen or heard. It kinds of hard to conclude the lesson that we get from wind. But, we can learn that some things need to be failed from here. Look at the beautiful scenery of sunrise and sunset! The breathtaking colors of the sunrise and sunset show us that colors vibrate energy and have the power to elicit certain emotions and feelings. In short, we learn about colors of life.

How about the weathers, such as rain? What we can learn from rain? Water is required to cleanse negativity in the world and allow a space of clarity and that is the rain job. We have to allow a space of clarity in our mind and heart.

There are so much things that we can learn from nature. When we realize this? How long we will just sit in front of the computer and gadget, being an individual person? Open your eyes! Go outside and enjoy the nature! Watch it carefully, learn from it, and change to be a better person in the future.

Selasa, 31 Januari 2017

Thank You, My Pal!

Hey, guys! Long time no see! It's been a while since my last post about holiday, eh? Now, I would like to tell you about my classmate who always help me in this week (Actually, not only this week. He always help me when I asked him. But, in this entire week, he's really helpful).

Okay, first, his name is Fikry. I don't want to tell all of you about his full name because I don't have any permit from him. Well, I don't have time to ask for his permission! We're both fifteen years old and still in first grade at Three Senior High School in Bandung. In this entire week, I don't know why, he's really helpful to me. When I didn't understand how to solve some mathematics problems, he willingly helped me. Before he helped me with mathematics problems, I even chatted him through LINE, begged for help about it and he said yes! When I didn't have water color for art lesson, he lend me his water color and even permit me to brought his water color home! In this morning, when I wanted to give back his water color, he said to me to keep his water color until I'm done with my assigment.

He is so kind and smart. Not only for this week, but everyday. I always ask him to teach me some lessons that I don't understand. I'm really thankful to you, my pal! I really owe you! If you didn't help me, I think I will never get a good mark!

Sincerely,

Prince

Rabu, 11 Januari 2017

My Holiday Experienced

Hello, everyone! We're back again with Prince! It's been a long time, eh? In this post, I would like to share about my holiday experienced!!! Okay, I won't talk about nonsense, so just check it out!

The story started when I took my report card at school. I was very grateful I got good marks on all subjects and didn't get short semester. At that time, I planned all of things that I would do during school holiday. I planned to go to Cianjur with my little sister. My mom couldn't accompany us because she had work. My little sister and I would go to Cianjur on Monday and my mom only had one day for holiday on Saturday. So, that was why my mom couldn't join us.

My purpose to go to Cianjur was just for enjoying WiFi. There was nothing more, except for took care of my little sister, of course. I was too lazy to go outside for some trip. When school holiday, there always be traffic jam and that was just made me dizzy, so big NO for trip. Beside that, all of my family were busy on new year, so this was the second reason why there wouldn't be a family trip.

When Monday came, I woke up at 2 A.M. for packed all of my things that I would bring to Cianjur. I just packed some of my clothes, underwear, toothbrush, deodorant, my sketchbook, and my laptop. Very simple? Right. All of them were fit on my school bag, except my laptop and my sketchbook. I brought them with tote bag. My grandfather would picked me and my little sister on 9 A.M. Actually, we would stay at my grandfather's house there. Yeah... He told me he would picked us at 9 A.M. , but in reality, he came at 12 P.M. He said he still had work to do, so that was why he was late.

'The most important thing is we still go to Cianjur.' I thought. But, like I said before, the would be traffic jam! Not along the road, but still I found it annoying and it made my head dizzy. I decided to take an nap, so I could feel liked the time flowed fast. I hoped I would awake when I arrived at Cianjur.

It took two hours long because of traffic jam for arrived to Cianjur. It was a hot day and I was really exhausted. I took a short break and had Dzuhur pray. After that, it was time for enjoying the WiFi.

I turned on my laptop, connecting my laptop with the WiFi, and started to log in to my RP account. Yup! RP or Role Play is a game where you must act like a character on TV show, anime, cartoon, etc. or your own created character (OC). I was Role Play as my OC, who was a personification of Buda. It was really fun role playing as a town. You didn't only act, but you had to learn the history of town that you role played.

My OC that I role played sure have name. Her name is Karolina Hedervary, personification of Buda, part of Budapest town on Hungary. She is blind. I know I'm so cruel to make her blind, but it was because she got attacked by her ex-best friend while her ex-best friend was drunk. I have one more OC. His name is Rendor Hedervary, personification of Pest, part of Budapest town on Hungary. He is Karolinas' little brother.

Karolina is a tomboy girl that always mistaken as a boy because her tomboy appearance. Rendor is an emotional boy that want to make friends, but always failed because he always get angry easily. I really enjoyed role playing as them, especially Karolina. She is really funny. She is innocent, but always say vulgar jokes that always make all of her friends jaws drop and stress. On new year, there was an event 'CAPITALIA Nomination Award' and Karolina got to the final as 'The Funniest Character' and 'The Most Silently Drifting Away'. I hoped she could win the nomination.

Not only role play, I wrote a short story and learned the history of Budapest during the holiday. The story still not done, but it was a really fun holiday! I don't want to tell bad event or story about I took care of my little sister. I just simply helped her ate, took a bath, etc. because she still five years old.

I know everyone will think my holiday was really boring. But, for me it was a really worth experience. I learned something new, expand my knowledge, and had fun with my own way. Althought I didn't go anywhere and just stayed at home while at Cianjur, it was not bad at all. I hope I can have a piece holiday like this again next time.

Sincerely,

Prince Rai

Selasa, 08 November 2016

NELSON MANDELE, THE SOUTH AFRICAN ANTI-APARTHEID REVOLUTIONARY

INTRODUCTION
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Nelson Mandela was a civil rights leader in South Africa. He fought against apartheid, a system where non-white citizens were segregated from whites and did not have equal rights. He served a good portion of his life in prison for his protests, but became a symbol for his people. Later he would become president of South Africa. 

EARLY LIFE
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Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. His birth name is Rolihlahla. He got the nickname Nelson from a teacher in school. Nelson was a member of Thimbu royalty and his father was chief of the city of Mvezo. He attended school and later college at the College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand. At Witwatersrand, Mandela got his law degree and would meet some of his fellow activists against apartheid. 

WHAT DID MANDELA DO?
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Nelson Mandela became a leader in the African National Congress (ANC). At first he pushed hard for the congress and the protesters to follow Mohandas Gandhi's non-violence approach. At one point he started to doubt that this approach would work and started up an armed branch of the ANC. He planned to bomb certain buildings, but only the buildings. He wanted to make sure that no one would be hurt. He was classified as a terrorist by the South African government and sent to prison.
Mandela would spend the next 27 years in prison. His prison sentence brought international visibility to the anti-apartheid movement. He was finally released through international pressure in 1990. 

AFTER RELEASED FROM PRISON
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Once released from prison, Nelson continued his campaign to end apartheid. His hard work and life long effort paid off when all races were allowed to vote in the 1994 election. Nelson Mandela won the election and became president of South Africa. There were several times during the process where violence threatened to break out. Nelson was a strong force in keeping the calm and preventing a major civil war. 

IN PRISON

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He spent 27 years in prison. He refused to bend on his principals in order to be released and stated that he would die for his ideals. He wanted all people of all races to have equal rights in South Africa. 

DIED
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Nelson Mandela died at December 5, 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa

Senin, 24 Oktober 2016

The Little Red Riding Hood

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Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her. But, the one who loved the little girl the most was her grandmother. There was nothing that she wouldn’t have given to the child. On the other day, she gave her a red velvet riding hood, which suited her so well that she would never wearing anything else. So, the little girl was always called ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.
But, one day, her grandmother got sick. Little Red Riding Hood’s Mother told her to visit her lovely grandmother.
*At Little Red Riding Hood’s house*
Mother                                    :”Oh, my dear child. Can you come here for a bit?”
Little Red Riding Hood            : (Approach her mother) “Is there anything I can help you with, Mother?”
Mother                                    :”Your grandmother is ill and weak right now. Here is a piece of cake and a bottle of wine. Take them to your grandmother. They will make her feel good.  You wouldn’t mind delivered these to your grandmother, right?”
Little Red Riding Hood            : (Smiles happily) ”Of course I wouldn’t mind! Actually, I’m so happy right now because I will visit grandmother’s house! It has been a long time since the last I saw her.”
Mother                                    : (Feel relief) ”That’s good then. You should go before midday. Here is a piece of cake and a bottle of wine. They will make her feel better. When you're going, walk nicely and quietly. Don't run off the path! Or you may fall and break the bottle. Then, your grandmother will get nothing. When you enter her house, don't forget to say,'Good morning!' And don't peep into every corner before you greeted your grandmother."
Little Red Riding Hood            : (Take the cake and wine) “Okay, Mother. I’ll listen to your advice and take a great care.”
Mother                                    : “Be careful on your way, my daughter.” (hug Little Red Riding Hood)
Little Red Riding Hood            : (hug back) “Don’t worry, Mother. Then, I’m off!”
Her house and her grandmother’s house were separated with the wood. When she entered the wood, she met a wolf. She didn’t know what a wicked creature he was and wasn’t afraid at all.
Wolf                                        : “Good day, Little Red Riding Hood!”
Little Red Riding Hood            : “Thank you, Kindly Wolf.”
Wolf                                        : “Whither away so early, Little Red Riding Hood?”
Little Red Riding Hood            : “To my grandmother’s.”
Wolf                                        : “What have you got in your apron?”
Little Red Riding Hood            : “Cake and wine. Yesterday was baking day, so poor sick grandmother is to have something good to make her stronger.”
Wolf                                        : ”Where does your grandmother live, Little Red Riding Hood?”
Little Red Riding Hood            : “At the edge across of this wood. Her house stands under the three large oak trees and the nut trees are just below. You surely must know it.”
Wolf                                        : (Think to himself) ‘What a tender young creature! What a nice plump lip! She will be better food than the old woman. I must act slyly so I can catch both of them.” (Walk more closely to Little Red Riding Hood) “Look at those flowers, Little Red Riding Hood! All of those flowers are pretty, aren’t they? Why don’t you try to look around? You will hear how sweetly the little birds are singing!”
Little Red Riding Hood            : (Raise her eyes and look at her environment and think to herself) ‘Hmmm… Maybe I suppose to take a fresh nosegay for grandmother. That would please her. It’s still early day and I still get to grandmother’s house before the night comes.’ (Run to the wood to look for flower)
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Wolf                                        : (Smirk) “Hihihi… She fell for my trap. I should go to her grandmother’s house before she get there!” (Leave Little Red Riding Hood alone)
The wolf ran straight to Little Red Riding Hoods’ Grandmother’s House and knocked at the door.
*At Little Red Riding Hoods’ Grandmother’s House*
Wolf                                        : (Knock the door)
Grandmother                          : (Answer the knock from her room) “Who is there?”
Wolf                                        : (Pretend to be Little Red Riding Hood) “It’s me, Grandmother! Your lovely grandchild, Little Red Riding Hood!”
Grandmother                          : “Oh!!! It’s you, my darling!”
Wolf                                        : “I’m bringing cake and wine for you. Could you open the door, please?”
Grandmother                          : “I’m sorry, sweetheart. I’m too weak and can’t get up from the bed to open the door for you. You could just lift the latch on the door, darling.”
Wolf                                        : (Lift the latch and get in) “Sorry, old granny. But I’m not your lovely grandchildren.” (eat Grandmother)
Grandmother                          : “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!” (scream loudly and have eaten by wolf)
Wolf                                        : (Put on Grandmother’s clothes) “Now, I just have to wait until my most delicious meal come” (Lay on grandmother’s bed)
*At Wood*
Little Red Riding Hood            : ”I think it is enough!” (carry so many flowers) “I should go now before night comes. I can’t wait to see grandmother’s surprise face and her happy face when receive those flowers!” (giggle happily and go to her grandmother’s house)
When she arrived, she was surprised to find her grandmother’s house’s door opened. When she went to her grandmother’s room, she had a strange feeling.
Little Red Riding Hood            : ‘What’s wrong with me? I’m feeling uneasy today. Usually I’m so happy when visiting grandmother’s house.’ (Think to herself) “Good morning, Grandmother!” (Receive no answer) ‘It’s weird…’ (Approach her grandmother’s bed and draw the curtain)
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Wolf                                        : “Hello, my sweatheart! I really miss you!” (Pretend to be grandmother and speak with weak voice)
Little Red Riding Hood            : “Grandmother! Are you alright?” (Hug the wolf)
Wolf                                        : (Hug back) “I’m far more better because you come here, my dear”
Little Red Riding Hood          : ‘She looks strange.’ (Think to herself) “Oh, Grandmother! What a big ears you have!”
Wolf                                        : “All to hear your beautiful voice better, my dear.”
Little Red Riding Hood            : “But, Grandmother, what a big eyes you have!”
Wolf                                        : “All to see you pretty face more clearly, sweatheart!”
Little Red Riding Hood            : “Grandmother, what a large hands you have!”
Wolf                                        : “All the better to hug you with.”
Little Red Riding Hood            : “But, Grandmother! What a big mouth and teeths you have!”
Wolf                                        : “All the better to eat you with.” (Grab Little Red Riding Hood’s body and eat her)
Little Red Riding Hood            : “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!”
Wolf                                        : “I’m so full! I feel so sleepy… I better get some sleep!” (close his eyes and start to snore)
The wolf started to sleep and snored really loud. Then, accidentally, the huntsman was passing by and heard the wolf’s snore.
Huntsman                                : “What a loud snore does the grandmother has! I think she need something. I better check her out.” (Approach Grandmother’s house and go inside) ‘Huh!? It’s wolf! I finally find you, Old Sinner!’ (Take his riffle and ready to shoot, but pause in the middle) ‘Wait a minute! There’s maybe a chance that the wolf had eaten the grandmother. I still can save her.’ (Take the scissor nearest and cut open the wolf’s stomach)
When he made two snipped, he saw the Little Red Riding Hood Shining. Then, he made two snipped again and Little Red Riding Hood came out. After that, her grandmother also came out too in tight chest condition.
Little Red Riding Hood            : “Ah, how frightened I have been! How dark was inside the wolf!” (feel relieved) ‘I think I’ve a great idea!’
Grandmother                          : (Come out) “Hah… Hah… Hah…” (Breathless)
Little Red Riding Hood            : (Go out and fetch some stone and then put them in wolf’s belly)
Huntsman                                : (Sew the wolf’s stomach) “Let’s wait outside.” (The three of them go outside)
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When the wolf woke up, he tried to run, chased the Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmother, and Huntsman. Because the stones were too heavy, he got slowly and slowy and finally died. Huntsman took the wolf’s skin. Grandmother took the wine and ate the cake. Little Red Riding Hood was happy. She told to herself that she would never disobey again her mother’s advice. They finally lived peacefully in the end.

Sabtu, 15 Oktober 2016

Multiple Choice



Hamster are small rodents that are commonly kept as house pets. They are distinguishable from other rodent due to their short tails, stubby legs, and small ears. Hamster have many different colors, including black, grey, brown, white, yellow, red, or a mixture of several colors.

CLASSIFICATION
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Myomorpha
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Cricetinae
Genera: Allocricetulus, Cansumus, Cricetus, Cricetulus, Mesocricetus, Phodopus, and Tscherskia
Species: 24 species. The most common hamsters found as pets are: Syrian golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus), Chinese hamster (Cricetulus griseus), Campbell's or dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli), Djungarian or winter-white Russian dwarf hamster (Phodopus sungorus), Roborovski hamster (Phodopus roborovskii)

SIZE
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With 24 species of hamster, these animals come in a wide range of sizes. The most common pet hamster, the Syrian hamster, also known as the teddy bear hamster or golden hamster, usually grows to about 6 inches (15.24 cm) long.

HAMSTER HABITAT
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The first hamsters were discovered in Syria, thought they also live in Greece, Romania, Belgium, and northern China. In the wild, they like to live in warm, dry areas like, steppes, sand dunes, and the edges of deserts.

HAMSTER HABITS
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Hamster are nocturnal, which means they like sleeping during the day. In the wild, they dig burrows, which are a series of tunnels, to live and breed in. Hamsters will also store food in their burrows. Living underground keeps wild hamsters cool in hot climates.

Some hamster are very social, while the others are loners. For example, the Syrian hamster doesn't like living near the other hamsters. They are very territorial and should never put in a cage with other hamsters. It will bite the other hamster and my even kill it. Dwarf hamsters, on the other hand, are social and like to have a friend nearby.

Wild hamsters will hibernate if the weather gets cold enough. Hamsters will wake up from their hibernation periodically to eat. If there isn't enough fodd stored, hamsters will wait to hibernate until their surplus is to their liking.

HAMSTER DIET
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Hamsters like to eat seeds, grains, nuts, cracked corn, fruits, and vegetables. Wild hamsters also eat insects, frogs, lizards, and other small animals.

Hamsters' name comes from the German word 'hamstern', which means 'hoard'. They have pouches in their cheeks that they stuff with food. Then, they will carry their hoard to their colony so they can eat it later. Pet hamsters will often store their food under their cage bedding.

Offspring
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Male and female hamsters waste no time when mating with one another. If you put two opposite gender hamsters into a cage together, the female will become pregnant very quickly. Their gestation period lasts 15 to 20 days.

After the birth, the litter is blind until they are two weeks old and at 3 to 4 weeks, the young are weaned. Females tend to have two to three litters per year. Hamsters typically live one to two years, but can live up to three years in captivity.


Multiple Choice

1. Where do the hamsters live?
a. Greece, Romania, Italy
b. Syria, Norway, Germany
c. China, Japan, Indonesia
d. Syria, Belgium, China
e. Liechteinstein, Poland, Switzerland

2. How long baby hamsters get blind?
a. 15 to 20 days
b. 12 to 24 weeks
c. 3 to 4 weeks
d. Baby hamsters don't get blind
e. 1 to 2 years

3. What wild hamsters diet?
a. Rat, vegetables, insects
b. Cracked corn, lizard, cat
c. Grain, nuts, cracked corn
d. Insects, frog, lizard
e. Platypus, fish, crab

4. The synonym of gestation?
a. Mating
b. Pregnancy
c. Blind
d. Deaf
e. Gender

5. What is one of the hamster habit?
a. Sleeping
b. Soaking in the mud
c. Sleeping in the day
d. Playing with the other hamsters
e. The text didn't tell me about hamster habit

Hamster | Descriptive

Hello, guys! I'm back to tell you about hamsters!


Hamster are small rodents that are commonly kept as house pets. They are distinguishable from other rodent due to their short tails, stubby legs, and small ears. Hamster have many different colors, including black, grey, brown, white, yellow, red, or a mixture of several colors.

CLASSIFICATION
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Myomorpha
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Cricetinae
Genera: Allocricetulus, Cansumus, Cricetus, Cricetulus, Mesocricetus, Phodopus, and Tscherskia
Species: 24 species. The most common hamsters found as pets are: Syrian golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus), Chinese hamster (Cricetulus griseus), Campbell's or dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli), Djungarian or winter-white Russian dwarf hamster (Phodopus sungorus), Roborovski hamster (Phodopus roborovskii)

SIZE
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With 24 species of hamster, these animals come in a wide range of sizes. The most common pet hamster, the Syrian hamster, also known as the teddy bear hamster or golden hamster, usually grows to about 6 inches (15.24 cm) long.

HAMSTER HABITAT
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The first hamsters were discovered in Syria, thought they also live in Greece, Romania, Belgium, and northern China. In the wild, they like to live in warm, dry areas like, steppes, sand dunes, and the edges of deserts.

HAMSTER HABITS
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Hamster are nocturnal, which means they like sleeping during the day. In the wild, they dig burrows, which are a series of tunnels, to live and breed in. Hamsters will also store food in their burrows. Living underground keeps wild hamsters cool in hot climates.

Some hamster are very social, while the others are loners. For example, the Syrian hamster doesn't like living near the other hamsters. They are very territorial and should never put in a cage with other hamsters. It will bite the other hamster and my even kill it. Dwarf hamsters, on the other hand, are social and like to have a friend nearby.

Wild hamsters will hibernate if the weather gets cold enough. Hamsters will wake up from their hibernation periodically to eat. If there isn't enough fodd stored, hamsters will wait to hibernate until their surplus is to their liking.

HAMSTER DIET
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Hamsters like to eat seeds, grains, nuts, cracked corn, fruits, and vegetables. Wild hamsters also eat isncts, frogs, lizards, and other small animals.

Hamsters' name comes from the German word 'hamstern', which means 'hoard'. They have pouches in their cheeks that they stuff with food. Then, they will carry their hoard to their colony so they can eat it later. Pet hamsters will often store their food under their cage bedding.

Offspring
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Male and female hamsters waste no time when mating with one another. If you put two opposite gender hamsters into a cage together, the female will become pregnant very quickly. Thei gestation period lasts 15 to 20 days.

After the birth, the litter is blind until they are two weeks old and at 3 to 4 weeks, the young are weaned. Females tend to have two to three litters per year. Hamsters typically live one to two years, but can live up to three years in captivity.


For now, that's all from me! See you on the next post, guys!

Sincerely,

Prince