Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jul 04, 2014
JoJo was bought from a pet store as a gift for my baby brother. As a family we have always been great animal lovers and my parents thought getting a hamster for my little brother would help him to gain a bit of responsibility in his life aswell as teaching him how wonderful animals are.
The name was initially supposed to be yoyo because this little hamster loved to run back and forth around its cage occasionally. Unfortunately my brother was only learning to speak at this point and couldnt quite say yoyo yet, so jojo it became, and stayed that way throughout its life.
As all hamster owners will know they are very easy to handle and can be very friendly. JoJo was no exception to this and provided John (my brother) lots of fun times while running all over him and sneaking into his shirt and tickling him. Jojo had the exact impression on john that me and my parents had hoped. He really grew into his knew found responsibility for Jojo, all be it with some help from his friend (or family).
Cleaning out the cage can sometimes be a pain but that is to be expected with all animals, there will always be some aspect of looking after them that isnt the most enjoyable but its all worth it in the end with all the love they bring into your life.
Unfortunately we have never owned another hamster since jojo passed away but I would definitely consider getting another one at some point as they are just so adorable.