Well my daughter’s hamster died and we went out and bought a new one tonight. Very cute, seemed friendly in the store, I picked him up and he seemed fine, didn’t try to bit or anything. On the drive home he started making all these weird pretty loud grunting noises. Never in my life have I heard a hamster make a vocal noise.
After we got home I went to put him in the cage and opened his mouth wide and hissed really loud, I nearly dropped him because he freaked me out. He made the grunting noise for a while but now that he’s settled in he seems fine.
I had hamsters growing up and this my daughter’s third hamster but we’ve never experienced a vocal hamster. It just completely freaks me out. Anyone else have a vocal hamster?