Well, not everyone. Just Timmy the Hamster and I this morning.
I feed him every morning before I go to work. He sees me come in the room and he runs towards the door. I usually put his food in his cup, he runs up the door which is open - I pat him - and he turns around and runs to his cup. Well, today started out to be a day like every other, except....
When he ran up the door for me to pat him, he climbed in my hand and turned around - and promptly turned around, and chomped on my finger. HARD.
My response? I yelled "owwwww, you suck!" - and promptly flung him!
I couldn't help it! It was a knee jerk reaction to get the pain off my finger, because he wouldn't let go! Fortunately, I was right in front of the cage, so when I flung him, he did a triple axle and landed on the cage and clung for dear life.
Poor little guy.
I feel badly. I know they can't see very well. I know that his sense of smell drives him - and that he smelled the food on my hand from where I had it, and after all, our fingers do resemble the color of their little pressed pellets.
I'd have given him a hug, but.... just not taking the chance again. One punctured finger is enough for this girl for today.
(This is not Timmy....just a visual represenation of Timmy the Flying Hamster! After all, my Timmy is a Teddy Bear Hamster, and clearly - this guy is not! But if I could've taken a picture of him on the side of the cage, trust me, I would've!!! Please do not call PETA on me.)