Honey is star of Hamster Vs Food video


SCOTLAND’S greediest hamster is the star of a video clip which shows her swallowing a banana chip the size of her head.

The ravenous rodent called Honey once broke into her dry food box and filled her cheeks with a fortnight’s worth of grub.

The one-year-old, who lives with her owners in Edinburgh, appears in a hamster vs food video which shows Honey tackle a double banana chip.

The video, taken by David Shelbourn earlier this month, shows Honey being handed a piece of dried banana.

Using her delicate hands, she manoeuvres the snack into position and begins to try to cram it into her mouth.

After several unsuccessful attempts, where she can be seen trying to force the food into her cheeks, she takes the banana chip out and flips it over.

Honey trying to force the snack into her mouth
Honey trying to force the snack into her mouth

Finally, she manages to slot it into her cheek, where it suddenly seems to disappear.

Honey belongs to David’s girlfriend Lorna, 28, and has been described as an “adorable little critter” despite her eating habits.

David, 26, said: “Honey loves to try new things and will eat pretty much anything she is given. However, she does particularly love broccoli.

Lorna with her beloved pet
Lorna with her beloved pet

“She is a very tidy and organised hamster and when we clean her cage, she likes to stuff all her bedding into her mouth. She can spend hours shuffling everything in her home and will cram her mouth with so much she triples in size.

“She did also once manage to escape and find the open box of hamster food. I found her still in the box with a fortnight’s worth of food in her cheeks.

“Luckily when she went back to her cage she emptied her cheeks into her food bowl and we were able to scoop some of it out. Otherwise we would have to put her on a diet.”

He added: “She’s an adorable little critter. When you come into the room she will always look at you with a very guilty looking face, usually from her lookout post upstairs.”

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