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Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos

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  1. Thanks for the laugh. Hilarious!

    1. I can only hope that "Episode 1" implies that there are other episodes to come. This makes me so happy on days like the one I had today.

      1. That's a regular size hamster. I feel cheated. The chef looked familiar, but I must be confusing him with someone else. Here's his site:


              1. Why bother making tiny burritos for hamsters if they're just going to shove them into their cheeks?

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                1. re: tcamp

                  Reminds me of days when my fellow workers bought their lunch at Chipotle and ate in the lunchroom. We only had 30 minutes total.

                2. OMgosh, I was laughing so hard my daughter came to find out what was going on.

                  hmmmm I think we should something similar for our rats.

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                  1. re: rasputina

                    If they are like most rats I've had they would grab the burrito, run off with it and "hide" it in a "safe" place and then race back to grab more burritos to "store" for "later."
                    It doesn't make much sense to store perishables but rats are kind of amateurs in this area compared to real pros like squirrels.

                    1. re: ratgirlagogo

                      Most of my rats do that with their lab blocks but not usually with their fresh food. Unless they aren't hungry. A couple of them do horde any food given to them.

                      1. re: ratgirlagogo

                        We made tiny rat pizzas (Ritz, melted mozz) for our college pets. They didn't stash them but gripped the pizzas in their little hands and nibbled around. :)

                        1. re: DuchessNukem

                          Oh that must have been cute to watch!

                          1. re: rasputina

                            We had a squirrel who ate Cheerios like that, he'd spin it around quickly while taking tiny bites til it was all gone. Before the days of Youtube unfortunately.

                      1. Hamsters? Meh. Now if it were Guinea Pigs, now you're talking. ;-).

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                        1. re: Antilope

                          Can't fool me. You just want to fatten them up before JB presents them at the next BBQ.

                          1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                            When our kids were little, they had pet hamsters. The hamsters slept all day and their exercise wheel would squeak all night. I had to grease their plastic exercise wheel bearing with Crisco so we could get some sleep. I guess between eating the Crisco and running in the wheel, they didn't lose any weight. ;-).

                        2. Last night's episode of John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" had a 10 minute discussion of capital punishment. He explained in advance that it may be an uncomfortable discussion for essentially a comedy show, but it was important - and if we watched it all, the payoff would be "Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos".

                          1. Funny that I saw the burrito clip and the hamster with carrots video the same day


                            I didn't know their cheeks went back that far on their bodies.

                              1. re: cresyd

                                He must be a low carb hamster. He left the entire crust behind.

                                1. re: cresyd

                                  Dunno the Chowhound policy on fat-shaming hamsters, but that one needs to spend a little more time on the wheel.

                                  1. re: cresyd

                                    The Burrito Buildup was way better than the pizza one.

                                    I give the pizza video a 3 out of 10.

                                    1. re: LindaWhit

                                      A large part of the 1st video was the preparation of the burrito and the 'chef's' contentedness at having sated his hamster's appetite. Another factor was the hamster 'seated' at a table. This is a hamster eating a part of a triangular foodstuff. Sure the tablecloth and Land of the Giants place-setting is funny, but - not at all the quality or detail of the original.

                                      This video is not by the same people who brought us the original.

                                      1. re: MplsM ary

                                        Ahhhh.....well, there you go. Different producers, director, and probably a different actor because the original hamster wanted too much money for the sequel.