Chinese Hamster Prices Triple
The Chinese celebrated the start of a new year on February 7th. As you probably know each Chinese year is associated with an animal. There are 12 animals in the cycle and this year is the year of the rat.
Owners of pet shops in China have noticed an unlikely benifit to this, an increase in sales of hamsters. It turns out that people are suddenly more interested in having rodents as pets. Not rats though.
“Rats and mice have a bad image, but hamsters are gentle. You can hold them in your hand a play with them,”
Xinhua News Agency
The pet shop owners have done what any business man would do in this situation, inflated their prices threefold.
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