Artist Who Makes People Cry With Her Comics Just Released A New One, And This Time It’s About A Neglected Hamster

If you’ve ever owned a hamster or several like me, then you’re going to feel your heart break after looking through German artist Jenny Hefczyc’s latest comic. The artist, who is known far and wide as Jenny-Jinya, tackled the harsh reality that some people stop looking after their hamsters because of peer pressure.

Jenny points out that some owners neglect hamsters and similar small pets because they’re cheap to get. A lack of education and empathy can lead to hamsters suffering and having a shorter lifespan. So doing at least some research before getting a pet, as well as being prepared to provide your pets with good living conditions and food are all a must.

Listen beautiful relax classics on our Youtube channel.

Just remember, dear Pandas, the topic might hit you hard: it’s all right to shed a tear because these little hamster fellows are worth every bit of love, just like bigger pets. You will find Bored Panda’s other recent articles about Jenny’s art here (lonely swan), here (tribute to shelter staff), and here (isolated orca). These comics always inspire us to have more empathy for all living things. We hope they’ll inspire you as well.

More info: Jenny-Jinya.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Redbubble | Patreon

Artist Jenny-Jinya decided that it’s time that we talked about hamsters and how some owners neglect these tiny little rodents

Image credits: jenny_jinya

Image credits: jenny_jinya

Image credits: jenny_jinya

Image credits: jenny_jinya

Image credits: jenny_jinya

Image credits: jenny_jinya

Image credits: jenny_jinya

Image credits: jenny_jinya

Listen beautiful relax classics on our Youtube channel.

Image credits: jenny_jinya

Jenny also added a PSA about the importance for owners to do proper research before getting a pet

Image credits: jenny_jinya

At the end of the comic, Jenny provides a public service announcement, urging hamster owners to educate themselves on how to make their tiny buddies’ lives better. That includes feeding them the right food, getting them a cage that’s spacious enough for them to move about, and providing them with a safe, larger wheel for them to exercise in.

From my own personal experience raising hamsters, I can tell you that giving them the right food is absolutely paramount. Try to mix in some fresh lettuce and bits of veggies from time to time to complement the dry food you get in stores.

What’s more, be sure to change their water daily (and wash the bottle thoroughly so there’s no icky mold growing anywhere) and their bedding at least once a week (more often in the summer). But above everything, engage your hamsters! Play with them, talk to them. They’re a member of your family now after all. It’s always heart-rending when our miniature rodent friends cross the rainbow, but until then, we can fill their lives and tiny hearts with joy.

Here is what some of Jenny’s fans have been saying about her latest comic

Earlier, during my chats with Jenny, I learned that her motivation for drawing is to tell stories and create worlds with her illustrations. Each one of her comics requires a lot of research, besides, the topics can be very emotionally draining for her. So after she publishes a new comic, she takes a few days off to get some rest, relax, and recuperate from all the effort.

Jenny also shared that she often takes in sick and injured animals. Her love of animals is very genuine and she practices it beyond her art.

Though each of her comics takes a different amount of time to finish, she needs around a week for the drawings themselves. That’s on top of the research that she does for each and every story.

“I picked up a pencil when I was a kid and I never stopped scribbling. I always wanted to be an artist. I wanted to tell stories and create worlds,” the German artist said that drawing is in her blood and has been following her all of her life.

What do you think of Jenny’s art, dear Readers? What are your thoughts about her latest comic? Are any of you former or current hamster owners like myself? Let us know in the comment section.

The post Artist Who Makes People Cry With Her Comics Just Released A New One, And This Time It’s About A Neglected Hamster first appeared on Bored Panda.

Source: boredpanda.com

No votes yet.
Please wait...
Loading...