Cheeks and Squeaks is a dynamic duo! We are two girls with a passion for all things Syrian Hamsters! Our team is made up of Erin, located in Orange County, and Tony, Located in Ventura County. 

When our breeder, Linda Price of AAA Hamsters decided to retire we spent months discussing what will happen to this line of amazing Hamsters. After careful consideration and the advise of Strong Brew Hamstery owner, Julianna, we decided we had to give it a shot and breed. Linda Price, Julianna Rock and Amy Wu have all been mentors and an amazing support system in this big adventure.  

We have been very active with the California Hamster Association and will join Amy of Moxie Hamstery in keeping the shows alive after it was handed over to us by the Chairperson, Linda Price. We will update you on the shows as we get them organized and scheduled. 

Our goal is to contribute to the specie as a whole by working to produce more beautiful, friendly, and technically correct (according to show standards) Syrian hamsters. In addition, we want to provide education and proper hamster care for our community. 

The Girls

Tony is our Ventura County division, located in Moorpark. She is a K-5 music teacher and is currently looking at grad schools. In her free time, she loves to knit and cross stitch. She is Board Secretary of Surfcat Rescue and Adoptions, a non-profit cat rescue.


In addition to all of the hamsters, Tony also has 4 cats with special needs--Charlie, Ace, Jay, and Walter. She loves makeup, dresses, and the color yellow!

Erin is our OC division, and she lives in Foothill Ranch. She works super hard at her day job as a payroll accountant, but in her free time she enjoys crafting for her hamsters and watching Netflix. She's also an admin of the largest hamster group on Facebook (which you should totally join here!)


In addition to all the hamsters, Erin has two adorable schnauzers named Maddie and Lola. She loves unicorns, rainbows, and everything pink!

Tony Dean, Ventura County Beach Babe

Erin Ramsey, Orange County Cutie