The still photos of this acrobatic
hamster detail how careful the Brelands were in filming the behavior of
animals in order to improve the quality of the ABE exhibits.
While such behaviors are
interesting in retrospect, animal shows with small animals did not have
the degree of popular pull as did exhibits involving larger animals like
chickens, ducks, cats, dogs, and cows. And so, ABE never developed many
acts with small animals like hamsters.