Thank you for your interest in adopting a hamster! Below you will find details of our hamster adoption policy and the hammies we currently have in our care who are looking for new homes.
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Hamster Adoption Policy
Hamsters require a lot more space than many cages advertised as suitable for hamsters provide. Our minimum size requirement is 80cmx50cm of unbroken floor space (some hams may require more space – please see each individual animal description). Please take a look at our hamster advice page for ideas.
Prior to adoption we will carry out a set-up check, usually via email, to ensure the housing requirements for the animal you wish to adopt will be met.
Hamsters adopted from us must not be bred from under any circumstances.
Our adoption fee for a hamster is a £10 minimum donation to help cover the costs of caring for the animals at Tiny Paws MCR . Adopters must be aged 18+
Species: Syrian hamster
Age: Approx 4 months
Status: Available for Adoption
Percy came into our care as the child he was bought for turned out to be allergic. He is a typical younger hammy and can be a little shy but isn’t bitey and is generally good with calm handling.
Housing requirements: 100x50cm minimum, with plenty of safe substrate for burrowing and a 28cm wheel.
Species: Syrian hamster
Age: Approx 9 months
Rohat (sunrise in Kurdish) is a friendly, happy Syrian hamster who came into our care after his previous human couldn’t cope with his bar chewing behaviour. Unsurprisingly, this was caused by a too-small set-up!
Since being with us in a 100x50cm set-up, Rohat has been a happy young man, displaying normal hamster behaviours including burrowing, foraging, and stashing his food in his multi-chamber house. He also really enjoys running on his wheel, and is sometimes still powering away on it in the mornings.
Rohat is good to handle, but as with all hamsters, calm and considerate handling is required.
Minimum housing requirements: 100x50cm floor space on one level, plenty of suitable substrate for burrowing & a 28cm wheel.
Species: Roborovski dwarf hamster
Age: Unknown, suspect under 1 yr
Status: Available for adoption from 7th Nov
Chickpea is a typical super speedy robo hamster who is not really handleable as she is just so fast and quite timid of hands. She may of course improve over time, but she will need an adopter who is happy to enjoy her by watching her speedy antics rather than expecting to be able to stroke and cuddle her!
Housing requirements: Chickpea is a very dinky robo, so needs either a cage with narrow bar spacing (7mm) or a tank/tank style set-up. She will need at least 80x50cm of space on one level, plenty of safe substrate for burrowing in and a 20cm wheel.