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 for dwarf hamsters and 100x50cm for Syrians (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 6 months
Sebastian came into our care through no fault of his own and has really taken his relocation in his stride. He was previously housed in a cage that was far too small with zero enrichment, and when moved into a larger set-up here he immediately explored every inch and got the hang of running in his wheel straight away. He enjoys nibbling on flax seed sprays and foraging around in his substrate for his natural-style food mix.
Sebastian is a little nervous but hasn’t been bitey at all and is ok with calm handling. He will just need a patient adopter who will give him time to settle in and enjoy being able to hamster.
Housing requirements: A minimum of 100x50cm on one level, with plenty of safe substrate for burrowing and a 28cm (or bigger) wheel.