- 1 Post By Jolene81
Son has been asking for a hamster for a long time and is asking for one for his birthday in September.
I was wondering about looking at animal rescue centres etc rather than just going to pet shop to get one but not sure if that's a good idea.
Anyone any tips/ideas on buying/ keeping hamsters?
DD friend bought a hamster from a breeder & said never again, it was vicious & when she read up on it later or spoke to the vet forget which apparently it's quite common in hamsters bought from breeders. I know you said animal rescue but I'd not be too keen, you don't know how old it is & they only live for about 3yrs as it is.
Gosh my post sounds really negative, I don't mean it to be, personally I'd buy from a pet shop.
Its such a shame though all these animals that are bred for pet shops and not wanted after a while know what you are saying about the life expectancy though.
They will have bern bred by breeders for most shops anyway won't they?
we got ours from pet at home ??or city....in there they have a adoption bit...we paid £5.00 for him ...he's lovely and he was still quite young. We hold him all the time...
We got our hamster from the Free Section in the Friday Ads. She was about 6 months old. Her cage came with her, along with some bedding and food. Apparently she did a wee on the little girl who owned her and she refused to go near poor Snuffles after that lol.
WEEK 1 - 14st 12.0lb (5.0LB)
WEEK 2 - 14st 11.5lb (0.5lb)
WEEK 3 - 14st 11.0lb (0.5lb)
WEEK 4 - 14st 10.5lb (0.5lb)
WEEK 5 - 14st 08.5lb (2.0lb)
Do, or do not. There is no 'try'
Yoda (The Empire Strikes Back)
*Lose Half A Stone
*Lose A Stone
*Get My Club 10
*Fit into A Size 16
Or maybe try local garden centres? Some sell small pets. I had two hamsters as a child they were lovely!
Thanks for replies. We are still looking and I'm still undecided etc!
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