Adoption Process

Hamster Adoption Process

 

You can take a look at our Adopt Us page to see a list of our available animals, there may be times where we don’t have anyone available for adoption but we always update on our Instagram so give us a follow!

If you decide you would like to adopt from us, you can send us a message via our Contact Us form and we will send an adoption application to you. Before filling this out, please take a look at our requirements below.

Adoption Requirements

 

Enclosure:

We will ask for photos and dimensions of your enclosure(s). The enclosures listed below are bare minimums, bigger is better!

*all enclosures MUST be a minimum 450 square inches of unbroken floor space. Enclosures listed are based on what is currently readily available in Canada.

Bin cages: IKEA Samla 34 gal or Sterilite 109L

Aquariums/Tanks: 40 gal breeder or larger

Commercial Cages: Kaytee SUPER Habitat (more suitable for dwarf species), Prevue 528 Small Animal Home (suitable for all species)

Wheels/Saucers:

Dwarf species: 8″ or larger (wheels), 7.5″ or larger (saucers)

Syrians: 10″ or larger (wheels & saucers)

*Wheels must be solid bottom only, mesh/wire wheels are not suitable

Diet:

Hamsters thrive on a diet that consists of a high quality lab block and seed mix, along with fresh veggies, fruit and some “people food” to round things out.

Lab blocks: Mazuri Rodent (Ren’s Pet Depot, we also sell 2lb bags for $10), Sunseed Critter Cubes (Global Pet Foods), All Living Things Power of 5 (Petsmart, the pellets and NOT the mix)

Seed mix: Versele Laga Hamster Nature (Global Pet Foods, PetValu), Higgins Sunburst (Global Pet Foods)

*some of these need to be ordered in, in our experience both Global and PetValu are very accommodating with this

Substrate:

Anything paper based and unscented, we find that Uber works best but Kaytee, Carefresh, and Boxo are also acceptable. If you are using a different brand, let us know!

Dwarf hamsters will require access to a sand bath (a lot of syrians enjoy this, too) to aid in grooming. Reptisand and baked/sifted play sand work well!