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Old 11-21-2017, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Any Syrian hamster breeders in or near Loughborough, UK?

Hello everyone!

I'm planning to get a Syrian hamster sometime after Christmas or around the new year. I've got all the supplies ready (except for the cage, as the one I want is currently out of stock).

The only place around me that seems to sell hamsters is Pets at Home. The branch in Loughborough always seems clean and tidy, with nice and helpful staff members. But I know that pet shops get their hamsters from rodent mills which I am really not keen to support. I do check out pets4homes and preloved websites but very rarely see any Syrian hamsters that are up for sale/adoption in my area. The problem is that I don't drive and therefore I am quite limited for the distance. I could probably get my friend to drive me, as long as it's not very far.

Sorry about the long post, my question is as the title - do any of you know of ethical breeders of Syrian hamsters in Loughborough or within a short driving distance? I would be really grateful for your replies!
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: Any Syrian hamster breeders in or near Loughborough, UK?

I don't know any breeders near Loughborough myself- some of the breeder on the forum might know of breeders near to you. You could also look on the National Hamster Club website as they have a list of breeders to see if there are any near to you.
You could look into adopting from the p@h adoption centre - this way you are not supporting rodent mills - you do have to pay an adoption fee but the money goes to the charity "support adoption for pets" - this is where I got my girl Pumpkin from.
Good luck in your search to find your hamster!
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Any Syrian hamster breeders in or near Loughborough, UK?

Thank you for your reply SKB_Hamsters! I am currently in Lithuania (visiting my family for Christmas) but I am keeping an eye on "support adoption for pets" hoping that they will get a Syrian hamster in Loughborough sometime soon (it doesn't happen very often and they tend to find homes fast - which is great for the hamsters of course). I'll keep looking
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Any Syrian hamster breeders in or near Loughborough, UK?

The best place to find an ethical breeder is via your local NHC affiliated club, which in your case will be the Midland Hamster Club. There is a list on the website however this is not a complete list and the club secretary may know of other breeder contacts that aren't listed on the website.

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Old 12-10-2017, 01:42 PM   #5
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Thank you Fluffagrams! I had a look at the website earlier but didn't know that some breeders could be not listed. I'll try getting in touch with them
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