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Old 12-08-2023, 08:53 AM   #1
minnieandhammy
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Default transporting a hamster

I would like to adopt a hamster I've seen on gumtree. Trouble is they live a 1 and a half to 2 hour drive from me. I read on the RSPCA website you should avoid transporting hamsters. It's a russian hamster or some kind of cross. It's quite young but obese. I am thinking of asking the owner if they can bring it to me by car as I don't have transport. The most I have ever transported a hamster in a car is about half an hour. It is of course Winter now too although probably not a big problem. If they want to do this do you think it is ok to drive a hamster in its cage this long by car to a new home where it will be well looked after? I don't know if it is safe? Anyone with experience what is your view?
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Old 12-10-2023, 10:04 PM   #2
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Yes, I think it's fine. I have transported a hamster 8 hours before. She was fine. For hydration, please give it a slice of cucumber. Avoid adding heavy things that could crush it and give it a good amount of bedding.
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