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Old 09-08-2020, 12:16 PM   #1
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I do often look at hamsters that nees a new home. I found a dwarf boy how is ca 2 years old. I feel sad for him as he is old. Is it pointless to take him in?
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:34 PM   #2
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I love "golden oldies" and if your heart can take it, I think rehoming an elderly pet can be rewarding. Though be prepared that all the change in environment can be stressful. That said, some hammies live well into their 2 yrs
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:44 PM   #3
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Not pointless at all. I adopted my rescue hamster Star when she was probably about 2 and I almost got a full year with her. The only thing is that if you have a few older hamsters at the same time loosing them all close to each other can be a bit heartbreaking. But if you can deal with that, go for it.
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Old 09-08-2020, 12:55 PM   #4
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Its heartbreaking for me that some do want to give away a so old hamster. But I also feel sad that it is so many hamsters in small cages there need a new home.
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Some people rehome when the elderly pet requires vet attention so be aware of that. Others it can be boredom. I know it is hard to see less than favourable living conditions, sadly it it part of pet ownership. If you have the room and the heart strength go for it. I refuse to pay for any "rescues" unless a prefessional rescue as a donation. Remember, you can't save them all.. I believe we all need a bit fo a tough heart to realise that also x
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Old 09-08-2020, 01:34 PM   #6
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I know. My boyfriend says that too. One of our dwarfs was so missunderstud.

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Old 09-08-2020, 01:56 PM   #7
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Its heartbreaking for me that some do want to give away a so old hamster. But I also feel sad that it is so many hamsters in small cages there need a new home.
I so totally understand understand your dilemma because i feel the same way and try to do something about it. It may be an option for you too.

I check the hamster sections of adverts and pick up small hamster cages that are free or cost very little then smash them up and take them to the recycle centre. That way i make sure that no hamster ever has to live in it again.

I buy good sized hamster cages and good hamster wheels etc advertised at a bargain price, clean them up and store them in my greenhouse (who needs plants that never grow anyway).

I pick up hamsters in small cages that are often given away for free and rehome them in a good sized cage.

I then advertise the hamster available for adoption and i charge a fee which enables me to buy more cages etc.

The difficult part is to find a suitable forever home because the majority of people who want to adopt have different ideas about hamster keeping from me so i end up turning them down.

I ask trick questions like "do you have a hamster ball" for example. If the answer is yes then its the end of the conversation because no hamster in my care will go to someone who thinks that a hamster ball is ok.

What surprised me is the generosity of people when i explain why i try to knock the price down and end up walking away with the items for free because they chose to donate them.

I've only done this for a short time and have so far successfully rehomed one hamster, the second one i kept because i got a free Hamster Haven the same time he arrived and he made himself at home and the third one is up for adoption now.

Give it a go, worst case scenario is that you can't find a good forever home and end up keeping the hamster.
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Old 09-08-2020, 02:08 PM   #8
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I so totally understand understand your dilemma because i feel the same way and try to do something about it. It may be an option for you too.

I check the hamster sections of adverts and pick up small hamster cages that are free or cost very little then smash them up and take them to the recycle centre. That way i make sure that no hamster ever has to live in it again.

I buy good sized hamster cages and good hamster wheels etc advertised at a bargain price, clean them up and store them in my greenhouse (who needs plants that never grow anyway).

I pick up hamsters in small cages that are often given away for free and rehome them in a good sized cage.

I then advertise the hamster available for adoption and i charge a fee which enables me to buy more cages etc.

The difficult part is to find a suitable forever home because the majority of people who want to adopt have different ideas about hamster keeping from me so i end up turning them down.

I ask trick questions like "do you have a hamster ball" for example. If the answer is yes then its the end of the conversation because no hamster in my care will go to someone who thinks that a hamster ball is ok.

What surprised me is the generosity of people when i explain why i try to knock the price down and end up walking away with the items for free because they chose to donate them.

I've only done this for a short time and have so far successfully rehomed one hamster, the second one i kept because i got a free Hamster Haven the same time he arrived and he made himself at home and the third one is up for adoption now.

Give it a go, worst case scenario is that you can't find a good forever home and end up keeping the hamster.
I have picked up several hamsters and put them up for adoption. But most people do want money for the hamster, and I cant buy it. The hamster who are 2 years old is for free, but I found one who is stressed out because of the small cage. Pr now we have 3 there are from advertising.

Good homes are hard to find, and most people dont reply if I ask if they have had hamster before or something like that. I dont drive a car either so I have to pay other people to pick the hamster up for me.
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Old 09-08-2020, 03:56 PM   #9
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I ask trick questions like "do you have a hamster ball" for example. If the answer is yes then its the end of the conversation because no hamster in my care will go to someone who thinks that a hamster ball is ok.
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I wouldn't meet your criteria then

I like your cage system, my shed is full of tiny old cages ive had/ had hamsters come in and I dont want to donate them and can't get to a tip, thye just sit there like a cage graveyard!

I think with "rescuing" (I only call it rescuing if the hamster is in a bad condition and no money is exchanged..otherwise I refer to it as a rehome), if you have the space, time and money then go for it...if not, then try resist looking at sites as it will just cause you heartace and frustration
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Old 09-09-2020, 03:42 PM   #10
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Amethyst has wise advice there. I am envious of these people with sheds lol. I want a shed. OH is apparently building one out of a falling down coal house but that could take another 10 years

I think if you‘be seen the two year old hamster and it’s got to you, then go for it - but then stop looking at the ads . It is too hard and as mentioned above, we can’t rehome all of them.
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