Between now and Fall 2022, we are expecting shorter than average wait times due to an abundance of planned litters. Please understand we must have photos of appropriate enclosures and wheels before we can offer hamsters and this can impact your individual wait time.
Welcome to Poppy Bee Hamstery!
My name is Jess, I am an ethical Syrian hamster breeder in Clifton, Virginia. I am a proud member of the California Hamster Association and Ontario Hamster Club breeding networks in North America. We happily offer an alternative source to rodent mills and big box pet stores both locally and beyond.
We keep our hamsters in the same enclosures that we recommend to our adopters. We use 40-gallon breeder tanks, 50-gallon Sterilite converted stacker bins, and Prevue 528 cages. All of our hamsters have a 10 to 12-inch diameter running wheel, aspen wood shavings or paper bedding, and assorted enrichment items. We use the CHA and OHC's code of ethics as a guideline in both our care and breeding practices.
We aim to improve the health, temperament, and conformation of the Syrian hamster species. I have a special interest in breeding cage-content, calm hamsters. This is a work in progress as hamsters were only recently domesticated and are far more like their wild ancestors.
We are working on the Syrian hamster colors of Black, Rust, Yellow (as well as Tortoiseshell) and resulting color combinations. We have a secondary focus working with Cinnamon, Russian Blue, and Silver Grey. We work with Banded and Dominant Spot fur patterns, both Short and Longhaired, along with Rex and Satin fur coats. Within our litters we often have Golden (which is the wild type Syrian hamster color), Black, Chocolate, Rust, Cream, Yellow, Cinnamon, Dove, and Silver Grey.
We breed for correct body conformation as dictated by the National Hamster Council.
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