So you want to adopt a hamster from us? Great! The first step is to make sure the main caregiver has done proper research on Syrian hamster care. Everyone in the family should be aware and on board. We do not allow "surprise gift" giving as we want to be certain everyone in the family is prepared and understands the responsibilities involved.
Look over our enclosure and wheel space and type requirements, as they have improved over the years as we better understand the Syrian hamster's needs. Please understand we typically have a four month wait list - this will give you time to collect your supplies and make sure you are prepared. Consider that while hamsters may not need regular veterinarian check ups, they may require vet care if ill or injured.
After doing your research, we ask that you fill out our application. It may take us up to a week to respond, so please be patient. If your application is approved, we request a $25 deposit to be added to our wait list. This is non-refundable, unless we refuse sale. Additionally, in order to reserve a hamster you must have an appropriately sized enclosure and wheel. In order to verify that you are ready, we will ask for photographs and measurements of your enclosure and wheel.
Once your name is at the top of our wait list, I will reach out and send photos of hamster pups to choose from. If you are not smitten with available hamsters, you can hold your spot on our wait list and wait for a different litter.
Prior to pickup, fill out our purchase agreement and sign electronically. We will send you some care infographics from Happy Paws Hamstery (who generously made and shared) via text or email, along with our address.
NOTE: You will need you bring a small animal travel carrier, made of plastic, not cloth or cardboard. We *may* be able to provide one for you at a premium price should you prefer, please inquire before your pickup day to ensure availability.
On your scheduled pickup day, we ask that you send us a text upon arrival and we will meet you outside with your hamster and going home bag. We offer hamster pick up outside of our home with masks on, to ensure everyone's safety.
We work with a select group of ethical Syrian hamster breeders in North America. This group communicates regularly, supports each other, and shares genetic lines. While we are not at liberty to share breeding hamsters with newcomers, we do support people interested in learning more about Syrian hamster genetics and husbandry. To start, we suggest checking out these resources for information:
Poppy Bee Hamstery sells hamsters to loving homes that can provide appropriate care. We ask that you look over our agreement, ask us questions if necessary, and sign before purchase.
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