If you love hamsters, then choosing to adopt a rescue animal is one of the best things you can do. There is a paw trail of shelters and organisations that have plenty of hamsters for a place to call a forever home. Animal shelters where you can adopt a hamster from:
• HAMSTER SOCIETY (SINGAPORE)
Hamster Society (Singapore (HSS) is a registered non-profit group that rescues and fosters unwanted hamsters. They strive to uphold the standard for small pet care through education and awareness.
Adopters will need to prepare items from a checklist given. For the hamsters’ welfare, these basic requirements are compulsory. Read the HSS THE ULTIMATE STARTER KIT before applying to maximise your chances of having a successful application.
After reading their hamster care blog to learn more about taking care of a hamster, then head over to the adoption gallery to choose a pet. Finally, fill out this ADOPTION FORM to apply. If you’re shortlisted, you’ll be contacted within three working days. Adoption fee: $10
• SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (SPCA)
Address: 50 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 6990125
From 2 June 2020, adoption services will take place online, to continue to abide by safe distancing measures.
1. Browse the AdoptionGallery
2. Fill in Application Form
3: Wait for an SPCA staff to contact you
4: Arrange online interviews/virtual interaction sessions
5: Upon successful completion, transportation will be arranged to send your companion to you safely
For more information on what to bring along, read this adoption information. Adoption fee: $10. Note that fee doesn’t include sterilisation, vaccination or deworming.
• HAMSTER ADOPTION BOARDING TEMPORARY HOUSE SINGAPORE
This is an independent group of hamster lovers who seek to give hamsters a second chance at a loving, forever home. To adopt, fill out the following Adoption Form.
If you would like to buy a hamster from a pet shop, then it’s a good idea to make sure that you’re not buying one from a breeder or shop that doesn’t have the animals’ best interests at heart. Check all the pet cages on display. If one of the hamsters looks sick, or even if one cages is unclean, it is not wise to buy from the pet shop as there is a chance that communicable diseases can be transmitted within animals in the same pet shop.
However, there are many other diseases that can be contracted by your new pet before the sale that will not show any sign or symptom during the purchase. If you do buy from a pet shop and your new pet falls ill, seek veterinary advice immediately to ensure the disease is contracted before the sale, and then try to claim veterinary fees from the pet shop. Do not ever be persuaded into an exchange for another pet.
There are definitely pet shops out there selling pets ethically and honestly, in a clean environment. However, the difficulty is in finding them, as they are not common.
• HAMSTER HAVEN PET SHOP
This pet shop specialises in the sale of giant-sized Syrian hamsters. Be spoilt for choice! View up to 30 Syrian hamsters in one location.