----------📰General Rules and Etiquettes🍹---------- 1️⃣🚨Strictly NO SALE OF ANY ANIMALS. 2️⃣🚨Strictly NO ASKING OF DONTAIONS. (Unless you have authorized documents.) 3️⃣No listing of irrelevant or duplicate listings. 4️⃣Sales related listing should all be listed in the MarketPlace (including boarding services advertisements.) 5️⃣Be kind to other members, strictly no bullying or harassment. 6️⃣We do not tolerate unethical or backyard breeding. 7️⃣Please be gracious in receiving constructive criticism and considerate when giving advices and suggestions. 8️⃣If you have any hamster health emergencies, please head to the vet immediately. Do not wait for replies here. The admins and mods are NOT professional vets. Even if some members are professional vets, reading symptoms and seeing pictures is not proper consultations and treatments. Please read the master post. It will save you time from asking repeated questions, also save you money so you will not buy unsafe or unsuitable products. ----------📐📋Adoption Rules📌📜---------- 〰️Rehomers rules〰️ 1️⃣No adoption fees allowed. (NOT even $0.01) 💰cash(Notes and Coins) 💵cheque 💰vouchers 💵donations 💰crytocurrency 💵credit and debit cards 💰bank transfers, ibanking, paypal 💵paylah, paynow, payAnyone, alipay and any e-wallet payments 💵itune credits, android credits, game credits or whatever credits If the rehomers insist on charging adoption fee, or getting items beyond the values stated above, his/her listing will be commented with a reminder. If the post is not edited, or another report of the rehomer asking for adoption fees in PMs and DMs the next time any admin or moderators see it. the listing will be deleted, and he/she will be removed from the group. It takes two hands to clap, if adopters encourage even the smallest adoption fees, they too will be treated the same. 2️⃣Cage and accessories must be sold separately in the Marketplace section. Please only post non-sales related topic in the discussion section. You can mention that you are selling the cage separately in the marketplace, in the Remarks section of Rehoming Listing Templates. 3️⃣Asking for items as "fees" 🚨ONLY HAMSTER KEEPING RELATED items 🚨Asking for money to buy items, or adopters giving money to buy items is strictly prohibited. 🔸Hamster toys, chews and/or hideouts not more than $10 in total for ONE hamster. 🔸Hamster treats ▪️ONE packet for ONE hamster. ▪️Give the full name of the treats to avoid misunderstandings. 🔸Hamster food ▪️Not more then 300g. ▪️Give the full name of the food to avoid misunderstandings. 4️⃣Screening adopters. You are strongly advised to screen your adopters to ensure that your hamster is going to a good home. 〰️Adopters rules〰️ 1️⃣No asking for free: 🔸cage, food, toys, chews 🔸bedding, wheel, sand 🔸donation 🔸ANYTHING If you can't afford the basic supplies of keeping a hamster, and his/her future vet fees, that means now is not the time for you to adopt any pets. Please reconsider it. To know about what a hamster need, please take sometime to read the pinned master post. 2️⃣Reselling adopted hamsters 3️⃣Feeding adopted hamsters to pets 4️⃣Abusing adopted hamsters All 2️⃣, 3️⃣, 4️⃣, will cause an immediate ban and block of the member. He/she will be in our blacklist, and the blacklist will be shared with other hamster groups and forums. To help us prevent this, rehomers please screen the adopters. ----------📏📝Adoptions and Rehoming Templates📍🗞️---------- ➖Start Rehoming Listing Sample Section(Template in Pic 1)➖ 1️⃣For 1 Hamster: Title: Rehoming a hamster. Species : Syrian Colouring : Cream Gender : Female Age : 10 months Remarks: Collect at the void deck of my house or meet up at mrt stations in North area of SG. I am also selling her 30cm sanko wheel in the market place. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of the hamster you are rehoming and item you wish to exchange] 2️⃣For more then 1 hamsters Title: Putting up 3 hamsters for adoption. Hamster 1 and 2: Species : Winter White Hybrid Colouring : Pearl Gender : Male Age : 2 Months Remarks: They are a bonded pair siblings. I will only let experience owners adopt these brothers. Screening applies. Refer to the screening options in the pinned rules. Meet ups at MRT stations in the East on weekdays evening. Hamster 3: Species : Pudding Colouring : Yellow Gender : Male Age : 1 Years Old Remarks: Have a scare above his right eye due to a fight. Meet ups at MRT stations in the East on weekdays evening. Their old cages are being sold separately in the marketplace as carriers. Please do head over and check them out. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of each hamsters you are rehoming and item you wish to exchange] ➖End Rehoming Listing Sample Section➖ ➖Start Adopting Listing Sample Section(Template in Pic 2)➖ 1️⃣Adopting 1 hamster Title: Adopting a hamster Species : Campbell Colouring : Any Gender : Any Age : 1 month Preferred Personality/behavior: Tamed Remarks: He or she will be living in a SAMLA 130L Bin with kaytee clean and cozy white bedding. There is a 20cm silent spinner, a white ceramic bowl from diaso as its food bowl. It will also have whimzee chews, apple sticks and lava rock chews. I will be feeding it BN Hamster Dream Basic. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of your cage] 2️⃣Adopting more then 1 hamster of the SAME species Title: LOOKING to adopt 2 hamsters Species : Syrian Colouring : silver or gold Gender : Any Age : 1 month or older Number: 2 Preferred Personalities/behaviors: Any Reason for adopting 2 hamsters: I have two zoozone 2 cages, and rather then letting them sit empty, I would love to foster or adopt some hamsters who need help. Remarks: They will be living in a zoozone two each, with boxo paper bedding. I have loofa chews, wood chews and whimzees for them. If they do not like them, I am willing to get more different ones for them to try. I live near a hamster savy vet so I can go straight to the vet when they need medical attention. I have two carno 30cm wheels for them. The toys and accessories I have for them include pokeball hideouts, sea shell hideouts, large tunnels, some climber toys and more. Please refer to the pictures. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of your cages] 3️⃣Adopting more then 1 hamster of the DIFFERENT species Title: LOOKING to adopt 3 hamsters Species 1: Winter White Hybrid Colouring : Sapphire Gender : Any Age : Any Number: 1 Preferred Personality/behaviors: Shy Species 2: Robo Colouring : Any Gender : Male Age : Any Number: 2 Preferred Personality: Tamed, Social, preferably siblings. Reason for adopting 3 hamsters: I have two cages available, one is SAMLA 130L bin, another one is a custom made acrylic cage of size 120cm x 60cm. The acrylic cage has a divider. After keeping hamsters for years, I felt confident in keeping a pair of hamsters in one cage. I also know when to split them should fighting occurs. I am financially stable and can bring them to vet if they need it. So if there are any dwarf hamsters who need a new home, please consider my setups. Remarks: I will be feeding them BN Dwarf Hamster Basic, mixed with protein boosters depending on their age. They will be on oxbow paper bedding. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of your cages.] ➖End Adopting Listing Sample Section➖ 🚦Reminders 1️⃣If the rehomers insist on charging adoption fee, or getting items beyond the values stated above, his/her listing will be commented with a reminder. If the post is not edited, or another report of the rehomer asking for adoption fees in PMs and DMs the next time any admin or moderators see it. the listing will be deleted, and he/she will be removed from the group. It takes two hands to clap, if adopters encourage even the smallest adoption fees, they too will be treated the same. 2️⃣Asking for donations of any form is not allow in this group, unless you have legal proof that you are allowed to gather donations by the authorities to ask for donation in Carousell. Those who post for donations without those proof will have their listing taken down and removed from the group. 3️⃣In events when adopters use expired or bug-infested hamster food for adoption exchange, please report to us. Adopters will have to return the hamster. Failure to do so will be reported to Carousell, blacklisted and banned from the group. ----------🛡️Screening Options⚔️---------- 1️⃣Go to their house and check their cage. No risk of fake cage photos or lies. This method is commonly used in other countries and even some licensed animal organization in SG. [This is probably the least preferred way for us in SG. However should anyone decided to go with this, never never go alone. Safety first, go in a group of about three. For those inviting adopters to your house, never do it when you are alone too. Always have someone with you. If you are a child, ALWAYS ALWAYS have adults with you when you are trying to screen with this method.] 2️⃣Taking photos and sending it. To prevent people using fake photos, here is an example. R-Rehomer(Hamster owner giving hamster up for adoption.) A-Adopter(Someone trying to adopt hamster from R). R and A appointed a Saturday to do a screening, for about an hour. In this hour, R and A have to reply each other as fast as they can type. R started asking questions about hamster care. (Kind of like a pop quiz with mix of questions. Make a time limit so they cannot last minute go google.) After that, R have A take a picture of A holding a T-shirt over A's hamster cage using Carousell PM camera feature and send. The above is an example. The main point here is to give them no chance to photoshop or find a fake picture. What R has to keep in mind: Time given must be reasonable. The content of the photo must not be ridiculous. You are NOT allowed to ask R for any private particulars since you are not any law enforces or organization. Even legit law enforces and organization will NOT ask for particulars this way, much less for R, since R is just someone who is putting hamster up for adoption. What A has to keep in mind: If A is not sincere, do not waste R's and A's time. End the screening, do not adopt. A has no obligation to continue if A finds screening troublesome. If screening is troublesome for A, then A should not even be keeping hamsters, since hamsters need water change and play time daily, cage clean monthly (depending on cage size), and etc. Both should also keep in mind that, like in any private chats, if you are harassed or bullied by the other party, report to the relevant people to seek help. If you have any other dynamic screening options, feel free to comment below or PM us. -------------------- Share us your thoughts and feedback. (Edited on 08-12-2018 04:39PM)
New feature in discussions, you can attach image in comments - share your latest photo of your hammies!!! Your ham may just get featured on the hamster group’s cover photo 🤩
This post will continue to be updated. [CONTENT] 1) The 6 Species 2) The Cage 3) Cage Accessories 4) Bedding 5) The Wheel 6) Food 7) Cleanliness 8) Taming 9) Adopt, Don’t Shop 10) Healthcare 11) Places to Shop for Items 1) The 6 Species Just to preface, golden hamster, teddy bear hamster, sapphire, pudding are NOT species, they are just nicknames. Variation in coat colour and length depends on genetics. Hamsters do not have breeds, and different species cannot be bred together. Syrian Largest species, is solitary and cannot be kept together. Needs larger toys and wheel, has a reputation for being easier to handle than most others. Fur coat lengths, colours and patterns vary greatly. Very demanding for space, so “cage rage” behaviour occurs more often. More on how to prevent these behaviours later. Roborovski Smallest of all hamsters . Can generally use most toys and hideouts. Very quick and skittish, this hamster is usually known for its difficulty in handling and taming. Experienced owners would be a better fit. Campbell’s and Winter White Dwarves Campbell’s are very closely related to WWs but are very uncommon. Both look very similar in coat colours, with the well known stripe down their backs. Hybrid (aka Pudding) Cross between winter white and campbell’s. A man made species that’s relatively common in SG. Hamsters are crepuscular meaning they are more active during dusk and dawn. They are also prey animals meaning they have high stress and anxiety levels. Not all are cuddly and can be mostly observational pets. Dwarves of the same species can be kept together in even numbered, same sex pairs but only experienced owners should attempt. (unwanted pregnancy, buying wheel for each hamster) Fighting may also occur if the hamsters are not compatible, regardless if they are siblings or parent and child. 2) The Cage We recommend a bare minimum of 2903 sq cm/450 sq inches (length x width) of continuous floor space. Levelled/multi-storied cages do not add on to floor space as it is not continuous, and can be dangerous if the hamster falls. Generally a cage that is 80cm x 50cm is recommended for hamsters. Make sure your cage has good ventilation. Unsuitable cages: - Acrylic cages (can be custom made to be suitable) - multi-storey cages (levels do not add floor space) - habitrails - most pet store cages (usually overpriced and small) Recommended and more easily found in Singapore : - Savic Sky Metro Cage - Alaska Cage - Zoozone 2 cage - Savic Plaza Knock Down - Savic Ruffy 2 - Savic Rody Cavia (only for dwarves) - Custom made acrylic cages Recommended DIY cages (from IKEA): - DETOLF - SAMLA 130L - Linnmon (watch VanillaHamHam’s DIY video) - Lack (watch ErinsAnimals DIY video) 3) Cage Accessories Food bowl must be large enough for hamster to sit in. Water bottle/ water bowl should be provided. Make sure to provide hideouts and safe chew toys. Hamsters do have preferences for chew toys and it may take a while to figure out what your hamster likes. Whimzees small dog chews work very well and are perfectly safe for hamsters. DIY toys made from toilet paper rolls and kitchen towel rolls are cheap alternatives. If you want to look for how to DIY toilet roll toys, watch ErinsAnimals’ video on DIY toys. Do not give mineral chews or salt licks to any animal, they are unnecessary and harmful. 4) Bedding Safe To Use: Aspen wood shavings (Kaytee Aspen), Kaytee Clean & Cozy paper bedding, Crittercare paper bedding, Oxbow Pure Comfort paper bedding, Boxo bedding, shredded paper towel/toilet paper. Unsafe To Use: Cotton/fluffy bedding, Newspaper, Sawdust, Softwood shavings (Pine, cedar, etc), Cat litter. At least 5-10 cm of depth throughout the cage. Hamsters are burrowing animals, i.e. they like to dig. You can dedicate an area of the cage to have a high depth/make a digging tower for your hamster’s digging needs. Note that if your hamster is allergic to wood shavings, aspen is not suited for it. 5) The Wheel Only use wheels with solid surfaces, mesh and wire wheels are painful and dangerous as they can cause bumblefoot. Wheel sizes depend on your hamster’s size, as long as the hamster’s spine is straight while running it can be used. Usually, 20cm diameter for dwarves, 30cm diameter for syrians. You may have to change the wheel as the hamster grows. Do not keep them in a small wheel as it is very painful for their spine. Back problems will eventually arise with prolonged use of inappropriate wheel. 🐹Credits to Hamster Help Singapore for the picture on recommended wheels. 6) Food Hamsters are omnivorous, like humans, hence they require a diet with more protein. It is ideal to feed them fresh veggies and hamster safe food like tofu on odd days to give them a varied diet. Note that these foods should be given in small portions. Hamsters over 6 months need: 17-19% crude protein 4-7% crude fat 6-15% crude fiber Hamsters under 6 months need: 20-24% protein. 4-7% crude fat 6-15% crude fiber Our recommended diet: Versele Laga Hamster Nature + Mazuri Rat & Mouse + fresh food every other day in moderation For more info on hamster safe food, look here: http://hamsterhideout.com/forum/topic/96457-hamster-nutrition-v-safe-fruits-vegetables-and-other-dietary-supplements/#entry982830 Food brands to avoid: Delikate Magnum Happi Hamster Burp! OLA Vitakraft (except VitaSmart and VitaNature) Kaytee Hazel/ Harry Hamster (from Tiny Friends Farm) It is not recommended to feed what your hamster likes, as they may not be getting a healthy and balanced diet. It’s like feeding a kid McDonald’s only because they like it, instead of giving them vegetables which are good for them. Transitioning from one food to another has to be done gradually, by mixing the old food and new food. Increase the amount of new food in the mixture until you are completely using the new food. If your hamster is not eating, it can be due to stress or the food you are using. If you’re feeding the recommended diet, leave the food in until they finish. More info on food: https://sg.carousell.com/g/hamster-sg/🍽the-food-post-bn-vl-and-more/f8879303-eff8-11e8-8bfb-0a580a040560 7) Cleanliness Hamster clean themselves like cats, and only need a sand bath in their cage. Only use unscented chinchilla sand, not dust or scented sand. Some tried and tested sand are Vitakraft Sandy, Versele Laga, and Tiny Friends Farm. Try to shake or sift out any dust in the sand. W ater destroys their natural body oils which is vital to their fur and health. DO NOT BATHE YOUR HAMSTER WITH WATER. In cases where you really do need to remove something from your hamster, do so with a moist cotton bud or a slightly damp cloth to gently remove the substance. The smaller your cage is, the lesser the bedding you use, which means you have to do full clean outs and spot clean more often. This is why it is good to have more bedding in your cage, as you would have to clean out less bedding less often. Spot cleaning is taking out the urine stained bedding and replacing with fresh bedding. Hamsters usually pee in the corners and in their nests. They prefer to have their territory smell familiar to them so it is important to retain that smell by leaving a good portion of their old bedding in full clean outs. They poop everywhere and it’s more uncontrolled than pee, so you shouldn’t worry too much. They even ingest their poop and it is perfectly normal. You can potty train your hamster, to make cleaning easier. 8) Taming Once you first get your hamster back leave it for 1 week to let it adapt to its new environment. You can begin taming after that. Note that taming varies between hamsters and again there is no fixed way of doing it. You can get a playpen or have a hamster safe room to use as part of the taming process. Watch ErinsAnimals or Victoria Raechel (on YouTube) for hamster taming. Good treats to use would be mealworms, various seeds such as sunflower seeds or you could try fresh veg or fruit. Dwarf hamsters are very prone to diabetes so it is recommended to use treats in moderation. 9) Adopt, Don’t Shop Try to search for hamsters up for adoption. Avoid buying from backyard breeders which are uncertified, not credible and are unlicensed people who usually breed hamsters in relatively poor conditions for profit. Give yourself a week before deciding to get an animal to avoid impulse buying. The Hamster Help Singapore Facebook group is a good place to look for hamsters up for adoption. Please ensure you are adopting from an AVA accredited retailer/breeder. Places to adopt hamsters can include shelters such as SPCA, or you could take a look at SPCA’s rehoming notice board to view if there are any hammies in need of a new home. 10) Healthcare In the event of your hamster displaying signs of illness, I have attached a picture that shows the various vets with experience with hamsters. Vet care is important and bills can be anywhere from around $100 and more. Vet consultations are usually around $40, medicine will be extra. You should be able to afford healthcare before adopting a hamster. 🐹Credits to Hamster Help Singapore for the vet list Common problems : Dwarves are prone to diabetes and should be fed treats and high sugar foods in MODERATION. Wet tail is a stress induced disease in syrians that is often fatal. Diarrhoea can be caused by stress or sudden change in diet. Hair loss can be due to mites or old age, excessive scratching is also a symptom of mites. Hamsters can get tumours and abscesses. Nails need to be trimmed and can be done by either using rough stones or surfaces like raw wood. Their teeth are constantly growing and can be maintained by using chew toys. Cage bar biting is bad and can break their teeth. You may take your hamster to the vet for tooth trimming and nail trimming. 11) Places to shop for items Online stores: moomoopets.sg - shipping is $10 - free shipping on orders above $80 nekojam.com - look at website for shipping policy polypet.com.sg - shipping is $10 - free shipping on orders above $100 petsstation.com.sg - shipping is $20 - free shipping on orders above $55 theonepet.com.sg - shipping is $10 - free shipping on orders above $60 Physical stores in Serangoon North like The Little Flower Store or Pet’s Station, and Pet Lover’s Centre are good places to look into as well. Carousell also has good and cheap options. a Don’t rely on pet store staff’s recommendations as they usually recommend harmful/low quality products like mineral chews and hamster shampoo. More on what to shop: https://sg.carousell.com/g/hamster-sg/recommended-hamster-neccesities/e105b6fc-d026-11e8-9494-0a580a041ba1 Hope this guide is less long winded, and that it helps you! Check my listing to PM me on any uncertainties you may have.
so recently, I adopted a syrian hamster, tofu! he was generally a pretty timid hamster and would flinch if you got near (but he doesn't do that now) but almost everytime in the evenings/mornings when I get near his cage, like if I sit near or when I open his cage, he comes running and climbs out of the cage (when its open) and when I put him back, he only runs back out. he lives in an alaska cage and has plenty of toys etc that I switch out every so often so I don't think he's bored, is he stressed out or something? he isn't as timid as before and hes okay with me carrying him and climbs around me but what does it mean? :/ should I get a bigger cage for him?
My hamster food dish recently started to have some ants and theres also hamster pee in it and i have no idea what to do. I went to google and saw that if they have pee excessively, theres a chance of having diabetes. Im intending to bring it to a vet this week but have no idea which vet to bring it to ! Please help
Hello! I’m looking for a vet visit for my hamster, preferably around AMK for reasonable price I’ve heard about the animal Doctor, may I know what’s the price fee like? Thanks :)
Where can I buy hamster clothes/costumes?
Hi everyone, the pinned hamster care post and the pinned rules post had recently been updated. Please do take some time to read them. Should you have any questions, feel free to comment or pm us. We will try our best to help.
Hi was wondering if the wheel I circled is all right for hamsters to use if there's no gaps in between. (If the wheel size is the acceptable range 21cm for dwarfs)
Hi guys! Newbie here and Im interested in adopting a syrian hamster ever since I saw a few cute ones at the Pet Safari at Waterway Point. Few questions, Is the alaska cage suitable for syrian hamster? What type of bedding is the best choice for this breed? lastly how much is the expense monthly for the bedding, food mix etc apart from the medical fees in any case of emergency?thanks in advance!
Hi i will be going overseas for few days. I am currently looking for a trusted pet hotel to take care my 2 winter white while i’m away. Anyone knows? 🙏🏼
Anyone got any pearl white hamster for adoption, preferably 1-2 months old Currently still in the midst of getting the cage, food and accessories that is suited for them so asking in advance first. :D 😅
hi, I recently got a winter white and for this past few days, I haven’t seen him eat yet. I tried giving him different kinds of treats like mealworms, sunflower seed, dried Kiwi and many other treats but he doesn’t seem to have interest in them. Whenever I refill the food bowl, he never touches the food. He only drinks water. I’m using the versele-laga mini hamster nature food mix. This makes taming hard as he doesn’t eat the treats I give him. Help me I’m very worried :((
We would appreciate if all transection related posts like sales of hamster items and boarding related post to be posted in our group's Marketplace. Thank you
im new to having a pet hamster,if i try and tame my hamster they would either- 1)bite my finger continuously 2)not bother. what should i do?
A friend of mine shared me this! Adorable 😍 https://youtu.be/bEOdoToDoTU