Cocoa Bean and Coffee Bean are dwarf hamsters that must be adopted together. They came to Rabbit Rescue from Indiana, via the Pipsqueakery. They had been abandoned and needed a home to help rehabilitate them as they were prone to biting. From the get-go it was obvious to their foster family who was the bossy, active hamster and who was the “chill” girl. Coffee Bean earned her name because she runs around like she’s hyped up on caffeine, and is definitely the bossy one. Like her name, Cocoa Bean is a sweetie, and much more laid back. Cocoa Bean has allowed her foster mum to stroke her back and will take treats. Coffee Bean is still unsure, and will only let herself be pet on her own terms.
Cocoa Bean is usually found sleeping in her food dish… She loves to eat! Coffee Bean is usually on her wheel or climbing the cage when she isn’t napping.
Both Coffee and Cocoa are proving to be devoted mothers..because SURPRISE.. after a few days in our care they both had babies!. All 6 babies are now up for adoption as well.
Pearl (light grey). She’s very energetic, and loves to run around in the wheel and ball. If I’m standing while she is in the ball she will gravitate towards me and lean against my leg. Likes to be held, will cuddle in my hands for a few seconds, but mostly prefers to run around. Very mellow. Loves fresh veg, especially cucumber. Will nibble at my finger sometimes, but not bite. And she’s definitely the bigger of the two.
Speedy (dark grey). She’s therefore a little mischievous and energetic. Runs around none stop, making it difficult to get a good picture. Loves to hoard food, as I often see her cheeks stuffed with food. Will nibble at fresh veg, but isn’t too interested. Likes to be held, chill in your hands for a few seconds, but mostly likes to run around. She’s definitely the alpha of the two, and tends to be the aggressor when they fight. Loves to run around in the ball, and will happily do so for 30 min without taking breaks. And she also loves to climb the wires of the cage and then fall/jump down. Very intelligent, demonstrated by the ways she managed to escape from the cage.
Marshmallow and Choco are bonded and must be adopted together. They came to us as a rescue from another province.
Marshmallow (taupe, red eyes): He is very energetic, loves to run around the cage, the wheel and the ball. He lets me feed him treats such as cucumbers and alfalfa cubes but otherwise is very nippy and bites quite hard. Marshmallow is also extremely curious and will come out of his house as soon as he hears someone fiddling with the cage. Otherwise, he mostly sleeps all day and comes out during the evening. He seems to be very engaging and playful.
Choco (dark grey, black eyes): He is definitely the larger of the two hammies and seems to be a bit friendlier. Although he tries to nibble, he hasn’t bit yet. Choco is out and about more than marshmallow during the day and comes out during the night as well. He loves to approach my hands and is eager to receive treats. Really likes fresh vegetables and will bring them into his home for later if he can’t finish it all.
Mykel arrived in our care on June 11th 2017. He came to us from the Pipsqueakery in the USA, who took in hundreds of hamsters that were at a shelter in Florida as part of a hoarding/cruelty case. He made the long journey to Canada.
He is a bit shy, but friendly and his foster home is working on getting him even more social. More info and photos to come soon! He is aprox 3 months old. He seems like he is going to make a lovely little pet. He is inquisitive and seems like he will really love spending time with human friends.
Lucinda, now named Lucy, arrived in our care on June 11th 2017. She came to us from the Pipsqueakery in the USA. She made the long journey to Canada in a truck with hundreds of other animals. She is a bit shy, but friendly and his foster home is working on getting her even more social. More info and photos to come soon! She is young, exact age not known, (maybe 4-5 months).
Donald arrived in our care on June 11th 2017. He came to us from the Pipsqueakery in the USA, who took in hundreds of hamsters that were at a shelter in Florida as part of a hoarding/cruelty case. He made the long journey to Canada He is a bit shy, but friendly and his foster home is working on getting him even more social. More info and photos to come soon! He is aprox 3 months old.
Levi arrived in our care on June 11th 2017. He came to us from the Pipsqueakery in the USA, who took in hundreds of hamsters that were at a shelter in Florida as part of a hoarding/cruelty case. He made the long journey to Canada.
He is a bit shy, but friendly and his foster home is working on getting him even more social. More info and photos to come soon! He is aprox 3 months old.
Ryan arrived in our care on June 11th 2017. He came to us from the Pipsqueakery in the USA, who took in hundreds of hamsters that were at a shelter in Florida as part of a hoarding/cruelty case. He made the long journey to Canada.
He is a bit quite shy and scared, but his foster home is working on getting him social. We don’t think it will take very long for him to settle in once he gets proper handling that his foster mom will be giving him. More info and photos to come soon! He is aprox 3 months old.
Parker is an energetic little guy – he enjoys countless hours in his new ‘vehicle’ (a streamlined crystal blue Run-About Ball)! Like all little ones – he has to be asked twice to stop for something to eat.
When Parker has a particular destination in mind, there is nothing that stops him; not even his buddies – a couple of Foster cats and a Foster rabbit. Parker just picks up the speed and heads straight for them! They all know to move out of Parker’s way and head for higher ground.
When Parker isn’t booting around in his ‘ride’, he divides his time between reengineering his fortress and having a couple jogs on his ‘Silent Spinner’ wheel…
Parker prefers to mound his bedding under his fortress in order to ‘jack it up’. He very consistently ensures that the end result has his igloo on an 30 degree angle! If you leave his igloo level after cleaning out his home, he will ensure that it is back on the particular angle of his choice.
Parker is fine with being handled, but he has more important things to do besides stopping for a cuddle. He is a man on mission…
Merida was surrendered to us on June 23rd 2017. She is the mom Ryder, Shy,
Parker, Forest, Lamby, Sim, Lemon and Rain. Shes a bit shy but warms up
quickly. More info and photos to come soon!
From her foster mom:
Merida is a hamster on the move, she refuses to sit still! She’s definitely interested in her exercise time. She quite enjoys her hamster ball, and loves to run around the whole room!
On July 1st 2017, she gave birth to babies. Her owners must have put her with a male before surrendering to us. We will be seeking foster homes for her babies once weaned.
Lemon is 2.5 months old and was an owner surrender along with her siblings and mom. Lemon is a very energetic little girl. She loves to take naps, climb the walls of the cage,and run on her hamster wheel. She has a very healthy appetite, loves to eat her food while she sits in her bowl. She is good being handled and is friendly.
Shy (aka Maggie), a female hamster, was surrendered to us on June 23rd 2017, she was part of an accidental litter and was 2.5 months at time of surrender. She’s a only a little bit shy but warms up quickly.
Shy is an active little lady who is doing very well in her foster home. Contrary to her adorable name, she is actually friendly, eager to explore new places, and meet new people! After some patience, Shy has shown to be a very curious animal. She loves playing with her chew toys and moving around nesting material in her home. With lots of love and care she will become a confident hammy in her new forever home!
On July 7th she gave birth to 7 babies, who will be weaned in 3 weeks. (She came to us pregnant). We are looking for 7 foster homes for her babies. She can be adopted once the babies are weaned, but we are happy to accept an application for her adoption before then (you would be able to bring her home once babies weaned).
litter and was 2.5 months at time of surrender.
He is shy but warms up quickly. He prefers women over men, but with time warms up to men as well. He is very curious and adventurous, and loves running around in his ball and exploring cardboard boxes. He gets lot of handling time in his foster home, and also enjoys running in his ball for 10 minutes at a time.
Caramel is one of Meridas babies (who came to us pregnant). Caramel was born on Canada day 2017. He is a boy! Very active, loves to climb and squeeze under obstacles. He likes his hamster food and also loves oats, lettuce, cherrios and martins apple dumlpings so far. He likes to make a cozy nest for his bed with shredded kleenex. He seems to keep a bit of food stashed in his bed for a midnight snack! He has figured out his wheel and will really get it moving as he grows up. Caramel is quite petite and is learning to be handled and is doing so well settling in, in quickly.