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.
Abby was found in a basement, not being cared for, with almost no human
interaction and not being provided with adequate food or water. She was
rescued and has just been spayed. She is seeking an urgent foster home.
Please contact us if you can help.
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).
Fergie was spotted trying to fit in with a family of wild bunnies in a ravine that ran between the backyards of a large stretch of houses; separated by chain link fencing all along. The area was a haven for such predators as wolves, coyotes, and foxes since the ravine connected to large expanses of land and Hydro fields on both ends.
Although, given certain circumstances, bunnies could potentially out run such predators; scared bunnies that is; Fergie (like most domesticated rabbits) didn’t know to be afraid. A local resident observed Fergie marching up to a dog (to make friends undoubtedly) who was walking off leash with his/her guardian somewhere near by. Things could easily have turned out bad for Fergie…
Aside from predators, Fergie had other odds working against her survival; lack of proper nutrition, fleas, ticks, parasites, cars AND weather conditions.
As it turns out from speaking with local residents, Fergie had spent the entire winter outside! The first reported sighting was late October; which meant that she managed for 7 months to beat all odds. Also, given the growth spurt that residents have observed over the past seven months (despite being malnourished) it is evident that Fergie was just a little bunny when she was left outside.
Upon observing Fergie for the first time, it took mere seconds to realize that here was a bunny that was full of life and with the gentlest of spirits. Eventually Fergie was caught by our expert bunny catcher. Now that Fergie is safe and sound and getting healthy form her ordeal outside, her personality is really starting to shine…
Fergie is essentially a lap bun! She loves physical contact, in general, and when you sit down on the floor with your legs extended outward she will hop onto your lap and snuggle into you – so long as you continue to pet her in her favourite way! This involves starting at the bridge of her nose and working your way over her flattened ears all the way down to her bum in one gentle motion. She also loves being spoken to softly; she looks up at you with adoring eyes when you do so. If you bend down so that she can reach, you will get Eskimo kisses! She is a very sensitive bunny, so loud noises and quick movements make her a little nervous. She is comfortable being picked up but will squirm without warning; so the person should be experienced if doing so. Fergie has made friends with a foster hamster and is in the process of getting to know a few foster kitties also.
Words cannot express what a very special bunny Fergie is… Rabbit Rescue had her vetted, spayed, and treated for fleas. She is ready to find her forever home. Who ever gets this bunny will be very lucky!
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.
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.
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…
Binky is a wonderful, handsome bunny. He likes being near people and hop over to greet you. He lives large in everything he does, from exploring, to binkies to flops. He is a curious boy, and brave, and will boldly hop over to anything that catches his interest. After exploring, binkying or having grabbed a hay snack, he will stretch out fully content. This is the perfect time for cuddles, and he will melt into the floor in complete bliss. He loves a good chew toy, apple branches or sisal toys are his favourites. His litter habits are fantastic, other than the odd stray poop. He doesn’t mind being picked up, but gets a little nervous if you move too quickly while carrying him. He loves hay, and rarely turns down any type of greens or treat. He would prefer to be free range, but would also do well with a large pen and lots of exercise time. Binky is one of the 103 rabbits we rescued Aug. 2016. At that time he was 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.