Help RSPCA at South Mimms find hamsters a new home

PUBLISHED: 16:57 18 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:10 26 October 2009

A hamster

A hamster

HAMSTERS are popular pets because they are very cheap to buy. Unfortunately being inexpensive means they are often devalued, leading to them being abused and neglected. Hamsters are often bought as pets for children, but being nocturnal they are terrifie

HAMSTERS are popular pets because they are very cheap to buy.

Unfortunately being inexpensive means they are often devalued, leading to them being abused and neglected.

Hamsters are often bought as pets for children, but being nocturnal they are terrified when they are picked up.

This can lead to them biting, and because of this children tend to go near the cage less and less.

RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, in South Mimms, has loads of unwanted hamsters looking for a new home and family; a new start in life.

A spokesman for the Packhorse Lane centre told the WHT: "Hamsters are gentle quiet animals who like gentle quiet responsible owners.

"At the moment we have so many who all came in from one house looking for new homes.

"Please help us to help them."

Hamsters need a large cage filled with climbing apparatus and exercise equipment, with areas where he or she can exhibit their natural behaviour.

If you can offer a hamster a new start in life, call the animal care home on 0300 123 0704.

Alternatively you can visit them at the centre, which is open every day, except Wednesdays, from 11am until 4.15pm.


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