Blitz - Hamster Small Animal
Shelter: BC SPCA - Surrey
Animal ID: 480721
Birthdate: February 02, 2019 - Baby
Blitz is a "Campbell's Dwarf Hamster" - this species has only been domesticated since 1995 which means they still have a lot of natural instinct. A new guardian will surely be excited to find creative ways to meet Blitz's needs and keep his wild little heart content!!! In the wild hamsters travel up to 8 miles a day!!! so the largest enclosure you can manage will help to keep him happy with lots of enriching items. When preparing to apply for the boys please be aware you will need a tank/cage that provides at MINIMUM 450 square inches of unbroken floor space (meaning two smaller levels don't count :) and please bring a photo of your cage when you make the application.
Here is more info on enclosures suitable for hamsters: http://www.californiahamsterassociation.com/-cage-page.html
Blitz has been gently handled since birth, however dwarf hamsters may always be quick & squirmy, so over the soft bedding is safest. He occasionally nips a little to "test" what is human and what is food. He will slap and intentionally bite if he has been stressed, or something new is introduced, and he is quite emotionally sensitive. Because of this, dwarf hamsters are considered more of an adult pet; they are not recommended for small children, though they may be an enjoyable pet for some older kids.
His antics will keep you entertained - he stands up to greet you on his hind legs, and he loves running on his wheel and rolling in his sandbox. His sweet little feet pattering around on your palm while you feed him seeds is heart-warming.
Come meet Blitz and learn more about dwarf hamsters noon-5 daily, except Wednesday and stat holidays when the branch is closed.
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