Hamster Stories

Hamster Stories

The hamsters love hearing from you, so please feel free to email us your NYHH adoption story, messages for the hammies, even drawings.

Happy Adoption Stories

Melvin and Hudson

In July 2005 a family with two sons from New Jersey* adopted two of my boy dwarf hamsters, formerly named Antionio and Bart.

They named them Hudson and Melvin (very cute names) and report that the hamsters are settling in nicely in their spacious new home, complete with toilet paper roll to chew on. And, unlike some brothers, they apparently get along very well!

*Update:

“Hi there, Jess! It’s the adopted parents of Bartholomew and Antonio, who are now named Hudson and Melvin… They are doing great. Two things: we are scandalized that you think we would drag hamsters to New Jersey to live. They live in Queens — we just happened to be on our way to NJ when we picked them up. God forbid anyone thinks we live in Jersey!! (I was born there, hence my bitterness.) Thing #2 is, our old dwarf hamster recently died of old age. Sigh, sad, moment of silence — but he did live to the ripe old age of 3. Anyway, we would love a new hamster or hamsters!”

Melvin and Hudson’s family ended up adopting a hamster from a friend of the NYHH… which is great!

From An Enthusiastic Hamster-Mom:

“I ALREADY LOVE THEM BUT AFTER I HAVE SEEN YOUR WEBSITE AND THE TREATMENT YOUR HAMS GET, I FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE TO DONATE BOTH OF THEM TO YOUR HAMSTER HOUSE.”

We’ll keep you posted as to whether or not these adorable hamsters come to live at the NYHH…

New York Hamster and Gerbil House?

Early one Sunday morning in April, the phone rang and woke me up. It was a guy who lived in my neighborhood, asking if I could take two gerbils. He had been in Fort Tryon Park, and came across two gerbils in a cardboard box in a trashcan! I said of course I would take them, and then I thought a moment. How did he get my phone number? Well, I’m not entirely sure… but he said he ran into a woman he knew and told her all about the gerbils, and she suggested he give me a call. Who is this mystery woman who has my home phone number? Weird. But fortuitous, because now the gerbils are digging tunnels and munching on carrots in their spacious home in what used to be correctly called the NYHH. Check the hammie sand hammies past pages for updates about Hermann Hermionie and Friedrich….

Peanut

In June 2006, the NYHH received a photo update, pictured at left, of Peanut, who was adopted earlier that year by Jody (after her wonderful hamster, Freddy, died).

I’m so happy to see and hear that Peanut is doing well, and living it up in an awesome apartment in Hoboken! Cheers, Peanut and Jody!

Britt / Daria

Britt was adopted earlier this summer by an adorable, sweet couple named Lydia and Josh, who renamed her “Daria.” She is doing very well, navigating her hamster ball through their apartment and grooming herself a lot. Lydia says: “I discovered this morning that she loves lima beans. Upon being offered one, she took a tiny nibble, then grabbed it from me with her little hands and devoured it in about ten seconds flat. That poor bean didn’t even know what hit it.”

Mama Belle, Scarlett, and Melanie

This family of lucky gerbils was adopted by Virpi and Gavin, who have built them the most amazing, sprawling, huge gerbil cage. I mean, check this out! This is like, an uber-mansion. Lucky ducks. I mean, gerbils 🙂