The New York Hamster House
The New York Hamster House was founded in June 2005 by Jessica Wells and Kaiser Wilhelm Hamster as a not-for-profit shelter for homeless hamsters in the New York City area. Wilhelm, the first guest, was found running across Broadway at Thayer Street in Inwood. Since then, the NYHH has taken in over 350 homeless animals, and has placed most of those in happy, safe forever homes. We shelter, adopt out, and board hamsters (as well as gerbils and mice).
The Hammie House
Think of the New York Hamster House as a four-star hamster resort, located in the hottest hamster city in the world! Click here to see the NYHH photo album!
All of the hamsters in the New York Hamster House have clean, spacious cages, and always have clean water and food. All of the hamsters have their own cages, except when I have dwarf hamsters who are related and are separated by gender. I’ve had all kinds of cages, from this Hamster Condo to plain glass tanks to fancy hamster cages (SAM, Crittertrail). In addition to separate cages, I have enough exercise balls for nearly every hamster, either dwarf or syrian, and often let them careen around my apartment.
All of the NYHH hamsters are taken out and handled and played with, daily. In addition, they get to play in the Hamster Playground, which is two feet by four feet with walls tall enough to keep in the most clever hamster. I built the Playground myself in 2005 and it boasts such features as a sand bath, hamster house, wheels, burrowing-box, and tubes, as well as food and water.
When New York Hamster House residents are ill, I take them to my vet and make sure that they get better as soon as possible. Dr. Pilny works at the Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine at Lenox Hill Veterinarians and is AMAZING with the animals. If you are looking for a fantastic hamster vet in Manhattan, call 212 879 1320, and let them know the New York Hamster House told you to call.