Take care when looking for a pet as you could quickly have a house full - Chinese Hamsters in need of a good home

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:27, 17th Sep, 2012 | 0

A year since the GSPCA had over 40 hamsters the Shelter has recently received another home full.

Fortunately less than quarter the number of last years incident the GSPCA is asking pet owners to take care when choosing small mammals as pets.  Hamsters puberty happens from as young as 4 weeks and with a gestation period of 2 to 3 weeks and a litter size of 1 to 18 babies a home could quickly be overwhelmed.