Blind hamsters need a home
FORGET the three blind mice, this week at the RSPCA Middlesex North West we are looking to rehome two blind hamsters.
These two chaps are adorably cute little snowballs of fluff! We’ve called them Pinky and Perky.
They were born blind but with their powerful sense of smell and sensitive whiskers, they don’t struggle to get around at all. However they are more likely to not notice the edge of platforms, so are looking for a low level home.
They were dropped into our charity shop in Watford by a friend of their owner, who was struggling to cope, so we want to give these boys a happy secure home for the rest of their lives.
Pinky and Perky are Syrian hamsters, so need to be rehomed separately. In the wild they would live in lone burrows; other hamster species, such the Russian dwarf, naturally live in groups.
Hamsters are great little creatures to have as pets. They love lots of attention and enjoy interacting with their owners. They are cute, fun and extremely active little rodents, especially at night when the sun goes down; which is perfect for families who are out at work and school all day.
Cheryl O’Keeffe from the Animal Welfare Team said: “I know that some people will struggle to see past their appearances, and we might struggle to rehome them.
“We hope by putting them in the paper they will find loving owners, and here at RSPCA Middlesex North West we never put an animal to sleep, except on veterinary advice for welfare reasons.
“These guys are safe with us until we find them a home.
“All I wish for them is long and happy life with responsible and caring owners who can cater to their needs.”
To help us care for Pinky and Perky until we find them a forever home, please send a donation to RSPCA Middlesex North West Branch, 114 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 1RL, visit our website www. rspca-middlesex.org.uk or call Aileen on 020 8429 5604. Even a small donation will help pay for a tasty treat for them.
If you would like to offer a home to Pinky or Perky – or indeed both of them if you have room for two separate cages, please call 020 8966 9688 where you can speak to Cheryl, or email info@ rspcamiddlesex.org.uk.