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Nicola1
02-11-2010, 01:28 PM
Since a few of my hammies have gone to the bridge recently :cry: I have lots of spare cages but I didn't want to go through getting so emotionally attached again to a pet that passes on so quickly. So I emailed the local RSPCA and asked if she wanted the cages or if she wanted a fosterer. She didn't have any space for the cages so I'm going to be fostering a hamster (Chinese Dwarf I think) and a gerbil :)

Just thought I'd share some good news as there doesn't seem to be many positive things to report at the minute :(

bunlover
02-11-2010, 01:44 PM
ohh hthats cool didnt realise places needed fosterers of hammies i would happily foster another ham, may contact my local rescue !!good for you xx

susie bun
02-11-2010, 01:49 PM
That's exciting! Keep us posted. I was very fond of a friend's gerbil when I was a teenager (rather a long time ago :(). He was called Bouncer and I'm afraid we overfed him so he was quite a tubby gerbil.

Nicola1
02-11-2010, 01:55 PM
ohh hthats cool didnt realise places needed fosterers of hammies i would happily foster another ham, may contact my local rescue !!good for you xx

I'm guessing they struggle to find fosterers and adopters of hammies and other small furries because people don't realise they are in rescues. I didn't even know rabbits were until I found RU :wave: xx

JLG
02-11-2010, 01:57 PM
NRSA have got 2 white gerbils who were going to be snake food - they always need foster homes for buns and small furries. And there's a lovely a hamster on their website aswell.

http://www.nrsarescue.org/furries1.html

Nicola1
02-11-2010, 01:59 PM
NRSA have got 2 white gerbils who were going to be snake food - they always need foster homes for buns and small furries. And there's a lovely a hamster on their website aswell.

http://www.nrsarescue.org/furries1.html

I think this is the hammie I am going to be fostering :D and a single female gerbil who isn't on there. I did consider fostering Bill and Ted as well but didn't want to take too many on at once

Mrs Ord
02-11-2010, 02:20 PM
NRSA have got 2 white gerbils who were going to be snake food - they always need foster homes for buns and small furries. And there's a lovely a hamster on their website aswell.

http://www.nrsarescue.org/furries1.html

I was going to mention NRSA as well. Great minds ;)

Nicola1
02-11-2010, 02:32 PM
I was going to mention NRSA as well. Great minds ;)

:) this is who I'm going to foster for. They are part of the RSPCA though :D

JLG
02-11-2010, 02:36 PM
that's fab, well done. I found them through RSPCA as my friend has kenels and takes in some of the RSPCA doggies.

Nicola1
06-11-2010, 09:47 PM
The RSPCA lady's coming on Wednesday :D so excited

susie bun
06-11-2010, 10:01 PM
Keep us posted! :wave:

Nicola1
10-11-2010, 12:49 PM
The gerbil is here :D she is gorgeous :love::love: the hammie is coming another day because she had lent out her carrier and didn't get it back in time.

The RSPCA lady was lovely and really impressed with our set ups. She loved the little monsters :lol: especially the bunnies :love:

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?p=4149559#post4149559

her story and pictures are on this thread if you want to help me think of a name ;)

Mr Tumble
10-11-2010, 12:59 PM
We used to foster for the rspca for all rodents
its pretty cool, but i found because we were one of the fair few in our area we got bombarded with rodents and having to get them homes was hard, not sure if its changed now but we used to have to try find them homes ourself more than the rspca did. and it was pretty hard with the rats they wernt a popular pet at the time but the hammies went fast aswell as the others.
So we ended up making most rats a perminant stay.

susie bun
10-11-2010, 01:00 PM
Off to look at piccies! :wave:

Nicola1
10-11-2010, 01:05 PM
We used to foster for the rspca for all rodents
its pretty cool, but i found because we were one of the fair few in our area we got bombarded with rodents and having to get them homes was hard, not sure if its changed now but we used to have to try find them homes ourself more than the rspca did. and it was pretty hard with the rats they wernt a popular pet at the time but the hammies went fast aswell as the others.
So we ended up making most rats a perminant stay.

Don't worry I'm aware that some will be permanent stays :) that's why I said I'd only take on two at first.

Mr Tumble
10-11-2010, 01:07 PM
Don't worry I'm aware that some will be permanent stays :) that's why I said I'd only take on two at first.

Yeah sometimes i think the smaller pets are hard to find homes many people dont liek them because they can sometimes nip not be ideal for kids. I mean they dont know what there missing the recued pets get much more character and feel more special <3

Nicola1
10-11-2010, 01:08 PM
Yeah sometimes i think the smaller pets are hard to find homes many people dont liek them because they can sometimes nip not be ideal for kids. I mean they dont know what there missing the recued pets get much more character and feel more special <3

so true. I also think people aren't prepared to go to the effort of waiting and of home checks for small pets :( and they might not even be aware that you can get small pets from rescues

Mr Tumble
10-11-2010, 01:24 PM
so true. I also think people aren't prepared to go to the effort of waiting and of home checks for small pets :( and they might not even be aware that you can get small pets from rescues


Yes lucky for me i known a lot of people my area who wanted small pets but obv wanted to visit them and see if they bitten as a hamster is always a childs pet although we were not allowed to home to anyone with a under 5 in the home.
i find kind of bad because my daughter is one and a lot of places dont home with young childeren in the family, incase they get bored or end up in the rescue again, but i mean if its there parents wnating the pet hardly fair lol

Nicola1
10-11-2010, 01:29 PM
Yes lucky for me i known a lot of people my area who wanted small pets but obv wanted to visit them and see if they bitten as a hamster is always a childs pet although we were not allowed to home to anyone with a under 5 in the home.
i find kind of bad because my daughter is one and a lot of places dont home with young childeren in the family, incase they get bored or end up in the rescue again, but i mean if its there parents wnating the pet hardly fair lol

I know, some places can be too strict :(

JLG
10-11-2010, 01:49 PM
Rehoming is very strict - but rightly so, with other animals too - we would now 'fail' most doggie rescues checks as we work full time. but the dog would have 3 walks a day, inclduing dog walker at lunch time and this would work well for older dogs, which is what i'd want anyway.
so some poor veteran doggie is stuck in a rescue somewhere when we could give them a good and appropriate home, but the rescuers often don't want to hear that (and of course they can only go on what people tell them)
i am so pleased that you've got some small furries to foster - if my OH wasn't alergic to fluffy fur (cats, buns, horses - not dogs!) then I'd have a house full:lol:

Nicola1
10-11-2010, 01:52 PM
Rehoming is very strict - but rightly so, with other animals too - we would now 'fail' most doggie rescues checks as we work full time. but the dog would have 3 walks a day, inclduing dog walker at lunch time and this would work well for older dogs, which is what i'd want anyway.
so some poor veteran doggie is stuck in a rescue somewhere when we could give them a good and appropriate home, but the rescuers often don't want to hear that (and of course they can only go on what people tell them)
i am so pleased that you've got some small furries to foster - if my OH wasn't alergic to fluffy fur (cats, buns, horses - not dogs!) then I'd have a house full:lol:

:lol::lol: yeah I do have a house full!