Rescuing 18 Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters

Every now and then you're asked to assist in a rescue that you simply cannot do on your own. We're forever thankful to have a team of reliable rescues who all work together. The animal rescue community may have a few bad eggs, but there are so many phenomenal people who will do anything for these animals. They put their lives to one side in order to save the life of an animal - or plural in this case.

The owner contacted us due to being sold a mixed sexed pair of Roborovskis which resulted in - you guessed it - babies. On the day the hamsters were meant to arrive, one of the females actually gave birth. On this occasion, we agreed to let the hamster who gave birth and her pups come at a later date.
So, phase 1 of the rescue was assisted with the help of Love Paws Animal Rescue and Burrowed Hearts Animal Rescue. 11 Roborovskis arrived initially; we agreed to take a trio that were housed together and were actually going to be adopted by one of our trustees, Sarah. The other 2 rescues decided to take the remaining robos. Fortunately, most were fine but some did have some superficial wounds to their rear ends due to not being separated despite fighting.
Their temporary names were based on how they arrived; in KFC boxes and Yeezy shoe boxes - it was a first!

Chiquita, Spoons, and Sizzler were the trio who were later adopted by our trustee.
Once we had transported the transfers over to Nottingham, it was time to prepare for phase 2!

Suki (Mother) gave birth to six gorgeous babies who arrived at just over 3 weeks old: Chi,Chen, Chynna, Peanut, Starskey, and Hutch.
Everyone was correctly sexed and then split into appropriate groups/singles. It took a little while, but we are pleased to report that everyone has found a forever home and there will be no more babies!

Once again, thanks to Burrowed Hearts and Love Paws.