Did you know that you don’t have to go to a pet store to buy a hamster—a favorite first time family pet—because you can go to your local animal shelter and adopt instead? And when you adopt you save two lives: you save the life of that animal in a cage while opening up space for the next homeless hamster who needs shelter before he too can be adopted. What’s better than that!?
The MSPCA-Cape Cod is currently home to several adult hamsters, and Bashful is one of them. This adorable hamster is what they call an “easy keeper”: He loves to run on his wheel, enjoy (supervised!) time outside of his cage and would adore running along the house inside the safety of a plastic “hamster ball.” Hamsters make wonderful pets and all the supplies they need are available for purchase at the adoption center.