MSPCA Pet of the Week - Bashful the Hamster

You don't have to go to a pet store to buy a hamster...
MSPCA Centerville currently has several adult hamsters, including Bashful. (MSPCA photo)

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.

Swing by the MSPCA-Cape Cod Adoption Center during open hours or email [email protected] for more information about Bashful! welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on