The Cereal Boys, hamsters
Species: Hybrid hamsters
Group: 3, Male
Arrived: 25 September 2012
Brothers Puff, Shreddie and Cheerio came to us in September 2012 after their owner moved to accommodation that did not accept pets. Puff sadly died unexpectedly before he could be homed. Unfortunately we do not have a way of knowing what caused this, other than perhaps the move from a familar environment aggravated an existing condition.
On a happier note, Shreddie was homed successfully, where he will have plenty of room to dig and be thoroughly spoilt.
Cheerio has also been homed. Sadly he has now developed diabetes which is being carefully monitored by his owner.
Like the majority of dwarf hamsters from pet-shop origin, these boys are hybrids. This means that they need a diet low in sugar due to their potential to develop diabetes and were homed separately due to the potential for fall-outs in later life.