Glass tanks, plastic bins, and cages must have at least 600 sq inches of unbroken floor space
Hamsters must not be kept in cedar or pine bedding since these products can cause damage to their respiratory systems
Non-wired wheel 10 inches or bigger (depending on the size of the hamster, must be running with a straight back)
Safe chew toys, no dyes
Hamster Hide Out
Water Bottle or bowl
Nutritional hamster food mix
Syrian hamsters must be kept solitary!
Everyone in the household must agree
HamstersATX Adoption Process
Please make sure you visit our Educational Page before submitting your application!
Step 1: Fill out our application
We ask you to be honest and answer all of the questions truthfully, if we think you could make some positive changes, we will contact you via email or text, and guide you in the right direction.
**As of 02/01/21 to secure your spot on our waiting list
to adopt a hamster from us, you will need to place a
a security deposit of $5. Your deposit will go towards
the adoption fee and can either be paid using:
Cashapp ($HamstersATX) or Venmo (@HamstersATX)
Here's the link to the application form:
Step 2: You've sent in your application, now what?
When we contact you, there's a high chance we've approved your application. We will let you know whether you have been approved or not. Please note that you will be automatically added to our list based on the time we've received your application.
Step 3: The Wait!
As the little ones grow each day, we'll be posting photos on Instagram and Facebook.
Step 4: Confirmation Emails
As they get close to being old enough to go to their forever homes, we'll send you a google form for you to fill out and confirm that you would still want to adopt from us. All you need to do is fill out the form by the time we start reservations and we will keep you on the list!
Step 5: Choosing a Hamster
We work on a first-come, first-served basis to determine your position on our waitlist. We will have a photoshoot (on a specific date) of all the hamsters and all the photos of the available hamsters will be posted on our website and we will ask the first person on the waiting list to choose their desired hamster, each person will have 24 hours to respond to the email, if we don't hear back from you, you will be moved down to the next litter's list. They are free to reserve the hamster we recommended to them based on their application or they can ask about a different hamster they are interested in.
**Our base adoption fee is $45. This includes your selected healthy well feed and supplemented hamster, handled at a young age, accustomed to daily family life, comfortable with people (depending on the personality, some may take more time than others) and sounds, used to sand baths, the communication we provide to our customers, a take-back guarantee, and our ongoing forever support.
*At this point, we ask for the rest of the adoption fee, and the hamster is considered reserved.
Step 6. Pick Up!
We will have time slots posted on our website so you can see what times we have available to meet up and have your hamster prepared for its new home!
Click here to see where you are on the waiting list once approved!