ResQte Of The Week: OMG Dwarf Hammies

Yes, I nose last week I said we’d feature other parts of the planet than the Bay Area but…yeah. So this email comes in and after I cleaned up the Head ‘Splosion, well, here we go. “Oakland Animal Services received four Russian Dwarf Hammies who are very prosh, especially a little one propping up his little paws on the fingers of a volunteer.” –Michelle C.


You might not live in Oaktown, maybe you know someone who does! If you know of a Cute Rescue we should know about, (hence the name ResQte) you know what to do.



  1. Come on everyone …

  2. I would love some hammies, but so would my cats. ;(

  3. Such cuties, and they all seem to have satin-type coats!

  4. I would like to live in that hamster house.

  5. Smartypants says:

    Vanessa Bennett – yes, love the house – doesn’t it look like one of those fruit-colored Mac desktops from a few years ago?

  6. Sorry to tell you this guys, but that cage isn’t nearly big enough (although it does look neat). The minimum cage size for any type of hammy is 360 square inches. Hopefully these little guys will find forever homes in large cages with lots of room to play and explore 🙂

  7. Mel is right. And that 360 minimum is for ONE hammy, the fact that this is a whole little family means they’d preferably need something larger. I want to get a family of robos, but am holding out until I can get something at least over 1,000 sq. inches.

  8. gretelhallett says:

    Did someone have to stand there all the time to stop the Hammies getting out?! I want that job!!

  9. Russian and Chinese Dwarf hammies are so cute but don’t live very long 😦

  10. Jessica says:

    Thank you so much for featuring OAS!