Natasha the hamster needs a new home – can you help?

Natasha the hamster.

A cute hamster is on the lookout for a new home after being placed in a Tayside re-homing centre.

Natasha the hamster came into the care of the Scottish SPCA through no fault of her own.

Now, the “friendly” Syrian hamster is waiting for a new home at the charity’s Petterden centre on the edge of Dundee.

A spokeswoman for the SSPCA said: “Natasha is already a relatively friendly hamster but could benefit from some additional daily handling as long as you give her enough time to wake up first.

“Syrians love to explore, play and run around so Natasha would be looking for a relatively large cage that gives her the opportunity to do all those things.”

Syrian hamsters are one of the most common breeds in the UK.

the nocturnal animals can make excellent pets but must live on their own as they are territorial mammals and will start to fight with each other once they have reached maturity, which is between 8 and 12 weeks.


If you can offer Natasha a home, for a small donation, call the SSPCA on 03000 999 999.