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THE "NAPO" BUNCH
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OUR 2022 RESCUES! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ADOPTED!
THE "BUTTERCUP" BUNCH
The "Buttercup" Bunch consists of twelve male and female pups born on the 15th of July of this year. The pups can be skittish, but with daily handling and lots of attention, they may grow to be very friendly. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
Arlo is good with human interaction inside of his cage (will lovingly hold onto your finger), but becomes a bit confused once taken out. He is obsessed with millet & doesn’t usually like any other treats. Arlo loves burrowing and will come out if he can hear you in hopes of getting a snack!
Uzi is active, friendly, playful, and very plump!
THE "SKYLER" BUNCH
The "Skyler" Bunch consists of six male and female pups along with their mother, Skyler. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
SANDY & PONCHO'S BUNCH
Sandy & Poncho's Bunch consists of three pups. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
THE "OREO" BUNCH
The "Oreo" Bunch consists of two male and one female pups. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
THE "LYDIA" BUNCH
The "Lydia" Bunch consists of seven male and female pups along with their mother, Lydia. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
For Martian, it's all about the two S's: sleeping and strawberries. He is shy but active.
Due to his luxurious mane, Jerome believes he is the king of the jungle (Mel's Neighborhood facility), and expects to be treated as so. He is sweet, social, and likes to be handled, so long as you respect his superior status as king. He may grow to accept you as his inferior handler if you should decide to groom and manage his luscious locks, which do tend to get tangled.
THE "BUZZAHOLICS" BUNCH
The "Buzzaholics" Bunch consists of one dwarf mother and her pups of varied sexes who cannot help but express their deep and complex emotions through buzzing. They buzz when picked up, they buzz when they feel their bedding moved around, and they buzzed when they feel your presence invading their humble abode. Regardless, these buzzing dwarfs will not bite (and if you are still unsure, we would be happy to send some footage of their overall behavior). For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
THE "JANE" BUNCH
The "Jane" Bunch consists of four male and female pups along with their mother, Jane. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
THE "F(RAT) HOUSE" BUNCH
The "F(rat) House" Bunch consists of seven male mice who were born from a female mouse that was surrendered to us. She was pregnant upon arrival, and we here at Mel's Neighborhood were blessed with the opportunity to house mama and her babies as they grew up and thrived. Mama and her babies were always a bit skittish, but as we spent time with each mouse on a daily basis, they grew to be loving, friendly, and inquisitive!
Wakko is a bit skittish when first confronted, but tends to calm down when he is in your hands. Wakko's focal point of confidence comes from his "mermaid tail" (his long, smooth strand of hair coming from his lower back).
THE "BUZZARDS" BUNCH
The "Buzzards" Bunch consists of three buzzing boys who, if not looked at closely enough, could be mistaken for a big wad of Play-Doh. They are extremely plump and full of love! For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
Like a diamond ring, our Diamond shines bright and adorably. She is a very tame, tranquil, and sweet girl. She has been reported to have medical issues in the past, which may require her owner(s) to pay special attention to her health and wellbeing. She is beyond handleable, and will allow herself to be picked up and pet. In addition, she loves to curl around your finger upon being picked up! Diamond is about 1.5 years old.
The only difference between our Onyx and the onyx crystal is that, while the crystal is semiprecious. our Onyx is entirely and completely precious. She is a sweet girl who enjoys lounging in her hide in a ball shape. While she may appear to be lazy, she is incredibly quick when she wants to be. She is a bit skittish and may even nibble you from time to time, so she is not recommended for children. Onyx's new owner(s) must be willing to work with her behavior, or maintain her as a "look, don't touch" pet... either one works. Onyx is about 1.5 years old.
THE "SPICE GIRLS" BUNCH
The "Spice Girls" Bunch consists of five Roborovski girls ready to rock your home, not only with infectious pop tunes, but with cuteness. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
Gizmo is a sweetheart who is in desperate search of his new forever parent. He is estimated to be 6-7 months old.
THE "THREE STOOGES" BUNCH
The "Three Stooges" consists of three Roborovski boys who want nothing more in this world than to be goofy, and what better place to do it than in the comfort of your home! For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
After the brutal divorce with her ex-husband, Pepito (see below), Pepita is ready to continue her life in a positive direction. Her favorite song is none other than Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive. Pepita needs a strong and passionate owner to give her the companionship that her husband never did. She does not bite, but she will let out a few squeaks when confronted -- don't worry, she isn't mad at you... she just confused you for her ex-husband.
Yakko is a long-haired, colorful male who may require some extra attention in order to bond with you. He tends to be quite skittish at the sight of a human hand, and hops around in fear upon any fast, sudden movements. However, he likes to spend his nights out and about, and can be seen on his wheel and roaming through his enclosure. He is not a hider!
Compared to his sister, Peanut, Jelly isn't as threateningly expressive... while he likes to make his mood known by a series of squeaks, he will cease to call out once he is placed in a comfortable area. Jelly's a simple critter; touch me, and I'll squeak1 Despite this, Jelly has never bitten. Jelly and his siblings, Peanut and Butter, have just reached four weeks old.
Lily is the type of girl to take nothing from no one. However, one might say she's all bark and no bite. She will give you sass if you try to touch her, but she will not attempt to nip you. She simply loves to protest, and she can't help being a drama queen—especially when you're messing up her tidy coat. She especially loves timothy hay and grew to become addicted to her Niteangel wheel. Lily is estimated to be around one month old.
THE "SHORTCAKE" BUNCH
The "Shortcake" Bunch consists of four Syrian pups (all identical) who were born shortly after their mother, Shortcake, was surrendered to us. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
Snoh is an extremely charismatic and assertive girl. She will make it known when she is in need of a treat by following your fingers when you go to pick her up. She takes handling very well, and has never even nibbled... except for when she mistakes the enticing food aroma on your fingers for a sweet treat!
We here at Mel's Neighborhood believe that all of our critters have a chance at a happy and peaceful life; with that being said, it may take some time for Hammy to adjust to his new life after not having been socialized much. With daily handling, Hammy has begun to gradually adapt to humans. Are you willing to be patient with a hamster in need? If so, Hammy's your boy!
To say that Peanut likes to express herself would be an understatement. When Peanut is upset, she will let you know... and she'll make sure you never repeat whatever mistake you just made! Peanut's squeaking is unceasing and unforgiving, so watch out! Despite this, Peanut has never bitten. Peanut and her siblings, Butter and Jelly, have just reached four weeks old.
Syrian hamsters are known for their docility and friendliness; however, Shortcake likes to steer clear from the stereotypes and instead portrays a sassy attitude - just look at that face! You can imagine how much of a toll it takes on a girl to be stuffed in a small cage with two rowdy brothers, Peanut Butter and Creme Brulee.
Peanut Butter was housed with his brother, Creme Brulee, and his sister, Shortcake, in a wired cage that was much too small for the three to get along nicely. Thankfully, they have since been moved to their own spacious enclosures and have been adapting to life as individuals. Peanut Butter can finally pursue his dream of being a clarinet extraordinaire without his sister complaining about the noise and his brother telling him to give it up.
THE "THREE MOUSEKATEERS"
For Marissa, life couldn't be more simple. Wake up, sip some fresh, cold water from the ever-so-lavish bowl (porcelain, mind you), get daily steps in on the wheel (keeping her figure means a lot to her), and go right back to sleep. She can't promise to be the most active hamster, but she can most definitely promise lots of love and cuddles.
Whiskers is the smallest of our Syrians, and also the most skittish. He has never bitten, and wouldn't dare to - however, he has some issues regarding confidence and security. Are you willing to be patient with a hamster in need? If so, Whiskers is your boy!
Creme Brulee was always the haughtiest of his two siblings, Shortcake and Peanut Butter, and for good reason - just look at that coat! He knows that he belongs to a home with an owner that will spoil him rotten (between you and me, I totally agree). He isn't as hyper as his brother nor as sassy as his sister, but Creme Brulee has something that his siblings lack, and that's pizzazz, baby!
Ouchin is a bar climber, and should not be housed in a wired cage. She was bullied as a child by her brother, Sam, for being the only smooth-coated sibling in the bunch. However, she has acquired all bragging rights on winning the litter's biggest ears award. If you provide her water in a bowl, don't be surprised to find it splattered all over the bedding; she believes drinking from bowls is undignified, and demands a bottle instead. Ouchin is estimated to be around three months old.
Teddy lives his life following the footsteps of his cow ancestors - he is sedentary, he is calm, and he keeps to himself. His fur is an extra type of soft and sleek, which we here at Mel's Neighborhood have not ever experienced before; Teddy did NOT like it when we suggested making a rug out of his fur.
Think of the mightiest explorer that you could possibly come up with; who comes to mind? Whoever it is, scratch them out and replace them with little Onion Ring. He takes the cake when it comes to leaving home and never looking back! Onion Ring was born just one month ago, yet has already explored every nook and cranny of the Mel's Neighborhood facility (Mel's humble bedroom) after having escaped his shared bin with his mother, father, and siblings (see: the "Robo Bunch" below!). Onion Ring would appreciate a spacious and enriching environment to meet his adventurous needs!
Butter is the most docile of his two siblings, Peanut and Jelly. Butter will not squeak when touched, and will remain calm when handled. Butter doesn't fret, and loves to go with the flow. Rolling your eyes at your overdramatic siblings is something Butter has gone through many, many times. Butter and his siblings have just reached four weeks old.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we here at Mel's Neighborhood must disagree; Cleopatra is beautiful through and through, and there isn't a soul who could disagree. She is a ruby-eyed dwarf with a sweet and friendly personality, and is not timid in the slightest. She lives up to her name due to her lavish looks - yes, she would be worshipped in Ancient Egypt indeed!
Sam is a simple man: he loves to show off his luscious locks. Deprive him of this, and you are dead to him. He is a chewer and would do best in a large tank enclosure as opposed to a bin cage. He very much appreciates time outside of his cage; due to this fact, I have let Sam free roam my bedroom over the course of several hours at a time. During this time, he enjoys gathering seeds sprinkled on the ground and building his own complex nests behind bags of food or in the corner of my closet. Sam is estimated to be around three months old.
THE "ROBO BUNCH"
The Robo Bunch consists of multiple surrendered Roborovski hamsters. The previous owner took special precautions regarding health and temperament of these hamsters, which resulted in them being absolute sweethearts. These hamsters will allow themselves to be picked up and handled, and may even accept treats while being carried. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
THE "PEP BUNCH"
The Pep Bunch consists of five surrendered dwarf hamsters who were dropped off at just five weeks old, along with their father, Pepito. Now, they are grown enough to find new homes! Each litter fellow is as inquisitive and playful as the next; they are eager for a spacious habitat with lots of enrichment -- especially having been housed in a CritterTrail their whole lives thus far. For the safety of the bunch, each member will be adopted out separately.
There is nothing Snowi enjoys more than burrowing in her favorite tissue box. She prefers paper bedding over wood shavings, and prefers it to be colored white to match her wintery coat. Her favorite snacks include uncooked pasta and almonds. Snowi is estimated to be around six months old.
Fluffy lives up to his name with his luxurious coat! He is estimated to be six months old. He is a Floridian, which means his coat hinders him from sunbathing at the local beach. Fluffy had so much hair that his new owner decided a slight trim may suit him better, as bedding and other substances were tangling his coat.
Mudskipper is the most tranquil dwarf we have had thus far. His demeanor is that of an old man, just wanting to rest. We had an accident in which a neighboring dwarf broke into Mudskipper's home, and he simply sat back in his hideout as the trespasser verbally harassed him*. Mudskipper cannot be bothered with the trivialities of other hamsters. He uses his wheel out of plain sight, so you may not see him use it most of the time. It can also be concluded that he does not use the wheel much, as he is very, very chubby. He strongly appreciates a finch seed mix being sprinkled into his bedding every now and then.
*Mudskipper nor the trespasser were injured in this situation. Fortunately, we caught the trespasser immediately, and ensured he would not be able to escape again. We do not condone the mixing of hamsters together.
Hazelnut is playful and hyperactive. She could explore the entire world, and still have energy left over. She has never shown a single ounce of aggression, and is very open to being handled, picked up, and played with. She once escaped from her enclosure during the night, and I woke up to her laying on my face. She seldom shows fear, and instead is curious about all of her surroundings. Her favorite food is spinach, and she shows lots of appreciation for her large Niteangel wheel.
Hesper is a loving boy who grew up in rough conditions. He was housed with multiple brothers that weren't very nice to him, and though they are separated now, he shows a little bit of hesitation towards allowing himself to be picked up. Despite his timidness, he loves playtime outside of the cage and will grow eager for some attention. His favorite type of toys are tunnels.
Coconut is tranquil, friendly, and a nap lover. She has never once bitten, and does not shy away when shown attention. She loves to run around and explore, but after about a half hour, you may find her in an isolated corner taking a nap. Her favorite snack is kale, and while she enjoys getting some exercise on her wheel, she prefers to take a nap on it. Her preferred sleeping position is sitting up on her rump.
Ash is a grump, and not recommended for children. He is suspected to be blind due to his aggressive nature towards all things, animate or inanimate. When he runs into something, he will attack it. Likewise, if he is touched, he will attack you. When presented with food, he will attack the food, then eat it angrily. Ash is recommended as an observation-only pet, but if he must be handled, I use a thick pair of gloves or socks, or a mug to pick him up. He loves only one thing in this world, and it is eating almonds.
NOTICE: Ash is aggressive. Ash's future owner must sign a behavioral form that will be provided at the time of adoption.