Updates for March – June 2015

I hope this post finds each of you well after a week of feasting and merry making! 🙂 BLESSED LUNAR NEW YEAR!! Hope you stay ‘yang’ and healthy always!

Here are some updates from my corner of the world.

Hamster Reservations Closed

Thank you for all the love you have shown our little Hamstery over the last twenty years, in one way or another 🙂

A short while ago, we announced that reservations were open for our hamster family’s 8th generation. Since then, we have been blessed with the arrival of two healthy litters of Roborovskis from Hazelnut Frappe and Almond Roca.

We have enjoyed tremendous favour and support and are pleased to report that both our litters have been ‘over-subscribed’. With full hearts, we are closing reservations for the time being. If you have already been placed onto our waiting list, this announcement does not affect you.

Here are some photos of the first litter for your viewing pleasure 🙂

Hazelnut Frappe & Almond Roca's First Litter

Hazelnut Frappe & Almond Roca's First Litter

Hazelnut Frappe & Almond Roca's First Litter
the Hamstery at hesedetang *’s FB Updates: _https://www.facebook.com/hesedetanghams

N.B: Fresh reservations (for our 9th generation) may be placed when we open the call for reservations again. The next call for reservations looks to take place sometime in the final quarter of 2015 (given how fast this year seems to be going!).

MAAD Pyjamas March 2015 

Next month, my little shop will participate at MAAD Pyjamas once again. This will be my last booth for the time-being as I will be attending a certificate course in the Zentangle art method in Rhode Island, USA.

Here are the details:

MAAD Pyjamas!
Date: Friday 6 March 2015
Time: 5pm – midnight
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, at Maxwell Road (look for me indoors!)

  
the 5tudio at hesedetang *’s FB Updates: _https://www.facebook.com/hesedetang

the Hamstery and 5tudio 5hop hiatus

I regret that whilst I am away overseas, my shops on ECWID (handmade accessories), EtsyCarousell (hand-drawn postcards) and all custom orders will be closed until my return.
The Hamstery will also shut its doors to boarders and no custom-blended organic mix will be sold during this time. Here are the respective closing dates:-
1. the Hamstery
Boarders [ within Singapore only ]
Temporarily closed till June 2015
Organic Mix Orders [ within Singapore only ]
Last Order: 15 March 201
Shipped out by 1 April 2015
2. the 5tudio 5hop commissions  [ International and local orders]
Last Order: 10 March 2015
Shipped out by 1 April 2015
Thank you for your kind support and understanding 🙂
Happy goat year 🙂

Hamstery Update – Reservations are Open!

Ms Hazelnut Frappe

Click to view additional details about Hazelnut Frappe.

In our first pairing of the year, we have just successfully introduced Hazelnut Frappe to a white-faced male named Almond Roca 🙂 Hopefully, they will go on to successfully take our line to the 8th generation.

Almond Roca, white-faced Roborovski male.

Reservation slots for upcoming litter(s) are open. Please send us an email at hesedetang.hamstery@gmail.com sharing a bit about yourself and your experience with hams, if any.

As always, we do not encourage the shipment of hamsters (they are fragile, tiny and many do not survive in transit). Thus we only welcome Singaporean interest. There is a screening process and limited reservation slots are available.

Special consideration will be given to competent hobby breeders looking to work with me on future generations of Roborovski hamsters.

Related links:

the Hamstery’s Hamily Tree Prezi

the Hamstery FB Page

Temporary Maintenance on Galleries

Currently, some of our Flickr sets are under-going much needed re-organisation.

As the collection we have on Flickr is huge, we regret that we can only do this in batches at a time, so this whole process will us take some time.

Please bear with us as some of our galleries on this site will be unavailable for public viewing in the meantime.

We thank you for your patience 🙂

Yay! Our Boarding Services have Resumed!

Earlier we had shut the Hamstery to Boarders in order to re-locate. We are now at our new premises and very happily, all our hamsters have settled in.

We are happy to open our doors to Boarders once again.

We do hope you understand that this service is, as always, subject to availability. For further information and details, please access our Boarding page.

1 November 2013 update : Due to unforseen circumstances, our boarding services are currently restricted to the hamsters of returning customers only. Thank you for your kind understanding and unwavering support.

Announcement

As this year draws to a close, our Hamstery wishes everyone a blessed 2010.

It is with much regret that we wish to inform that we are in the process of relocating. Therefore our boarding services will no longer be available until further notice.

As we are unfortunately not able to forsee when our services can resume, we apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Please note that if you have made reservations to board your hamsters with us from June 2010 onwards, we will write to you to re-confirm the reservation one month before your reservation is due. We encourage you to find an alternative boarding service before that time if you so desire.

The Hamstery on Clubpets Magazine!

Calling all Clubpets Fans!

Clubpets Magazine Singapore has invited us to do a short interview with them about our Hamstery for their next issue (June-August 2009).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends and customers for all the support given to us these past years!

Love from us + Bagel & Co.!

Clubpets Feature!

Clubpets Feature!

Hamstery Policies

Recently we have been receiving some e-mail enquiries regarding our hamstery and our practices. We feel that such concern is proof of an internationally growing hamster-lover community and it is really good news that people from all walks of life are more concerned about hamster welfare these days.

Nevertheless, we feel that it is necessary to state our hamstery policies once again for those who might have missed it.

Thank you for all your e-mails, please bear with us as we work towards answering them all.

Last updated on 30 October 2014

Sales Policies

  • We do not believe in making profits off our hamsters.
  • As we are not commercially driven, any proceeds from this site will go towards the upkeep of the hamstery.
  • We do not breed hamsters on demand. Please be prepared to wait as long as 3 months after you indicate your interest. If you are unable to wait, we suggest you adopt from the SPCA instead.
  • We will readily reject selling to any potential buyer if we feel that it is best for the hamster(s). Undoubtedly, the well-being of our hamsters is a higher priority to us than keeping any customers. We would prefer to bear the extra costs of upkeep than allow a hamster to go to a less than desirable home.
  • We notify prospective buyers regarding payment when there is a new litter, and collection will be arranged when the litter is about to be weaned.
  • We do not allow animals that have not been completely weaned to be collected, even if they have already been paid for.
  • We will happily board your hamster(s) until you are ready to make the collection.
  • We do not sell sick or aggressive hamsters or hamsters that have passed the age of one month.
  • We believe in maintaining contact with our buyers and warmly welcome updates and feedback.
  • We once again regret that our hamsters are not for sale overseas.

Boarding Policies

  • As always, we do not believe in making profits off our hamsters. As we are not commercially driven, any proceeds from this site will go towards the upkeep of the hamstery.
  • We will ask a few questions about the hamster(s) pertaining to its health and maintenance routine before agreeing to board.
  • We will not accept more than five boarders at any one time – this is due to a belief that each hamster requires an equal amount of attention.
  • We do not accept requests to board pregnant hamsters unless in special circumstances. In the event your hamster(s) gives birth when boarding with us, we will not charge any extra costs for boarding the pups. We will invest time and effort to help provide extra care for the nursing mother but due to random factors such as the age of the hamster, quality of your own pre-natal care, quality of the hamster feed you are using, etc., we will not be able to guarantee the well-being of the offspring.
  • We will NEVER breed our own hamsters with boarders. This is to safeguard the health and interests of both parties.
  • We will provide fresh refills of food (check with hesedetang * at hesedetanghamstery@gmail.com for up-to-date information of what she is currently feeding her hamsters) and water daily. If your hamster(s) requires a specific diet or staple food, please bring those foods along.
  • We will provide one change of bedding (Breeders Celect Recycled Paper Cat Litter) if and when necessary; otherwise once every 21 days.
  • We will require you to fill out a form if your hamster is to board with us for more than 14 days.
  • We will insist on a deposit of SGD40.00 (per hamster) if your hamster(s) is to board with us for more than 14 days.
  • We will utilise the deposit in the event your hamster(s) requires veterinary attention; otherwise we will return the deposit in full upon the collection of your hamster(s).
  • We will keep records of all extra-ordinary expenditures such as veterinary bills, purchase of medication, etc. during the stay.
  • We will expect full re-imbursement in the event the deposit monies are insufficient to cover the expenditures.
  • We will continue to board your hamster(s) should you decide to extend their stay with us, but at an additional SGD5.00 per day.
  • We believe in maintaining contact with boarders and warmly welcome updates and feedback.
  • We once again regret that our boarding services do not apply overseas.

Adoptions/Re-homing

  • We do not charge any fees for adoption/re-homing hamsters.
  • Potential adopting families/individuals will need to answer some basic questions pertaining to housing, care, maintenance and general upkeep of the hamster(s).
  • Potential adopting families/individuals will be briefed about the special needs of the hamster(s), if any.
  • We do not allow hamsters that have not been completely weaned to be collected, even if the adoption has been finalised.
  • We do not allow hamsters that are greviously sick or injured to be collected, even if the adoption has been finalised.
  • We will readily reject an offer to adopt a hamster(s) if we feel that it is best for the hamster(s).
  • We will happily board your hamster(s) until you are ready to make the collection.
  • We believe in maintaining contact with adopting families/individuals and warmly welcome updates and feedback.
  • We once again regret that our hamsters are not for adoption overseas.

Important:
If you feel that your hamster is seriously ill or showing abnormal symptoms, please take it to the vet instead of sending us emails. There is very little we can do to help in an emergency as we may not even have computer or internet access. Despite our lengthy experience in caring for hamsters, we are NOT certified veterinarians, neither are we running an information counter.