Trapped in a wooden hut far too small and with a guinea pig she should never have been housed with, Frost’s early life must have been so stressful and frustrating.
The Syrian hamster arrived at our Burford rehoming centre in Oxfordshire inside a mop bucket in September last year, as her owner knew that the tiny rodent wasn’t getting the care she needed.
Both Frost and her hut rival were bought from a pet shop as a pair – despite Syrian hamsters being solitary creatures, and guinea pigs needing the company of their own kind to be happy.
But, thanks to new owners, Kelly Grellier and son Kane, Frost was in a loving new home within four days, with a palatial cage more than big enough for her needs.
For Kelly and 15-year-old student Kane, who live in London, the greatest reward has been knowing that they’re giving Frost, who they named after a character in the computer game Rainbow Six Siege, the very best life she deserves.
They had been eager to welcome a pet into their home for a while and chose to rehome a hamster due to the animal’s nocturnal habits fitting so well into their busy lifestyles and inner-city living.