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Adoption Survey
Adoption Survey
If you have received the private link to this survey, we have received your registration of interest. Please take some time to ensure you have everything for your set up before completing this survey. On completion of this survey, we will review your application, if your set up is suitable you will be invited to meet our adoption team via video call where we will discuss your application in full and take a look at your full set up. If there are any issues with your application, we will contact you via email with recommendations before progressing your application.
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1.1 Full Name*

1.1 Full Name*

1.2 Have you seen a particular hamster you wish to adopt/has Hamster Info Ireland suggested a specific hamster for you? If so, please add their name below.*

1.2 Have you seen a particular hamster you wish to adopt/has Hamster Info Ireland suggested a specific hamster for you? If so, please add their name below.*

1.3 Why do you want to adopt a hamster from Hamster Info Ireland rather than buy from a pet shop? *

1.3 Why do you want to adopt a hamster from Hamster Info Ireland rather than buy from a pet shop? *

1.4 Are you a member of our Facebook group for support and advice?*

1.4 Are you a member of our Facebook group for support and advice?*

1.5 Why do you believe now is a good time to adopt a hamster into your home? *

1.5 Why do you believe now is a good time to adopt a hamster into your home? *

1.6 Please explain how you have permission to keep an animal in your home (homeowner/landlord permission).*

1.6 Please explain how you have permission to keep an animal in your home (homeowner/landlord permission).*

1.7 Please indicate the number of responsible adults and dependents in your home (please list ages for minors) and confirm they all consent to adopting a new pet. *

1.7 Please indicate the number of responsible adults and dependents in your home (please list ages for minors) and confirm they all consent to adopting a new pet. *

1.8 If young children are present, describe how they will be interacting with the hamster.*

1.8 If young children are present, describe how they will be interacting with the hamster.*

1.9 Do you have any other pets? If so, detail their species and indicate your plans for keeping your hamster separate from your other pets. *

1.9 Do you have any other pets? If so, detail their species and indicate your plans for keeping your hamster separate from your other pets. *

1.10 Do you foresee any changes in your living or financial circumstances over the next two years? *

1.10 Do you foresee any changes in your living or financial circumstances over the next two years? *

1.11 Does anyone in your household suffer from allergies? (dust, nuts, eczema, hay fever, asthma or any pet dander)*

1.11 Does anyone in your household suffer from allergies? (dust, nuts, eczema, hay fever, asthma or any pet dander)*

1.12 Is the named applicant going to be the primary carer of the hamster?*

1.12 Is the named applicant going to be the primary carer of the hamster?*

1.13 Have you any previous hamster-keeping experience? If so, please explain.*

1.13 Have you any previous hamster-keeping experience? If so, please explain.*

1.14 Are you physically capable of caring for a hamster? (heavy lifting of substrate, handling of a small animal, cages cleans, etc.)*

1.14 Are you physically capable of caring for a hamster? (heavy lifting of substrate, handling of a small animal, cages cleans, etc.)*

1.15 Describe what basic hamster care looks like to you (you can use our care guide to help).*

1.15 Describe what basic hamster care looks like to you (you can use our care guide to help).*

1.16 Are you aware of a hamsters time keeping and social habits?*

1.16 Are you aware of a hamsters time keeping and social habits?*

1.17 Are you confident taming a hamster or handling a nervous hamster? *

1.17 Are you confident taming a hamster or handling a nervous hamster? *

1.18 Are you willing and able to adopt a hamster with additional needs? (Long term medication, cage adaptations, etc.)*

1.18 Are you willing and able to adopt a hamster with additional needs? (Long term medication, cage adaptations, etc.)*

1.19 Would you home a hamster that is unsocial? (a look but not touch type pet)? *

1.19 Would you home a hamster that is unsocial? (a look but not touch type pet)? *

1.20 Do you have a travel pod? If not, please ensure you have one before collecting a hamster if your application is successful. *please note, cardboard boxes are not accepted*

1.20 Do you have a travel pod? If not, please ensure you have one before collecting a hamster if your application is successful. *please note, cardboard boxes are not accepted*

1.21 Do you have a preference of a particular hamster species? (Please note the difference in minimum requirements for syrians and dwarf species)*

1.21 Do you have a preference of a particular hamster species? (Please note the difference in minimum requirements for syrians and dwarf species)*

Your Set Up
This is where you talk about your set up and the products you've added since you registered your interest in adopting.
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2.1 Enclosure - do you know the name or brand of your enclosure, if so, write it below.*

2.1 Enclosure - do you know the name or brand of your enclosure, if so, write it below.*

2.2 Enclosure - please measure the length and width of your enclosure internally in centimeters (CM).*

2.2 Enclosure - please measure the length and width of your enclosure internally in centimeters (CM).*

2.3 Wheel - please include the name/brand and the size of your wheel (diameter in centimeters CM).*

2.3 Wheel - please include the name/brand and the size of your wheel (diameter in centimeters CM).*

2.4 Food - please include the name/brand of the food mix you have chosen. If you haven't purchased your food, please tell us which brand you intend to buy from our food list (diet page on website).*

2.4 Food - please include the name/brand of the food mix you have chosen. If you haven't purchased your food, please tell us which brand you intend to buy from our food list (diet page on website).*

2.5 Substrates - what is the main substrate/bedding that you're using/planning to use and how deep is it in centimeters (CM)?*

2.5 Substrates - what is the main substrate/bedding that you're using/planning to use and how deep is it in centimeters (CM)?*

2.6 Substrates - please list the addition substrates/textures used (coco soil, corn granules, cork granules, moss, beech chips)*

2.6 Substrates - please list the addition substrates/textures used (coco soil, corn granules, cork granules, moss, beech chips)*

2.7 Sand - please include the name/brand of your sand.*

2.7 Sand - please include the name/brand of your sand.*

2.8 Hides - please list your main hides, including the size (and door size in cm) of the multi-chamber hide you have chosen.*

2.8 Hides - please list your main hides, including the size (and door size in cm) of the multi-chamber hide you have chosen.*

2.9 Enrichment - please talk about other items in your enclosure that will help keep your hamster busy (eg. seed sprays, forage, tunnels, bridges, etc.)*

2.9 Enrichment - please talk about other items in your enclosure that will help keep your hamster busy (eg. seed sprays, forage, tunnels, bridges, etc.)*

2.10 Finally, please submit a photo of your updated set up so far. Don't worry if it's not completely ready, this is just to gauge progress.*

2.10 Finally, please submit a photo of your updated set up so far. Don't worry if it's not completely ready, this is just to gauge progress.*

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