SHOPPING

Many pet shops are starting to stock a better variety of hamster and rodent products nowadays, but some are still a waste of time. Herewith, we are collating a list of the most recommended shops where you can find some or all of the most important items you need for hamsters.

However, the smaller towns and cities are still lagging very much behind, both in products and information, and those members are struggling to get anything other than the outdated bad items (e.g. pine shavings, poor quality food, bad wheels, etc). Best online shopping places will also be listed below.

Some local smaller businesses may be willing to use PostNet in order to keep delivery costs down for outlying areas where courier charges are usually high.

Where there are only one or two specialised products available at certain places,

the link/s will most likely be on the individual pages within that topic, for now.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SOME PLACES WILL OBVIOUSLY STILL HAVE QUESTIONABLE PRODUCTS IN BETWEEN THE GOOD!

BE SURE TO KNOW WHAT YOU NEED AND WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID!!!!

    Probably a good idea to take a copy of the Basic Care Sheet with you.         Download: 

LOCALLY PRODUCED PRODUCTS ARE USUALLY BETTER RESEARCHED & SAFER.

RECOMMENDED ONLINE SHOPPING PLACES

Please try to support locally produced goods:

Hyggelig Hamster Haven Shop:  https://www.facebook.com/hyggelighamsterhaven   https://www.hyggelighamsterhaven.co.za/shop

Robyn's Hamster Supplies: https://www.facebook.com/robynshamstersupplies

Neil's Woody Goodies: https://www.facebook.com/neilswoodygoodies.co.za

Keri's Custom Cabins: https://www.facebook.com/Keris-Custom-Cabins-101749812528868

Budwud's Small Animal Products (bedding): https://www.facebook.com/Tammyoppermanjaninepretorius

Critter Rescue SA: https://critterrescue.org.za/shop/

Oliver's Burrow (food only): https://www.oliversburrow.co.za/store.html?store-page=Rodents-c122343755

Boredom Busters Enrichment (wooden forage toys) - https://www.facebook.com/boredombusters001/

 

Shops with online stores:

(Please know what you're looking for...some shops still stock rubbish among the good stuff)

My Pet Shop: https://www.mypetshop.co.za/product-category/small-mammals/

Family Pet Centre: https://familypetcentre.co.za/

Pet Hero: https://pethero.co.za/

Yes.Pet: https://yes.pet/

Cat Box Pet Hyper: http://pethypers.co.za/products/small-pets/

Takealot: https://www.takealot.com/ 

Pet Mania online: http://www.petmaniaonline.co.za/ (Carefresh)

ePETstore: https://www.epetstore.co.za/ (somewhat pricier than others)

Interpet: https://www.interpet.co.za/shop/small-animals/ (Kaytee SA products)

Makro: https://www.makro.co.za/household-pet-supplies/pet-supplies/hamsters-rats-mice/c/HEE (toys)

Bedeko Pet Supplies - https://www.facebook.com/Bedeko-Pet-Supplies-104072934504971/

 

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RECOMMENDED PET SHOPS
(Please know what you're looking for...some shops still stock rubbish among the good stuff)

WESTERN CAPE:

Belvedere Square Vet Shop - Claremont - https://www.facebook.com/BelvedereSquareVetshop/

Pets Aquaria - Claremont - https://www.facebook.com/PetsAquariaClaremont/

Pet Buddies - Goedemoed (Durbanville) - https://www.facebook.com/PetBuddiesGoedemoed/

Brackenfell Pets - https://www.facebook.com/brackenfellpets.co.za/

Pet Mania shop outlet - 27 Silverstone Rd, Killarney Gardens - https://www.facebook.com/petmaniasa/     http://www.petmaniaonline.co.za/

(Habitats only - contact) Faheema's Habbies - Athlone - Cages & Housing page

Friendly Petz - Durbanville - https://www.facebook.com/FriendlyPetzDurbanville/
The Pet Patch - Sonstraal, Durbanville - https://www.facebook.com/PetPatchza/

Tableview Vet Shop - https://www.facebook.com/tableviewvetshop/ (not much, but they do have food, bedding & mealworms)

GAUTENG:

Family Pet Centre - Centurion - https://www.facebook.com/familypetcentrecenturion/      https://familypetcentre.co.za/

Family Pet Centre - Fourways - https://www.facebook.com/familypetcentrefourways/      https://familypetcentre.co.za/

(Habitats only - contact) PK Pallet Wood Habitats - Brakpan - Cages & Housing page

The Village Vet Shop - Morningside - https://www.facebook.com/The-Village-Vetshop-Village-Vet-Group-217533161649727/

Cat Box Hyper - various suburbs - http://pethypers.co.za/store-locator/

Crazy Pets - Benoni - http://www.crazyplastics.co.za/store-locator/crazy-pets/crazy-pets-benoni

West Pack - various suburbs/towns - https://www.westpacklifestyle.co.za/store-locator

Boredom Busters Enrichment (wooden foriage toys) - Krugersdorp - https://www.facebook.com/boredombusters001/

Airport Pets - Kempton Park - https://www.airportpets.co.za/contact/

Pet Masters - Boksburg - https://petmasters.co.za/

KZN:

(Habitats only - contact) Picachoo Hamster & Critter Cages - Pietermaritzburg - Cages & Housing page

Cat Box Hyper - Ballito + Hillcrest DBN - http://pethypers.co.za/store-locator/

EASTERN CAPE:

Cat box Hyper - Port Elizabeth - http://pethypers.co.za/store-locator/

Bendy Bridges - Port Elizabeth - Tara: 084 393 5521  (see Additional Enrichment page)

NORTH WEST PROVINCE:

Cat Box Hyper - Klerksdorp + Rustenburg - http://pethypers.co.za/store-locator/

MPUMALANGA:

Cat Box Hyper - Nelspruit - http://pethypers.co.za/store-locator/

Petworx - West Acres, Nelspruit - https://www.facebook.com/Petworx.ilanga/ (Carefresh)

West Pack - Nelspruit - https://www.westpacklifestyle.co.za/store-locator/west-pack-lifestyle-nelspruit  (Versele-Laga foods)

FREE STATE:

Cat Box Hyper - Bloemfontein - http://pethypers.co.za/store-locator/

LIMPOPO:

HAMSTER PORTRAITS

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Beautiful digital artwork to memorialise your hamsters can be ordered  from
Chantré Art and Illustration  

https://www.facebook.com/ChantreArtandIllustration
 
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