Cherishing every little personality

Based in West Wiltshire, a few miles away from Bath, Metallica Hamstery primarily specialises in the Normal (Agouti) Chinese.

Retirees and Pets


Former Show Team Reserve

Female Normal Chinese from Kwo’s Hamsters

Official Name: Kwo’s Junco Vulcani at Metallica
Date of Birth: 20th March 2017
Arrived: 13th May 2017

Charming little Juno arrived at Metallica Hamstery from Denmark in 2017 as a potential partner for James but owing to an illness as a baby it was felt that it was in Juno’s best interests not to breed from her.
Juno occasionally represented Metallica Hamstery on the Show Team to boost numbers or in the absence of another Show Team Member but was retired in March 2019 due to health reasons. 
Juno is a bright, intelligent hamster who has enjoyed learning a few tricks during her play times.


former show team member

Male Husky Roborovski from Rio Hams

Official Name: Rio’s Joshua at Metallica
Date of Birth: 13th August 2017
Arrived: 30th September 2017

Joshua is a lively little lad who likes nothing better than running around his cage and digging in his sand.
He showed in the Non-Standard section of the show for Metallica Hamstery on four occasions.


Oats & Wheatley

Pet Harvest Mice

Male Harvest Mice from Vectis Hamstery

Official Name: Oats and Wheatley
Date of Birth: 
March 2019
30th March 2019

The busy little mice of Metallica arrived on 30th March 2019 and moved into a rodent tank filled with string and branches for them to climb.
They’re a lively and fascinating addition to the Hamstery.


Pet Guinea Pig

Male Rescue Guinea Pig

Official Name: Benny
Date of Birth: 21st October 2015 (estimated)
Arrived: May 2016

Benny is a Dutch Guinea Pig who came to live at Metallica in 2016 with his best friend Frankie after their original owners were unable to keep them. Due to Frankie’s death in 2019, Benny now lives as a solo guinea pig but is closely monitored for signs of loneliness.

Benny has entered the Pet Class on two occasions.