My new, cute, fuzzy, chubby, little hamster!
Pickles is a Russian Dwarf Hamster
PetSmart Pets in the Classroom Program
Pickles is a grant from Petsmart! My first hamster, Itchy, also was from this program.
You apply in the Fall and it takes a few weeks for them to reply.
You receive coupons to receive a cage, food and bedding and money toward the hamster. Plus an extra $25. In the Fall I will apply for a sustaining grant to give me $50 to help with things.
You can also get a Fancy Rat, Gunea Pig, Fish, Bearded Dragon, Leopard Gecko or a snake. Click on Petsmart for details.
I would love to know if you get a grant! The kids love having a pet in the classroom. They help with the cleaning too! If you're scared of picking them up ~ no worries, the kids will do that too!!
These are the two cages that I have gotten with the program. Pickles is loving exploring between the two. When I get the back to the classroom in the Fall I will expand his tubing. Right now I'm short on space.