I've fought with myself for the last several months about this upcoming auction. I had planned to go and buy a few new animals if I can find the kinds I'm looking for. Unfortunately, due to ongoing issues with my allergies, which have escalated from sneezing and occasional itchy eyes to now throat swelling whenever I'm in the room with the hamsters and gerbils, I am now faced with having to sell them at the auction. I don't want to sell them via auction, but despite dropping prices, advertising in multiple venues, and taking updated photos, I can't seem to find anyone looking for a hamster or gerbil. Sadly, with my allergies getting more and more severe, even my doctor has advised me to get rid of them as quickly as possible, since limiting exposure isn't much of an option as we share a house with them.
If you know anyone looking for a hamster or a gerbil, please let them know that I have several available right now (5 dwarf hamsters, 1 teddy bear hamster, and 11 gerbils) that need homes by Friday, or I will be forced to sell them at auction to unknown fates. I worry they'll become snake food. If you've ever wanted one - now is the time! With the local pet store now closed, there's really nowhere else to get them in the Brainerd area, and I won't be getting back into them in the foreseeable future. I'll be focusing my attention on the rabbits and the chinchillas, and the kids will be focusing more on the guinea pigs.
Either way, this week will be a busy one, sure to be filled with joy (new babies) and heartbreak (forced sell-off of all the hamsters and gerbils).