About The Hamingway

When we adopted our hamster, Hammond Hamilton Hamingway, he truly changed our whole world. I want to personally credit him for the amount of empathy I’ve developed as a person, and I believe my partner feels that way too. Hammy had such a big personality, and half the time I felt like he was telling us what to do.

As first time hamster parents, my partner and I did a lot of research but still got so many things wrong! We started off with a small enclosure, one that “exceeded” the minimum requirement necessary to make his adoption, and was even recommended by the shelter’s care guide. We thought we were doing right by Hammy, however, we could tell he was unhappy. He didn’t want to live there, and we needed to change our ways.

We started to learn more about hamsters by interacting with more likeminded people in the community and seeing what good, proper care and empathy could do. We saw our hamster actually be happier. We saw him burrow great tunnels, and decide which food was his favorite, and we did our best to give him the best that life had to offer. He lived up to two and a half years and I truly believe he died a happy old man.

While we had him, we adopted mice, and they were the sweetest, most beautiful creatures with the purest souls (well, maybe except for cheeky Bumi). They were the loves of our lives, and we carry them with us to this day. None of this could have been possible without them.

The Hamingway is a project of love dedicated to the ones that inspired us. We want to help make the care journey easier for those who have been in our situation, and we want to do our best to make the lives of hamsters and other creatures better.

Our Team of Misfits


Kaira is the developer and writer of the Hamingway. She takes a lot of naps, wants to learn how to garden, and is actively trying to overcome her fear of insects.


David is really good at video games and is really great at making them (have you played Hamster Dash?) He also does all the cool animations for the illustrations. He is the most supportive partner and drives Kaira to sanctuaries so she could see the ducks.

Our Beloved Angels

Photo of our beloved pet Hammy


January 17, 2020 - June 25, 2022

Photo of our beloved pet Yuria


March 2020 - December 9, 2020

Photo of our beloved pet Friede


February 2020 - August 20, 2020

Photo of our beloved pet Liliane


February 2020 - August 5, 2021

Photo of our beloved pet Reggie


August 6, 2020 - September 24, 2020

Photo of our beloved pet Elfy


August 6, 2020 - April 25, 2021

Photo of our beloved pet Jumper


August 6, 2020 - October 25, 2021

Photo of our beloved pet Freddie


August 6, 2020 - February 25, 2022

Photo of our beloved pet Snow


June 2020 - February 3, 2021

Photo of our beloved pet Mickey


July 2020 - August 9, 2021

Photo of our beloved pet Edgar


August 6, 2020 - May 03, 2022

Photo of our beloved pet Bumi


August 6, 2020 - May 07, 2022

Photo of our beloved pet Tolkien


August 6, 2020 - September 16, 2022

Photo of our beloved pet Lovecraft


August 6, 2020 - November 23, 2022

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The Hamingway website does not display any advertisements, nor do we utilize affiliate links. We do not generate any revenue from this platform; our motivation is solely driven by our passion for hamsters and our commitment to supporting various animal-related causes.

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If you wish to contribute financially, we kindly encourage you to donate to the charities, shelters, and sanctuaries that we support or volunteer with. You can also donate to your local animal rescue.

However, if you really want to send us love, a cup of coffee goes a long way.