Hamsters

Inquisitive, gentle-natured & energetic, we love hamsters

Just because they are small, don’t go thinking that you can give hamsters any less care, commitment and love than you’d give to a bigger pet. In this section, we show you by far the best way to give your pet hamster be it a Syrian or Dwarf the time of his little life – which usually lasts around two years.

Caring for you pet

Caring for your Hamster

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Feeding for you pet

Feeding your Hamster

In the wild, hamsters are omnivores. They’ll happily munch on grasses, seeds, plant roots and the occasional tasty creepy-crawly.

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Training for you pet

Training

To make handling and taming easier, there are a few simple rules to follow to make sure your hamster is not stressed before you start handling your hamster.

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Foods to avoid

Companionship

Should you keep a lone hamster or aim for two or more? The answer is: it depends.

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Housing for you pet

Housing

For a home for hamsters, think big. They’ll be delighted with the largest cage you can find. But it has to be one specially designed for the breeds.

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Handling

Handling

When there is a new hamster in the house, don’t try to handle them immediately. Allow a couple of days for settling in.

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Health

Health

As with all animals, there are some common health problems that hamsters may suffer from. If you have any concerns, always go direct to your vet.

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