Best Hamster Cages: Ethical Cage Requirements for a Happy Hamster
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Best Hamster Cages: Ethical Cage Requirements for a Happy Hamster

Most hamsters spend the majority of their time in a cage, so they need a cage that will allow them to express their natural behaviors. In the wild, hamsters create complex burrow systems underground, so you want your cage to be able to mimic that. Their enclosure should allow them to dig and burrow while…

What to Feed Your Dwarf Hamster – Chinese, Russian and Roborovski Hamster Diet
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What to Feed Your Dwarf Hamster – Chinese, Russian and Roborovski Hamster Diet

Article content provided by Beri Instone, small rodent diet supremo. We’ve talked before about how hamsters are not just hamsters; there are several different species, each with its own needs. The same is true for feeding. Whilst many pet stores and online shops still sell “hamster food” (or, the great rodent preserve us, “rat, mouse,…

Best Hamster Bedding: Burrowing Substrate, Nesting Material & Litter
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Best Hamster Bedding: Burrowing Substrate, Nesting Material & Litter

Like all pet rodents, hamsters need to be provided with good quality, safe beddings and substrates. However, when choosing the best bedding type to give our pets, we need to take into account the particular needs of the species. This article was co-written with Beri Instone, small rodent wrangler extraordinaire (and custodian of many hamsters)….

Keeping Hamsters as Pets: 10 Things to Know Before Adopting
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Keeping Hamsters as Pets: 10 Things to Know Before Adopting

Hamsters are often thought of as a low maintenance, low value kids’ pet – something short-lived and easy that is bought for a few dollars from a pet shop.  In fact, hamsters are complex little creatures, with lots of personality, and some quite specialised needs. The old stereotype of a children’s pet that isn’t a…