Hamsters and Fireworks

Hamsters and Fireworks

Fireworks season can be tough on animals.  Although most hamsters remain active and unbothered, hamsters with more sensitive or nervous temperaments can find the loud noises upsetting. It’s therefore worth taking some sensible precautions to minimise stress to...
Hamster First Aid Kit: In Six Lists

Hamster First Aid Kit: In Six Lists

A hamster first aid kit can be as big or as small as you need. How much you have depends on how far away you are from your vet and how many hamsters you have. Only have items in your kit that you know how to use safely. Do not give medications without the advice of...
Hamsters in the Heat

Hamsters in the Heat

Hamsters can find the heat difficult to cope with. Although they are desert animals, in the wild they are not up and about in the day. They are tucked up far below ground in their burrows, only coming out when it’s cooler. In our homes they don’t have the...
My First Spayed Chinese Hamster

My First Spayed Chinese Hamster

This weekend has been tough – and expensive! Zuli, one of my Chinese hamster girls, was due to have her second and final litter earlier in the week. She’d grown round and then hidden away in her nest as is usual for my Chinese hamster mums. On Friday she...

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