If you’ve ever been bitten by a hamster you will know that it hurts, and it’s probably not an experience you want to repeat! But why do hamsters bite? And how can you stop hamsters biting? Hamsters most often bite if they feel threatened; they are naturally prey animals and they need a means of […]
Should hamsters live alone or be kept in pairs? Do you ever worry that your hamster will get lonely if you leave them by themselves? Do you wonder whether another hamster – or more time around people – will make your hamster happier and stop them from getting lonely? In this article, we find out […]
Can hamsters swim? Technically, yes, like most mammals, hamster’s can swim… but they really don’t like it and it can be very bad for them! In the wild, hamsters live in dry environments. They are not naturally inclined to get into water and they usually don’t like to get very wet.
Yes, hamsters can eat meat! Hamsters are omnivores, which means that they will happily eat meat as well as fruit and vegetables. Meat is a great source of protein, which is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. Wild hamsters eat small insects as part of their diet, including crickets and mealworms.
Yes, hamsters can eat bread! Though we only recommend feeding small amounts of brown bread as a treat. Although hamsters can eat bread, it isn’t particularly good for them. You should think carefully before adding treats like bread into your hamster’s diet. Always take care to ensure that your hamster is eating a healthy, balanced […]
Most hamster owners will recognise the sound of a hamster chewing on the bars of their cage. But why do hamsters chew bars? Do they have to chew anything? Is chewing bars good or bad for your hamster? And if it’s bad for them, then how do you stop them doing it? In this short […]
Yes, hamsters can eat grapes! Hamsters can eat a wide variety of fruits; including grapes. The only type of fruits that you should definitely avoid are citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, as their acidity could give your hamster problems with their digestion.
Yes, hamsters can eat carrots! Hamsters can eat a wide variety of fruits, grains and vegetables; including carrots. Carrots can be a great food for your hamster to gnaw on, which will help keep their teeth nice and short. The only types of fruit and veg that you should definitely avoid are citrus fruits and […]