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.
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 […]
The hamster life cycle may not be very long, but they do have lives which are full of fun! The longest lived hamster on average is the Roborovski dwarf hamster. They live for an average of 3 to 3.5 years. On average, different types of hamster live for the following amounts of time… Roborovski Hamster: 3 […]
One thing hamsters are very good at is escaping! If there is even a small gap in their cage then they will make a bid for freedom. And hamsters are so small and quick that you’ll soon find yourself with a lost hamster. It’s also possible that your hamster might escape while it’s out of […]
Hamsters are naturally very clean and tidy animals; you will often see them grooming themselves. This grooming is normally sufficient to keep your hamster looking, feeling and smelling clean. Under normal circumstances it is not a good idea to wash a hamster at all. Water can remove vital protective oils from your pet’s coat. This can […]
Do you know how to train your hamster? Training is very important if you want to spend a lot of time picking your hamster up and interacting with them without the risk of bites! Training your hamster doesn’t mean that you have to teach them to sit and stay like a dog. It simply means that you teach your little friend […]