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 […]
Hamsters don’t have very long lives but they do have lives which are full of fun! The longest lived hamster on average is the Roborovski dwarf hamster, which lives for an average of 3 to 3.5 years. On average, different types of hamster live for the following amounts of time, though these are only averages, […]
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 […]
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 […]
What should you do if your hamster has babies? If your hamster is pregnant, then you’ll need to know what to do when the baby hamsters arrive. Firstly it’s important to note that a female hamster will start nesting when she is pregnant. You should provide some nesting material for her; toilet roll makes a […]
Are you looking for some hamster facts? We love fun facts about hamsters. That’s why we’ve put together this article… to share some of our favourite hamster facts with you! (And, if you want even more, be sure to check out our BIG guide to hamster care and the top 5 facts about dwarf hamsters that […]