A lot of hamster owners wonder whether their pets are rodents. They often ask the question “is a hamster a rodent?” with some nervousness… Probably because “rodents” don’t exactly have the best reputation! The most well-known types of rodents are mice and rats, which – although kept as pets by lots of people! – are often thought […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]