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How often do you clean a hamster cage

How Often Do You Clean A Hamster Cage?

An important part of hamster care is knowing how to properly clean their cage. While hamsters are creatures of habit and tend to use the bathroom in the same areas of their cage, this is not always the case. Anyone who has owned a hamster knows that they have very little control over their bladders

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How big can a hamster get

How Big Can A Hamster Get?

Hamsters are one of America’s and the UK’s most popular pets. Not only are they incredibly cute, but their small size means they are quite affordable to buy, feed and maintain. Hamsters primarily eat grains, fruits, and vegetables and they tend to drink lots of water. Hamsters are nocturnal, meaning that they sleep during the

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How fast can a hamster run

How Fast Can A Hamster Run?

So, if you have yourself a pet hamster and you have seen it running around its cage or in its wheel frantically, then it is pretty clear that hamsters can be speedy when they need to be. But, the question we are looking to answer here is: how fast can a hamster run? A hamster

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Best Syrian Hamster Cage

Best Syrian Hamster Cage

Have you just bought a new hamster? Are you excited to welcome them to your home and get them settled in? It’s an exciting time for everyone! But what can be daunting is the cage. Have you bought a cage that’s too small? Are they too expensive or is the design not quite right for

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Best Dwarf Hamster Cage

Best Dwarf Hamster Cage

When it comes to buying a cage for your new dwarf hamster, you want it to be perfect right? They’re so tiny, fragile, and adorable, you want them to be comfy and feel looked after properly? Well, unfortunately, a lot of hamster cages for sale are designed for slightly bigger hamsters, such as the Syrian

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How To Bathe A Hamster

How To Bathe A Hamster

Anyone who has ever owned a hamster will know that they give off a pungent natural odor. You will get used to this over time, but there are some steps that you can take to minimize their cage smell.  When we talk about how to bathe a hamster this should not be confused with a

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Can Hamsters Eat Papaya?

Can Hamsters Eat Papaya?

Papaya, also known as a paw-paw, is a tropical fruit native to North America. Papayas are sweet, juicy fruits with pink to orange colored flesh. But whilst we as humans like to eat them, it is safe to feed papaya to our hamsters? If you are thinking of feeding your hamster papaya then it is

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how to dispose of a dead hamster

How to dispose of a dead hamster

Unfortunately, the festive break bought us some heartache, as our beloved hamster Oscar passed away on Boxing Day. Having been out for the day, we returned to find him with his eyes shut and his body stiff. How do you dispose of a dead hamster? Hamsters are not immortal, and these cute pets only live

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can hamsters eat broccoli

Can Hamsters Eat Broccoli?

Broccoli is a staple vegetable in our household and one we all enjoy chomping on. Steamed, boiled, roasted and even raw, this versatile veggie can be served up in a number of ways. But is broccoli something that we should be feeding to our hamster Oscar, and if so, how do we cook it and

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