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What is the difference between a guinea pig and a hamster?

What is the difference between a guinea pig and a hamster?

When it comes to choosing a family pet, most people start off with either a hamster or a guinea pig, as both are small animals that are relatively easy to look after. However guinea pigs and hamsters have some fundamental differences, which should help you decide which pet is right for you! The guinea pig

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What is the best hamster water bottle?

Best hamster water bottle for Syrian hamsters

Getting the best hamster water bottle for your Syrian hamster is actually more important than you may initially think. Often we are torn between providing our pets with a hamster water bottle or a food bowl with fresh water – so which is the right approach? Syrian hamster breeds should be served water in a

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why did my hamster die?- Hamster Guru

Why did my hamster die?

One of the unfortunate realities of owning a hamster or most pets, is that a pet’s lifespan is much, much shorter than ours. When it comes to hamsters, most hamsters die within 2-3 years after birth. This means that cherishing your hamster is brief but rewarding. But outside of natural causes, you may be wondering

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how to hold a syrian hamster- Hamster guru

How to hold a Syrian hamster | Step-by-step guide

Hamster ownership can be a very rewarding experience. These adorable, fun, and inquisitive animals make for perfect pets thanks to their cuddly and engaging personalities and behavior. But when it comes to holding a hamster correctly, there are some important things to keep in mind. So how best can you hold Syrian hamsters? When holding

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why do hamsters eat their newborn babies- hamster guru

Why do hamsters eat their newborn babies?

In the wider animal kingdom, cannibalization is not as taboo or uncommon as it is for us humans! For some newborn hamsters, this process is a natural order of events if multiple babies are born to an entire litter. But why exactly do hamsters eat their newborn babies? A mother hamster may eat newborn hamsters

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can hamsters eat arugula

Can hamsters eat arugula? | How much arugula is safe?

Arugula is a type of leafy green veggies that are packed with vitamin c, vitamin b, and vitamin k, which are essential nutrients for all warm-blooded lifeforms. We know that hamsters eat vegetables primarily, but is it okay to give hamsters arugula? Hamsters can eat arugula, and this leafy vegetable provides hamsters with beneficial nutrients

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difference between hamster and gerbil

What is the difference between a gerbil and a hamster?

Since the passing of our lovely Syrian hamster almost a year ago, our kids have been nagging us to get another pet. And whilst Oscar is obviously irreplaceable, we’ve been toying with the idea of getting gerbils. After all, both of these rodent pets are small in size, low in maintenance and are relatively cheap

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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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