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best hamster foods

5 of the best pre-bought hamster foods

Hamsters, like humans, have their own dietary needs and whilst we need to ensure that we supply them with food that is nutritious, we should also make sure that it replicates what they would eat in the wild.View Post Your hamster’s diet has a direct impact on its health and wellbeing, so it’s important that

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best hamster sawdust

4 of the best hamster sawdusts to buy

For your hamster, their habitat is their home, so you want to make it as comfortable as possible. Therefore selecting a substrate that is soft, yet absorbent is really important. Finding the best hamster substrate is key as you want the material to be dust free whilst providing a safe and odor less environment. Below

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best hamster wheels

8 of the Best Hamster Wheels

Hamsters may be little but in the wild, they travel large distances often running for miles. Therefore, as responsible pet owners, we need to make sure that our hamsters have the opportunity to burn off any excess energy. The best way to do this is to invest in a good hamster wheel as it provides

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why do hamsters have whiskers

Why do hamsters have whiskers?

For nocturnal animals like hamsters, whiskers play an important role. They help your pet hamster to navigate, balance and smell and if you look closely enough, they can even provide subtle signs as to how they are feeling. In the wild, hamsters rely on their whiskers as a survival tool, to alert them to potential

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how much can hamsters smell

How good is a hamsters sense of smell?

Oscar is no longer an only pet, as during lockdown we welcomed our Cavapoo puppy called Rosie into the family. Whilst Oscar is unlikely to spot her wandering around the room as his cage is too high and the dog is too small, it has become obvious that the hamster can smell her. But just

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what is the best hamster bedding

What is the best hamster bedding?

A hamster will use its bedding to make a nest, but it will also carry it from place to place and gnaw on it from time to time. Therefore the bedding you choose for your hamster has to be soft yet safe and made from a digestible and non-porous material. Finding the best bedding for

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hamster cheeks

All you need to know about hamster cheeks

If you have ever observed your hamster after you have topped up their food bowl, then you will most likely have watched them stuffing their cheeks like a kid at an all you can eat buffet! The sheer portion sizes that these “cheeky” small rodents are able to squeeze into their cheek pouches is hugely

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how to look after your hamsters nails

How to look after your hamster’s nails

My eldest child is a terrible nail bitter! It’s an awful habit and one I am keen to discourage. Oscar, (our hamster), however, seems to be suffering with the opposite problem in that his nails are growing quicker than he can grind them down. Although most hamsters may never need a manicure, it is important

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why do hamsters fight

Why do hamsters fight?

Thanks to COVID-19 we have all been stuck in the house together for months and months which has, inevitably, led to the kids bickering and fighting much more than usual. This forced imprisonment has made me appreciate why a hamster may prefer to live alone rather than seeking solace with a fluffy hammy mate. There

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