Hamster Guru Blog

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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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why your hamster might die

Reasons why your hamster might die

We all hope that our pet hamsters die peacefully in their sleep due to old age having lived a happy and healthy life.  And, for the majority of hamsters this is often the case, however, hamsters are not invincible, and it is important that you are aware of the types of diseases that your hamster

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do hamsters blink

Do hamsters blink?

In all the time that we have had Oscar, I have never seen him blink. He will quite happily sit and stare into the distance or close his eyes for hours on end whilst he visits the land of nod, but never does he flutter his eyes. It turns out, however, that at some point

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how much does a hamster cost

How much do hamsters cost?

Although in comparison to other pets purchasing a hamster is considered a cheap option, the ownership and daily living costs can soon mount up. As first time hamster owners we were conned into buying every gadget going but over the course of time have come to appreciate and understand what are considered to be hamster

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teddy bear hamster facts

Teddy Bear Hamster Facts – Everything You Need to Know

Getting our Syrian hamster Oscar was not a decision we took lightly. Despite the constant badgering from our children, we spent a long time researching whether a teddy bear hamster would be the right fit for our family. I am pleased to say that Oscar has over-delivered on his hamster potential and we couldn’t imagine

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how to give your hamster a sand bath

Hamster Sand Baths – How to bathe your hamster

Hamsters are relatively clean animals – constantly grooming and toilet training themselves – but how important is it for them to take a bath? Is sand good for hamsters? Sand baths offer a good solution for keeping your hamster clean and odor-free without posing any risks to their health. Providing their cage and bedding is

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