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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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can my hamster get diabetes

Can my hamster get diabetes?

Diabetes runs in our family. My grandma and my dad also suffer with it, but it now appears that another member of our family has developed it…our hamster Oscar. Diabetes affects both humans and hamsters and needs to be controlled and managed through access to plenty of fluids and a balanced diet. If left untreated

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what are the best hamster treats

Best treats for hamsters

Everyone enjoys a treat, but hamsters are just like humans and when given the choice will always sway towards the sweet option. But what treats are considered healthy for hamsters? Here we look at the best shop-bought titbits and homemade snacks that you can give your hamster. What are the best hamster treats? The best

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should I take my hamster to the vets

Should I take my hamster to the vets?

Keeping pets is not always fun, and as responsible hamster owners, it is up to us to take them to the vets if they become poorly or injured. Having recently had to visit the vets for the first time ourselves, it got me wondering if we should have been making regular maintenance appointments for our

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