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how to look after a sick hamster

How to look after a sick hamster

It’s in our nature to nurture, and when our pets become poorly it can be a worrying time. This is something we, unfortunately, experienced first-hand recently, when our own hamster Oscar became incredibly ill very quickly. As hamsters are so small, they are not only more susceptible to becoming sick but less resilient at fighting

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why do hamsters lose their hair

Why do hamsters lose their hair?

Hamsters are cute and fluffy with super soft fur. Therefore, when they start to lose their hair or develop bald patches all over their bodies, it is often a warning sign that something is wrong. You may be wondering why hamsters lose their hair? There are a number of factors that affect the amount of

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why do hamsters try to escape

Why do hamsters try to escape?

Recently a friend purchased a hamster for her children, only for it to escape a few days later. And although this story has a happy ending as the cheeky little chap was found safe and sound, it made me wonder, just what drives a hamster to want to leave the safety of its cage? Is

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do hamsters have good eyesight

Do hamsters have good eyesight?

Upon placing Oscar’s food within his cage, I have noticed that it often takes him a while to locate his bowl. I watch as his whiskers flicker and his little nose twitches, compensating for what his eyes are unable to see. Hamsters have very poor eyesight, so rely on their other senses in order to

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differences between male and female syrian hamsters

Differences between male and female Syrian hamsters

When we collected our hamster from the pet store, we did not request a particular gender. This is because we naturally assumed (that bar the physical differences), all Syrian hamsters were the same. But is this a fair assumption? Although a large portion of a hamster’s personality is based on their breed and individual character,

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how to tell sex of a hamster

How to tell the sex of a hamster?

Many moons ago, when I was a child myself, we bought a couple of rabbits from a breeder who assured us we were taking home two males. Low and behold a few months later upon opening their hutch, we found a litter of bunnies. For this reason, it is really important to figure out the

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