When it comes to Hamster, we've been there, done that, now serving 16 tips in 6 categories ranging from Breeding to Play.
What should I give my hamster for a treat?
Lettuce (Green), cabbage, fruit etc. may be given as
"treats" to your hamster, but not too much nor too
often. Vegetables and fruit should NOT be given to a
hamster suffering from diarroea.Stick to the dry food!
on no account give chocolate to your hamster,
IT IS POISONOUS TO HAMSTERS!
Why does my hamster eat it´s poo?
Do not be alarmed if you see your hamster eating its
droppings. Hamsters do not digest all nutrients from
their food when first eaten, It is quite normal for
a hamster to eat it's droppings.
Is my hamster healthy? I have noticed a mole on his side
You may notice a mark, similar to a mole, on your
hamster's side, and think it has something wrong.
This is quite normal and is caused by a scent gland.
often seen on both hips.
Can I use sawdust in the hamster cage?
If you use sawdust for your cage, make sure it is not
too fine or dusty, and that it is clean.
I prefer Wood shavings to sawdust, as occasionally
hamsters in sawdust can get a fit of sneezing.
DO NOT USE CEDAR WOOD SHAVINGS. most hamsters are
allergic to cedar wood.
How should I handle my hamster?
Before handling your hamster it is a good idea to wash
your hands, Hamsters have poor eyesight but a very keen
sense of smell, If your hamster can smell traces of
food on your hands he might well take a bite! This
little tip is easier to learn after the end of your
finger has been bitten off!
Where is a good place to keep the hamster cage?
Make sure your hamster is not living in a drafty area,
This can be a cause of ill-health. The cage should be
situated in a draft-free part of the room.