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Is my hamster healthy? I have noticed a mole on his side

Hamster Moles

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.

   
Where is a good place to keep the hamster cage?

Avoid Drafts!

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.

   
Why does my hamster eat it´s poo?

eating droppings

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.

   
How do I keep my hamster happy?

Avoid Stress!

Stress is a major cause of illness in a hamster and can
be caused in many different ways. Noise during the day
may prevent the little fellow from getting his sleep,
Removing his little secret store of food, disturbing it
while it is in its nest, changing its cage, etc. Avoid
stress and your hamster will be happier and healthier.

   
How often should I give my hamster water?

Fresh water each day.

Rinse out the hamsters water bottle and refill it with
fresh water every day. I use bottled water (Or
sometimes boiled water) as my main supply here, near
London, is not of the best quality.
Do not allow sunlight to fall on the bottle each day as
this will cause green algae to grow.
Do not use a bowl for water as the hamster will tip it
up and make his cage wet.

   
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