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Hamster Care and Advice Thread

Hamster Care and Advice Thread



*disclaimer: Neither @BurstingBubbles or @CoolCavy are professional experts in this area, this information is based on our own experiences of having hamsters and doing our own research. Please make sure that if you have any medical concerns with your hamster that you see a registered vet as soon as possible*

Firstly, people think that hamsters are an 'easy' pet to have - and whilst they may not require quite as much attention as pets such as dogs may, they still require time and love.

Again, whilst they may not typically cost as much money as some other pets, don't think that just because they typically don't cost much to buy, that there won't be cost involved in caring for them. Make sure that you have enough money aside for ongoing costs of food, bedding, and any vet care if needed.

So here's some advice from us. Please let us know if you have any questions or advice that should be added!

Types of Hamster



Life Span



Health



Habitat and Enclosure



Food and Water



Hygiene



Sleep and Wake Pattern



Safety



Enrichment



Taming

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Reply 1
this seems cool and pretty helpful!
Original post by srija08
this seems cool and pretty helpful!


Thank you! CoolCavy cowrote it with me :smile:
Hamsters seem like really cool non human animals to care for/live with. this is great ! perhaps I would adopt one if I wasn't scared of them :colondollar:
Original post by Obolinda
Hamsters seem like really cool non human animals to care for/live with. this is great ! perhaps I would adopt one if I wasn't scared of them :colondollar:

They're lovely :smile: aww do you know what it is about them that you're scared of?
Original post by BurstingBubbles
They're lovely :smile: aww do you know what it is about them that you're scared of?

wish I could pinpoint a rational reason. While I I imagine most people are not scared of hamsters, there does seem to be some cultural fear of rodents which I imagine probably contributes. I also have a fear of most non human animals maybe because it was something I learnt from my parents or because they look so different to humans. I can psychoanalyse all I want but there isn't really any way to know for sure. might just be how I am! :/
Original post by Obolinda
wish I could pinpoint a rational reason. While I I imagine most people are not scared of hamsters, there does seem to be some cultural fear of rodents which I imagine probably contributes. I also have a fear of most non human animals maybe because it was something I learnt from my parents or because they look so different to humans. I can psychoanalyse all I want but there isn't really any way to know for sure. might just be how I am! :/

Ah that makes sense! To be fair, the idea of seeing a mouse or rat in my house (i.e. a non pet one), scares me and makes me feel like they're invading my home and almost like claustrophobic about the idea of not being able to get rid of them. I'm still quite a nervous animal handler, I don't know what it is but I fine picking up animals really tricky - I think maybe I'm just worried that I'll hurt them somehow :colondollar: yet if you gave me a baby to hold, even a really young one, I'd feel more confident. I never had pets growing up so maybe just feel quite unsure from the lack of experience still :iiam: but yeah, obviously if you're scared of them, no need to hold/pet/or even see one :tongue:
I have one and he’s such a sweetie!
Original post by Maddiepatty4
I have one and he’s such a sweetie!


What's his name? :smile:
Original post by BurstingBubbles
What's his name? :smile:


His name is Jerry and is a little winter white! 💗
Reply 10
We breed hamsters and my sister makes money. They breed really fast.
Reply 11
i miss my hamsters :cry2:
rest in peace lil guys, hope you're still stuffing your cheeks with food up there in hamster heaven :angelwings:
Original post by Maddiepatty4
His name is Jerry and is a little winter white! 💗

Oh, so sweet! You're lucky to have such a pet. I plan to get one for myself next week, and I really want it to be a white one.
Why are you scared?

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