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Hamsters

We’ve got you covered! We’ve got lots of helpful advice, hints, tips, tricks and some great links to some fantastic resources.

 

HELP

Is my Hamster Poorly

If your hamster has any of the following symptoms, please book an appointment or a telephone consultation;
  • If your hamster has very full cheeks all the time and is eating less than normal
  • If your hamster is limping
  • If you can see your hamster’s front teeth sticking out, or if they are struggling to eat
  • If your hamster is quieter than normal or wont come out of their bed as usual
  • If your hamster has a wet bottom

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Tips and Advice

DIET
  • Use a quality complete hamster food like Supreme
  • Keep front teeth short with dog biscuits
  • Offer tiny amounts of fresh fruit and veg such as apple or cauliflower
  • Remove all uneaten food every day ( hamsters hide food in their bed )
  • Seeds nuts grains are great feed items too but don’t suddenly change their diet
  • Always offer fresh water in a valve-less sipper bottle or bowl ( bedding and food will get in the bowl)
  • Grapes and Rhubarb can be poisonous
HOME SWEET HOME
  • Always keep the cage clean, at the very least once a week, but because hamsters communicate by smells replace a small amount of the nesting bedding that’s dry.
  • Provide tunnels such as toilet roll tubes
  • Buy the largest cage you can manage, provide a box or boxes for nesting
  • If you buy a wheel, get the largest widest one you can so they can run without bending their back
  • Bedding should be shredded paper or dry peat for nesting
  • Remember they are nocturnal so will sleep all day and shouldn’t be disturbed
  • Hamsters can catch a human’s cold!
  • Hamsters love to dig so provide a thick layer of bedding such as dust free wood shavings
HEALTH
  • Golden hamsters can be kept in groups of girls if they are kept togethetr, Syrians should be kept alone
  • Check every day for cuts, and that food and water have been eaten/drunk
  • Remember hamsters sleep all day and are up at night
  • Hamsters can catch a humans cold!
  • Hamsters live for about 2 years

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