A Hamster Owner’s Guide

Find out all you need to know about how to choose, buy and care for your pet hamster in this comprehensive guide. Hamsters are small, chunky-bodied rodents with thick fur, short tails and cheek pouches. They are nocturnal animals and, in the wild, burrow underground in the daylight hours to avoid predators. This makes a hamster an ideal pet if you are at work or school during the day as it will sleep during this time and become active during the evening.

Homemade Hamster Cages

Hamster Cages Building your own homemade hamster cage is easy to do and can save you the relatively…

Hamster Food

Hamster Food Although you should feed you hamster primarily with store-bought hamster food, hamsters can enjoy a wide…

Hamster Toys

Hamster Toys Since hamsters are nocturnal, they will be active during the night while you are asleep. So…

Bottle & Dish

Water Bottle & Food Dish You should hamster needs constant access to water and this is best provided…

Hamster Bedding

There are two types of bedding that you need to provide for your hamster. These are the floor…

Hamster Cages

Hamster Cages A cage is the most expensive item that you will need to buy for your hamster,…

Health Problems

Even with regular, good-quality care, your hamster may still become unwell. You should therefore routinely check your hamster…

Finding a Lost Hamster

If your hamster escapes its cage it may attempt to chew through various different household objects such as…

Taming a Hamster

Taming your hamster is particularly important if you want to get the most out of your time together….

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Types of Hamster

Syrian hamsters, also known as golden hamsters, were introduced as pets by the American highway engineer Albert Marsh, who started a hamster breeding business in the 1940s. The Syrian hamster remains the most popular choice of pet hamster due to its low cost, ease of care and the many different variations available, although the various species of dwarf hamster and chinese hamsters are also commonly kept as pets. Learn about the differences between each type of hamster and the care each requires before choosing the one that is best for you and your family.

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Hamster Supplies

Learn about the process of buying a hamster. Find out how much keeping a pet hamster costs, the best places to buy, how to make sure you choose a healthy hamster, and advice for when you bring your pet back to its new home and settle it in.

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Cages | Homemade Cages | Bedding | Bottle & Dish | Toys | Wheels | Food | Taming | Finding a Lost Hamster | Health Problems

Buying A Hamster

There are several different supplies that you will need to keep your pet hamster happy and healthy. Discover how to choose the best type of cage for your hamster, what toys and other items you should provide in the cage, and what types of food to feed your pet, as well as information on other supplies. You can even find out how to build your own homemade hamster cage.

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Hamster Care

Hamsters are generally an easy pet to care for, but they still require a fair level of commitment to give them a happy, healthy life. Find out how to tame your hamster for handling, learn how to find your hamster if it escapes, and get detailed information on spotting, treating and preventing common health problems.

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