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Can hamsters eat lettuce? Are all types of lettuce suitable

Many people like to occasionally give their pet a treat. This can be a well-prepared salad or any type of vegetable. If you own a hamster, I know you have always had this question; can hamsters eat lettuce? Though hamsters eat lettuce, a common misconception among people is that lettuce can be toxic. But is […]

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How long do hamsters live?

Hamsters are small and cute little animals that are great fun for young and old. There are 19 species of hamsters in the world, but only about 4 or 5 can be adopted as pets. Unfortunately, the life expectancy of a hamster is not high.  The general genetics, over breeding, and housing conditions determine the […]

CAN HAMSTERS EAT BREAD

Can Hamsters eat bread?

Hamsters are picky rodents; they eat with pleasure what the owner gives them. They like to gnaw dried bread to sharpen their teeth. Fresh white bread is delicious, brown has a pleasant acidity, cookies are sweet and attractive, and pasta is a great lunch option. But despite the hamster’s taste and preferences, it’s important to […]

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Do Hamsters Bite? How To Avoid Being Bitten By Your Hamster

Sadly, hamsters do sometimes bite; but this is only when they are feeling stressed, scared, or territorial. Biting is a defense mechanism, and hamsters are actually quite gentle by nature. To avoid being bitten by your hamster, you must make sure that they feel content, and safe. This is easy enough… all you need is […]

How Long Can A Hamster Go Without Food and Water

How Long Can A Hamster Go Without Food and Water?

Hamsters are not any more capable of going without food and water than your average animal, contrary to popular belief. They can only go 1-3 days total. When forced to go without, they will quickly become distressed, and then sick. Actually, hamsters are fairly active and need plenty of sustenance, and water, as fuel. Deprived […]

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Hamster Diet: What can Syrian hamsters eat?

Are you curious about the hamster diet and food preferences? If you have a Syrian hamster, you might be asking What can Syrian hamsters eat? Those cute little hamsters will eat anything, however, not all foods are suitable for Syrian hamsters. In this article, we will cover what Syrian hamsters should and shouldn’t eat and how […]

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Can Hamsters See In The Dark?

You have probably noticed that your pet hamster is most active at nighttime. Indeed, hamsters are nocturnal. But, Can Hamsters See In The Dark? Some animals are blind, like the vole, and nocturnal. As a matter of fact, hamsters can see in the dark… just not particularly well. They see best with lighting that is […]

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Do Hamsters Like Music? Hamster Playlists & Music They Love!

Despite their size, hamsters can be intelligent, sociable little fellows. They are highly alert, and reactive to noise and stimuli. As a matter of fact, music is something that hamsters tend to like! Just make sure that the volume is suitably low. You will want to take the genre into consideration as well. Some have […]

CAN HAMSTERS VOMIT

Can Hamsters Vomit? Fact vs Myth | Find out why!

Most animals vomit in order to get a toxin or blockage out of their system. In these cases, vomiting can prove very helpful. Ejecting a poisonous food before it can fully absorb, for example. Or assisting a cat with a lodged hairball.  Can hamsters vomit? Hamsters are incapable of vomiting, unfortunately. This means the consequences […]

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Teddy Bear Hamsters | 21 Amazing Hamster Facts!

Hamsters are some of the cutest animals out there, and they make lovely pets. Teddy Bear Hamsters are a long-haired, fluffy breed. They are so-named for their distinctive teddy bear-like appearance. The Teddy Bear Hamster is happy to bond with their people. They are expressive, playful, and all-around delightful fellows. They have lots of unique […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hamsters: #4 Is Interesting!

You may be surprised to know a few things about hamsters. We have all seen them, either at pet stores or at friends’ homes. They are cute, certainly, but we don’t know much else about them. In fact, hamsters have some very unique features to offer as pets. To learn 10 things you didn’t know […]

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Child Friendly Hamsters: Top 3 Hamsters For Kids

You may be surprised to learn that there are more than twenty breeds hamster in the world today. However, not all of them are kept as pets and not all of them are child friendly hamsters. This is because, just like many pets we keep, hamsters can vary greatly from breed to breed in size, […]

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How To Hold A Hamster That Bites. Safely Hold Your Hamster

When you picked a hamster as a pet you probably envisaged a little furry friend scurrying around in his cage and sitting happily in your hands whilst you pet them. However, what you’ve got, if you are reading this, is a situation that isn’t quite as pleasant. You have a hamster that bites you when […]

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Why is it illegal to own a hamster in Hawaii? Read why here!

Hawaii has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world and the people are very friendly. So, why is it illegal to own a Hamster in Hawaii? Did you know that Hamsters and some other small animals are actually banned from entering the island of Hawaii? It’s true! It seems strange that […]

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Why is it illegal to own a hamster in California​? We have the answer!

California has some of the strictest pet laws in the world second only to Hawaii; but why is it illegal to own a hamster in California as well as certain other small pets? Just over the boarder in Nevada they have some of the most relaxed pet laws in America. If you are found with […]

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Why Is My Hamster Biting Me? Tips To Stop Them Biting

Hamsters love affection from their human owners. In fact, it could even be said that they thrive on it, and hence require it. After all, living in a cage must get pretty boring for your furry friend and what could be more exciting and fulfilling than time spent with you outside of it. Be it […]

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Can Hamsters Live Together In The Same Cage?

Hamsters are the perfect pet for people of all ages. They are a whole lot of fun, can teach children the responsibilities involved in keeping a pet, and make fabulous companions. As they live in a cage, they are also ideal for those whose living space is limited. But what if you fall in love […]