Golden Hamster Care

Golden Hamster Care

The golden hamster, or Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus), is a species of rodent in the subfamily Cricetinae. It was first described scientifically by Wilhelm Zimmermann in 1839, who named it “Cricetus auratus”. The species has two recognized subspecies: Mesocricetus auratus auratus and Mesocricetus auratus nivicolus. Both are commonly called golden hamsters, though the former is … Read more

Best Hamster for Kids

Best Hamster for Kids

The innocence of a child should always be kept pure and untouched. Children are by nature very playful and curious and they do everything with an absolute sense of innocence that means no harm at all. When it comes to handling pets, however, children can be a little rough around the edges, as young kids … Read more

Do Hamsters Bite?

Do Hamsters Bite

Little animals, big teeth! Hamsters are small and adorable, but they can also be a bit cheeky and feisty. A hamster’s teeth never stop growing, which gives them plenty of chance to nibble, gnaw and bite all throughout their lives and in fact, encourages it. As many other animals, big and small, Hamsters will often … Read more

Can Hamsters Live Alone?

Can Hamsters Live Alone

As much as we would like to simplify the answer to the question ‘Can Hamsters Live Alone?’, many factors have to be considered and taken into account when housing hamsters. In order to determine if it is ideal for a hamster to live alone, we must look at their species and evaluate their nature. The … Read more

Why is my Hamster Storing Food?

Why is my Hamster Storing Food

You may notice your hamster storing food. He or she might fill their pouches and then empty the pouch into a ‘stash’ somewhere in a particular corner of the cage often in or near their nest. But why do they do this? And what do you do with the hamster stash when cleaning them out? … Read more

Hamster Hibernation

Hamster Hibernation

Most of you will think of bears and other wild animals when the word hibernation comes into play, but what most people don’t know is that small little critters like hamsters hibernate too. The call of nature is undeniable, and as much as we want to think that hamsters are household pets, we must always … Read more

Benefits of Owning a Hamster

Benefits of Owning a Hamster

If you’re an animal lover, you will instantly love these little cuddly fluff balls, there is no doubt. Hamsters are great pets for all stages of life and can adapt to the lifestyle of many different people all around the world. There are many benefits that come with owning a hamster, but there are a … Read more

Can you own a Hamster and Cat?

Hamster and Cat

Do you have a cat but are thinking of buying a hamster? Or do you have a hamster but are thinking of getting a cat? Both hamsters and cats make great pets, but they may not seem like they will be great companions, with images of Tom & Jerry springing to mind, although Jerry was … Read more

Newborn Hamsters

Newborn Hamsters

Today’s blog is all about newborn hamsters – we have everything you need to know about these baby bundles of cuteness  Nothing is cuter than a baby animal. If like us you absolutely adore hamsters, no baby animal is cuter than a baby hamster. Whether you have been trying to breed hamsters as described in … Read more

How Much Do Hamsters Cost?

How Much Do Hamsters Cost

Hamsters are fairly cheap in price, only costing around £5-£15. However, it is not the hamster that you should be worried about in terms of cost, the equipment and food needed for looking after a hamster properly, is what is going to cost you more.  The prices between hamster breeds don’t differ much either. Whether … Read more