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  1. Rodents
    Hi everyone! Today, I will be talking about hamster seed mixes. I have seen a lot of people who are troubled with choosing the best hamster seed mix for their hammies so i hope this thread will help you. What to take note of when choosing a seed mix? -High Variety (20+ ingredients) -No added...
  2. Small Animal Chat
    Hi everyone! this is a heavy topic but i really feel like i need to talk about it as i haven’t been able to find anyone else discussing this! i’ve been seeing a lot of live feeding videos in the search results on youtube when looking for hamster care videos and honestly it’s gotten to the...
  3. Small Animal Chat
    Hello lovely people, my hamster (7 months old) has developed 2 bald spots in symmetrical positions on his back, pictures attached. He seems happy and healthy and is eating and drinking normally, I read it could be a vitamin deficiency so I am supplementing with nutritional yeast. Should I take...
  4. Small Animal Chat
    Hi hope everyone is well. i’m new so i don’t really know how this works but i need some help! my hamster is definitely on the older side (most likely around 2 yrs) and he’s becoming less active (i know this is normal in older hamsters) for the past bit i know his nails need cut because they are...
  5. Rodents
    Hi so I'm a new hamster owner, I have a male Syrian and some type of male dwarf and I was just wondering what is the best enrichment, forage, wheel, food, bedding, treats, sand for sandbath etc. I also was wondering if it's safe to give them sticks from outdoors to chew on? I'm trying to make...
  6. General Chat
    Hi guys My daughters Dwarf Hamster has developed a sore on her tummy and wondered if anyone had come across something similar? Photos attached. They're not great. She's a wriggler! I'm really hoping it's nothing sinister. TIA
  7. Small Animal Chat
    Hi, everyone. Kind of panicking right now. I just saw this bump with a kind of brown scab on it on the right side of my robo dwarf hamster Moki’s neck. His eye is also pink and inflamed, but not crusted. Can anyone give any insight on what may be happening??? All the vets in my town are refusing...
  8. Small Animal Chat
    Hello, I hope this is the right place for this as I'm new, let me know if it's not. My partner and I recently got our first hamster in January. She was so friendly and really wanted to climb all over our hands. She was so curious and friendly. The cage we were sold was too small, so after a...
  9. Rodents
    Hei! New hammy mom. I got Pif from a person who didn't know what to do with him ( he was the result of a mistake pregnancy). As far as I know he is a dwarf, at least this is how I identified him from my research. Question. When I let him to play outside I have some panels covered in textile to...
  10. Small Animal Chat
    Hi, This is sort of a long one I apologise! I need a bit of advice because I’ve been made to feel like I’ve done something wrong by Pets at Home. Yesterday I went to get my hamsters some treats from Pets at Home and saw a beautiful little ginger Syrian. I thought….’your my soul mate’. I...
  11. Rodents
    So, I found a food mix that is quite low on protein, it has around 13% of protein and I'd like to know how I could add 5 percent more protein to my hamster's diet. ( i dont own a hammy yet, however, im planning to get one)
  12. Rodents
    Basic hamster care This is the minimum of Hamster care for a dwarf hamster.The minimum is what everyone should atleast have for their hamsters. housing The minimum in the uk is 80 x 50 cm according to the RSPCA the recommended is around 100 x 50 cm.This should be unbroken floor space...
  13. Small Animal Chat
    Hi there! Looking for some advice before I call the vet in the morning. Our hamster escaped and despite trying everything to find him he reappeared himself a week later looking rather skinny and tired. After giving him a night to rest I noticed his front toes are dark at the nail beds and one...
  14. Small Animal Chat
    hi all, i’m new to here and just wanted to ask what i should do about my (dwarf) ham’s cage. i’ve had him for a month and he’s been very calm and happy. today i noticed him biting and climbing the bars, only briefly though. i’m not sure why this is as his cage is 100x50cm and he has tons of...
  15. Small Animal Chat
    I have two dwarf hamsters and one of them was super friendly to begin with but now will bite quite hard when about to be handled . shes fine once shes being handled but will tend to bite quite hard. She isnt afraid either as she will come up to you and its just like a light switch that she has...
  16. Rodents
    I recently got 2 female syrian hamsters and i bought them living together. They are about 3 months old. I got them at a locally owned pet store. I was reading about the species and it said they should not be housed together at all and that many pet stores do this irresponsibly. However the pet...
  17. Small Animal Chat
    Hi, I'm planning on getting a hamster soon and have been buying a few things for it before I get it. One of the things I bought was this nature salad mix from Wilko. It says that it is suitable for all small animals but I'm not sure if it is. The ingredients are oat flakes, wheat flakes...
  18. Small Animal Chat
    When we got a Syrian Hamster 2 weeks ago, a friend donated us their Habitrail Ovo and Twist cage as they no longer needed it. I now realise that it is far too small for our hamster, so I am looking for a new cage. However, he seems to enjoy the tunnels that he currently has, so would it be...
  19. Rainbow Bridge
    My name is Rachel Tofield and I am studying Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London. I am gathering research into the beliefs and attitudes of pet owners during the euthanasia of their pet at a UK veterinary practice during the coronavirus pandemic. The benefits from...
  20. Rodents
    Hi! I got my hamster tilly around 3/4 weeks ago. I had her in an alaska barred cage and she was unhappy with this such as biting the bars, monkey barring, so I upgraded to a zoozone 2 cage. She is still unhappy and is biting the edges of the plastic. She has a 30cm wheel, 6inches of bedding...
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