Cheese is by far one of my favourite things to snack on, even though sometimes it gives me an upset stomach. It's easy to cut up, it's perfect on crackers and we almost always have it in the fridge! It is easy for us as pet parents to get tempted to give our pets human foods, especially if we are having a quick snack ourselves. I know every so often when we have … [Read more...] about Can My Hamster Eat Cheese? Is Cheese Safe or Beneficial?
It can be difficult to name a new pet, especially when you don't have a favourite TV Show, video game or book character that your pet looks like. This is especially true when it comes to hamsters. Luckily for us, it was extremely easy to come up with our hamster Twitch's name since that's what she was doing when she was surrendered to us. I had a lot of fun finding and … [Read more...] about 122 of Our Favourite Funny and Cute Hamster Names
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Today is going to be a bit of a more serious article that covers how to tell when your hamster is sick. As we all know, it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether or not your small mammals are sick. As a small animal owner, you're going to want to make sure you're checking your little one every time you feed them to make sure everything … [Read more...] about 24 Of the Most Common Hamster Illnesses & Diseases
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, One of the first concerns my partner had when we took in Twitch, our dearly departed hamster, was "is she going to smell?" This is a huge concern for a lot of parents and potential hamster owners. For some reason, hamsters have a bad reputation for being stinky or smelly, so is there some way to give them a bath? Do they need dust baths … [Read more...] about Do Hamsters Need Baths?
If you own small mammals you know that sometimes it's difficult to find them the right food. Pet stores cater so heavily to dogs and cats and sometimes it feels like our small friends get glossed over. I can't tell you the number of times I have gone to a pet store and they are all sold out of hamster food or chew toys. I used to live next to a store that required you to … [Read more...] about Can Hamsters Eat Guinea Pig Food? Is it As Healthy? Is it Safe?
Hamsters have quickly grown to be one of the most common "starter pets" that families get their children. When children ask for pets it seems like common replies are: dogs are too much work, fish aren't entertaining enough and cats will ruin all of the furniture. I know growing up, no one in my family had any pets other than one of my younger cousins. Her parents got her a … [Read more...] about Do Hamsters Make Noises? What do Hamster Squeals & Screams Mean?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be pretty scary when you find your little one not moving, especially if it's a little one that is unable to tell you if they are feeling down or sick. Unfortunately, this seems to be fairly common for hamster owners, so why is that? Are they sleeping for a long time? Are they dead? Are they hibernating? Short Answer You might be … [Read more...] about Do Hamsters Hibernate? How do I help a Hibernating Hamster?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, I've been covering a bunch of foods Hamster can and can't have like carrots, bananas, and kale, but now it's time to figure out if they can eat strawberries. From the other posts, we already learned that some hamsters can have "human food" like fruits and vegetables while others have a harder time digesting the sugar that they contain. … [Read more...] about Can Hamsters Have Strawberries?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Hamsters can be pretty picky creatures and you may already know that it is super important to make sure that they grind their teeth to make sure they don't grow too long. If your hamster isn't interested in any chew toys you may want to give them some human food to help make sure they are as healthy as they can be, which brings us to the … [Read more...] about Can Hamsters have Carrots?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, In the past, I've covered whether or not hamsters can eat bananas and I thought I'd get back to it, especially for our hamster followers who aren't sure about what they can feed their little ones. Today's question is: Can Hamsters Eat Kale? Short Answer Yes, some can, but in moderation. What breeds shouldn't eat Kale? Breeds that … [Read more...] about Can Hamsters Eat Kale?