The way that you care for and interact with your hamster should reflect their natural behaviour as a prey species. How does this influence their behaviour of hamsters in the home?
Use this understanding to find ways to keep them happy and healthy…
Our experts have been making healthy foods for hamsters for many years. If you are wondering what to feed or how to care for your hamster – look no further. We have a complete range to meet all their needs.
Hamster diets don’t just deliver nutrition but taste and enjoyment too. Hamsters are active chewers and need to do so to keep their constantly growing teeth trimmed.
How can you keep hamsters clean and happy? There’s a lot to learn about hamsters and how to keep them healthy. Learn more about basic day to day hamster hygiene here.
No, not all hamsters should be kept in pairs. Syrian hamsters (the most common form of a hamster) are well known for being anti-social with other hamsters and will fight – sometimes to the death. Other types of hamster are more compatible and can be kept in pairs or groups, usually of the same sex, especially if introduced when young.
Hamsters are omnivores and need a mix of food to keep them healthy. Kibbles or nuggets made especially to meet their nutritional needs are a great starting point. They can also be given small amounts of fresh green leafy vegetables, berries, stoned fruits and even cooked eggs and cottage cheese. Fresh water should always be provided.
Hamsters are one of the easiest pets to look after. A hamster cage can have quite a small footprint in your house, making it easy to squeeze into a small space but you can cater for a hamster’s wanderlust by adding on tunnels and platforms to explore. A wheel (closed not barred) can even allow them to cover miles while not moving from the spot. It’s also possible to bury cardboard tubes into substrate from them to burrow safely underground. Their cage should be cleaned daily and food and water provided. And if you go away for a few days (within your own country), your hamster can often come with you!
For more detailed information about Hamsters, you can contact us and we will get back to you with our experts’ advice. However, if you have any concerns about the health and well-being of your hamster, you should seek veterinary advice immediately. The RSPCA has also provided many helpful hamster guides you can find here.