Ready to get started? Well, then come on, lets explore some of the things you should know about your new pet. Check out some of our sections on Hamster Homes (Cage, aquarium or… what’s that? Plastic box?) Proper Hamster Handling Techniques (Why you should never just pick up that snoozing hamster) hamster Diet And Nutrition (Your hamster just loves peanuts, but are they good for him?), and Medical Issues (What kind of Injuries and Diseases could my hamster get and how do I treat them?)
ARMED AGAINST THE ACHOO!
Hamsters are tough, robust animals, but when they do get sick, their health can deteriorate very quickly and will require immediate attention. Preventative care is the only thing that can save a hamster in some cases, and sometimes even the best cared for hamster becomes ill. You are best equipped to protect your hamster if you are able to spot an illness and respond accordingly. We have a number of sections to help you arm yourself against the achoo! Check them out!
To be healthy a hamster needs exercise just like human beings and every other animal in nature. A hamster wheel shouldn’t be considered an optional toy but rather as an absolute necessity. Your hamster’s natural habitat would have him or her scampering over the Steppes of Eurasia evading predators, hunting for food, and burrowing several feet underground every day to go to sleep, so they are indeed very active creatures and that amount of natural energy needs to be released somewhere and I don’t care how big your cage is it’s not big enough for that natural energy to be released. The only solution is a good (preferably solid) wheel.