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    Hamster safe fruits, veg, seeds & nuts - New owner in need of guidance.

    I'm a new hammy owner and I've been reading up on what fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts are safe for thier consumption. However, I read on one website that "feeding seeds that are packaged for humans can lead to health problems like obesity and diabetes in hamsters, because additives such as salt...
  2. TheLottiediarys

    ‘Problem animals’

    How many pets do you think get labelled as ‘Problem’ animals just because people don’t understand them? This idea came to me, because my very traumatised and human fearing hamster, bit me for the first time today. She didn’t mean it maliciously, she didn’t even break the skin, all she was...
  3. dannif_piggies

    Guinea Pig (and hamster) accessories websites?

    Hey everyone, just wondering if anyone knows of cheap (but good) guinea pig (and/or hamster) accessories websites. Ive used zooplus and petplanet, but are there any others that people recommend. Ideally looking for the smaller (less obvious) places, so not eBay... Amazon... etc. I would also...
  4. FurryBabyMama

    Todd The Ham's Thread

    I wanted to post this here because the hamstercentral forum is so dead now, seems to only be the same 3 (judgemental, and snooty, might I add) members on there constantly. It was so active when I first started keeping hamsters 2 years ago but now it's not even worth posting there anymore and...
  5. Z

    FOR HAMSTER OWNERS *** please help

    Hi , I have a hamster called Rhino who I love so much and one day I was doing my daily check when I realised he had a crusty eye so I cleaned it and carried on and he still has a week later and now is really weak , can hardly walk , won’t eat or drink , is tierd all the time and never comes out...
  6. Julie M

    So This Happened.........

    Meet Belle (named as we picked her up yesterday and the storm was called “the beast from the east”) she was advertised on a Facebook group as free to a good home. Her cage is ordered pending delivery (Barney cage). She’s currently in a cage called “Coney Island hamster cage” which is too small...
  7. TheLottiediarys

    Feeling Awful I'm Doing Everything Wrong

    I feel just absolutely terrible, Everything just seems to be bad at the moment :( I really feel like a failure with my animals. I've been working for months with Daenerys my hamster to get her used to Me, she's so shy and gets very upset when anything changes, this includes adding anything new...
  8. TheLottiediarys

    Igor (hamster) Is Holding His Leg Funny?

    I noticed tonight while spot cleaning the cages that Igor my winter white dwarf is holding his back leg a little funny? I've got video of it Not sure if other people can see. He's holding it up a little bit and isn't really putting it down to walk But he does place it on the floor sometimes and...
  9. TheLottiediarys

    I'm So Proud Of My Hamster Right Now!

    I've got a sweet little syrian called Daenerys, I was sure I already had a thread for her but it seems not, She was a rescue from applauding condition, very scared of humans when she came to me about 6 months ago, Today she let me stroke her for the first time! I've worked with her from a...
  10. TheLottiediarys

    Has Anyone's Hamster's Got Stuck In Toys?

    Hi guys! I'm finding more and more with my hammy's that i have to be creative with the toys and such that i get them because a lot of the toys available in my town are not suitable for them, Mainly my Syrian, and i love Syrians so i know to keep the best things i find for future pets :) So...
  11. TheLottiediarys

    Question About Hammys And Guinea Pigs In The Same Room!

    I know a lot of people on here have 'Animal rooms' Me included. I have two hamsters, and my Guinea Pig Girls in a C and c cage in my own animal room, But I've recently learned on a hamster forum that Hamsters should be kept in dark rooms away from windows and such because they need it dark in...
  12. TheLottiediarys

    I'm Very Proud Of My Hamster Today!

    I've got a lovely little Russian Dwarf Hamster his name is Igor! He's been... trouble some in some ways as he was very fearful of humans when I got him and cage terratorial, so he would bite me a lot! And he wouldnt let me touch him :/ But today he let me stroke him down the back for the first...
  13. TheLottiediarys

    My Hamsters Chewing Her Way Out Of Her Cage!

    Hi guys! As per usual I've got a dilemma, My Syrian Hamster Daenerys has managed to cause some serious damage to her cage, She's in a detolf cage which is an ikea glass cabinet with the door removed turned on its side for a tank style cage, it's got wood on both ends with glass. This is...
  14. TheLottiediarys

    I Love My Hamster A Lot Apparently!

    A few weeks ago we rescued a hamster from pretty bad conditions, Her name is Daenerys. Last night I got a little tipsy, My boyfriend found me laying down in front of Daenerys cage, Apparently I was crying, saying how much I loved her, that she was cute and had 'ear mustache's' So that was a...
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