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Hamster Water Bottle Leaking – What To Do?

A leaky water bottle is a nuisance for both you and your hamster. In this article, we will answer what to do when you have a leaking hamster water bottle and why this might be happening.  If you notice your hamster’s water bottle leaking, first, you need to figure out why. Reasons why your bottle …

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Hamster Climbing The Walls And Ceiling Of Cage – What’s Wrong?

At times, you may see your hamster climbing their cage and occasionally doing backflips. As a pet owner, you may be wondering if this is normal. This article will answer what it means when a hamster is climbing and more.  A hamster that is constantly climbing the bars of their cage may be experiencing one …

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Should You Wake A Hamster Up? [And How To]

Are you getting to know your hamster’s sleep patterns? Occasionally, we may need to wake our hamsters. Is this safe? We gathered our research to answer if you should wake up your hammie, and if so, how it can be done safely.  You can wake up a hamster, but you should only do this occasionally …

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Hamster Jumps Out Of Hands – What To Do?

Did you recently bring home a new pet hamster? You probably have a ton of questions about hamster behavior. A part of hamster care is handling them. Properly picking them up and holding your hammie are skills to be learned. What happens if your hamster jumps out of your hands when handling? This can bring …

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Can You Take A Hamster On A Plane? [And How To]

If you are a proud owner of a furry hamster and preparing for a trip, you might wonder if it is possible or even safe to bring your hamster on board for an upcoming flight. Flying with any animal requires appropriate paperwork and knowledge of airline regulations and rules. It is a good idea to …

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Should You Freeze Hamster Bedding Before Use?

There is a list of supplies to get ready when bringing home a hamster. In that list, you’ll find bedding, and we’re sure you’ve spent some time finding the right bedding for your hamster. When researching bedding, you may have come across pet parent forums discussing freezing their hamster bedding before using it. Are you …

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Why Does My Hamster Jump In His Cage?

Have you noticed your hamster jumping around in his cage? Perhaps you are wondering if this is normal behavior. Maybe you’re wondering if they are trying to communicate something to you. They could be. Jumping is a behavior that brings up concerns or, at the very least, some questions for our owners. Every pet parent …

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Why Does My Hamster Pee Or Poop In His Wheel?

Hamster behavior can be odd, intriguing, and sometimes downright gross. Many habits a hamster has comes from its instincts or how it behaved in the wild. Have you noticed your hamster peeing or pooping in their wheel? This behavior is one on the more messy side of things, but not uncommon. We have thoroughly researched …

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My Hamster Is Scared Of Me – What To Do?

Is your hamster showing signs of stress or being scared? It can be worrisome when your hamster is seemingly scared of you or its environment. You may have done something to make your hamster not trust you, or you have a shy hamster that is easy to scare. Sudden movements or loud sounds can be …

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Hamster Huddled In Corner – What To Do?

Is your hamster huddled in the corner of its cage? You may be wondering what is causing your hamster to hide there. Maybe you are concerned that something is wrong with your small furry friend.  An abrupt change in behavior or routine usually points to an underlying cause. However, we wanted to get to the …

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My Hamster Always Wants Attention – Is This Okay?

Hamsters are little balls of energy. Their need for attention varies depending on how comfortable your hammie is with handling and on individual needs. Do you have a hamster that is always trying to grab your attention? You may be wondering if this is normal behavior or if your little furball is trying to tell …

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My Hamster Doesn’t Like Chew Toys – What To Do?

Chewing is an important part of a hamster’s routine. Did you know chewing is necessary to maintain your pet’s dental health? Because their teeth are always growing, chewing is needed to grind down or file teeth to prevent overgrowth. Knowing the importance of chewing, it can be frustrating and worrisome when your hamster doesn’t seem …

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Can Hamsters Eat Broccoli [Inc. Cooked or Raw]

Our hamsters are omnivorous creatures who enjoy and benefit from variety when it comes to their diet. From simple veggies to home-baked treats, there are numerous ways to get creative with your hamster’s food and treat selection. Broccoli is a bright-green vegetable that has known health benefits when it comes to human consumption, but is …

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How To Keep Your Hamster Warm During Wintertime [7 Suggestions]

You may be coming into your first winter months having a hamster. Did you know the cold can be detrimental to our small, furry friends? You want to make sure your hamster is warm and safe from the frost this winter. So, what will you need to protect your companion from the cold?  We have …

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Can Hamsters Eat Coconut? [Inc. Safety Tips]

Maybe you are starting to experiment with new treats for your hamster. Are you considering coconuts and coconut products for your pet? Coconut has many perks and some limitations when feeding as a treat. We’ve researched and put together this guide with all you need to know about the relationship between your hamster and coconut. …

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