First time raising a cute hammy? You’re in for a treat but also for a steep learning curve. Don’t worry – we’re here to help. Check out these beginner-level guides for new hamster owners and those who are considering adopting a hamster and prefer to learn about these adorable little pets before they take the plunge.

How Much Water Do Hamsters Need?

Wondering if your hamster is drinking enough? Or maybe too much? This guide has you covered with solid information on water consumption in hamsters - and how to make sure your pet is fully dehydrated.

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Is My Hamster Bored? (And What to Do About It)

A bored hamster is an unhappy one. It's up to us as caring owners to make sure our little pet is happily engaged in a variety of activities. Here's how to tell if your hammy is bored and 10 ways to help make him happier.

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How to Give My Hamster a Sand Bath

Whether to clean up her fur, or just to frolic in the sand, your hamster is likely to appreciate the occasional healthy sand bath. How to go about it? Which sand to choose? Do all hamsters enjoy the sand? We offer you some well-researched answers.

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7 Hamster Health Issues Every Owner Needs to Know About

Even if your hamster is perfectly fine today, you should read this guide to be informed of the health issues which may crop up in the future. Written with the extensive help of exotic pet specialist, Dr. Alicia McLaughlin, DVM.

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Why Does My Hamster Hide?

Wondering why your cute little hamster may be hiding? Here's all you need to know about this type of behavior, including when it could indeed be cause for alarm.

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