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Showing posts with label Hamster Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hamster Health. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Chrissy Teigen rescues pet hamster from wall

Chrissy Teigen has rescued her family hamster after it got lost in the wall.

The 35-year-old model took to Instagram on Monday (23.08.21) to share a four-minute video of herself hunting along a wall in her house trying to locate the sound of “faint scratching” coming from within, which she believed belonged to her hamster Peanut Butter who went missing three days ago.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

How Long Do Hamsters Live?


As you consider whether or not to purchase a hamster, one question you may want to consider is how long your adorable new friend will be a part of your family for. Learn more about how long most hamsters live, and what you can do to ensure that your new, cuddly creature will live a full, healthy life under your roof, below.

How Long do Hamsters Live?

A hamster’s lifespan is a good deal shorter than that of most other common household critters, and any of the five species of domesticated hamster will generally live for two to three years, says Claudie, "The Hamster Whisperer" and proprietor of the Westchester Rescued Hamster Haven. Any hamster that is a year and a half old is considered elderly, she says, and how much your hamster shows his or her age will depend on a number of things, including their individual personality and energy level. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your hamster live a healthy, fulfilling life.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

All About Keeping Hamsters as Pets

Are you thinking about getting a pet hamster for you or a child? Be prepared with knowing how to choose a hamster, what supplies you need, and how to feed and care for your new pet. Before you go to the pet store, learn how to provide a good home for a happy and healthy hamster.

Choosing a Pet Hamster

Hamsters are popular pets for children. They are small rodents that typically live about two years and are usually best if housed alone. Hamsters come in a variety of colors and breeds. Different breeds are known for distinctive traits. Learn about the choices before picking one out to take home:

Chinese Hamsters: These small hamsters are not as common as other kinds of hamsters. Many people often mistake them for dwarf hamsters.

Dwarf Hamsters: There are several varieties of dwarf hamsters, such as Roborovskis and Russians, and they're similar to Chinese hamsters.

Syrian Hamsters: Syrian hamsters come in several color variations and go by different names, such as goldens and teddy bears.

Make Sure the Hamster You Choose Is Healthy

Not every hamster in the pet store is of optimal health. Moving from supplier to store to a new home can be a stressful period for baby hamsters, and they will often get sick from it. Learn how to choose a healthy hamster and what to watch for after you take it home.

Young hamsters are best for taming since they will most likely be friendlier from the get-go. Choose an active hamster and one that doesn't look like he has a wet rear end or watery eyes. If a cage seems to have a few sick hamsters, it is probably best to avoid buying any hamster from that group since ​hamster diseases are very contagious.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hamsters: From The Wild To Your Bedroom

Cheeks puffed, growling, and ready to pick a fight with a barn cat: The black-bellied hamster is a far cry from the domesticated hamster you might have as a pet. It’s a good thing these black-bellied hamsters are defending themselves, because in France, where only 500 to 1,000 remain in the wild, these courageous critters are literally fighting for survival.

In the December 2014/January 2015 issue of National Geographic Kids magazine, you can find out more about wild hamsters in France, their history, and what people are doing to help their populations recover. And read below to learn more about wild and pet hamsters.

Where Did Your Pet Hamster Come From?

One of the most popular species of pet hamsters in North America and Western Europe is the Syrian, or golden, hamster, which was discovered in the wild in 1797. So how did this hamster get from the Middle East all the way to your bedroom or classroom? Thank zoologist Israel Aharoni. During a 1930 expedition to look for these golden hamsters, he and local Sheikh El-Beled uncovered a golden hamster and her 11 young living 8 feet (2.4 meters) below a wheat field.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Signs Of Illness In Hamsters And Possible Causes

Please note that the following table is not a comprehensive list of medical problems that occur in hamsters, nor is it a comprehensive list of all the possible causes for a particular sign. This is intended as a guideline only and should not replace having your hamster evaluated by an experienced small mammal veterinarian. Do not rely on your dog and cat veterinarian to treat your hamster unless you have researched them and are comfortable with their level of hamster experience.

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