Within this Hamsters section you can find all you ever wanted to know about hamsters including information about hamster species, the different types of pet hamsters and hamsters as pets, advice on buying a hamster, caring for hamsters, showing hamsters and breeding hamsters.

About Hamsters

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Hamsters are mammals that belong to the rodent family and there are many different hamster species from the Roborovski hamster that is 4-5 cm in length to the European Hamster that is 27-32 cm in length.

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Pet Hamsters

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Hamsters are the most popular of small rodents kept as a pet with five species of hamsters commonly kept as pets. Find out about the different species of pet hamsters, their characteristics and what makes them suitable as pets.

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Buying A Hamster

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Before buying a hamster check out the things to consider, the costs of owning a hamster, how to select a healthy hamster and preparing to bring it home.

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Hamster Care

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Information about hamster equipment, routine hamster care, feeding hamsters, handling and hamster illnesses and diseases.

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Showing Hamsters

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There are various pet and hamster clubs in the UK that hold regular pet and hamster shows. Find out about showing hamsters, the rules and what the hamster judges look for.

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Breeding Hamsters

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Whether thinking about breeding hamsters or dealing with an unplanned pregnant hamster, find advice on looking after the mother and babies, and things to consider before starting to breed hamsters.

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Fruit & Vegetables To Feed Hamsters
Hamsters enjoy fruit and vegetables to eat but there are a few fruits and vegetables that are not safe to feed to hamsters so check out which are safe to feed and which to avoid.
Escaped Hamster
An escaped hamster can often be difficult to find, but don't dispair as it is easy to make a home-made humane hamster trap.