Hamsters Health

Hamsters Health: learn from the world of information provided by real hamsters lovers like you. Find any feedback regarding hamsters health problems on this section; however always consult your vet for any hamsters health issues.


March 25, 2008 | By Imaginepurple | 1

I have a hamster who, up until now, has been the picture of health. He was energetic, and had a sweet personality. Today, though, I looked into his house, and called his name. He poked his head out to answer me, and I saw that his nose was a bit red.… more ›

Sharon L.

March 25, 2008

A: Could be allergy to bedding, or could be due to his diet. The only way to know for sure if he is ok is to get him checked out by a veterinarian.

August 28, 2008 | By bethanne o. | 5

we clean both cages twice a week and the hamsters still cause a really bad odor. being we have little kids in and out the house i would like to know how to get the smell to go away.


August 28, 2008

A: Well it can depend on what kind of odor it is. Is it their waste?? Do they use a specific place in the cage? If it is both then you just need to clean out that corner every other day and it shouldn't smell. From what I know, a hamster is very clean… more ›

March 17, 2008 | By Bree B. | 2

I have 3 triplet...chinese dwarf hamsters and they love sleeping in their ball..The problem is when I want to play with them or get them out they won't come out and I can't reach in the ball and get them! I can't reach them because the ball opening i… more ›

Michele Z.

March 18, 2008

A: You could try luring them out with food or a treat, or replace their ball with a plastic house that has a removable top. However, they seem to like the ball since it is comfortable and cozy and they may not like the plastic house as much. Hamst… more ›

February 28, 2009 | By Ana S. | 1

Frick and Frack seem to be okay, but they are a new pet to me, even after a couple of months, and I want to make sure I'm doing all I can for them. I give them "Premium" 8 in 1 hamster/gerbil food, but I notice they prefer the bigger seeds and pract… more ›

Ana S.

March 1, 2009

A: I have guinea pigs which are different than hamsters, but with any small pet, the larger the cage the better. Just make sure the bars aren't too wide apart for it to escape. That way they can run and roam around in it. Oxbow carries what I consider … more ›

July 14, 2010 | By Tracy | 3

I have an adorable black bear hamster named Lilly Bear who is just over a year old. Besides gourmet hamster food she gets timothy hay and raw shelled peanuts. She also gets pieces of carrots which she enjoys. What other fruits and veggies do your ha… more ›

lorraine B.

July 15, 2010

A: There is a wide variety of fruits and vegetables you can feed your hamster. However, you'll need to start slow. (Feeding your hamster too many fruits and vegetables, too soon, can give him diarrhea.) Begin by giving your hamster a small piece of … more ›


April 21, 2010 | By Mary T. | 30

It's time to let the good times roll — hamster style that is! On Saturday, more than 10,000 hamsters are expected to roll into 1,000 different nationwide locations for the annual Hamster Ball Derby hosted by Petco. Racing in run-about … more ›

Calling All Hamsters: It's Derby Time!

December 7, 2007 | By EarlyBird | 966

ENGLAND – A North Yorkshire teen admitted to torturing a hamster to death this summer, by putting it in the freezer and through a washer and dryer. The 15-year-old, whose name is being held for legal reasons, was one of six teens at th… more ›

Boy Admits To Torturing, Killing Hamster


September 11, 2008 | By Lilly | 23

I thought hamsters were the only ones in my place who hoarded food. As it turns out, this morning I discovered that Cookie does it now. She's met two of my hamsters and spends a lot of time around the cages. She hides food under my bed in a little … more ›

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