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The Best Affordable Hamster Cages (2021 List)

There are many commercial or store-bought hamster cage options available, with some cheaper than others. Which affordable cages are the best to work well for your hamster's health and well-being?

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11 Causes of Sudden Death in Hamsters

From old age to wet tail, here are 11 conditions that can cause sudden and unexpected death in a pet hamster.

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5 Reasons Not to Get a Pet Hamster

Yes, hamsters are cute, but there are also some downsides. Here are the five main negatives of keeping these rodents.

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8 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Pet Hamster

Yes, hamsters are cute fluffballs, but here are eight important things you should know before getting one.

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9 Items Your Hamster Needs for a Long and Happy Life

A guide on choosing the right hamster cage, bedding, and food, as well as recommended items you need for a happier and healthier hamster.

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The Best Hamster Cage Size: How Big Should It Be?

What are the guidelines for the size of your hamster cage, associated research, and cage-buying options? Also, find out why Critter Trails might not be so terrible.

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Why Doesn't My Hamster Trust Me?

Some simple steps to get a shy or scared hamster to trust you, like you, and become your fluffy best friend.

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6 Things Not to Do If Your Hamster Has Babies

So, your hamster had babies. Congratulations! You're the proud parent of some brand new hamster babies. To ensure their best chance of survival, here are six things you should never do while the pups are young.

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How to Care for and Raise Black Bear Hamsters

Did you know that black bear hamsters are reported to be more tolerant of handling than other hamsters? They also seem to handle stressful conditions better than other hamster types. Learn more about this fun hamster breed and how to care for and raise them.

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Cage Rage in Hamsters: The Complete Guide

Cage rage, a.k.a cage aggression syndrome, can be a potentially serious psychological disorder that is often mistaken for a grumpy hamster or something else. The complete guide to cage rage.

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A Complete Guide to Roborovski Hamsters

The Roborovski hamster is the smallest, quickest and liveliest species of hamster. A complete guide to the hamsters and their care.

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Wet Tail in Hamsters: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Does your hamster have wet tail? This is a complete guide to wet tail in hamsters: causes, symptoms, treatment, and outlook. Are you prepared for a hamster with wet tail?

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Symptoms and Treatment of Uterine Problems in Hamsters

Hamsters, like humans, can suffer problems with their reproductive organs. Uterine problems are especially common with breeding hamsters or older ones and only occur in females.

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72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names for Males and Females

Got a hamster? Looking for a name? No matter what kind of name you're seeking, browse through this list to find the perfect one for your male or female hamster!

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DIY Organic Hamster Food Recipe and Hamster Diet Tips

Everything you need to know about feeding a hamster, including an organic homemade hamster food recipe to keep your rodent friend healthy and happy.

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How to Care for an Injured Hamster

Curious about learning hamster first aid? We'll discuss how to prevent hamster falls—one of the main causes of injury to these small pets. We'll also talk about how to deal with mites and other conditions.

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Best Hamster Names: Cute Ideas for Dwarf Hamsters and More

Do you have an adorable ball of fluffy hamster at home but can't decide what to name him? Your problem is solved with this great list of hamster names, including suggestions by type, appearance, and the number of hamsters you have.

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What to Do When Your Hamster Escapes: Finding Missing Pets

Hamsters are well-known for being escape artists. If your pet hamster escapes, here are some tips for finding your missing pet.

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Which Hamster Should I Get?

There are several species of hamsters commonly kept as pets today. This article discusses some of the popular types of pet hamsters on the market and their care specifications.

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How to Introduce a New Dwarf Hamster to Your Current Hamster's Home

Want a second hamster, but not sure how to introduce a new hamster to the habitat? If you already have one dwarf hamster and are thinking about adding a friend to make things cozier, you should ensure you know how to introduce them safely.

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How Do Hamsters Communicate With Each Other and With Humans?

Trying to decipher communications between you and your hamster? Learn how to understand what hamsters are trying to tell you or another hamster.

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How to Travel With a Hamster

Figuring out what to do with your pet hamster when you're going on vacation? You can either take them with you or find a sitter. Here are the pros and cons of each option.

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How to Train Your Hamster to Use a Litter Box

Learn how to potty train your hamster!

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How to Train Your Hamster to Let You Hold Him

With lots of patience, you can train your new hamster to accept being held by a human.

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Signs of Allergies and Sickness in Hamsters

Worried your hamster is sick? Hamsters are usually pretty hardy animals, but they can have allergies to food, bedding, and other agents. The most common allergen for hamsters is going to be the bedding or another household agent.

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Hamster Breathing Fast and Heavy? Respiratory Infection Info

Probably the most common illness in hamsters besides wet tail is a respiratory infection. It's often seen in hamsters that come from pet stores, since the stressful environment can weaken their immune system.

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My Hamster Has a Lump: Is It an Abscess? (Signs and Treatments)

Does your hamster have an abnormal lump anywhere on the body? Then you should definitely find a veterinarian that is familiar with small animals so that you can have the lump diagnosed. Here are other signs to look for along with treatment options.

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Why Is My Hamster Sneezing? Signs of the Common Cold in a Hamster

Is your hamster getting a cold? Learn the signs and a few remedies to help your sick hamster feel better.

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Signs and Treatment of Broken Legs in Hamsters

If you suspect that your hamster has a broken leg or foot or other injury, take them to the vet as soon as possible. Learn more about broken bones in hamsters in this article, including the causes and signs.

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Sick Hamsters: Signs of Fungal Infections and Treatments

Did you know that hamsters can acquire fungal infections? This condition can become deadly to them if the owner does not keep the cage clean. Learn how to protect your hamster's health.

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My Hamster Is Pregnant—Now What?

So, your hamster is pregnant. Hamsters are able to get pregnant as young as four weeks old, and they have the babies about 30 days later. They can have up to 10 or more babies in one litter, so be ready. Are you prepared for hamster pregnancy?

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Is My Hamster Sick? Symptoms of Illness or Poor Health

Learn about common sicknesses in hamsters, how to identify symptoms and when to see the vet.

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How Much Does a Hamster Need to Eat?

Hamsters typically eat 1-2 tablespoons of food every 24 hours, and they always hoard some of their food for later. Amazingly, they can carry the equivalent of their own body weight in their cheeks!

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The Basics of Caring for Pet Hamsters

Want a hamster, but not sure how to care for one? Here are a few tips and guidelines for hamster owners. Learn about their temperament, diet, housing, and behaviors.

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How to Determine the Sex of Baby Hamsters

So, your hamster had babies. Are they boys, or girls? Unlike adult hamsters, where the sexual characteristics are amazingly obvious, the babies look virtually identical.

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Sick Hamster: Signs and Treatment of Wet Tail in Hamsters

How can you tell when your hamsters are infected with wet tail? Learn how to spot the signs, what causes this condition, and how to treat it.