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Why Does My Hamster Sleep All Day?

If you’ve recently brought home a new pet hamster, you might be wondering why he’s asleep all day. Hamsters require around 6-8 hours of sleep, and can often be achieved with multiple sleep cycles. Hamsters are nocturnal creatures, which means they will sleep during the day and be awake at night. In this blog post, we’ll answer from frequently asked questions about your sleeping hamster. What is a Normal Awake Time for Hamsters? Hamsters are most active at dawn and dusk. It...

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The Top 5 Best Hamster Toys

Hamsters are naturally playful, active and inquisitive, so it is important to provide toys that will help to stimulate this natural behaviour. They require plenty of stimulation and entertainment in order to be happy, as well as an outlet for their chewing and gnawing desires. Choosing the perfect toys for your little pet can be overwhelming as there are so many options to choose from, and if you’re new to the hamster-parenting world, you may not know where to...

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Choosing a Hamster Habitat

Hamsters make wonderful pets, as they are small, cute, easy to care for and love to play. Providing the right habitat and home for your hamster is important if you want them to live a happy, healthy, and stress-free life. Different breeds of hamster may have different ideal homes, such as Syrian hamsters who are larger than Dwarf hamsters and will therefore require more space. In this blog post, we will talk about how to choose a cage for your...

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Playing with your Hamster

Playing with your hamster isn’t exactly the same as playing with a cat or dog, but when done correctly, can provide a lot of fun and enjoyment for the whole family. Hamsters are curious creatures who love to explore, and by interacting and playing with them, it can really help build your bond. In this blog post, we’ll talk about some of the best games to play with your hamster, what toys we recommend, and tips for playtime. Games To Play...

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10 Reasons Why Hamsters Make Great Pets

Deciding to welcome any new animal into your home should require careful thought and consideration. Dogs and cats of course, make great pets, but require a massive amount of responsibility and training. If you’ve got a pet shaped hole in your heart and don’t have the time or energy to train a dog, why not consider adopting a pet hamster? Hamsters are one of Ireland’s most popular small pets, and it’s easy to see why. They are cute, cuddly, and...

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Popular Small Pets – Hamsters

Choosing a Small Pet: What You Need to Know About Hamsters Hamsters can make wonderful pets, but there are many different things to consider when finding the newest member to your family, so how do you know that a Hamster is right for yours? Like any pet, hamsters will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Hamsters, and what you can expect if you...

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Taking Care of your Pregnant Hamster

Hamsters can fall pregnant when they are around 6-10 weeks old. Litters typically consist of 6-12 pups and gestation lasts 16-30 days on average, depending on their breed. A pregnant hamster requires plenty of special care to ensure she has a healthy, stress-free birth. Lots of food and water is extremely important for any hamsters carrying a litter. It’s important to know what to expect from your pregnant hamster so you can ensure they are given the proper care and...

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The Different Types of Hamster

Hamsters are a good beginner pet because they are quite easy to care for and require no grooming. They are friendly and are very easily tamed, and love playing and socialising. With lots of energy and a curious mindset, it’s no wonder that hamsters are quickly becoming Ireland’s favourite small pet. There are many different types of hamster, but in this blog post, I’ll be talking about the three most common breeds; Syrian, Dwarf and Roborovskii. Dr. Bobby Ortiz, M.V.B. Dr Bobby...

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How to Tell if your Hamster is Happy and Healthy

As a hamster parent, you want the best for your furry little friend. Hamsters are naturally peppy, happy and enthusiastic creatures, but there are a few signs to look out for to tell if they truly are happy, healthy, and thriving in their new home. Body language can be a huge indictor to how your hamster may be feeling, and it’s important to keep an eye on this so you can ensure the best possible care for them. In this...

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What Do Hamsters Eat? A Guide to Hamster Nutrition

If you’ve recently brought home a new pet hamster, you are probably wondering what it is they like to eat. Hamsters are omnivores, meaning they like both plant and animal based foods. There are a variety of foods you can choose to feed your hamster, but some foods are better than others. In this blog post, I’ll explain what foods should be in your hamster’s diet, what foods to avoid, and how to introduce new food into his diet. Dr. Bobby...

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