15 Things You Didn’t Know About Hamsters

    1. Hamsters are actually not nocturnal, they are crepuscular (Yes, that word is quite the mouthful!). This means that they are active mostly in the twilight hours.
    2. The smallest hamster is just 2-4 inches (6-10 cm) long!
    3. Hamsters are actually omnivores! Though they will eat fruit, vegetables and seeds in the wild, hamsters will also eat things like crickets and meal worms, and sometimes chicken.
    4. The most common hamster that people get as pets is the Syrian hamster.
    5. There are four main domestic types of hamster (that just means that there are 4 types of hamsters that you can have as a pet) this consists of the Syrian hamster, the Dwarf hamster. the Chinese hamster and the Roborovki hamster.
    6. Hamsters are color blind!
    7. Not all species of hamsters can mix. If you put the wrong hamsters together, they can injure or even kill each other. (For more info on placing to hamsters in the same cage click HERE)
    8. If your hamster bites you, don’t worry, they don’t hate you! They are just not used to you. If you give a hamster your time and effort to get to know it, you will be buddies in no time!
    9. Baby hamsters are known as pups!
    10. Female hamsters are seen to be more energetic and aggressive, while the males tend to be more relaxed and sleepy, though this is not the case for all hamsters.
    11. Baby hamsters are blind until they are two weeks old!
    12. Hamster’s teeth never stop growing.
    13. To make sure that your hamster’s teeth don’t grow too long, give them wood chews.
    14. If you buy a mesh wheel for your hamster, it can cause a dangerous disease called bumblefoot.
    15. If you are a new hamster owner, research your pet as much as you can so that you and your hamster will be healthy and happy. (Click HERE for Your First Hamster 101)

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What to do with hamster when you’re going on vacation?

Hey guys, Blaire here!

So recently I was on a 30 day vacation and I of course missed Blob like crazy, but I knew that Blob was safe and well cared my my beloved friend, Iris of course. So here are few tips that will help when you go on a vacation as long as mine!

Tip #1:

Make sure you know that your hamster-sitter is well experienced or trained or at least know how to clean your hamsters cage, refill her water-bottle and food, play and entertain your hamster in a safe way and most of all make sure they are mature and responsible so that they won’t go around losing your cutie-pie everywhere!

Tip#2

Make sure you inform your hamster-sitter about anything that will make your hamster depressed or even angry as we don’t want your friend or family getting any injuries. For example when I don’t visit blob for a few days in a row, blob will hide in her tubes and it takes at least 30 minutes to get her out and by that time not even food works well except peanuts as she is addicted and obsessed over them.

Tip#3

One of the last ones, I beg you please, when you drive or go in any transportation with your hamster please DO NOT put your hamster in her normal cage. Use a smaller cage and if you hamster is a l’l sensitive like Blob and hat being tossed around you should hold her in you hands but be careful and never lose your hamster in the car as there are a lot of sharp metal that could hurt and injure them!

Fun Tip#4

Since Blob’s “Hamster-sitter” is my best friend, Iris, I was able to face-time her and see blob almost every third or forth day. This is a pretty fun and helpful tip as I was able to see my l’l blob and my best friend at the same time!!

Hope you found these tips helpful!

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Something Cute for a Rainy Day :)

If you live where I live right now, you are trapped indoors with rain pounding down on the windows. So, what better way to spend your time than checking out some super cute hamster pictures! Here are some of my favourites!  :mrgreen:

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How to Make Your Hamster Happy

There are many ways to make your hamster happy. These are just a few of them!

1: Let them free range! Hamsters love to be let out in a large space where they can run around and be free for a little while. Just make sure that you let them free range in a place that is safe  and has nowhere for them to escape.

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2: Give them a small treat! Giving your hamster something tasty will make them very happy. They will also look very cute when they stuff it in their cheek!

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3: Spend time with them! There are so many things that you can do to make your hamster happy, but all your hamster really wants is to run and play! So, take some time out of your day to make your hamster’s!  😆

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Blob-A-Shoot!

I was not happy with the results of my last Blob photo shoot so I decided to take some more photos and was much happier with how it turned out. Enjoy!

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Something to Brighten Your Day!

I decided to make a quick but cute music video starring the hamsters. It is just a little something to brighten your day and hopefully make you smile. Enjoy! 🙂

Song: Does He Know by One Direction

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How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Get a Hamster

I think that we can all agree, convincing parents that you are responsible enough to own a living creature is pretty tough, especially if it’s a – brace yourselves – disgusting little rodent 😱 because hamsters are basically the exact same thing as no good dirty pests  😐 😡 😥

Well, if this is what your parents are like (maybe a little less extreme)  this page is here to give you a little help!

    1. Watch every hamster video on YouTube to learn as much as you can. Spend your nights watching welcome home videos and make sure your love for hamsters grows. This will make getting a hamster even more important to you, and when you finally ask if you can get one you will be determined to make them say yes! Also, parents love it when you know everything about the thing that you really desire. It makes them feel more inclined to get you a hamster if they know that you put so much research into it.
    2. Write a few pages on everything you know about hamsters. So, you know pretty much everything about hamsters now. Try writing a few pages on the different types of hamsters, good and bad hamsters cages, and the true reason why it is so important for you to have a hamster. You can type it up on the computer and print it off, or you can write it out on paper. Don’t know what to write about? You can always check out my Why Everyone Needs a Hamster page, or other pages like Your First Hamster 101.
    3. Get a fancy looking folder and stick some cute hamster pictures in it. Cute pictures will usually persuade parents who hate rodents. Here are some suggestions that even my friend who hates hamsters found cute:
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    4. Do some decorating to show how passionate you are. Turn your folder into a hamsterpiece!
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    5.  Finally, show your parents the folder. They will see how cute hamsters actuallly are, they will get some background info on hamsters, and they will learn that you are responsible and able to take care of a hamster. Note: They may say no at first, but be patient. Don’t get mad at them. Politely tell them that it is really important to you, but you understand and wait to see what happens. Hopefully, you’ll have a furry creature in no time!

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