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Calling all hamster lovers! These little creatures are the picture of cuteness: small, round, furry, and inquisitive. Take good care of your furry friend and be a responsible pet owner. Buy and sell hamster care supplies from cages, wheels, bell charm, toys and more! EMPTY APPLICATIONS WILL BE IGNORED Listings selling dangerous or potentially harmful items and products WILL be removed. Rules: ⚠️ Strictly NO SALE OF ANY ANIMALS. ⚠️ No listing of irrelevant or duplicate listings. ⚠️ Be kind to other members, strictly no bullying or harassment. ⚠️ We do not tolerate unethical or backyard breeding. ⚠️ Please be gracious in receiving constructive criticism. Members who do not adhere to the above rules will be removed and blocked from the group. Bookmarked Posts: [Hamster Master Post: Care Guide, Tips & Myths!] - https://sg.carousell.com/g/hamster-sg/%E2%80%BC%EF%B8%8Fplease-read-before-asking-questions%E2%80%BC%EF%B8%8F/51ae7c42-9afa-11e8-bbea-0a580a06533a/ The Food List - https://sg.carousell.com/g/hamster-sg/%F0%9F%8D%BDthe-food-post-bn-vl-and-more/f8879303-eff8-11e8-8bfb-0a580a040560/ Adoption Rules and Screening Options - https://sg.carousell.com/g/hamster-sg/%F0%9F%93%8B-adoption-rules-and-screening-options-%F0%9F%9B%A1/caf114a5-abef-11e8-872e-0a580a040910/


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🚦General Rules, Marketplace Rules, Adoption Rules, Screen Options

----------📰General Rules and Etiquettes🍹---------- 1️⃣🚨Strictly NO SALE OF ANY ANIMALS. 2️⃣🚨Strictly NO ASKING OF DONTAIONS. (Unless you have authorized documents.) 3️⃣No listing of irrelevant or duplicate listings. 4️⃣Sales related listing should all be listed in the MarketPlace (including boarding services advertisements.) 5️⃣Be kind to other members, strictly no bullying or harassment. 6️⃣We do not tolerate unethical or backyard breeding. 7️⃣Please be gracious in receiving constructive criticism and considerate when giving advices and suggestions. 8️⃣If you have any hamster health emergencies, please head to the vet immediately. Do not wait for replies here. The admins and mods are NOT professional vets. Even if some members are professional vets, reading symptoms and seeing pictures is not proper consultations and treatments. Please read the master post. It will save you time from asking repeated questions, also save you money so you will not buy unsafe or unsuitable products. ----------📰Marketplace Rules📏---------- 1️⃣Single tier cages that are smaller then 70cm x 40cm (2800cm sq)MUST be listed a temporary cage. Multiple tier cages that do not have spaces for hamsters to fall through, with each tier that are smaller then 70cm x 40cm in floor space follows this same rules. Such cages listing not labeled will be removed. 2️⃣Single tier cages smaller than 60cm x 40cm(2400 cm sq) MUST be labeled as a carrier. Multiple tier cages that do not have spaces for hamsters to fall through, with each tier smaller then 60cm x 40cm in floor space follows this same rules. Such cages listing not labeled will be removed. 3️⃣Multiple tier cages that have spaces for hamsters to fall through are NOT ALLOWED and will be removed from the marketplace. 4️⃣Wheels, saucers and hamster balls smaller than 17cm are not allowed, as anything smaller would not be suitable for any hamster. If your wheel is less than 27cm, you must state that the wheel is ONLY suitable for dwarf hamsters or roborovskis. 5️⃣Unsafe items like pine shavings, scented sand, etc will be removed. Users that continue to list dangerous products/ wrongly market items will be removed from the group. 6️⃣Homemade hamster seed mix listing must have the GA and ALL Ingredients listed in order. A disclaimer is required so that should anything happened to pets eating on this seed mix, owner of lister will be responsible and not Hamster Lover Group Carousell, nor Carousell. 7️⃣Items that are not related to hamster keeping(hamster soft toys are allowed😂, but please also remind buyers that it is a toy for humans not hamsters), will be removed. 8⃣Users who repeatedly repost listing after we remove it, without changing to abiding by our rules will be removed from the group. ----------📐📋Adoption Rules📌📜---------- 〰️Rehomers rules〰️ 1️⃣No adoption fees allowed. (NOT even $0.01) 💰cash(Notes and Coins) 💵cheque 💰vouchers 💵donations 💰crytocurrency 💵credit and debit cards 💰bank transfers, ibanking, paypal 💵paylah, paynow, payAnyone, alipay and any e-wallet payments 💵itune credits, android credits, game credits or whatever credits If the rehomers insist on charging adoption fee, or getting items beyond the values stated above, his/her listing will be commented with a reminder. If the post is not edited, or another report of the rehomer asking for adoption fees in PMs and DMs the next time any admin or moderators see it. the listing will be deleted, and he/she will be removed from the group. It takes two hands to clap, if adopters encourage even the smallest adoption fees, they too will be treated the same. 2️⃣Cage and accessories must be sold separately in the Marketplace section. Please only post non-sales related topic in the discussion section. You can mention that you are selling the cage separately in the marketplace, in the Remarks section of Rehoming Listing Templates. 3️⃣Asking for items as "fees" 🚨ONLY HAMSTER KEEPING RELATED items 🚨Asking for money to buy items, or adopters giving money to buy items is strictly prohibited. 🔸Hamster toys, chews and/or hideouts not more than $10 in total for ONE hamster. 🔸Hamster treats ▪️ONE packet for ONE hamster. ▪️Give the full name of the treats to avoid misunderstandings. 🔸Hamster food ▪️Not more then 300g. ▪️Give the full name of the food to avoid misunderstandings. 4️⃣Screening adopters. You are strongly advised to screen your adopters to ensure that your hamster is going to a good home. 5⃣Make an actual post with our template to rehome your hamsters. An actual post is not made and you are found to comment on adoption listings saying you have hamsters to rehome, you will be tagged in a reminder, subsequently, have your comments removed and even removed from the group if such actions are repeated. 〰️Adopters rules〰️ 1️⃣No asking for free: 🔸cage, food, toys, chews 🔸bedding, wheel, sand 🔸donation 🔸ANYTHING If you can't afford the basic supplies of keeping a hamster, and his/her future vet fees, that means now is not the time for you to adopt any pets. Please reconsider it. To know about what a hamster need, please take sometime to read the pinned master post. 2️⃣Reselling adopted hamsters 3️⃣Feeding adopted hamsters to pets 4️⃣Abusing adopted hamsters All 2️⃣, 3️⃣, 4️⃣, will cause an immediate ban and block of the member. He/she will be in our blacklist, and the blacklist will be shared with other hamster groups and forums. To help us prevent this, rehomers please screen the adopters. ----------📏📝Adoptions and Rehoming Templates📍🗞️---------- ➖Start Rehoming Listing Sample Section(Template in Pic 1)➖ 1️⃣For 1 Hamster: Title: Rehoming a hamster. Species : Syrian Colouring : Cream Gender : Female Age : 10 months Remarks: Collect at the void deck of my house or meet up at mrt stations in North area of SG. I am also selling her 30cm sanko wheel in the market place. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of the hamster you are rehoming and item you wish to exchange] 2️⃣For more then 1 hamsters Title: Putting up 3 hamsters for adoption. Hamster 1 and 2: Species : Winter White Hybrid Colouring : Pearl Gender : Male Age : 2 Months Remarks: They are a bonded pair siblings. I will only let experience owners adopt these brothers. Screening applies. Refer to the screening options in the pinned rules. Meet ups at MRT stations in the East on weekdays evening. Hamster 3: Species : Pudding Colouring : Yellow Gender : Male Age : 1 Years Old Remarks: Have a scare above his right eye due to a fight. Meet ups at MRT stations in the East on weekdays evening. Their old cages are being sold separately in the marketplace as carriers. Please do head over and check them out. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of each hamsters you are rehoming and item you wish to exchange] ➖End Rehoming Listing Sample Section➖ ➖Start Adopting Listing Sample Section(Template in Pic 2)➖ 1️⃣Adopting 1 hamster Title: Adopting a hamster Species : Campbell Colouring : Any Gender : Any Age : 1 month Preferred Personality/behavior: Tamed Remarks: He or she will be living in a SAMLA 130L Bin with kaytee clean and cozy white bedding. There is a 20cm silent spinner, a white ceramic bowl from diaso as its food bowl. It will also have whimzee chews, apple sticks and lava rock chews. I will be feeding it BN Hamster Dream Basic. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of your cage] 2️⃣Adopting more then 1 hamster of the SAME species Title: LOOKING to adopt 2 hamsters Species : Syrian Colouring : silver or gold Gender : Any Age : 1 month or older Number: 2 Preferred Personalities/behaviors: Any Reason for adopting 2 hamsters: I have two zoozone 2 cages, and rather then letting them sit empty, I would love to foster or adopt some hamsters who need help. Remarks: They will be living in a zoozone two each, with boxo paper bedding. I have loofa chews, wood chews and whimzees for them. If they do not like them, I am willing to get more different ones for them to try. I live near a hamster savy vet so I can go straight to the vet when they need medical attention. I have two carno 30cm wheels for them. The toys and accessories I have for them include pokeball hideouts, sea shell hideouts, large tunnels, some climber toys and more. Please refer to the pictures. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of your cages] 3️⃣Adopting more then 1 hamster of the DIFFERENT species Title: LOOKING to adopt 3 hamsters Species 1: Winter White Hybrid Colouring : Sapphire Gender : Any Age : Any Number: 1 Preferred Personality/behaviors: Shy Species 2: Robo Colouring : Any Gender : Male Age : Any Number: 2 Preferred Personality: Tamed, Social, preferably siblings. Reason for adopting 3 hamsters: I have two cages available, one is SAMLA 130L bin, another one is a custom made acrylic cage of size 120cm x 60cm. The acrylic cage has a divider. After keeping hamsters for years, I felt confident in keeping a pair of hamsters in one cage. I also know when to split them should fighting occurs. I am financially stable and can bring them to vet if they need it. So if there are any dwarf hamsters who need a new home, please consider my setups. Remarks: I will be feeding them BN Dwarf Hamster Basic, mixed with protein boosters depending on their age. They will be on oxbow paper bedding. [🐾] By using this template, I had read and understand the pinned rules. [Include AT LEAST 1 picture of your cages.] ➖End Adopting Listing Sample Section➖ 🚦Reminders 1️⃣If the rehomers insist on charging adoption fee, or getting items beyond the values stated above, his/her listing will be commented with a reminder. If the post is not edited, or another report of the rehomer asking for adoption fees in PMs and DMs the next time any admin or moderators see it. the listing will be deleted, and he/she will be removed from the group. It takes two hands to clap, if adopters encourage even the smallest adoption fees, they too will be treated the same. 2️⃣Asking for donations of any form is not allow in this group, unless you have legal proof that you are allowed to gather donations by the authorities to ask for donation in Carousell. Those who post for donations without those proof will have their listing taken down and removed from the group. 3️⃣In events when adopters use expired or bug-infested hamster food for adoption exchange, please report to us. Adopters will have to return the hamster. Failure to do so will be reported to Carousell, blacklisted and banned from the group. ----------🛡️Screening Options⚔️---------- 1️⃣Go to their house and check their cage. No risk of fake cage photos or lies. This method is commonly used in other countries and even some licensed animal organization in SG. [This is probably the least preferred way for us in SG. However should anyone decided to go with this, never never go alone. Safety first, go in a group of about three. For those inviting adopters to your house, never do it when you are alone too. Always have someone with you. If you are a child, ALWAYS ALWAYS have adults with you when you are trying to screen with this method.] 2️⃣Taking photos and sending it. To prevent people using fake photos, here is an example. R-Rehomer(Hamster owner giving hamster up for adoption.) A-Adopter(Someone trying to adopt hamster from R). R and A appointed a Saturday to do a screening, for about an hour. In this hour, R and A have to reply each other as fast as they can type. R started asking questions about hamster care. (Kind of like a pop quiz with mix of questions. Make a time limit so they cannot last minute go google.) After that, R have A take a picture of A holding a T-shirt over A's hamster cage using Carousell PM camera feature and send. The above is an example. The main point here is to give them no chance to photoshop or find a fake picture. What R has to keep in mind: Time given must be reasonable. The content of the photo must not be ridiculous. You are NOT allowed to ask R for any private particulars since you are not any law enforces or organization. Even legit law enforces and organization will NOT ask for particulars this way, much less for R, since R is just someone who is putting hamster up for adoption. What A has to keep in mind: If A is not sincere, do not waste R's and A's time. End the screening, do not adopt. A has no obligation to continue if A finds screening troublesome. If screening is troublesome for A, then A should not even be keeping hamsters, since hamsters need water change and play time daily, cage clean monthly (depending on cage size), and etc. Both should also keep in mind that, like in any private chats, if you are harassed or bullied by the other party, report to the relevant people to seek help. If you have any other dynamic screening options, feel free to comment below or PM us. -------------------- Share us your thoughts and feedback. (Edited on 10-01-2019 08:03PM)

  • 🚦General Rules, Marketplace Rules, Adoption Rules, Screen Options
  • 🚦General Rules, Marketplace Rules, Adoption Rules, Screen Options
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    huiyi_ ADMIN
    6 months ago

    Hampic of the week? 🐹

    New feature in discussions, you can attach image in comments - share your latest photo of your hammies!!! Your ham may just get featured on the hamster group’s cover photo 🤩

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    General Care Guide and Advice

    Updated as of 19 Feb 2019, Tuesday [CONTENT] 1) The 6 Species 2) The Cage 3) Cage Accessories 4) Bedding 5) The Wheel 6) Food 7) Cleanliness 8) Taming 9) Where to get a hamster? 10) Healthcare 11) Places to Shop for Items 1) The 6 Species Just to preface, golden hamster, teddy bear hamster, sapphire, pudding are NOT species, they are just nicknames. Variation in coat colour and length depends on genetics. Hamsters do not have breeds, and different species cannot be bred together. Syrian Largest species, is solitary and cannot be kept together. Needs larger toys and wheel, has a reputation for being easier to handle than most others. Fur coat lengths, colours and patterns vary greatly. Very demanding for space, so “cage rage” behaviour occurs more often. More on how to prevent these behaviours later. Females tend to be bigger, and more outgoing than males. Roborovski Smallest of all hamsters . Can generally use most toys and hideouts. Very quick and skittish, this hamster is usually known for its difficulty in handling and taming. Experienced owners would be a better fit. Can get quite greasy, so sand bath is compulsory. Campbell’s and Winter White Dwarves Campbell’s are very closely related to WWs but are very uncommon. Both look very similar in coat colours, with the well known stripe down their backs. Prone to diabetes, feed fruits and sugary treats in moderation. Known to toss and tumble in sand to clean themselves. Hybrid (aka Pudding) Cross between winter white and campbell’s. A man made species that’s relatively common in SG. Hamsters are crepuscular meaning they are more active during dusk and dawn. They are also prey animals meaning they have high stress and anxiety levels. Not all are cuddly and can be mostly observational pets. Dwarves of the same species can be kept together in even numbered, same sex pairs but only experienced owners should attempt. (unwanted pregnancy, buying wheel for each hamster) Fighting may also occur if the hamsters are not compatible, regardless if they are siblings or parent and child. 2) The Cage We recommend a bare minimum of 2903 sq cm/450 sq inches (length x width) of continuous floor space, but 600 sq inches/3870 sq cm is recommended. Levelled/multi-storied cages do not add on to floor space as it is not continuous, and can be dangerous if the hamster falls. Generally a cage that is 80cm x 50cm is recommended for hamsters. Make sure your cage has good ventilation, and is not placed under direct sunlight. Unsuitable cages: - Acrylic cages (can be custom made to be suitable) - multi-storey cages (levels do not add floor space) - habitrails - most pet store cages (usually overpriced and small) Recommended and more easily found in Singapore : - Savic Sky Metro Cage - Alaska Cage - Zoozone 2 cage - Savic Plaza Knock Down - Savic Ruffy 2 - Savic Rody Cavia (only for dwarves) - Custom made acrylic cages Recommended DIY cages (from IKEA): - DETOLF - SAMLA 130L - Linnmon (watch VanillaHamHam’s DIY video) - Lack (watch ErinsAnimals DIY video) 3) Cage Accessories Food bowl must be large enough for hamster to sit in. Water bottle/ water bowl should be provided. Make sure to provide hideouts and safe chew toys. Hamsters do have preferences for chew toys and it may take a while to figure out what your hamster likes. Whimzees small dog chews work very well and are perfectly safe for hamsters. DIY toys made from toilet paper rolls and kitchen towel rolls are cheap alternatives. If you want to look for how to DIY toilet roll toys, watch ErinsAnimals’ video on DIY toys. Do not give mineral chews or salt licks to any animal, they are unnecessary and harmful. 4) Bedding Safe To Use: Aspen wood shavings (Kaytee Aspen), Kaytee Clean & Cozy paper bedding, Crittercare paper bedding, Oxbow Pure Comfort paper bedding, Boxo bedding, Carefresh paper bedding, shredded paper towel/toilet paper. Unsafe To Use: Cotton/fluffy bedding, Newspaper, Sawdust, Softwood shavings (Pine, cedar, etc), Cat litter. At least 5-10 cm of depth throughout the cage. Hamsters are burrowing animals, i.e. they like to dig. You can dedicate an area of the cage to have a high depth/make a digging tower for your hamster’s digging needs. Note that if your hamster is allergic to wood shavings, aspen is not suited for it. 5) The Wheel Only use wheels with solid surfaces, mesh and wire wheels are painful and dangerous as they can cause bumblefoot. Wheel sizes depend on your hamster’s size, as long as the hamster’s spine is straight while running it can be used. Usually, 20cm diameter for dwarves, 30cm diameter for syrians. You may have to change the wheel as the hamster grows. Do not keep them in a small wheel as it is very painful for their spine. Back problems will eventually arise with prolonged use of inappropriate wheel. 🐹Credits to Hamster Help Singapore for the picture on recommended wheels. 6) Food Hamsters are omnivorous, like humans, hence they require a diet with more protein. It is ideal to feed them fresh veggies and hamster safe food like tofu on odd days to give them a varied diet. Note that these foods should be given in small portions. 6< months old: 19-20% protein 7-8% fat 8-10% fibre 6-18 months old: 17-18% protein 6-7% fat 10-12% fibre >18 months old: 15% protein 6-7% fat 12-15% fibre Our recommended diet: Versele Laga Hamster Nature + Mazuri Rat & Mouse/Supreme Science Selective pellets + fresh food every other day in moderation We suggest using Mazuri for syrians, and SSS for dwarves and roborovskis. For more info on hamster safe food, look here: http://hamsterhideout.com/forum/topic/96457-hamster-nutrition-v-safe-fruits-vegetables-and-other-dietary-supplements/#entry982830 Food brands to avoid: Delikate Maqnum Happi Hamster Burp! OLA Vitakraft (except VitaSmart and VitaNature) Kaytee Hazel/ Harry Hamster (from Tiny Friends Farm) Oxbow It is not recommended to feed what your hamster likes, as they may not be getting a healthy and balanced diet. It’s like feeding a kid McDonald’s only because they like it, instead of giving them vegetables which are good for them. If your hamster is not eating, it can be due to stress or the food you are using. If you’re feeding the recommended diet, leave the food in until they finish. More info on food: https://sg.carousell.com/g/hamster-sg/🍽the-food-post-bn-vl-and-more/f8879303-eff8-11e8-8bfb-0a580a040560 7) Cleanliness Hamster clean themselves like cats, and only need a sand bath in their cage. Only use unscented chinchilla sand, not dust or scented sand. Some tried and tested sand are Versele Laga Chinchilla Sand, Reptisand, and kid’s play sand. Try to shake or sift out any dust in the sand. Water destroys their natural body oils which is vital to their fur and health. DO NOT BATHE YOUR HAMSTER WITH WATER. In cases where you really do need to remove something from your hamster, do so with a moist cotton bud or a slightly damp cloth to gently remove the substance. The smaller your cage is, the lesser the bedding you use, which means you have to do full clean outs and spot clean more often. This is why it is good to have more bedding in your cage, as you would have to clean out less bedding less often. Spot cleaning is taking out the urine stained bedding and replacing with fresh bedding. Hamsters usually pee in the corners and in their nests. They prefer to have their territory smell familiar to them so it is important to retain that smell by leaving a clean third of their old bedding in full clean outs. They poop everywhere and it’s more uncontrolled than pee, so you shouldn’t worry too much. They even ingest their poop and it is perfectly normal. You can potty train your hamster, to make cleaning easier. 8) Taming Once you first get your hamster back leave it for 1 week to let it adapt to its new environment. You can begin taming after that. Note that taming varies between hamsters and again there is no fixed way of doing it. You can get a playpen or have a hamster safe room to use as part of the taming process. Watch ErinsAnimals or Victoria Raechel (on YouTube) for hamster taming. Good treats to use would be mealworms, various seeds such as sunflower seeds or you could try fresh veg or fruit. Dwarf hamsters are very prone to diabetes so it is recommended to use treats in moderation. 9) Looking for a hamster? Try to search for hamsters up for adoption. Avoid buying from backyard breeders which are uncertified people who casually breed hamsters in relatively poor conditions for profit and little knowledge about their care. Give yourself a week before deciding to get an animal to avoid impulse buying. Please ensure that if you do intend to buy, that you check the breeder’s husbandry and the conditions they keep their hamsters in. Buying hamsters from breeders that keep hamsters in bad conditions is only supporting their business. Places to adopt hamsters can include shelters such as SPCA and Hamster Society Singapore, or you could take a look at SPCA’s rehoming notice board to view if there are any hammies in need of a new home. 10) Healthcare In the event of your hamster displaying signs of illness, I have attached a picture that shows the various vets with experience with hamsters. Vet care is important and bills can be anywhere from around $100 and more. Vet consultations are usually around $40, medicine will be extra. You should be able to afford healthcare before adopting a hamster. 🐹Credits to Hamster Help Singapore for the vet list Common problems : Dwarves are prone to diabetes and should be fed treats and high sugar foods in MODERATION. Wet tail is a stress based disease that’s common in young syrians that is often fatal. Diarrhoea can be caused by stress or sudden change in diet. Hair loss can be due to mites or old age, excessive scratching is also a symptom of mites. Nails need to be trimmed and can be done by either using rough stones or surfaces like raw wood. Their teeth are constantly growing and can be maintained by using chew toys. Cage bar biting is bad and can break their teeth. You may take your hamster to the vet for tooth trimming and nail trimming. 11) Places to shop for items Online stores: moomoopets.sg - shipping is $10 - free shipping on orders above $80 nekojam.com - look at website for shipping policy polypet.com.sg - shipping is $10 - free shipping on orders above $100 petsstation.com.sg - shipping is $20 - free shipping on orders above $55 theonepet.com.sg - shipping is $10 - free shipping on orders above $60 Physical stores in Serangoon North like The Little Flower Store or Pet’s Station, and Pet Lover’s Centre are good places to look into as well. Carousell also has good and cheap options. a Don’t rely on pet store staff’s recommendations as they usually recommend harmful/low quality products like mineral chews and hamster shampoo. More on what to shop: https://sg.carousell.com/g/hamster-sg/recommended-hamster-neccesities/e105b6fc-d026-11e8-9494-0a580a041ba1

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    shacraft.slimes
    13 hours ago

    Sterilise children play sand

    Is sterilising children play sand necessary?

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    shacraft.slimes
    17 hours ago

    Scented sand

    Ok... I have been really curious whether scented bath is harmful or not And if it's harmful then what kind of sand do I use? I'm planning to get children play sand?

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    30 cm hamster wheel or chinchilla wheel

    Where can I get a 30cm hamster wheel or a chinchilla wheel for my Syrians

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    Weird Behaviours Explained

    “What is my hamster doing??” is what some of you may ask yourselves, especially those who’ve just entered the world of hamster keeping. Well this post is here to breakdown and explain some of those odd behaviours and hopefully allow you to gain a deeper understand about your hamster! Eating/pouching bedding Sometimes we might observe that our hamsters will start putting bedding into their mouth and storing them in their cheeks, well this is because your hamster is building its nest! The nest is usually where they’ll sleep, store their hoard of food and sometimes even pee there. They gather soft materials like paper bedding or tissue paper to construct a little cave they call home. Sometimes they will block up the entrance, which is part of their natural instincts. Clicking, chattering, or hissing Syrian hamsters will click or chatter their teeth to show displeasure and annoyance, this is a clear sign to back off! Or you may earn yourself a nasty bite. There’s also hissing which sounds a bit weird but it’s to tell you that they’re definitely NOT happy. These displays of aggression can be due to several reasons such as immense stress, being territorial or in a surprise case of pregnancy. Eating poop?? Or more specifically, Coprophagia. This practice of poop eating isn’t your hamster telling you to get better food, it’s actually a way for them to stay healthy! There are some nutrients that can only be obtained through eating their food twice and it helps them digest what they couldn’t the first round. It’s weird, but there are quite a few other animals that practice coprophagia as well. Backflipping hamsters As funny as it is to unknowing humans, backflipping hamsters aren’t a laughing matter. A common name for this behaviour is ‘stargazing’ which is when a hamster stands on its hind legs stares upwards and falls or flips backwards. There are various other symptoms of stargazing and different reasons why this happens but generally, it’s usually caused by bad genetics resulting in a neurological disorder. It’s something the hamster can’t control and it’s pretty hard to treat. These hamsters are often under a ton of stress so it isn’t easy to care for them. That said, if you have a star gazing hamster please do more research as to how to help it. Female Syrian freezing up It’s not uncommon for first time syrian owners to be stunned when their female syrian freezes up on all fours with their tail perked, this seemingly innocent position is actually the posture they take to prepare for a male to mount them! Another sign that a female is in heat is that they would give off a pungent smell, although the potency varies from hamster to hamster. Female syrians go into heat every few days so this is perfectly normal. Hopefully I’ve helped to answer some questions, and if you guys have anything else that isn’t covered here feel free to ask

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    Hay : Yay or Nay?

    I think a lot of us at one point have wondered whether our hamsters can eat and enjoy hay, well this post will hopefully address these issues and shed some light on hay! Hay by itself 🌾 Hay on its own, isn’t very yummy to hamsters. Our fluffy munchkins’ diets mainly consist of grains (seeds, nuts etc), insect protein (mealworms, crickets) and maybe some herbs (flowers, roots) or fruit. Hence hay on its own isn’t very appetising, and would probably only serve to increase fibre even if the hamster does eat it. However, hay can be used as part of the bedding! Although only ORCHARD GRASS hay should be used as it isn’t as pokey and stiff, which lowers the chances of your ham being injured or poked. You can often see them used in natural enclosures, or just themed cages looking to add some green. Hay based food 🥗 Hay based foods such as Oxbow are great for rabbits and guinea pigs, but NOT for hamsters. In fact Oxbow is regarded as one of the worst foods you can give your hammie! Most of you will notice that hay based pellets in seed mixes will be eaten last if not totally ignored. So save your money and keep clear of Oxbow foods for your hamster!

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    Paparazzi spotted

    His face is so cute omg

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    watashi_96
    3 days ago

    Hamster shits alot

    Hi my hamster shits like 10 times when out of her cage. (Around 5 mins) Isit because she is scared? Or is this normal?

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    levlee
    4 days ago

    Zoo Med Snake Aspen

    Hi all, I have a question about aspen beddings. So I currently use Kaytee's aspen bedding for my dwarf hamster and he likes to burrow in it. But I always feel Kaytee's aspen shavings are a little too thick and there are several large chunks for my liking also. Then I came across Zoo Med Snake Aspen online and the pictures seem to show smaller and thinner aspen shavings. So I was wondering if that would be okay for hamsters also, does anyone know or can advise? Thanks c:

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    k_car
    4 days ago

    hamster light schedule

    i recently got a hamster and read that hamsters need 12 hours of dark and 12 hours of light! i keep him in my room, so there's light from 7am - 7pm, and from 7pm - 12am when i am doing work i turn on a lamp and occasionally the main light if i need to find something. will the lights i turn on in the evening affect his sleep schedule? and any other general advice regarding hamsters and lights

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    lavelleyeah
    7 days ago

    My hammies

    Just some pics of my hammies:) Lammy and Tammy❤️♥️

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    jain.minisg
    7 days ago

    German hamster cage!

    Hey fur kids! Today I'm sharing my hamsters German hamster cage! For any of u who don't know, german hamster owners try to mimic the wild environment of a wild hamster so there's a lot of wooden stuff, hay, bedding, sprays and just basicly it's just those kind of natural themed cages hopping hammy makes! My hamster, furball, is a winter white and *loves* natural theme cages! So my cage is the Ikea samla bin cage. (I'm trying to get hold of a bigger cage...) it is 584 sq inches of floorspace and doesn't have any levels... I like scatterfeed his food so that he can be more occupied at night as nd loves it. There pvc tubes underground and a mix of seed to keep him more entertained. He has 3 different types of substrates and that is, Aspen Oxbow paper based bedding And children's play sand There are different Chew toys hidden in the bedding and some sticks for him to Chew on and climb on Some other things I've noticed is that Germans like to add a variety of woods and substrates Hope you enjoyed the post and got some info. Bye! ☺️🐭🐁🐹🐀

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  • kkkkatrina
    8 days ago

    Hamster health check

    I want to bring my hamster for a health check to ensure everything is fine. Have anyone did it can share with me info and roughly how much it will cost.

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    rmsjop
    8 days ago

    went to spca yst

    Went to SPCA yst, the hamsters there are living in a rlly bad condition, srsly heart breaking. Their cage were rlly small , super small amount of bedding and no toy for them

    chailiqing1209
    10 days ago

    bathing sand

    What kind of bathing sand can I use? ( I know that scented sands are harmful) can you name me the brand? And where can I buy it?

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    onlineparadise
    10 days ago

    Happy pudding

    Just wanna show how cute is my hamster hehe look at the fat cheekssss

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    chailiqing1209
    10 days ago

    food

    I still don't understand about the food in the notice Can someone comment down the brands and where can I find it at the west?

    circumference
    10 days ago

    bath salt and food

    hii may I ask like which brand of bath salt is good for hamsters? and like is it safe for hamster to eat broccoli and carrots ?

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