UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT CORRECT CARE
Thinking of getting a hamster? New to owning a hamster? Already have a hamster?
With too many pet shops generally dishing out inadequate, outdated, and often risky information, this site will give new or potential owners proper researched advice and tips to a provide happy and healthy life for a hamster.
Current hamster owners will also find helpful insight to correct any areas where they may be lacking.
We suggest that you read all the topics BEFORE you get the hamster
(or before you make adjustments for the little one you already have)
so that you don’t waste your hard-earned money on the incorrect items.
HOWEVER, BEFORE YOU GET OVERWHELMED WITH SO MUCH INFORMATION,
we suggest that you begin with the IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS page
(and then the STARTER LIST page for the basic essential requirements).
While not all pet shops are completely bad,
please be very weary of outdated advice from most!
It may also be handy for you to print our BASIC CARE SHEET to take with you when out shopping for the little one, to remind you of the do's and don'ts.
DOWNLOADABLE BASIC CARE SHEET
DETAILED SITE INDEX
(Click on the item to go to where you want to be)
Bathing a hamster (bad)
Butternut Pips (treats)
CAGES - also see "H" for Housing
Cages - bad wire cages
Colds & Respiratory Infections
Fluffy Nesting (bad)
Housing - Glass tanks (fish tanks)
Housing - Purpose-Buillt for Hamsters
Non-Toxic Clay - Paper Pulp (diy)
Oliver's Burrow Hamster Mix
Uterine Infection (Pyometra)
Wood Shavings - safe
X Y Z
For further advice and discussion, please feel free to join the Facebook group: Hamsters South Africa
Please note that the main group has been re-diverted to a temporary group called "Hamsters South Africa (temp)", after being disabled due to suspected malicious intent.
We hope that the matter will be resolved with FB shortly.
ALL MAIN TOPICS
ARE IN A-Z ORDER UNDER THIS TAB,
OR IN THE FOOTER