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Gerbils & Hamsters: DO YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR HAMSTER A SHOWER?, baby shampoo, cotton ball
baby shampoo, cotton ball, hamsters: Hamsters generally groom themselves. In the case they are long haired and get something in their hair, you can take a cotton ball with warm water and baby shampoo on it... and rub down the area... just be sure you rinse it afterwards. In general though,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: NEED HELP ASAP!!!, syrian hamsters, social animals
syrian hamsters, social animals, hammy: hello, Firstly,syrian hamsters are not very social animals i m afraid, they should only be put together, for mating purposes, or in expert cases, if they have grown up together and never been apart. You should make sure the hamsters cage is very clean,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: NEW BORN HAMSTERS 2 litters, dwarf hamsters, hamster mix
dwarf hamsters, hamster mix, syrian hamsters: Hi Beverly, It s very important to not touch any of the babies until they are 14 days old. Once they are 14 days old, then you can hold them for short periods of times. You can also go ahead and clean out the cage. When the babies are around the age...

Gerbils & Hamsters: MY NEW FURRY FRIEND, dwarf hamster, russian dwarf
dwarf hamster, russian dwarf, glass tank: Hello, it seems that you have everything for her and everything is just fine. She is just being a normal hammy and sleeping during the day and waking up at night. You can play with her on your bed or the floor is better if you are worried about your hammie...

Gerbils & Hamsters: NEW GERBILS, toilet area, gerbil
toilet area, gerbil, cardboard: Hi Susannah As a follow on from my previous email, you need to handle the gerbil daily if you can so that it becomes tame. I suggest you try to handle little and often - so before you go out, then when you get home. The more time you give to your gerbil,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: NEW GERBILS, cardboard tubes, cardboard rolls
cardboard tubes, cardboard rolls, glass tank: Hi Susannah Your timetable is fine for gerbils. Providing you leave them plenty to do they will entertain themselves. They need a large tank to live in - remember that gerbils chew everything so you don t want a plastic tank or they will chew their way...

Gerbils & Hamsters: NEW TEDDYBEAR HAMSTER, teddybear hamster, bitter apple spray
teddybear hamster, bitter apple spray, pasttime: Potty training hamsters is a 50/50 thing. Some people have a lot of success however I never have. Some people buy the potty and litter and find the hamster sleeps in that instead of his house. If you want to give it a try, then I say go ahead. It s really...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Need an answer to an awful question....., chinese hamsters, last ditch
chinese hamsters, last ditch, horrible conditions: There are small traps called hav-a-heart traps that are usually available at pet supply stores and Southern States or other feed stores. They are human cage-style traps and they come in mouse sizes which are perfect for chinese dwarf hamster catching. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Neighbours Hamsters, dwarf hamsters, running round in circles
dwarf hamsters, running round in circles, brain problem: Hi Hilary The problem with keeping dwarf hamsters together is that they mate a lot, produce lots of babies, and often brother and sister mates. Sometimes after lots of inbreeding, there can be deformities/problems with the litter. Are there toys/wheel...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Nesting, critter trail cage, cotton bedding
critter trail cage, cotton bedding, food dish: Hello again Karen, I have used cotton balls in my hamsters cages for the past 5 years ( I put about 10-12 cotton balls in their cage and they love building their nest with it) and have never had any trouble what so ever. I have seen them put...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New approx. 2 month old hamster eating bed fluff, cotton bedding, cotton balls
cotton bedding, cotton balls, honey bear: Hello again Melanie, It is great to hear that you have opened your hearts to another hamster, he is a very lucky little guy. Some hamsters, when bringing them home for the first time, won t drink much. It usually takes them a few days to get...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Baby Gerbils!!!!, baby gerbils, cold as ice
baby gerbils, cold as ice, pet store: the best thing to do right now is nothing. mom will take the pup back to her nest and if she doesn t it may be because she thinks the gerbil pup is too weak. At 15-17 days the pups eyes will open. if the mother is comfortable with you, you can handle the babies...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Born Dwarf Hampsters, dwarf hampsters, dwarf hampster
dwarf hampsters, dwarf hampster, hamster mix: Hi Lauren Sorry to hear about these babies. It sounds as though the mum was a bit too careful with cleaning them up after birth and may well have accidentally bitten off the legs. Hamsters can survive with one leg missing, but I ve never heard of...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New babies, new babies, hamsters
new babies, hamsters, hamster: There is nothing you can do for your hamster. Don t worry about not doing anything during the pregnancy. The only suggestion you could really do was to buy some vitamin drops to put in their water. You can still do that now. Don t change the bedding for two...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New babies and the Dad is gone crazy!, new babies, short periods
new babies, short periods, safe place: Hello, You should separate the male as it is likely he will have made the female pregnant again already, and unless you separate them they will continue to have babies and she will become exhausted. He can be allowed in for short periods each day to familiarise...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New babies, teddybear hamster, vegetable medley
teddybear hamster, vegetable medley, new babies: Hello Liz!! Don t worry, it isn t too difficult. The most important thing is DO NOT touch the nest or babies for a week. Only put in food and fresh water. Leave the mum to do the rest. After a week has passed you may clean the cage, but only clean around...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New born Gerbils, store aisle, milk replacement
store aisle, milk replacement, formula milk: well the mother generally knows what s best for her pups and some new mothers may look like they are aboandoning their pups but they are not. Personally taking care of the pups for several weeks is a big responsibility since people generally don t seperate...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New born hamster babies, hard boiled egg, diced carrots
hard boiled egg, diced carrots, stressful time: Hi Sara, First thing you need to do is start feeding the mother some hard boiled egg and diced carrots. This will give her the extra protein she needs to help raise her babies (the babies will also enjoy the egg and carrots). It is important...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Cage after hamster death??, fresh fruits and vegetables, hamster food
fresh fruits and vegetables, hamster food, lab blocks: Hi Renee, I really don t think it was the cage. I would suggest cleaning the cage with diluted bleach (3 cups hot water to one cup bleach, then rinse again very well with plain hot water. This will work better at killing any bacteria, if present) instead...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New cage, new cage, hyper mode
new cage, hyper mode, hamsters: Hi Maggie The advice you ve been given is good. If you can, put some of his old bedding into the new cage. Then when you put him in there, let him explore. I foster hamsters for a friend s rescue center - when I collect them I put them in one of my cages...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Dwarf Ham, dwarf hamster, sand bowl
dwarf hamster, sand bowl, male dwarf: Hi, thank you for your question. Your hamster enclosure sound great :) To me, the behaviour of your hamster sounds normal. After all, he has just been seperated from his sibling and mother and probably he s still scared and has to get used to his new surroundings....

Gerbils & Hamsters: New dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamsters, female hamster
dwarf hamsters, female hamster, q tip: Hey Paul, Sounds like the guy at the pet store doesn t really know what he s talking about. It s a little harder to tell males from females in dwarfs but it can still be done and they should never be kept together in a store as it encourages inbreeding....

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Environment For Hamster, sunflower seeds, little holes
sunflower seeds, little holes, petstores: Jen, This is completely normal. Some hamsters are just very skittish as babies exspecially if they are very young or have not been sxposed to people for long. Leave her alone for about two days, let her get used her surrondings and then you can begin to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Gerbil, back in the cage, straight back
back in the cage, straight back, short space: Hi Di, Sometimes if they are nervous or feel stressed/dangered they will nip you as a warning. This doesn t tend to break the skin and doesn t hurt too much. I have never really found a way to stop them doing it, mine only do it very occassionaly if...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My New Gerbils, wood shavings, aspen shavings
wood shavings, aspen shavings, food bowls: Hello, well I think the shavings will be fine then. Was it in a black bag?? If so I think that s regular aspen bedding that s perfectly safe for animals. As long as you don t smell a pine or ceder smell they should be fine. :) Gerbils love to chew on wood,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New gerbil after old one died, mongolian gerbils, social animals
mongolian gerbils, social animals, neutral territory: Hi Nicholas. I m sorry for the loss of your gerbil. Gerbils are social animals and prefer to be kept in pairs instead of singly. It sounds like your remaining gerbil may be stressed about the loss of his cagemate. You can try to replace the other gerbil...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New gerbil problem, female gerbils, wet tail
female gerbils, wet tail, anal area: Hi Julie, I would get her back to the store ASAP, and ask them to keep her in and observe her for a week or so. It sounds as though your previous gerbil suffered from wet tail, which is caused by stress, and if not treated soon enough is fatal!!! Recovery...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hammy, white dwarf, behavour
white dwarf, behavour, insecurities: Hi Marthella There are a few things you need to know about Campbells. Firstly, sometimes they can be a bit temperamental - especially when they reach adulthood. I, personally, have never had a problem with any of mine (quite the opposite), but they do...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster, russian dwarf, winter white
russian dwarf, winter white, new winter: Hi Shelby, When you first bring home a new hamster, it s natural that she will be shy and withdrawn. Now, it sounds like your hamster is becoming accustomed to her new environment, and that s why she s exploring. Sounds perfectly normal :) However,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster, natural clock, personal preference
natural clock, personal preference, late evening: It could just be your hams personal preference. I have 2 hamsters currently, one who almost never leaves his igloo before 2am, and one who is usually up by 6pm. If your hamster is in a room with alot of light or a tv, try moving his cage into another room...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster, water tube, poos
water tube, poos, happy new year: Hi James, 1. Yes if you want you can add more bedding and then the hamster will adjust it to its taste :) 2. Yes usually hamsters hoard their food and put it in their favourite spot - this is quite normal and you did well in adding some more. 3....

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster, hamster owners, syrian hamster
hamster owners, syrian hamster, food bowl: Hi James, Yes do as you said, he should eat his food from his nest. I said that it would get mouldy as hamsters sometimes have a favourite spot that do everything in that spot - food, pee etc... so that is why i mentioned that it would become mouldy. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster babies, high protein diet, food eggs
high protein diet, food eggs, milk water: Sid, First, Just give mom the food you ve been feeding her and lots of it. Her eating the babies has nothing to do with what you did. The babies were probabaly weak or mom was and she ate them for the safety of the other babies. Its all part of nature....

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster not eating, happy as a clam, pedialite
happy as a clam, pedialite, hunger strike: Hello Linda, it sounds like he just may be fasting a little while. You can add some pedialyte in his water and just wait it out. I think he s just adjusting. Some hamsters don t eat everyday and that s okay. In the wild they may not get a chance to eat everyday...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster is lazy!!!, wild man, hamsters
wild man, hamsters, play time: Hello Carolyn, I wouldn t be too worried about this. Hamsters are nocturnal and it would be very normal for them to sleep in the day. However, maybe he is just not used to you yet as well. To hand train him I would take the food out of the cage, put a little...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster Mom, medical gloves, new cage
medical gloves, new cage, hamsters: I ve owned one of these cages before, so I know exactly which one it is. It is possible to move the babies to a bigger cage, but do it very quickly and very carefully. I bred hamsters for years, and out of numerous births, only one ever ate her babies. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster Mother, food dish, new cage
food dish, new cage, hamster: You should definately not let the mother out of her cage yet. The babies have to be at least two weeks old before the mother can be handled again. The mother will try to get out of her cage she might try and climb up your arm when your putting food in...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster-- shy or sick?, water bottle, new food
water bottle, new food, hamster: Hi Christina, This is normal behavior. I would suggest talking to your hamster and holding her often. Give her a chance to get to know you and your daughter. It could take a couple of weeks for her to get used to you. When putting her back in her cage,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster Not Going Well, whole shebang, bitter apple
whole shebang, bitter apple, back in the cage: Awwwww, seems like Chloe is only being a hamster and doing what she wants. My hamster choobles constantly chewed on his crittertrail Z for like a month before he finally stopped doing it. I put bitter apple on the bars. You can find it at any petstore. Ane...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster - Worried it is sick, dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters
dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters, dwarf hamster: Hi Justine, I did some research on this, and every site I went to has corn listed as a good food. The main caution is to avoid any types of sugary foods because they are very susceptible to diabetes. If you have anymore questions, please write...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster - Worried it is sick, dwarf hamsters, large testicles
dwarf hamsters, large testicles, dwarf hamster: Do you know if its a boy or girl? If it s a boy then it s more than likely his testicles. Is the hamster eating and drinking as normal? If so then it s probably his testicles, hamsters do have large testicles. If h s not eating and drinking normally then I...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster - Worried it is sick, dwarf hamster, mature male
dwarf hamster, mature male, dwarves: Well I don t specialize in dwarves, as my bio says, but in syrians, an enlarged butt is just the testicles in a mature male. It appears that the butt is swollen, but this is actually just how they should look. I don t know if the same goes for dwarves, check...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster, wire mesh, neutral territory
wire mesh, neutral territory, dwarfs: Hi, Firstly if you want to get another dwarf it will have to be the same gender. Mixing genders will just create more hamsters. It can be hard to introduce dwarfs that haven t grown up together. It would have been better if you got 2 dwarfs at the same...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamsters, teddy bear hamsters, syrian hamsters
teddy bear hamsters, syrian hamsters, solitary animals: Hi J.D., Syrian hamsters (or Teddy Bear hamsters) are solitary animals. When they re quite young, they ll get along with their siblings. But when they begin to mature, they will begin to fight violently, often resulting in the death of one of the hamsters....

Gerbils & Hamsters: New hamster, dwarf hamster, food bowl
dwarf hamster, food bowl, runny nose: Dear Caryn, thank you for your question. The hamster might be sick or just afraid. Check for signs of illness, like diarrhea, crusted eyes, runny nose ect., but if you don t see any of this, just leave it alone to give it time to get used to the new surroundings....

Gerbils & Hamsters: New hamster behaviour, little rest, hamster
little rest, hamster, couple days: Your hamster is just getting a little tired after running so he lays in his wheel to catch his breath and for a little rest. The chattering of his teeth usually means that they are aggitated with something. This could be the small cage or it could be...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New hamster in the house, sharp teeth, hind legs
sharp teeth, hind legs, first few days: Hi Ann, He is scared. When bringing a new hamster home, you should leave him alone for the first few days (just make sure he has food and water, do not try to handle him). This is so he can get used to his new home and surroundings. After the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New hamster, lots of nipping and plugging tube, protective instinct, honey bear
protective instinct, honey bear, strange sounds: Hello again Melanie, It seems that he is still a little scared and not sure of his new surroundings. Every hamster is different, as with any pet. The taming process may take longer with him. The important thing is not to force him. If he does...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New hamster question., apple cucumber, syrian hamster
apple cucumber, syrian hamster, fruits vegetables: Hi, some hamsters just don t like water. Make sure she always has vegetables and fruit to get some water from. They don t need to drink and can survive on moist fruits/vegetables alone (carrot, apple, cucumber, dandelion, zucchini, pear...). Nonetheless the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New hamster - sick or scared?, pets at home, wet tail
pets at home, wet tail, food bowl: Hi Ben, Oh, I m sorry :( But you re right, it was probably an illness (perhaps wet tail, which is brought upon by stress - coming to a new home) that he developed in the pet store. You can use most of the cage again, as long as you disenfect it, then...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New hamster - sick or scared?, happy as larry, bundle of joy
happy as larry, bundle of joy, lethargy: Hi Ben, Is it possible that you just don t see your hamster being active at night? Since hamsters are nocturnal, they often don t wake up until a couple of hours before midnight. Then they go back to sleep at dawn. If you notice that your hamster is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New hamster's weird behaviour, syrian hamster, weird behaviour
syrian hamster, weird behaviour, hamster: hi Ashley, don t worry, this is all quite normal behaviour for a relatively new hamster, even if you have had him 2 weeks. my hamsters all did it when they were young. all it means is that he s not 100% sure of you at the minute, or if your boyfriend isn...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New hamster, wet bottom, shiny coat
wet bottom, shiny coat, hamster: hello, make sure the one you choose has a shiny coat and doesn t have a wet bottom or messy coat. When a hamster s coat looks dirty it could indicate that it s sick. That s generally the best way to choose a healthy hamster. Also, if you notice that a hamster...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New mommy hamster/babies, cheek pouches, golden hamster
cheek pouches, golden hamster, external threat: Some females do this for 2 reasons, hiding the baby from an external threat, and for rearranging. This causes no harm to the babies unless she leaves them in there for an extended period of time. 10 babies can be overwhelming, and if she is rather young she...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New mummy!, porridge oats, syrian hamster
porridge oats, syrian hamster, blackcurrant juice: Hi Emily In most cases the runt survives - it is just that they are a bit smaller. Once the hamsters are old enough and you separate them from mum (4 weeks for the males, 5-6 weeks for the females) you can always give the runt a bit of extra food for a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New very nervous hamster, syrian hamster, cardboard box
syrian hamster, cardboard box, dear sam: Dear Sam, thank you for your question. I think that she just needs time to adjust. If you have to take her out of the cage, use a cardboard box and let her walk into it by herself or gently shoo her inside. Offer her treats from your hand and put your hand...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Owner, aquarium tank, syrian hamster
aquarium tank, syrian hamster, gallon aquarium: Answer 1, hamster potties work on the idea that hamsters will use the same corner of the cage to use as a potty, if your hamster does not use a corner, then it pretty much can t work. My hamster uses his cage lookout as a potty, so he can t use a hamster potty....

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Roborovski pet hamster, pet hamster, hermit crabs
pet hamster, hermit crabs, roborovski: Hello Lisa, Your hamster is doing the same thing that my hamster did when I first got him. He did it for about a month and I was doing the exact same thing you was doing. I would place at the bottom of the cage to get food and water and he would simply climb...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Syrian Hamster (female), female hamster, dwarf species
female hamster, dwarf species, petsmart: Hi, You ve obviously looked after your hamster well if he lived to 4 years! I d firstly like to congratulate you on that. It depends what sort of hamster it is as to whether she s prefer a friend. If she is a Syrian hamster, no. They are not social and the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Syrian Hamster, syrian hamster, hoarding food
syrian hamster, hoarding food, pet store: Hi, There is a possibly that she could be pregnant. They tend to get larger during the last few days of pregnancy but not always. They will usually spend quite a while making nests and hoarding food. If you need anymore help then I have a page about breeding...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Syrian, syrian hamster, cage bars
syrian hamster, cage bars, hamsters: Hi Maria, Since your hamster is young, and she has just been brought to a new home, she s very stressed. Some hamsters are very energetic when they re first brought home - running on the wheel like crazy, climbing cage bars, etc. - but there are other...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New syrian won't explore part 2, wet tail, physical reason
wet tail, physical reason, point of death: Hi Maria, I think what the other expert was referring to (when she said that a lot of new hamsters get so stressed they die) was wet tail. Wet tail is caused by stress, and it occurs in young hamsters when they go to a new home. Try to keep the cage...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New syrian won't explore. Why?, poopies, crusties
poopies, crusties, water bottle: Hi Maria, It sounds like your hamster is very healthy. I m guessing that she is rather young (6-8 weeks old), so she s going to be more timid than older hamsters. Give her another day, and she should begin exploring. If not, you can take her to the vet...

Gerbils & Hamsters: NewBorn Baby Gerbils, baby gerbils, newborn baby
baby gerbils, newborn baby, giving birth: Hello, the male should have actually been taken away from the mom an hour or so before giving birth so the mom won t be pregnant again. Seperate the male now and leave the babies in there until they are about 26 days old. Then seperate from the males to females....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Newborn Dwarf Hamsters, dwarf hamsters, husban
dwarf hamsters, husban, hamsters: Dear Lacey, I think you can t keep the babies alive because (1 you touched the babies and (2 the mother is under too much pressure. I am sorry very about your problem. Sincerely, Jasmine PS. I hope I helped and feel free to ask any...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Noises, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, good luck: Hi Ammba-Rose, Is your hamster alone in his cage? If not he could be advising his mate that you are coming..... If he is alone then it could be that he gets a bit startled. Try to give him some food and see whether he calms down. Your hamster could...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Noises?, dwarf russian hamsters, cute hamster names
dwarf russian hamsters, cute hamster names, coco coco: Hi Melanne, Hamsters scratch themselves when they clean themselves. You ll notice that they scratch, and then they put their foot into their mouth. This is normal. However, if your hamster is scratching excessively, she may have mites or a skin allergy....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Noisy Hamster, first few days, squeals
first few days, squeals, own accord: Hiya, and congratulations on your new hamster. You shouldn t worry about the noise unless he continues to do it. He will just be scared and nervous of his new home. Try covering his cage for a couple of days to calm him. Before getting him used to being...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Non-stop evening chewing, bitter lime, small animals
bitter lime, small animals, ferrets: Hi Molly, To keep your hamster from chewing on her wheel, go to a pet store (or here: http://www.healthypetstore.com/jg-115.html) and buy Bitter Lime Spray (or Gel). This is a very bitter-tasting substance that is completely non-toxic and safe for all...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Noraml hamsters: Housing/feeding/bedding/breeding/toys/harness/hamster balls/life-span, gallon fish tank, wet tail
gallon fish tank, wet tail, light scent: I prefer the aquarium cages, I think it offers better protection. Yup, 10 gallons should be fine. In a healthy hamster there should be no cause for wet tail, even if you just bought them or not. If your hamster has a case of wet tail, its a very good...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Nosie, eye sight, hamster
eye sight, hamster, vet: he may be losing his eye sight, because he doesn t know what s going on and hissing is a threat to stay away. It seems like he doesn t want to be bothered by anyone. He may also have trouble hearing you as well since he s old as well. Is he eating and drinking...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Nutrition, eye dropper, bringing them home
eye dropper, bringing them home, water bottle: Hi Walter, I have seen this happen with my own new hamsters(they usually drink some, but not enough to notice) and it will generally pass within 3-4 days after bringing them home. I usually fill the water bottle up to the top, then check it in the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Nutrition..., pumpkin seeds, wet tail
pumpkin seeds, wet tail, bulk food: I use Pet Supplies Plus bulk food, the Mardi Gras variety. It has pellets, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, colorful veggie crunchies, pumpkin seeds, and a whole lot of good stuff. As long as the food your feeding has a great variety like that, your hamster will...

Gerbils & Hamsters: naming hamsters, gwenivere, roborovski
gwenivere, roborovski, sassie: Hi Helen, Here are some female names for you, hope you like one:) Cuddles, Felix, Gidget, Gwenivere, Hilda, Ivy, Jade, Jazzy, Lulu, Matilda, Octavia, Rezeil, Sasha, Sassie, Tilly and Whiskas. If you have anymnore questions, please...

Gerbils & Hamsters: need some advise!, dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf
dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf, sign of pregnancy: Hello Shianna, a sign of gaining weight, sleeping more and building a nest is a sign of pregnancy. Put some toilet tissue in the cage so she can build a nest if she is pregnant. If you have had them in the cage for four weeks I m really surprised you haven...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I need an answer quick, dwarf hamster, fish eggs
dwarf hamster, fish eggs, hard balls: The urine may have just crystallized. Hamster urine is very thick and has a high pH so it will often get...crunchy for lack of a better term. However, they can get kidney stones but their shouldn t be that many and you would likely notice him moving funny...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I need an answer quick, pile of paper, toilet paper
pile of paper, toilet paper, time mother: Hi Natalie, if it is that she killed the baby there is unlikely to be any mess, as the reason they do this is to deter predators away from their other young. she will probably move the nest to where she wants it, if you just put a pile of paper in there she...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i need a awnser, digestive tract, hamster
digestive tract, hamster, hamsters: Has your hamster been around a male within the last month? If she s not pregnant it s normal for a hamster to get big. Hamsters get to be about 6-7 inches long. If she has gotten bigger over night then she may be sick or constipated, if you give her a strawberry...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I need HELP, humane mouse trap, steps to the top
humane mouse trap, steps to the top, escapee: Hi Naomi first of all - is there any way you can make his cage escape proof - or get him another cage? If he is able to open the door, get some wire and tie it shut - but be careful there aren t any ends poking into the cage that he might hurt himself...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I need Help!!!!!!!!, corn cob, pine bedding
corn cob, pine bedding, gerbil care: Here s a link to tell male from female... http://agsgerbils.org/Gerbil_Care_Handbook/breeding.html#separating If she s pregnant then she ll have pups within a week. Gerbils fatten up at 18 days and give birth at 24. Make sure you don t have your gerbils...

Gerbils & Hamsters: need help, pregnant female, gerbils
pregnant female, gerbils, little guys: Hi Ash, I would personally seperate the male from the female because the male will mate with her after she has her babies and unless you want more gerbils I d certainly seperate them. The male gerbil can help raise the pups if you decide to keep them together...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i need help, left leg, hamster
left leg, hamster, immune system: I need a few more details first. What is wrong with his stomach? Does he have a wound of some sort on the outside? Did he have some sort of fall? Fight with another hamster? Do you have a wheel that has openings? Give me some more information and I will...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I need help with my Gerbil, gerbil, fresh food
gerbil, fresh food, hamster: Hi, Firstly, I am so sorry for the delay in answering, my hamster had a tumour and I needed to get it removed, make sure he had the correct antibiotics etc. So please do not give me negative ratings, I was so busy and worried for my hamster. He will not...

Gerbils & Hamsters: need help with gerbils, rodent breeders, sand bath
rodent breeders, sand bath, chicken wire: Hi there Lyndsey, It is not really appropriate for gerbils to live outside as the weather is not like it would be for them in the wild. They will easily catch colds even when it is warm. Also they are very good diggers and could easily tunnel out of an...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i need help with my hamster, black bear hamster, fancy hamster
black bear hamster, fancy hamster, hamsters: the black bear hamster will probably mate with the other hamsters, if that already hasn t happaned. If they are tackling each other and fighting you should seperate them because hamsters are cannibals and they will kill each other and it is extremely common...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i need help, mating hamsters project!, hamsters, litters
hamsters, litters, giving birth: There is nothing known to boost a hamster s sex drive. Hamsters produce a lot of litters during the year and can produce up to 12 litters in a year although it is not recommended that you constantly breed them like that to produce a lot of litters. If you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i need help...A.S.A.P, teddy bear hamster, baby hamster
teddy bear hamster, baby hamster, dark fur: Hi Stacy, Hamsters skin tones can vary widely, according to their fur. The baby hamster with the black hair will end up having dark fur, while the other baby hamster with pink fur will have lighter fur. It s nothing to worry about :) If you have any...

Gerbils & Hamsters: need help on vacation, syrian hamsters, aqurium
syrian hamsters, aqurium, happy home: hi emin, as far as breeds are concerened you should get a syrian, they are more responsive and can be handled for longer than other breeds because they are so large. go to google and look up syrian hamsters to be able to recognise one when you go to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I need help!, teddybear hamster, cucumber slices
teddybear hamster, cucumber slices, wet tail: Hey, Nolan. That is a bad sign because it means your hamster could have wet tail. Wet tail is a very harmful but common type of intestinal infection. What you should do right now is try to see if you can get your hamster to a vet. A vet has the right kind...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I need to know if my Roborovski hamster is pregnant?, roborovski hamsters, chinese hamsters
roborovski hamsters, chinese hamsters, roborovski hamster: Hi, i have never felt moving lumps in any of my pregnant hamsters, but i try not to touch them too much when they are pregnant because it could harm the babies - and i especially do not touch there stomach either! I am sorry but i cant really help you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i need to know...., baby hamsters, baby hamster
baby hamsters, baby hamster, cotton bedding: Hi Lea, First, you need to immediately remove the cotton bedding. This material, called Bed Fluff, is extremely dangerous, especially to young hamsters. In adult hamster, the bed fluff can get stuck in the hamster s pouch. In baby hamsters, the cotton...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I need quick help, hamster cage, slide thing
hamster cage, slide thing, abbay: Hello! You can touch them now if you are confident that the mother knows and trusts you and your sister. If she doesn t recognise your smell she may become aggressive to the babies. Try washing your hands, rubbing them in her bedding a bit so you smell...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i need SERIOUS help w my hamsters, baby hamsters, traffic area
baby hamsters, traffic area, guest bedroom: Sometimes you could be doing everything right, but if the mother is young and overwhelmed (16 pups is a lot for even an older mother) she will resort to eating her pups. Young mothers need to be left alone, if the cage is in a heavy traffic area like a living...

Gerbils & Hamsters: need to now, black bear hamster, pregnace
black bear hamster, pregnace, black bear: Hi Nick, You can leave the wheel in your hamster s cage until about 2 days before she is due to give birth. Also, be sure to clean the cage 2 days before she gives birth. (You won t be able to clean the cage again until the babies are 2 weeks old.) ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: neglecting mother?, baby hamster, baby hamsters
baby hamster, baby hamsters, heating pad: The chance of a baby hamster surviving without its mother at that age is very slim, however, it has been done before. Feeding it the formula is a great first start. Remember to feed it every 2-3 hours, as this is how often baby hamsters nurse. The baby...

Gerbils & Hamsters: nesting, toilet paper rolls, tissue paper
toilet paper rolls, tissue paper, hamsters: Hi, thank you for your question. As long as it s not perfumed, toilet paper or tissue paper makes good nesting material. You can give your hamsters toilet paper rolls that are still 1/3 or so full, they will have lots of fun unrolling the paper and draggin...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new babby hamster, baby hamster, babby
baby hamster, babby, hamsters: Hello Sara. Your baby hamster is just doing what is natural for her, she is simply trying to find a way out. I ve had many hamsters who climb up their cages and fall down. As long as your have litter lining the bottom of her home she will not get hurt....

Gerbils & Hamsters: the female, hamsters breeding, female hamster
hamsters breeding, female hamster, syrian hamsters: Hi Alysa, It s okay for you to let your hamster run in her ball to let off some energy. However, make sure it s not for more than 5 minutes at a time. For example, when she s awake, let her run in her ball for 5 minutes every 1-2 hours. That should help...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new babies, new babies, hampsters
new babies, hampsters, petstores: Hey, Cheri. There is no sure way to determine who the father of the babies is. The father should stay separated from the mother and the babies anyway, so this shouldn t cause any problems. What you want to do is: -First, keep doing what you re doing, that...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new baby hamster, baby hamster, water jug
baby hamster, water jug, water bowl: Hi Sara, Many people become concerned that their new hamster can t find their water bottle. However, rest assured that your hamster will find her water bottle, and she will drink out of it. She is still adjusting to her new home, and it will take time...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new born babies, new born babies, bear hamsters
new born babies, bear hamsters, syrian hamsters: Hi Alexis, Baby hamsters will open their eyes once they are 14-16 days old. They will also be covered in short fur at this time. And, it is also at this time (14 days old) that you can begin handling them for short periods of time. In addition, you can...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new born baby hamters, carefresh bedding, new born baby
carefresh bedding, new born baby, hamter: Hi Courtney, Your hamster will take care of her babies. She will feed them with her milk, so you don t have to feed the babies. It s very, very important that you DO NOT touch the babies until they are 14 days old. If you touch the babies, your hamster...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new born hamsters, leaving the nest, disinfectant
leaving the nest, disinfectant, new born: When there are new borns, I would advise not cleaning the cage out for at least a week - possibly two. The mother will be especially cautious right now and any change in her environment can stress her and she could harm her babies - thinking she is under...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new born litter, dwarf hamsters, coulor
dwarf hamsters, coulor, black skin: Hi Omran I m afraid I can t answer this question - I don t have any experience of hamster genetics. If you can t find anyone on this site who can answer this question you might want to have a look on the following sites: http://www.hamsoc.org.uk/varieties.php?id=winterwhites...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new born pups, dwarf hamster, syrian hamsters
dwarf hamster, syrian hamsters, syrian hamster: Hi Daniel, Well, you didn t mention if your hamster was a Syrian (sometimes called Golden hamster - the larger popular hamsters) or a dwarf hamster. If it is a Syrian, the mother needs to be in a cage by herself. If a male Syrian hamster is in...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new borns and the parents, new borns, babys mother
new borns, babys mother, female dwarf: Hi Jennifer, The Father needs to be taken out of the cage. The babies need Mom s milk so that they can live. When a female Dwarf hamster gives birth, she comes right back into heat and if the male is still in the cage, they will mate and she...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new classroom pet, golden hamster, classroom pet
golden hamster, classroom pet, ears and eyes: Hi Beverly, First, try not to touch him for 2 days. Since the hamster is in a new home, he needs time to adjust to his new environment. I know the children will be curious, but just let them observe the hamster for now. When you pick him up, place a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, pumpkin seeds
dwarf hamster, pumpkin seeds, pellet diet: Kat, I really wouldn t worry about wet tail as long as he didn t have it when he came to you. As for the diet, i personally don t like the pellets. They are fille with vitamins but don t really appeal to most small animals who in the wild would be eating...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new fancy dwarf female, female hamster, petco
female hamster, petco, last question: Hi Aisha, Dont worry about asking me loads of questions, i love to help if i can! Congratulations on your new pet! Please make sure you definately have a dwarf - it is best to find out what kind of dwarf you have too. If you are finding it hard...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My new gerbil is nervous and some weird looking tails?, 5 fingers, crittertrail
5 fingers, crittertrail, gerbils: Hello again I am glad you called the vet. Since they are acting normal again they were probably still adjusting like the vet said. I agree with the vets. They are probably still stressed out from their ordeal and it may take a while for the fur to grow back....

Gerbils & Hamsters: new gerbils, gerbils, gerbil
gerbils, gerbil, playfulness: As far as healing goes I am not at all sure how long it actually takes for the gerbils leg to heal. I know it s several weeks. Flash may not get the amount of exercise that he wants. Do you have have round-a-bout ball to put Flash in? They aren t that expensive...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hammie, hammie, hamsters
hammie, hamsters, hamster: Hi again Heath, it is not a good idea for her to make a nest in her wheel because then she may find it hard to use the wheel for exercise. It sounds as if she may be using her wheel to go in the toilet in too! It sounds as if your hamster is all mixed...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my new hamster, soft lump, little signs
soft lump, little signs, hammy: hi jennifer, if he is male, it may just be his balls that are hanging out the back. this is quite normal especially in warmer weather. male hamsters normally keep them tucked away but if it is a bit warm they will trail them behind for a bit of an airing....

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster, syrian hamsters, hi amy
syrian hamsters, hi amy, wire cage: Hi Amy Sorry to hear you re not getting on too well with one of your hamsters. Now is the time to tame him - this way he will make a fantastic pet. Syrian hamsters generally want to be friendly - it is in their nature - and something has obviously spooked...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster, time and patience, hand palm
time and patience, hand palm, short periods: Hi Nicola, Hamsters hiss when they re nervous and scared. Since you just brought your new hamster home, I would recommend that you not touch her for 48 hours. This 2-day period will help your hamster to adjust to her new environment, and it will reduce...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster??, sunflower seeds, hammie
sunflower seeds, hammie, sunflower seed: hmmmm since your hammie was never let out of the cage it can be a little difficult to tame him to come to you but it s not impossible. The best way to get a hamster to come to you is to bribe them with thei favorite foods like sunflowe seeds. My hamster choobles...

Gerbils & Hamsters: we got a new hamster, teddy bear hamster, palm of your hand
teddy bear hamster, palm of your hand, hamster: Hi Lindsay, It s fine for you to go ahead and begin handling your hamster. (Don t worry, you didn t screw up by accidentally letting her fall - unless you see that the fall caused physical damage, you shouldn t have anything to worry about.) In the future,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my new hamster, toilet paper roll, hamsters
toilet paper roll, hamsters, hamster: Dear Anna, thank you for your question. As long as it is unscented, white (or recycled) toilet paper, that s fine. Hamsters love to build their nest with it. If you have a toilet paper roll that still has some paper on it, you can give him that, too. I...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My new hamster, russian dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters
russian dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, hamsters: Hi gavin, Dwarf hamsters aren t the most sociable breed, so his squeaking is probably because he s scared. It s nothing to worry about, just let him get used to you being around. Hamsters don t really drink that much as it is, and because he s only active...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster, pet store, hamsters
pet store, hamsters, hamster: hi Rebecca, there are many reasons why he may be feeling ill, so i d advize you to take him back to the pet store immediately, you have the right to a 48 hour return policy. please check this link to (copy and paste it in your address bar) and it will...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My new hamster, look out tower, critter trail
look out tower, critter trail, crittertrail: Since hamsters are desert animals, they really only drink a little a few times a day. Just make sure the bottle dispenses water alright by touching the ball with your finger a few times and see how much it drips. I had a bottle that basically didn t drip at...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster babies, porridge oats, sneaky peeks
porridge oats, sneaky peeks, boiled egg: Hello! firstly, you don t say whether your hammy is dwarf or serian. if they are dwarfs, there was no need to separate becuase the male helps with the bringing up. although now you have separated them, do ot introduce him back into the cage, introduce them...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my new hamster buddy, first few days, hamster
first few days, hamster, stools: Hi Tina, Generally when you bring a new hamster home, you should leave them alone for the first few days (just make sure they have food and water) so they can get used to their new home and surroundings. Are you sure the dirt on his bottom isn...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster house, syrian hamsters, syrian hamster
syrian hamsters, syrian hamster, habitrail cages: Honestly, those cages are very small, and just cause plenty of frustrations in owners because the hamster doesn t use the intended items for intended usage. Most cages with connected wheels and compartments become a hamsters bed and potty, meaning you would...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster owner has some concerns, spray air fresheners, wet tail
spray air fresheners, wet tail, panda bear: Hamsters love chewing. It is important that they chew as their teeth continually grow so they need to file them down. If he hasn t got bars to chew, he will climb to the top to find somewhere else he can chew - this is why wire cages are often better for...

Gerbils & Hamsters: a new a hamster pack, nocturnal animals, social animals
nocturnal animals, social animals, hamsters: Hamsters are nocturnal animals, meaning they are up almost entirely at night. They are not very social animals, and need to be handled often, especially when you first get them. This gets them tame. Girl hamsters come into heat every four days. Female hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster seems very sleepy, weather example, change of weather
weather example, change of weather, nose breathing: Hi Elaine, Then if she is trembling it s better to take her to a vet to be on the safe side. Or else she might have caught a cold. Colds Colds can be a cause of draughts so a correct place for the cage is very important. Cold mixed with a draught...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster, son 11, adjustment period
son 11, adjustment period, animal shelter: Hi. The first 24 hours is hard for any animal in a new place. Give him/her some space and she should come around. As for the sex of it, if you flip it over you should see a large bulge near the tail if it is a boy and nothing if it is a girl. Giver her a week...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamsters, fancy hamster, female hamster
fancy hamster, female hamster, hoard food: Hi Stacie, There are two main types of hamster: Syrian and Dwarf. A Syrian hamster (also called a Teddy Bear, Black Bear, Golden, or fancy hamster) is the larger, more common type. Here s a link to a picture: http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/syrian_hamsters_colors.htm...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamsters, cheek pouch, high pitch
cheek pouch, high pitch, question thanks: Hi Stewart, I am not quite sure what you mean - what did you not know about from the resarch?? If you have researched breeding properly then you should know everything there is to know and more! There is no way to know if your hamsters are brother...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamsters, clean hands, well baby
clean hands, well baby, hamsters: heya, You ve always got to be careful with new animals, it take a while for the to get used to you, and long for them to accept new hands as well. Baby hamsters get scared easily and should not be handled until they are fully awake, you can tell this...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new owner, dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters
dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, crittertrail cages: Hi Heather, That s a great choice for a cage. In fact, I almost always recommend Crittertrail cages, because they have a combination of plastic and wire, and they come with a wheel, a water bottle, and a food bowl. All you have to supply is bedding and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new owner, gerbils, other search engine
gerbils, other search engine, easiest thing: Tara, the easiest thing to do is actually to go online, and type in sexing gerbils on google or some other (search engine). Most websites will give you a picture, which is the easiest way to tell. After about a month, the sex will become more and more...

Gerbils & Hamsters: A new pet, gallon fish tank, 10 gallon fish tank
gallon fish tank, 10 gallon fish tank, female pairs: Andy, To answer your question about hamsters or gerbils, its more of a personal matter that easiness. Hamsters are very docile animals, they love to be cuddled but don t do a whole lot. Gerbils are very active but not the best animal to pick up and hold...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My new Syrian hamster., cardboard tubes, wodent wheel
cardboard tubes, wodent wheel, syrian hamster: Hi, thank you for your question. There should be no plastic at all in a hamster s cage (the exception is the Wodent Wheel made by http://www.transoniq.com/ , they use plastic that doesn t come off in sharp pieces when chewed). Use cardboard tubes and containers...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My new syrian hamster, syrian hamster, woodshavings
syrian hamster, woodshavings, look out tower: I have an aquarium with a look out tower. My hamster spends 90% of his day in that tower, where he pees, poops, sleeps, and eats. He only comes down to get a drink and gather more food. Bottom line is hamsters are silly when it comes to where they spend their...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new teddy bear, hamster cage, breeding farm
hamster cage, breeding farm, eye sight: Hi Dani Sorry to hear you re having trouble handling your hamster. I often get hamsters like this to tame and eventually they do come around. The fact is that if they have never been handled (especially if they came from a breeding farm) they need to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn baby gerbils, baby gerbils, newborn baby
baby gerbils, newborn baby, babys: Hello Desiree, you can actually start holding the gerbils right now actually, but be sure to hold them in a safe area so if the gerbil babies fall they will not injure themselves. They are very good at jumping at this age. Also, it s good to seperate the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, kitten milk replacer, bear hamsters
kitten milk replacer, bear hamsters, female hamster: Hey, Robin. Here s what you can do to give your hamsters the best chance of making it: -First of all, just remember that babies 8 days and younger have a better chance of survival if you can find a surrogate mom. A surrogate mom is a female hamster...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, syrian hamster, hamsters
syrian hamster, hamsters, little ones: Clair Hi! Congrats on the new little ones! All you really need to do is make sure she has lots of food and fresh water every day. Also make sure their is lots of extra bedding in the cage so she can make a nice nest for the babies. Other than that the momma...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, teddy bear hamsters, little teddy bear
teddy bear hamsters, little teddy bear, female hamster: First of all you shouldn t have taken them away from their mother. Try returning them to the mother and if she begins to eat them take them out. Get some baby formula, make the formula, then mix it with milk and heat it up to a luke warm temperature,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, teddy bear hamsters, little teddy bear
teddy bear hamsters, little teddy bear, female hamster: Hi Brittany. It s been my experience that even if you DO touch baby hamsters, their mother will not eat them unless she is unusually stressed, the cage is very crowded, or there is something wrong with the babies. Most tame female hamsters are just fine...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, hard boiled egg, dwarf hamster
hard boiled egg, dwarf hamster, diced carrots: Hi Stephanie, The only thing you need to do is to start feeding the mother hard boiled egg and diced carrots (about 5-6 pieces of each). This will give the mother the extra protein she needs to raise her babies. The babies nor the nest should be...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, baby hamster, having babies
baby hamster, having babies, water bottle: You have to stay out of the cage while mom is raising the pups for the first week or two. It s safe to clean it out once they are walking about. Otherwise, she ll get stressed out and eat them. At 4-5 weeks you ll have to separate the males/females or you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, hamsters, fur
hamsters, fur, new homes: Hi Morgan, Their fur will start growing in when they are about 3-4 days old and their eyes will open around 10 days old. The babies cannot be held until they are 2 weeks old. This is when it is safe to handle them for a short period of time and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, porridge oats, female hamster
porridge oats, female hamster, baby babies: Hi Marvee You must leave the babies with the mum. They will not survive without her. It is a difficult thing to do, but sadly you must let nature take it s course. 17 is a big litter and in the wild a mother will kill her young if she is frightened,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, baby milk formula, baby hamsters
baby milk formula, baby hamsters, female hamster: Hi Robin, First of all, you need to separate the adult hamsters. Syrian hamsters are solitary and will eventually fight, often to the death. You ll have to buy 2 more cages and separate them. You didn t say whether or not the mother was taking care of...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborns, russian dwarf, leaving the nest
russian dwarf, leaving the nest, human baby: Hi Brenda the mum only kills/eats her newborns if she is frightened, if they are ill or if there isn t enough food/water. So, to make sure everything is OK, make sure mum has plenty of food - you can increase her food by giving her some human baby food...

Gerbils & Hamsters: nice or not?, bitter lime, hampster
bitter lime, hampster, syberian: Hi Tyller, Dwarf hamsters have a reputation for being pretty aggressive, especially when they are put in a cage by themselves. (Dwarf hamsters are much happier when they are in same-sex pairs. However, if your hamster is not very young, then it s too...

Gerbils & Hamsters: why nocturnal, body clock, sleep at night
body clock, sleep at night, hamsters: hi jodie hamsters are born to be nocturnal, and the reason for this is because, in the wild they live in the desert and sleep during the day when its too warm to come out, and wake up at night when its cooler, also they cant see very well as it is, so being...

Gerbils & Hamsters: noisy syrian hamster, syrian hamsters, syrian hamster
syrian hamsters, syrian hamster, scratchy sound: Sorry to hear you re having problems with your hamster. Generally speaking most, if not all, Syrians can be tamed but some more than others. Syrians are sometimes vocal - it sounds as though the hamster you ve bought has been traumatised in some way. It...

Gerbils & Hamsters: non stop squeaking and clicking sounds that came from nowhere, internet problems, snowflake
internet problems, snowflake, out of the blue: Apologies for the delay in responding - I ve been having a few Internet problems. Squeaking, snoring, and crying are normal sounds for a hamster - some make noises, others don t. Sometimes they make noises out of the blue. I honestly don t know what the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is this normal?, air holes, look out tower
air holes, look out tower, shavings: My hamster did something similar when he had a look out tower as well. This is something completely normal, and besides taking the litter out of the tubes, there is nothing you can do. They can dig their way out of their mess, hams aren t the smartest of creatures,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is this normal?, tame one, drop of water
tame one, drop of water, hamster: As long as the bottle can produce a drop of water when you touch the ball, the hamster will be able to drink from it and find water just fine. Most pet stores use bottles for water so it is not the first time the hamster will be using it. If the bottle does...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is this normal?, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, dead hamster: Hi Kristen Sorry to hear about your hamster. It is always distressing to find a dead hamster, especially if it has mutilated. The fact that the others mutilated him doesn t necessarily mean they killed him. Sometimes hamsters fight and bully each other,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is this normal???, hamster mix, new cage
hamster mix, new cage, water bottle: Hi Dylan, It sounds like your hamster has decided that her babies are weaned now. (Most babies are weaned at the age of 3 weeks, but 2 1/2 weeks is not very unusual.) Make sure to scatter dry hamster mix throughout the cage, so the babies will have plenty...

Gerbils & Hamsters: nt nt nt nt, dwarf hamster, bitter lime
dwarf hamster, bitter lime, metal bars: Hi Mattiey, Yes, this is normal. Hamsters teeth are always growing, so they need something to chew on. Be sure to give your hamsters plenty of chew toys (sold at pet stores). Also, you can give your hamster a vegetable wheel. Since chewing on metal...

Gerbils & Hamsters: nursing hamsters, hamster food, loose stools
hamster food, loose stools, food blend: Mommy hams need protein to help them stay strong. Bread soaked in milk, cooked beans, and cooked beef are good choices. A regular nutritional hamster food blend will make up the majority of her diet. The babies will enjoy softened hamster food, and a lowered...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Occasional Odor - Female Black Bear Hamster, bear hamsters, seperate occasions
bear hamsters, seperate occasions, female dwarf: Hi Maya, Yes, I have noticed this in my female hamsters. This is very normal in female Syrian (Black Bear) hamsters. This means that she is coming into season (heat) and generally happens every 4 days (this may very from 3-5 days) and lasts about...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Odd behaviour, wierd behaviour, odd behaviour
wierd behaviour, odd behaviour, perfect health: Hi Mikael, This is how Mom teaches her babies. It is perfectly normal. She is not hurting them (although it looks like it). If Mom is acting frantic or acting like she wants out, remove her from the cage and put her in a ball, if you have one, for...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Odd Hamster Behavior (anger, instability), teddy bear hamster, hamster ball
teddy bear hamster, hamster ball, sign of pregnancy: Heya, Untame hamsters are a pain. but its important you keep trying to handle her and not just ignore her. take the top of the cage and start by just holding a treat in your hand for her to come and get, after doing this a few times put your hand in front...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Odd Hamster Behavior, dwarf hamsters, albino male
dwarf hamsters, albino male, wood shavings: Hi Kelley, well this is a tough one, you seem to have checked for any ectoparasites and the chance of him having any endoparasites with no signs is slim, i am having trouble thinking of other causes as you seem to have all the bases covered, it may be that...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Odor Controller, hamster cage, syrian hamster
hamster cage, syrian hamster, winter whites: Hi In the wild Winter Whites used to live in temperatures that range from below zero to unbearably hot. They are more active at night when the temperature cools right down. I ve no first hand experience of having them in places where the temperature is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: OLD HAMSTER, food dish, bathroom area
food dish, bathroom area, flecks: What type of flakes do they look like? You could buy a small animal flea and tick spray and use that to see if it gets rid of the black flecks. Also, I don t know why hamsters do it, but some seem to get so lazy that they will find the most convenient spots...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Old-Age?, wet tail, bottom teeth
wet tail, bottom teeth, couple moments: Jessica, I m sorry your little hammy is sick. This does in fact seem to be wet tail so I m assuming the meds the vet gave you are for that. Usually wet tail is treated the most successfully immediately after symptoms start but it might not be too late. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Old age?, syrian hamster, tippy toes
syrian hamster, tippy toes, swollen feet: Hi Stephanie, Yes, sleeping all the time and hair loss is signs of old age. It sounds like she may have some type of skin disease. Since the medication the vet gave you before helped her, I would suggest calling the vet again to see if you could get...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Old hamster, teddy bear hamster, carefresh
teddy bear hamster, carefresh, hamster: Hi Lola, The symptoms you ve described are common for an older hamster. Just make sure his cage isn t in a drafty area, such as underneath an air conditioning/heating vent, or near a window. Also, provide him with a little more bedding. (Aspen or Carefresh...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Old teddy bear hamster ill, teddy bear hamster, teddy hamster
teddy bear hamster, teddy hamster, carefresh bedding: Oh so sorry about the dermititus issue. Do not put the pet wipes on his skin. He really should go to a vet for that issue as he may have mites. By the way you described his skin condition, I really think he does have mites. Don t try picking off the skin because...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Old, wobbly hamster - please help!!, flu and colds, vetrinarian
flu and colds, vetrinarian, eye problem: Well the eye problem are probably eye infections. Your hamster is very old for a hamster so its immune system is probably weakening much like how human elderly are prone the flu and colds more then younger people. Im afraid your hamster has a serious infection...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Old, wobbly hamster - please help!, broken bone, bacterial infection
broken bone, bacterial infection, ear infection: it sounds like there are a lot of problems going on with him. He more than likely has an intestinal bacterial infection. That is what is causing the green color around his bum, is it also wet looking as well? It could also cause problems with his eyes as well...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Older gerbils fighting after 2-1/2 years, dominace, gerbils
dominace, gerbils, gerbil: Hello! Don t worry about your gerbils getting lonely. They will be fine. They just want some space. As gerbils get older they may start to fight with each other. It s mostly common in males than females. They were fighting for dominace and one was going to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Ooops!, female gerbils, potency
female gerbils, potency: Generally you breed a young female to an older male, but I believe people prefer to breed older males is because of the potency of getting the female pregnant. I would personally stop breeding female gerbils at one year of age. Well she should be a little...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Orphaned Baby Syrian Hamster, teddy bear hamster, baby hamster
teddy bear hamster, baby hamster, baby rat: Hi Kira, Well, you definitely have your work cut out for you. It s very difficult to raise a baby hamster. You can sleep, but you ll need to set your alarm clock to wake you every 1-2 hours. Perhaps you and your mother can take turns. I know it s difficult;...

Gerbils & Hamsters: OUCH!!, pet hamster, loving animals
pet hamster, loving animals, hamsters: It would be a generalization for me to tell you Teddy Bear hamsters bite. Let me start by saying that most all animals do bite when they feel either threatened or hungry. If you feel you are not ready for a hamster then simply ask your friend to hold off...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Oww!, bitter lime, hamster
bitter lime, hamster, ferrets: Hi May, To stop your hamster from biting your hand, go to the pet store and buy Bitter Lime Spray (or Gel). The Bitter Lime is marketed towards ferrets, so it should be in the ferret section, and it costs less than $10. Simply spray or rub the Bitter...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Owwie!!!, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, little creatures: Hi Nina Some of the dwarf hamsters are known to be biters - especially Campbells. It is almost in their nature for some reason. The main thing is not to give them any reason/opportunity to bite. Before you handle her, rub your hands in her wood chippings...

Gerbils & Hamsters: odd balding, monkey nuts, dandelion leaf
monkey nuts, dandelion leaf, hamster food: Hamsters can go bald for a number of reasons. One is old age, which definitely isn t the case for your hamster. Another is that they continually rub part of themself against their house/toys etc which can cause a bald spot. Some suffer from mites/mange...

Gerbils & Hamsters: odd sleeping, haired syrian hamster, bonfire night
haired syrian hamster, bonfire night, proper ventilation: Hi Sarah, More than likely, your hamster just wants a change, like you suggested. Some hamsters actually frequently change where they sleep, whereas others sleep in the same place all their lives. Just make sure the house he normally sleeps in is clean...

Gerbils & Hamsters: How often do hamsters digest?, drawf hamster, thanks in advance
drawf hamster, thanks in advance, cat litter: Hi Jennifer, How often a hamster urinates and defecates depends on their eating and drinking habits. If you notice an abnormal amount of urine or feces, however, you would need to see your vet, because your hamster may have a problem. As long as your...

Gerbils & Hamsters: oh great!! i use cedar bedding, cedar bedding, skin allergies
cedar bedding, skin allergies, carefresh: Hi Alissa, Cedar bedding, as well as Pine, are dangerous to small animals because they have very strong aromatic oils (to control smells). These aromatic oils frequently give hamsters respiratory infections and skin allergies. So, it s best to stick to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: oily fur, syrian hamster, longhaired breeds
syrian hamster, longhaired breeds, sand bath: Dear Bianca, thank you for your question. Do you offer a sand bath? Syrian hamsters don t need it as much as dwarfs, but clearly enjoy it and especially the longhaired breeds should have one. I recommend seeing a vet with him to rule out and medical problems,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is it ok?, sense of smell, hamster
sense of smell, hamster, cleaning supplies: Hi Jenna, The fumes may get to the hamster (especially since they have such a good sense of smell), so it s better to move your hamster s cage to a location away from the fumes (a different room). Then, wait about 30 minutes after you re done cleaning...

Gerbils & Hamsters: ok?, sized water bottle, syrian hamsters
sized water bottle, syrian hamsters, social animals: Hi Nicole, Actually, you should take the babies out of the cage, not the mother. The mother hamster is used to her cage and shouldn t be moved. Move all of the baby hamsters to a separate cage. (It s fine to go ahead and do it tonight if you d like.)...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is it ok?, cedar chips, having babies
cedar chips, having babies, play toys: Yes the chips are ok, but put a little toilet paper or tissue in with the hamster. I think the hamster won t need any play toys for awhile because she is having babies. Try fixing your wheel wih glue or someing. A weel is not NESSARY so don t worry. It is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is it ok for your hamster to eat it's poo, dwarf hamster, hamster cage
dwarf hamster, hamster cage, fresh veggies: Hamsters do some pretty weird things. Eating her own poo is not really too strange. I ve seen at least two hamsters in my lifetime that do this. We definitely do not want the hamsters to eat poo but hamsters will sometimes do this, if this hamster is a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is she going to be ok?, abscesses, abscess
abscesses, abscess, hamster: Hi, Your hamster may have an abscess or a tumor. If you can see a bite or scratch wound on the lump, then it s an abscess. Abscesses can burst and become infected, so it s important that you take your hamster to a vet. And, if it s a tumor, it may...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is it okay for an older female to mate a younger male?, hamster clubs, female hamster
hamster clubs, female hamster, solitary animals: Hi Emily, thanks for the question. Yes, it is fine to breed a younger male with an older female, but you should first read up on breeding hamsters so that you know what you are doing before you try it. You didn t say what kind of hamsters you have,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is it okay..., nips, hamster
nips, hamster, dwarfs: you know certainly know when a hamster is annoyed because they will need to run away from you and act aggressive. When I wake mine up and he doesn t want to be waken up, he nips my fingers to let me know that I should leave him alone. If you constantly disturb...

Gerbils & Hamsters: old age?, cute names, life span
cute names, life span, gerbils: Cute names. 3 years is a really long life span so they lived a healthy life. To make him have a happy last week or how-ever-long he lives you may spoil him that is what I am going to do when the time comes for my Camille the boy hamster. They are probably...

Gerbils & Hamsters: old age, dwarf hamster, hamsters
dwarf hamster, hamsters, hamster: Hello Melissa, there really isn t anything else special that you can do. You can buy some vitamin drops to put in your hamsters water. I use Oasis vitamin drops and it does help hamsters gain some energy at their old age. Mine is also showing signs of old...

Gerbils & Hamsters: old age hair loss!, dwarf hamster, everyday diet
dwarf hamster, everyday diet, cotton balls: Dear Elle, this is normal, and with every hamster it varies. For the most part, they will not loose all of their fur, they will still be slightly fuzzy, and even have patches of full, normal fur. By adding vitamins to their everyday diet, you can help their...

Gerbils & Hamsters: old age or sickness, head tilt, last legs
head tilt, last legs, little fellow: hi april, unfortunately it sounds like your little furry friend is on his last legs. hamsters generally live to be over 2 but few survive to be nearly 3. the circling and tilt of the head is a sign of old age. i can understand your concern as the circling...

Gerbils & Hamsters: old age, pet hamster, suroundings
pet hamster, suroundings, hamster: Hi Michelle, It sounds like she is scared. That can happen when they get out of their usual suroundings for some period of time. I would suggest just holding her and loving her. Let her know your there and everything is alright. Thank you for your question...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how old do baby hamster need to be to rehome, baby hamster, shallow dish
baby hamster, shallow dish, mothers milk: Hi Jenna, your hamsters are Long Haired Syrian Hamsters - Teddy Bear Hamster is just a name the pet shop give them to make them seel for more money. Syrian Hamsters can only be kept on their own after they are two months old because if they are kept...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how old do they have to be to eat reagular seeds and bird food, apple seeds, chocolate chips
apple seeds, chocolate chips, citrus fruits: Hi Jose, I would say at least 3 months old. You want to watch what kind of bird food you get. Some of it has things in it that your hamster cannot have. The bird food for cockatiel s (the kind with fruit bits) is a good one to use. Do...

Gerbils & Hamsters: How old Gerbils can be...., dear hannah, gerbil
dear hannah, gerbil, gerbils: Dear Hannah, thank you for your question. They should be at least five weeks, better 8-10 weeks old, they need that time with adult gerbils to be properly socialized. Since they can breed at that age, make sure you get them from a breeder who keeps them...

Gerbils & Hamsters: old gerbil, mini schnauzer, petsmart
mini schnauzer, petsmart, petco: Hearing may be going as well as sight too. The one thing I always recommend to people is to buy vitamin drops for aging pets. It helps give them a boost too. I go to petsmart and buy mine, but petco has some too. They are really great and if you are already...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how old do gerbils have to be to have babies., baby gerbils, heartland plains
baby gerbils, heartland plains, pet houses: Hi Leah, 1.Gerbils are able to have babies at around 3 months old. 2.Gerbils tend to make their nests in corners, or pet houses. A good option for your gerbils nest would be to buy a medium-sized wooden home made for small animals. This way, the gerbils...

Gerbils & Hamsters: too old for hamster?/makes to much noise at night, nocturnal creatures, correct knowledge
nocturnal creatures, correct knowledge, hammy: hi rachel, great question. ...in short i m 26, so that probably makes me the oldest person to own a hamster! hamsters make great pets whatever age you are, whether you re male or female it doesn t matter as long as you have the correct knowledge to look...

Gerbils & Hamsters: old hamster, last nite, hamster
last nite, hamster, ailment: laura, im really sorry to hear that, but ur right, we all knew it was coming. but he died with the people who loved him so he ll be grateful for that where ever he is. you did a good job looking after him as i said before. if you need anything else,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: How old could my hamsters be??, female hamster, sunflower seeds
female hamster, sunflower seeds, water dispenser: Hi Suzee, I m very sorry for your loss :( It doesn t sound like you did anything wrong. I would bet that your hamster had some pre-existing condition, maybe a genetic disease. And, since your other hamster is healthy, I m guessing that the water...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how old must a hamster be to have babies?, female hamster, young mums
female hamster, young mums, hamsters: hamsters can potentially get pregnant any time from 4 weeks old - but this isn t advisable. Often with young mums they don t know what to do and in my experience they sometimes abandon their babies. Also, because they are only small themselves, there is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how old is my new hamster?!!!, good apetite, syrian hamster
good apetite, syrian hamster, wood shavings: Hamsters do tend to have alot of eye problems, causing one to become sticky and get closed. If you notice some crust sealing the eye shut, try a luke warm Q tip of water and try to get it open. Don t pull on the lids though. The cause of the irritation might...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how old is he???, shaggy fur, hamster
shaggy fur, hamster, hamsters: Hi, there is no way to tell once the hamster is fully grown after three months. When they grown old, some hamsters tend to sleep more, loose some fur or get shaggy fur and don t eat that much any more. But this can happen after 1.5 years, after two years...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My older female hamster just mated with a young male, having babies, hamsters
having babies, hamsters, previous question: Hi Nancy, Female hamsters usually stay fertile up until 12-15 months. But there is always a chance they could get pregnant after that since every hamster is different. Older female hamsters do have a higher rate of complications. A female hamster should...

Gerbils & Hamsters: oreo bites again, dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters
dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters, syrian hamster: Hi, Teddybear Hamster are a form of Syrian Hamsters. You cannot keep Syrian Hamsters together, they will fight and one hamster will always be the weaker one and will not be allowed to eat properly or even to wander around the cage without being chased. You...

Gerbils & Hamsters: orphaned babies, baby gerbils, cuttle bone
baby gerbils, cuttle bone, recomendation: Wow....I m sorry such a calamity should happen to you brandy and at 3 weeks old....My recomendation would to do one of two things. First I know that around 3 weeks they begin to get weened and you can just let nature take its course maybe put the water bottle...

Gerbils & Hamsters: orphaned pup.. need advice, hard boiled egg, diced carrots
hard boiled egg, diced carrots, sole survivor: Hi Kelly, Pup s from birth to 8 day s days can be drop fed but is very tedious and time consuming and not always successful. They need to be fed aprox: every hour, 24 hours a day until they start to eat solids then you can reduce the milk feeds to every...

Gerbils & Hamsters: other hamster foods, dwarf hamsters, list of fruits
dwarf hamsters, list of fruits, fruits and vegetables: Yes you can give fruits and vegetables but in small quantities - i.e. you could cut a grape in half and give them that each. Some suggested foods to try are: a small floret of broccoli, a few raw peas, slice of apple, cabbage, spinach, watercress, parsley,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: what other than shavings can you use?, wood shavings, hamsters
wood shavings, hamsters, news paper: Dear Ranna, thank you for your question. Newspaper is not so good for hamsters because they cannot build tunnels in it, apart from that it will get smelly very fast. If you can get some, I recommend flax or hemp bedding (not the pellets) mixed with hay....

Gerbils & Hamsters: outside of the bed, hamsters, farenheit
hamsters, farenheit, hamster: Hi Bianca, If it s very warm in your house, then yes, that s why your hamsters are sleeping in the open air. Also, when it gets very warm, condensation builds up inside their beds, which is very uncomfortable, and even dangerous, for them. Try to keep...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Panda Bear hamster, panda bear, hamster
panda bear, hamster, hamsters: The mom is sniffing her to figure out who the hamster is and she is also going to show she is the dominant one of the cage and if they are fighting she will probably do serious harm to the hamster if you don t seperate them. Hamsters prefer to be by themselves...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Panda Hamsters living together, green bay wisconsin, hamsters
green bay wisconsin, hamsters, hamster: Dear Phil, I am very sorry but you cannot pair two Panda hamsters together they will fight. Your hamster probably won t be lonely or need company if you play with him and give him your full anttention. Plus, he has a huge cage and he is already very happy!...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Panicy Hamster, wheele, behavour
wheele, behavour, water bottles: I have no clue what this could be this is vwery abnormal behavour for a hamster. Especially one that is well socialized. I would take her to a vet to see if she is sick. One thing might be she is going blinde. that would explain the panicy jumpiness....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Peanut Head, poor pup, dwarf hamster
poor pup, dwarf hamster, peanut shell: Poor pup. Sounds like the pup has a little eye infection or it could be possible that he may not have an eye at all, sometimes it happens. I would consider taking your pup to a vet that way they can give your pup some antibiotics, an if you decide to take...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Peanuts in food pellets, hamster food, ground peanuts
hamster food, ground peanuts, food pellets: hi katherine, im glad to hear harriet is doing well. i dont think this ground peanut diet should be a problem, she will pick out the food she wants herself, my hamster food has penuts in them and she is just fine, i wouldnt read to much into this warning...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster chewing on cage, vet appointment, personality change
vet appointment, personality change, critter trail: Hi Linda, Hamsters are naturally nocturnal, so your hamster is just doing what hamsters do (especially in the summer, when it s hottest during the day). You can try waking him up when your daughter wants to play with him, but you ll need to do so carefully...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pet Hamster, place lol, cold spell
place lol, cold spell, hibernating: hi kim, this is nothing to worry about, hamsters are nocturnal and even thought they are awake at night they are veryactive and tire themselves out quickly, and will nap on and off all night. hamsters should only be out of their cages for no longer than...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Picking out the right male for breeding, teddy bear hamster, pet store
teddy bear hamster, pet store, lumps: Hi Olivia, She is at a great age for breeding. Taking her to the pet store really wouldn t help much, if she isn t in heat, she will more than likely fight with all the males and if she is in heat, then all the males (old enough) are going to be interested....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Picking up my syrian hamster, syrian hamster, soft voice
syrian hamster, soft voice, hamster: Hi Othman, It sounds like your hamster does not fully trust you yet and the taming process should be started. I would suggest for the next few days to just stand or sit by your hamsters cage and talk to him in a soft voice. This is so he can...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Picking Up....., syrian hamsters, syrian hamster
syrian hamsters, syrian hamster, move one: Hi, It takes time to hand train him, but don t give up. Follow this step by step guide explaining how to train Syrian hamsters, and do not move on a step until he is completely comfortable with the previous step: 1) Put food on your hand and wait for her...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pickle, mateing, pregnancy test
mateing, pregnancy test, hamsters: Hey, Serian hamsters will fight territorially if left together, so it would be natural for them to fight. It is difficult to tell if a hamster is pregnant until it becomes obvious.Try picking her up gently and feeling her belly, if it feels hard and tight...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pimpley Bump., flesh color, polyoma virus
flesh color, polyoma virus, panda bear: Hi Ria. It sounds like your hamster might have a tumor or hamster polyoma virus. Please take her to a veterinarian to be properly diagnosed and treated, as soon as you can! I hope everything works out okay! Please feel free to contact me with any...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pine Bedding?, pine bedding, dish detergent
pine bedding, dish detergent, cedar bedding: Hi Steph, Pine and Cedar beddings are dangerous for hamsters (and small animals in general) because they contain strong aromatic oils. The aromatic oils irritate the hamster s respiratory system, and he ends up with an allergy that would make him miserable,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pine Bedding, pine bedding, liver disease
pine bedding, liver disease, rodents: Really with pine or ceder bedding it s what you don t see that s the real problem. Pine bedding is known to cause respiratory and liver disease in rodents as well as allergies. Check their eyes and nose to make sure their eyes are clear and bright and their...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pink bump on hamster., dwarf hamster, male dwarf
dwarf hamster, male dwarf, long nails: Hello Alex, the bump could be a type of cyst. For the long nails you will need to clip them and i suggest that you wear gloves when doing it as the hamster will nip you. I would personally call a vet and ask about the cyst and see if the vet can look at it,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: PLEASE ANSWER THIS ASAP!!!, wet tail, couple websites
wet tail, couple websites, dangerous illness: Hi. I m sorry about your hamster and your brother. Wet tail is diarrhea and is a very dangerous illness for hamsters. It can be fatal if not treated properly. Most pet stores sell something called Dry Tail that helps prevent and treat wet tail.If you notice...

Gerbils & Hamsters: PLEASE HELP, hamsters, hamster
hamsters, hamster, spoon: Hi Riste, You sure did do the wrong thing. The babies will not survive without Mom. You can try putting them back in with her, but do not use your hand to pick them up, use a spoon or something like that and hopefully Mom will take them back. If not,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: PLZ HELP!!!, franklincountyohio, ancl
franklincountyohio, ancl, columbus ohio: Hello, I am so sorry to hear this. At least you know you did your best to help him!! I am sad for you! Below i have listed some websites. The best thing to do would be to either call or email someone on each of them. These people may not be able to help...

Gerbils & Hamsters: PLZ HLP ME!!!!!!, personal preference, wire cages
personal preference, wire cages, hammie: Picking out a hamster is all about personal preference. Cages are all about personal preference as well. Some people like having all the tubes so they can watch their hammie run around. However, some people think the tubes are too hard to keep cleaned out....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Play time, little critters, exercise balls
little critters, exercise balls, hammies: Hi KJ, I think it would be best if you didnt put them together at all - not even when they are in separate balls. I think it would stress them out - Syrians are very solitary - even in the wild they stay out of each others way and only come together...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Playhouses...., couple boxes, sized holes
couple boxes, sized holes, toilet roll: Hi, What a good idea! You can do anything really with them. For example, you could connect a couple of boxes with an empty toilet roll cutting holes in the side if the box so the toilet roll can slide in. Or you could stack a few boxes on top of one another...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please answer ASAP, syrian hamster, younger son
syrian hamster, younger son, lumps: Hello Angie, I need to know a little more information, does she have wettail? The lumps on her stomach could be a sign of sickness. She shouldn t have large lumps in her stomach. Due to the fact that you found her in such poor conditions, I would honestly...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please answer ASAP, syrian hamster, proper diagnosis
syrian hamster, proper diagnosis, cotton ball: Hi Angie, This type of behavior is definitely not normal, especially the fact that she can t walk. I would strongly urge you to take your hamster to the vet as soon as you can for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Until then, try to make her as comfortable...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please Help, wet tail, seringe
wet tail, seringe, sign of stroke: Hello again Samantha, No need to be sorry for all the questions, the more information, the better. This really sounds like a stroke. The shaking, being wobbly and falling over, head tilting, and weight loss (which is generally from the hamster...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please Help, roborovski hamsters, empty cardboard
roborovski hamsters, empty cardboard, car journey: Hi Monica, sorry to hear about your hamsters fighting, it does seem that your hamsters are actually fighting for real because if they were just trying to establish who is boss they dont usually make any noise. This is a common problem and sometimes there...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please Help my hamster, long haired hamster, egg yolk
long haired hamster, egg yolk, vitamins minerals: Hi, In this case it s better to bring him a a nearby vet if you don t want to lose him. Diarrhea usually occours if he was overfed with vegetables. Try giving him like a large selection of pelleted hamster diets which are available at all pet shops....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please Help Me...Something wrong with chin, chinchilla, hairs
chinchilla, hairs, wart: hmmmm... it sounds like some type of growth. I would really take your chinchilla to a vet and have the vet look at the growth. It could be a tumor that would have to be removed. I would really take your chinchilla to a vet as that is the best and really only...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please Help!, dwarf hamsters, pedilyte
dwarf hamsters, pedilyte, new toys: Dear Megan, He is probably just upset that he has no one to play with him. If you play with him more, or buy him some new toys to play with, he should be okay. When i separate hamsters because they are fighting, at first they seem depressed, but after a while...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please help me ASAP!! :(, dwarf hamster, new babies
dwarf hamster, new babies, pregnany: Hi Kelcie, congratulations on your new babies! It looks like she has been in the same cage as her brothers for too long and got pregnant by one of them. She is probably still very young so she will still be very small and that is probably why the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please help I don't know what to do., none of my friends, animal shelter
none of my friends, animal shelter, pet stores: hi dana, a pet store or animal shelter/charity may take them if you are providing them with a cage and some supplys already. they will most likely ask for a small donation or fee. call around a few stores too find out your options. if all else fails you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please help im so worried, veterinary appointment, scent glands
veterinary appointment, scent glands, scent gland: Hello again, Ok, as far as i am aware there is supposed to be a sort of lump at the top of the scent gland, which is normal, but it is if it turns red and swollen that you need to worry, also if it is a tumour it will continue to get larger! In turn...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please help my Syrian!, syrian hamster, demodex
syrian hamster, demodex, human baby: Hi Jilly It s difficult to know what is wrong with her without seeing her. Hamsters can scratch themselves and this can become infected. However, you would usually expect it to be red and quite raised. Also, tumors are usually raised, red/purple - so...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please help me!, hamster, bleach
hamster, bleach, pee: So sorry you had to put your hamster down. Yeah an infection in the abdomon does cause the same problems as wettail. You did the best you could do :-). If you want another one wash out everything with a little bleach water. and throw out any treats she s had...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Plz help!, excersing, toilet roll
excersing, toilet roll, testies: hi emma, yes this is totally normal behaviour, he only lay down to fall asleep, all that exercise wore him out, the poor thing hehe, he is absolutely fine, and unless he stops eating, drinking and being so active, its nothing to worry about. i suggest going...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My Poor Hammy fell down the vent., tiny spaces, th ink
tiny spaces, th ink, stuck in one: Hi I m keeping my fingers crossed it all works out well for you - he sounds a great little fella. The rehydration powder in the UK is called Diorylite (not sure where you re writing from so I don t know if this is a brand unique to us here). I usually...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My Poor Hamster Ran AWAY, uip, hamsters
uip, hamsters, best of luck: Hi Michael, Well it seems that you have done all you can right now. I would also suggest looking through every room carefully. Look under and around everything. Even under things that set close to the floor. Hamsters can fit into small places. They usually...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Poorly Gerbil, vet appointment, nose infection
vet appointment, nose infection, windiness: Hello, I would use the antibiotics as this may help until you go the vets. It is good she is eating and drinking normally!! Gerbils have red tears, and these are not actually blood, but they do indicate that she is unwell, so keep that appointment. Ensure...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Poorly gerbil, pine bedding, skin complaint
pine bedding, skin complaint, god thing: I don t think she s in pain. If she is acting normal again the cream must be working. If she gets big again feed her some strawberries this will help her with any digestion problems she may have. Sometimes gerbils balloon up because of constipation. So feeding...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Poorly hamster, brain tumour, syrian hamster
brain tumour, syrian hamster, scent gland: Hi Paula, I m so sorry to hear that your hamster passed away :( But your hamster lived a long life 22 months is a very good age and considering that he had a brain tumour he had a long life. Thanks for the rating, really appreciate it. If it makes...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Porkchup is getting thinner, cotton bud, territorial animals
cotton bud, territorial animals, vet care: He probably just lost weight due to his injury. Keep an eye on it and if you see any redness or swelling it s likely infected and he may need vet care. If you re trying to build weight on him, add foods like raisins, dried fruit or even very small amounts...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Possible Birthmark?, scent gland, feeling cold
scent gland, feeling cold, birthmark: hmmm... to me it could be a birthmark or just a lump. If he s doing fine and you don t notice it getting any worse, i just say it s probably just a birthmark or just his scent gland. Some animals are born with a lump on them, it doesn t do anything to them...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Possible Hamster Sickness?, urinary track infection, wet tail
urinary track infection, wet tail, gooey substance: This is definately a sign that he is sick. It sounds like he either has wet tail or has a urinary track infection. I would take him to a vet to get him checked out I would look up wet talil on the web and see how many signs he has of the disease. If he has...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Possible Pregnant Syrian, teddy bear hamster, pregnancy labour
teddy bear hamster, pregnancy labour, crittertrail cage: Hi Andrea, A teddy bear hamster is just another name for a Syrian hamster, so you did nothing wrong - you just bred her to a member of her own species. Although a typical gestation period for a Syrian hamster is 16 days, occasionally she may give birth...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Possible Sickness?, scruff of the neck, gooey substance
scruff of the neck, gooey substance, bacterial infection: HellO!!! Yes your hamster is sick. what you are seeing is diarrhea. He has what is known as wettail it s a common bacterial infection in hamster. Buy some dritail immediently and give it to him. Change his bedding at least twice a day and make sure to wash...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Possible Sickness?, wet tail, gooey substance
wet tail, gooey substance, rump: It sounds as though your hamster may be suffering from Wet Tail , which is very deadly, and causes severe diarrea. You can get some wet tail medicine called Dri-Tail from most pet stores. Give it to him for 5-7 days, following the instructions on the bottle....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Possible sick hamster, need help, syrian hamster, fresh veggies
syrian hamster, fresh veggies, wet tail: Hi Ray, It sounds like your hamster may have wet tail, which is a bacterial infection that strikes young hamsters most often. Symptoms can take up to a week to appear. After the symptoms appear, the disease can be fatal within 24 hours. Therefore, it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Potty litter, cheek pouches, answer asap
cheek pouches, answer asap, hamster: Hi Chelsea, Your hamster is most likely not eating his litter; rather, he is storing it in his cheek pouches and transporting it somewhere else. So, don t worry about him eating it - he shouldn t. If you have any other questions, please feel free to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Potty training, poop and pee, look out tower
poop and pee, look out tower, spining: Hamsters aren t the smartest when it comes to using the potty. Some hamsters are unable to be potty trained with a certain cage set up. In order for the store bought hamster potty to work, it has to be placed in the area of the cage the hamster most uses for...

Gerbils & Hamsters: PREGNANT HAMSTER, dwarf hamster, infected wound
dwarf hamster, infected wound, chum: Hi Lucy, oh the poor little mite sounds in a bit of a mess! your right it could be one of two things, she could be pregnant, or she could have an infected wound from fighting with her chum. either way it may be an idea to pop her to the vet just to get her...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Preganant?, hoard food, hamster
hoard food, hamster, nipples: Hi Andrew, First, your hamster will start to build a large nest and hoard food in it. Then, around day 10 of the pregnancy, her belly will expand and her nipples may be more prominent. Also, she will stop coming into heat. Have a great day! If you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregant hamster, dwarf hamster, syrian hamster
dwarf hamster, syrian hamster, hamster: It depends what species of hamster it is. If he is a Syrian hamster, it is nearly always exactly 16 days. A dwarf hamster is pregnant for 19 to 22 days on average. If you need any more information just ask, I will do my best to answer. Good luck, Kathry...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnanat hamster, high protein foods, hamster mix
high protein foods, hamster mix, boiled egg: Hi April, It s difficult to tell if a hamster is pregnant until 2 or 3 days before she gives birth. However, there are some small clues. The most obvious sign is weight gain. Also, if your hamster begins making a large next in a corner of her cage, this...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnancy, hamster expert, exercise wheel
hamster expert, exercise wheel, syrian hamster: Hi James, I think you are right - she is probably very contented! With all of my hamsters i have never noticed they have been pregnant at all - they dont seem to act any different either. The only time i have noticed is at the very last day before...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnancy/Dwarf Hamsters, dwarf hamsters, baby hamsters
dwarf hamsters, baby hamsters, female hamster: Hi Shelby, Yes, if your hamsters have stopped mating, it s very probable that your female is pregnant. It will likely be at least 15 days before the pups are born. Most times, a birth is uneventful. There are a few times when a hamster has problems...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnancy Questions, carefresh bedding, pregnancy questions
carefresh bedding, pregnancy questions, food bowl: Hi Beth, Well, as soon as you ve cleaned the cage and put fresh bedding in it, your hamster will begin building her nest. It won t take her long. You can help her out by providing her with extra Aspen or Carefresh bedding. (Avoid Pine and Cedar, which...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnancy, dwarf hamsters, hamsters
dwarf hamsters, hamsters, syrians: hi anna, it is very difficult to tell if a hamster is pregnant. she will only start to look fatter 2-3 days before the birth but she may spend alot of time making a nest and may appear more active than usual. if you have a male hamster with her but havent...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant?, dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters
dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters, hamsters: Hi Maggie, Actually, dwarf hamsters are completely different from Syrian hamsters. Syrian hamsters are the more common, largest type of hamster, who cannot live together. To properly determine the sex of each hamster, here is a link to a website which...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant?, female hamster, litter size
female hamster, litter size, gestation period: Hi Ashley. With most small animals it can be difficult to tell if they are pregnant (unless you see a mating occur), because they typically do not show any obvious signs until the very last stages, when they may seem to gain weight rapidly. With an average...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant?, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, male dwarf: Hi Shelby, Dwarf hamsters gestation period is 18-21 days. A few days before your hamster is due to give birth, clean the cage and fill it with plenty of bedding. Then remove the wheel, which can be hazardous to young hamsters. If the male dwarf is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant?, dwarf hamster, hard boiled egg
dwarf hamster, hard boiled egg, diced carrots: Hi Trang, One of the best ways to tell if a Dwarf hamster is pregnant, is if she becomes really fat within a couple of days. When this happens and she is pregnant, you can expect the babies in 2-7 days and it is best to remove the male at this time...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant, syrian hamsters, butt cheeks
syrian hamsters, butt cheeks, digging holes: Dear Nick, thank you for your question. Here s a website that shows how to sex hamsters: http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/sexing_hamsters.htm It s sometimes impossible to tell if a hamster is pregnant, some don t even get any bigger. Building a huge...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Dwarf Hamster?, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, size changes: Hi Sandy, it isnt a pregnancy as hamsters are pregnant for around twenty days and this is clearly longer, it may be an idea to pop it to the vet and get it checked out, i havent heard of this problem before and it doesnt sound good. keep them separated and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Dwarf Hamster and sister, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, hamsters: Hi, No you don t need to seperate them. Since they re dwarfs they will live together if one or both is pregnant. You may find the other hamster will help out too with the raising of the pups. If you seperate them they may not live together again if you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My Pregnant Dwarf Hamster, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, hoard food: Hi Shelby, It sounds like Frank and Joe just won t get along, so you ll most likely have to permanently separate them. Letting them live together for a little while, and then separating them, then letting them live together again just won t work. In fact,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant and died?, sleep at night, giving birth
sleep at night, giving birth, hamsters: Oh wow Stephanie, I am so sorry your hamster passed away while giving birth. It sounds like she died due to complications of the birth which can happen. She was probably having a lot of trouble giving birth and passed away during the birthing process. I don...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, toilet paper rolls
dwarf hamster, toilet paper rolls, calander: the average length of a dwarf hamster pregnancy is 19-22 days. since you bought her from a pet store it is really unknown whether or not how far along she is. i would just count down the days on a calander. It s really exciting and wonderful to be seeing your...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant dwarf hamster?, chinese dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf hamsters
chinese dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf hamsters, hoarding food: Hi Jen :) I would take the wheel out, only because I have seen it happen that inexperienced or young mommas leave their nest to run on a wheel very shortly after giving birth and do not go back to it in time to keep the babies from dying of exposure to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant dwarf, hoarding food, russian hamster
hoarding food, russian hamster, male dwarf: Hi Ashley, Your hamster will begin building a large nest and hoarding food in it. Also, around day 10 of the pregnancy, her stomach will be noticeably larger and her nipples may be more prominent. Closer to the delivery time (around 1-2 days), she won...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Gerbil, female gerbils, two females
female gerbils, two females, neutral territory: Hi Jessica. If you have two females and one is pregnant, you should definately split the pair up to be on the safe side. Female gerbils sometimes have terrible fights over the right to breed, and if one is pregnant the other might try to steal and kill...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant gerbil, new babies, gerbils
new babies, gerbils, gerbil: Hi, It is impossible to tell if she is pregnant until the last few days before birth when she may become fat, although this isn t a guarantee!! The most likely way you will find out is when you can hear the high pitched squeaking of the new babies! Hope...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant gerbil, gerbils, gerbil
gerbils, gerbil, 28 days: the pregnancy can last 24-28 days. unless you know when they mated it s kinda hard to figure out which day will be the day, but you will know by her laying down and breathing heavy. they really don t show that they are pregnant until a few days before birth....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant gerbils, female gerbils, two females
female gerbils, two females, time of birth: Hi Anne, Was the male only in with them for a short while? Female gerbils can only become pregnant once every 4-6days, so if he was only in for a few hours you may be ok, although it is still possible! Yes, they should be fine in the same cage, and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Hampster, resource library magazine, small mammals
resource library magazine, small mammals, scrambled egg: Hi John, Emily, and Tom, It certainly sounds like the female is pregnant. Since the romance occured on June 5, it s been 14 days. Syrian hamsters stay pregnant for 16 days (sometimes 17 or 18), so she should be due any day now. You can feed her a bit...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Hampster ?, second water, dripper
second water, dripper, time joe: Joe, I am sure that your hamster is not pregnant. Are you sure is it not a male because it s testicles can get quite large and look like its a infection or like you said a round mass. That all I can do to help you. If it gets worst go to your vet. karme...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Hamster, hamsters, hamster
hamsters, hamster, good luck: When shes ready, she should start to slow down, hang out near her nest, and things like that. i suggest just leaving her alone as watching them sometimes can stress them out. They usually have their babies at night as well. Good luck! Let me know how it goes....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Hamster?, dwarf hamster, pregnancy birth
dwarf hamster, pregnancy birth, behavior change: Hi Jessica, First, you need to decide what sex your hamsters are. You can take them to a pet store and have someone there identify the sex, or you can look at this diagram to determine yourself what sex your hamsters are: http://www.hamsterhideout.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=10517...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Hamster?!, high protien foods, dwarf hamster
high protien foods, dwarf hamster, scrambled egg: Hi Adrie, It s possible. She wouldn t be the first hamster that came from the pet store pregnant. If she is you need to start feeding her high protien foods like, scrambled egg,sunflower seeds and peanuts. A pregnant hamster can get crabby at times. If...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Hamster, hard boiled egg, hamster food
hard boiled egg, hamster food, diced carrots: Hi Mia, It is important to remove the wheel because some mother hamsters will start neglecting their babies and when the babies start moving around, they could get hurt. Her jumping up and down and all around is normal behavior for a mother hamster....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Hamster, hamster mix, plastic houses
hamster mix, plastic houses, safeside: Congratulations on your litter. The question about tubes is difficult - what is your relationship like with your hamster? Is it good? How is she with you if you go near her nest? Can the tubes be dismantled easily without disturbing her too much? If you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Hamster - How to Tell?, high protein foods, baby hamsters
high protein foods, baby hamsters, syrian hamster: Hi April, Well, the reason for removing the wheel is so that the new babies won t hurt themselves. However, I suppose that if you have a solid wheel (which is necessary anyway) and if you are able to move the wheel up a few rungs, then you could keep it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Hamster?, early stages of pregnancy, hoarding food
early stages of pregnancy, hoarding food, stages of pregnancy: Hi, It can be hard to tell in the early stages of pregnancy, but as it gets towards the end you may notice that the female is a little larger than usual she also may start hoarding food more and building a large nest ready for delivery. Deborah ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, dwarf hamster
hard boiled egg, dwarf hamster, hamster food: Hi Kristy, I am guessing since the hamsters were in the same cage, that they are a type of Dwarf hamster (if not let me know)? If so, it is very hard to tell when a Dwarf hamster is pregnant. The gestation period for a Dwarf hamster is 18 days...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant hamster, gestation period, hoarding food
gestation period, hoarding food, fluffy cotton: Great to hear she has had her babies. It is always tempting to look in the nest - but newborns are very vulnerable - their body temperature can drop in a matter of minutes and they can die so they must be kept warm. In a couple of days time - when the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant hamster, hamster food, food mix
hamster food, food mix, hams: Mommy hams need lots of protein like bread soaked in milk, cooked beans, and cooked hamburger. I never fed my babies anything special, they took right to the dry hamster food mix. The babies will need to reach the water bottle, so make sure it s low. Foods...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant hamster, dwarf hamsters, males and females
dwarf hamsters, males and females, 2 girls: Hi Brittany, you really shouldnt be trying to breed when you know so little about hamsters! You should also never breed from hamsters which have come from pet shops either! If you are allowing males and females to mix with each other then one of the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant hamster, syrian hamster, phantom pregnancy
syrian hamster, phantom pregnancy, dog biscuits: Hey, you say she has all the signs...there really isn t any sign that a hamster is pregnant, The only way to tell is, 4 days after she has mated, put her with the male again. if she goes to mate then she is not pregnant, but if she isn t interested then...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant hamsters, female hamster, hoard food
female hamster, hoard food, syrian hamster: Hi Katie, The easiest way to tell if your hamster is pregnant is by checking to see if she is in heat. When a female hamster is not pregnant, she will come into heat every 4 days. (To see if she is in heat, stroke her back. If she s in heat, she ll ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Syrian?, phantom pregnancy, gestation period
phantom pregnancy, gestation period, maternal instinct: Hi Kate, A Syrian s gestation period is 16 days (occasionally 17 or 18), so you still have a couple of days to go before you can completely rule out a birth. I cannot absolutely assure that she is not pregnant; that s impossible for me to do. If you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Syrian, female hamster, hamster food
female hamster, hamster food, sunny singapore: Hey, Aishah. 1. If they re both black dom spots, you ll probably just continue to get black dom spots, with a few exceptions. However, I don t think any of these exceptions would be black bears. 2. Usually, the mating process should last for about 20...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant Teddy Bear Hamster, gestation period, poof
gestation period, poof, giving birth: Hi Sage, It is very possible she could be pregnant. The gestation period is 16 days. Yes, you count the days from the last day you saw them mating. The females sides will poof out (get fat) about 10 days into the pregnancy. My only concern...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnant?, hoarding food, cheek pouch
hoarding food, cheek pouch, toilet papers: Hi Jason, Yes, you should definitely leave the wheel in. It s vital to hamsters because it provides them much-needed exercise. If your hamster doesn t make a nest within the next several days, then she may not be pregnant. But, like I said, it s...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregnency!, teddy bear hamsters, pine bedding
teddy bear hamsters, pine bedding, critter care: Hi Lyndsey, It is important that you get rid of the pine bedding as soon as possible. This type of bedding (and cedar also) are toxic to hamsters and can cause many different health problems and even death. it also causes hair loss. It is best...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Can she get Pregnet, dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters
dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters, solitary animals: Hi, thank you for your question. Syrian hamsters and dwarf hamsters can get pregnant with four weeks and should be seperated from their mother after three weeks. The pregnancy will not be very long, only 16-19 days with Syrian hamsters and 19-22 days...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Prego?, dirty corner, having babies
dirty corner, having babies, storing food: Hi Haley there is definitely the possibility she is pregnant. The gestation period for a Syrian is 16-18 days. I would advise that at this point in time you assume she is pregnant - until after the 18 days are up. Move out any houses etc. from her cage....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Prego, porridge oats, hamster food
porridge oats, hamster food, pergnacy: Hi Depending on what type of hamster this is - the gestation period is 16-18 days for a Syrian and 18-21 days for a dwarf - this might give you a rough idea of when the litter is due. They normally move their nests, or are busy sorting things out, a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Problem with a wet hamster!, syrian hamster, wet tail
syrian hamster, wet tail, foul smelling urine: The underside of the hamster being wet and smelly could indicate to me one of 3 things. Once every 4 days female hamsters come into heat, which can be sometimes seen as a webby sticky substance on the females behind. I m not too sure about the smelly part....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Prolapsed eye in hamsters, poor eyesight, syrian hamster
poor eyesight, syrian hamster, small animals: Hi Lindsey, I don t know a whole lot about this problem, but I do know that if you don t get his eye operated on, he could very easily develop an infection. You shouldn t worry about the operation itself - many hamsters and small animals in general are...

Gerbils & Hamsters: PSYCO HAMPSTER!, jeckle and hyde, night creatures
jeckle and hyde, night creatures, hampster: HA HA! That s really funny! My hamster climbs up his wall too! But he lets me pick him up. Another way to get him to stop chewing the cage is to say NO! and blow on his face. If you do that and he dos it again you ll say NO! from across the room and he...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Puffy Gerbil fur?, loss of balance, play pen
loss of balance, play pen, tussles: Hi Marissa, Sounds like you are doing all the right things!! There is no definite guarantee though that you will get them to be friends, so just be patient, and keep on watching them! It could take a few weeks! Puffed up fur in general does suggest...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pup housing, hamsters, pup
hamsters, pup, spoon: Hi Jessika, I would suggest moving the pups out of the tube but this will have to be done very carefully (it is best to remove mum before replacing the pups) and without touching the pups. If you need to, you can use a spoon to help move the pups....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Puzzle, hamster toys, puzzle question
hamster toys, puzzle question, syrian hamster: Hi Kegan, It sounds like Butters has a great set-up! Honestly, you ve given her everything she needs and more. It s entirely up to you if you want to expand her cage. It s a lot of fun, but it can also get expensive. So, just buy whatever s in your...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pANDA BAER HAMPSTERS, panda bear hamsters, panda baer
panda bear hamsters, panda baer, dwarf hamsters: Hi Panda bear hamsters are Syrian and they tend to be the larger of the Syrians variety. They are definitely not dwarf hamsters! If you have a bear hamster, you need to make sure the wheel in the cage is large enough for them as the standard wheel that...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pain...?, chest infection, silly question
chest infection, silly question, blondie: Hi Becky, With the fluid on her chest, I believe that Blondie may have felt a little uncomfortable (kind of like we feel when we have a chest cold) but really wasn t in a great deal of pain. I m sure that the vet did everything she could to make her comfortable...

Gerbils & Hamsters: panda bear hampster, syrian hamsters, hamster food
syrian hamsters, hamster food, panda bear: Hi Tracy, Syrian hamsters (aka Panda Bear hamsters) typically have between 2-12 babies. An average litter would consist of about 5-6 babies. Here s some more information about the birth: The most important thing is that you *do not touch* the babies...

Gerbils & Hamsters: panda bear hampster's enlarged testicles, panda bear, testicals
panda bear, testicals, hampster: Hi Amanda I think the heat is definitely affecting Budda. Hamsters have no way of cooling themselves down - they can t pant or sweat like dogs. In the wild, they would burrow underground to keep cool hence the reason why they are nocturnal - their natural...

Gerbils & Hamsters: panda bear hamster, panda bear, dying process
panda bear, dying process, heat sources: Hi, This is not common when a hamster is dying, but his age may be aiding it. The best thing to do would be take him to the vet. As you have not given me a detailed description of his symptoms, I cannot give you a diagnosis. However, I think it must be seen...

Gerbils & Hamsters: panda hamster, syrian hamsters, solitary animals
syrian hamsters, solitary animals, hamsters: Hi Sierra, Panda hamsters (formally known as Syrian hamsters) are solitary animals, and should never live together as adults. (Basically, once they are 6 weeks old, they should be separated.) They do not get along with other hamsters. If you were to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: panda hamsters, hamster club, soya beans
hamster club, soya beans, happy holidays: Hi Brad, If your hamster did not eat a lot of them then no hopefully it will not get sick, but avoid giving hamsters soya beans. If you want you can check out: http://hamster-club.com/feeding.asp about feeding and http://hamster-club.com/article.asp?offset=10&ID=25...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pandabear hamsters, little critters, shy animals
little critters, shy animals, panda bear: Dear Meg, Yes, I have herd of these little critters. They are adorable! They are genarelly shy animals, so she may not want to play with you right away, but toys are a great idea. If you go to Petco/Petsmart, etc., they should have a selection of toys for...

Gerbils & Hamsters: paper roll for hamster?, toilet paper roll, hamster baby
toilet paper roll, hamster baby, toilet paper rolls: Toilet paper rolls make excelent play things for hamsters. They have the option to chew it, or just hide in it. Hamsters usualy chose one place in thier cage to use as a toilet. If your hamster is using the food bowl, try moving it to a different area of the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: parent eating baby hamsters, dwarf hamsters, baby hamsters
dwarf hamsters, baby hamsters, hamsters: Congrats on being a granny!! You should keep the male seperated until the pups are able to be away from their mother. That is 21-28 days after birth. Give the mother a week by herself to rest. Once you put them back breeding will begin. You should always take...

Gerbils & Hamsters: patches of fur missing in Gerbil, water bottle, fur
water bottle, fur, vets: Hello, Is there fur missing from anywhere else? Does that patch look sore, or is it literally just fur missing? My gerbil had a patch of fur missing from her nose for months. I did actually ask the vet about it, but it was nothing. I don t know where it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: patchy fur, puddin, deterent
puddin, deterent, mouse problem: Aww poor puddin! I would certainly take him back to the vets again as the problem has reoccured. however some points to consider first may help the vet to understand puddin s problem.firstly,mites is common in hamsters.they are so tiny you wouldn t be able...

Gerbils & Hamsters: are there any peat alternatives?, wood shavings, soily
wood shavings, soily, gerbils: Hiya Lucy! Very good questions. Gerbils do like to to dig.. a lot. Some people get very fine play sand for them, the kind that you would put a a child s sandbox. I have also heard of people using bagged topsoil, the kind that hasn t had any fertilisers...

Gerbils & Hamsters: penni the hamster has a problem, short haired hamster, exercise wheel
short haired hamster, exercise wheel, new cage: Hi Holly, The sleeping all day is normal behavior for hamsters, they are nocturnal, so they are more active at night. It seems like Penni has a great home. If the running ball comes off the cage, try putting her in it and letting her roam around...

Gerbils & Hamsters: penni the hamster has a problem, short haired hamster, exercise wheel
short haired hamster, exercise wheel, hoarding food: If you think your hamster is boring, you certainly wouldnt like my boy. He sleeps 90% of his day and no longer uses his wheel. To put it short, hamsters idea of fun is sleeping the day away and hoarding food. Your hamster is not bored at all, but just appears...

Gerbils & Hamsters: the perfect hamster maze, hamster products, ebay
hamster products, ebay, puzzle pieces: Hi Lexie, Hartz makes (made?) a great maze. It has a green bottom and a clear top so you can see your hamster running through it. My hamsters loved it. You may be able to find one at Walmart, or on eBay. (Hartz hamster products are harder to find.)...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pergnant hamster, accidental pregnancy, boiled egg
accidental pregnancy, boiled egg, stress levels: Hi Lesley, There s really nothing you can do, since it was an accidental pregnancy. Just treat this pregnancy like your hamster s last pregnancy. However, you shoud make sure she has plenty of protein, since her body will be under more stress. Try giving...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my pet dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, dear kelly
dwarf hamster, dear kelly, green stuff: Hi Ashlyn, It sounds like your hamster may have diarrhea. Clean the cage thoroughly, and then fill it with plenty of Aspen or Carefresh bedding (not Pine or Cedar, which are dangerous to small animals). To rid your hamster of diarrhea, feed him only his...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pet gerbel and tail, gerbel, signs of infection
gerbel, signs of infection, antibiotic ointment: You should probably separate him from the others especially if it occurred from fighting. Putting antibiotic ointment on is a good idea. However, watch out for signs of infection (discharge, bad smell, skin sloughing off) as he will need to see a vet. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pet gerbil with bloody tail, pet gerbil, boiled water
pet gerbil, boiled water, female partner: HI THERE, Firstly be aware that by separating the gerbils, they can forget each other very quickly and then fight once you try and put them back in together! From what you are saying it doesn t sound like something contagious, it sounds more like an injury...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my pet gerbil, old chap, pet gerbil
old chap, pet gerbil, antibiotics: Hi donna, bless the little old chap! it sounds like he could have an infection, either in his ear or eye if he is tilting,or maybe he banged himself on something in the cage, there is of course the possibility of it being something worse, so i really have...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pet gerbils, deep sleep, food bowl
deep sleep, food bowl, water bowl: Hi Jackie!! I am so sorry for your loss, and i hope you are ok! The vet could look but i will just warn you the chances of them being able to honestly tell you what happened without sending it off for a post mortem is slim. They probably will not offer...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pet hamster, pet hamster, hamster
pet hamster, hamster, hamsters: Hi Aliya, As this is quite a broad question i have provided a web link for you to visit, telling you everything you need to know about getting your first hamster!!! I hope you find it useful, and if you have anything you need to ask please feel free, ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pet rodent for 6 yr. old daughter, dwarf hamster, pet rodent
dwarf hamster, pet rodent, plastic cages: Well, hello! A pet is always wonderful for a child who is ready. At work I always tell people you should be aware that all the pets may bite a child and sometimes it can hurt, so if you don t mind your child being bitten by one and you don t mind having a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pet store or breeder?, gerbils, gerbil
gerbils, gerbil, pet store: Hello, Well pet stores get their Gerbils from breeders anyway, but with a breeder you can go at least go and see the gerbils and see how they are being raised where as with a pet shop you don t know who the breeder is and what sort of start to life they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: about my pet, dwarf winter white, russian hamsters
dwarf winter white, russian hamsters, russian hamster: Hi Mary, The way you can tell if you have a Syrian hamster is mainly by size. If she s large, then she s a Syrian hamster. Syrian hamsters come in many different colors. Dwarf hamsters are just that - dwarves. They re very small. The Siberian Dwarf...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how do you pick up a dwarf hamster!:(, dwarf hamster, rasins
dwarf hamster, rasins, hamster: It tries to bite because it s not used to you. Try to her to eat rasins or another treat from your hand. To pick her up, gently scoop her up by placing your hands on either side of her body. Alternatively, pick her up using one hand to scoop under her belly...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how do i pick the right hamster, clear eyes, hamster
clear eyes, hamster, lumps: Hi Omar, First, you want to pick a healthy hamster. Signs of a healthy hamster are: Active, energetic and has an alert disposition. They have bright and clear eyes. The nose should be clean without any discharge. The coat (fur) should be well groomed...

Gerbils & Hamsters: picking my hamster up, bitter lime, thick gloves
bitter lime, thick gloves, leather gloves: Hi Sofie, You can use leather gloves, or other thick gloves, until your hamster stops biting you. If your hamster bit the glove, he wouldn t swallow or even chew the leather, so it wouldn t be dangerous to him. Or, you can use Bitter Lime Spray (or...

Gerbils & Hamsters: picking up hamsters, syrian hamster, soft toothbrush
syrian hamster, soft toothbrush, foot fall: Hi, Unfortunately, the longer you leave a hamster untrained, and the older he gets, the more difficult it is to train them. However, it is not impossible, and if you persevere he will eventually allow you to handle her. Here is my guide to handling them....

Gerbils & Hamsters: picking healthey hampsters, black bear hamsters, gestation period
black bear hamsters, gestation period, golden teddy: Hi Kelly, Wet tail is one of the most common diseases in hamsters. It is generally triggered by stress associated with weaning, environmental changes, malnutrition, dirty cages and overcrowding. When picking a hamster from a pet store, be very careful....

Gerbils & Hamsters: One is always picking on the other, fighting escalates, hamsters
fighting escalates, hamsters, wheel: This is because syrian hamsters (boy or girl, it doesn t matter) will fight as they age and should NEVER be kept together. You are lucky the territorial battles haven t left one dead. Get another cage for one of they boys and please separate them before the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: picking it up, leather gloves, sofie
leather gloves, sofie, hamster: Hi Sofie You can wear gloves to handle a hamster - but need to be careful as your hands won t be as sensitive. However, it would be better to try and tame your hamster so that you can pick it up with your bare hands. How old is your hamster? Have you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i have had pine bedding for a couple days now, cypress mulch, pine bedding
cypress mulch, pine bedding, thujone: Hi Jenny The reason why some people are experiencing problems with pine bedding is because of the smell. What might smell nice to humans, unfortunately isn t good for small animals. Cedar, pine and cypress mulch contains the volatile oil, thujone and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pine bedding and living help please!!!, dish detergent, pine bedding
dish detergent, pine bedding, hand soap: Hi Jenny, You re right, pine bedding is dangerous to hamsters. Pine, as well as Cedar, beddings contain strong aromatic oils that irritate the hamster s respiratory system. The hamster can develop a severe allergy, or he can develop a respiratory infection,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pine bedding / treats / homemade toys, gallon fish tank, teddy bear hamster
gallon fish tank, teddy bear hamster, hamster wheel: hi natalya, to be honest there s a lot of bad press about pine bedding, however i have never had a problem with it myself and my hamsters have all lived to be nearly 3 so i don t think it shortens their life span. you know your hammy best and if you are happy...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pink, pink eye, gerbil
pink eye, gerbil, little bit: Hi Tasha, Yes this is very common, one of my gerbils seems prone to it. It symbolizes that the gerbil isn t feeling 100%, although it normally goes away without the need to do anything. i just suggest making sure the cage is warm and clean, away from a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pip died very suddenly =[, choncho, exact kind
choncho, exact kind, life span: Hello Lauren, thanks for all the details. The way you are describing things it sounds like she was having seizures up until she died. Did she have a wet tail or diarrhea? If so she probably died because of the disease wettail that hamsters normally get. There...

Gerbils & Hamsters: play time, dwarf hamster, hamster ball
dwarf hamster, hamster ball, guinea pig: Hi, I wouldn t let hamster and guinea pig together. They won t understand each other s body language and I d be afraid of the pig accidentially hurting the hamster (for example if it runs over the hamster). I am no friend of hamster balls. There have been...

Gerbils & Hamsters: play, hamsters, chines
hamsters, chines, normaly: Hello Emma The sybearn hamster normaly likes to be alone, is this hasmster a normal sized hamster? if it is then they like to be alone. The Chines hamsters can be kept with other chines hamsters I think but I am not sure, hamsters dont play with other...

Gerbils & Hamsters: are they playing?, dwarf hamsters, baby hamster
dwarf hamsters, baby hamster, asap thanks: Thanks for the question. It s normal for a baby hamster to squeak while there re playing. It means that the hamster doesn t like the way the other hamster playing or to stop. I request to have one cage for eachif the squeaking doesn t stop. Dwarf hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: please help, hamster food, wet tail
hamster food, wet tail, kinds of food: Hey, i am so sorry to hear about your hamster sandy :-( If you are to get another hammy, make sure you disinfect everything sandy used thoroughly, becuase wet tail is so contagious, you don t want to pass it on at all. its best to disinfect and then...

Gerbils & Hamsters: please help, hamster ball, syrian hamster
hamster ball, syrian hamster, fruit pieces: Hi Molly, It is normal for older hamsters to loose some weight. To help with his poop problem, try giving him some fresh fruit pieces like apple and banana (about 3-4 pieces of each 3 times a week). A hamsters ears usually lay back, especially when...

Gerbils & Hamsters: please help, proper behavior, bitting
proper behavior, bitting, roomate: Hi Gabby, it is best not to try to introduce hamsters who have not been together since they were young. They do not need a friend and trying to make them get on is just going to stress them both out and may even lead to their death. They could turn...

Gerbils & Hamsters: please help, teddy bear hampster, wet tail
teddy bear hampster, wet tail, hamster: Hi Ashlee, Sorry to hear about your hamster. It seems wet tail.. Yes if you have another hamster do not leave the hamster near the sick hamster . Usually wet tail is more common on old aged hamsters and it seems that yours was very fortunate to live...

Gerbils & Hamsters: please help me, warm water rinse, skin problem
warm water rinse, skin problem, hamster: You are very welcome. You should be proud of yourself. You care a lot for you little hammie and you did a great job taking care of him. Keep doing the treatment and the disinfecting of the cage for a few more weeks to be sure they won t come right back....

Gerbils & Hamsters: please help my hamster, hamster lives, mom and dad
hamster lives, mom and dad, hamster: Hi Naomi, All you need to buy him is a little hamster bowl, which you can get from the pet store cheaply. however, you must change it once a day so that it doesn t get dirty and make your hamster sick. Hamsters do prefer to live alone actually, as long...

Gerbils & Hamsters: can you please help my hamster?, scent glands, q tip
scent glands, q tip, granma: hi sultan, please tell me you are joking???!!! your granma put bleach on your hamsters scent glands????!!!! these brown spots are totally normal and are sometimes called hip-spots and are more noticable in males, so chances are your hamster is male, not...

Gerbils & Hamsters: please help, syrian hamster, stomache
syrian hamster, stomache, hamster: Alright here goes: Building a nest isnt really an indication of pregnancy, they build nests to sleep, to store food in, and sometimes even as a toilet. I haven t heard you can feel the babies, I wouldn t try because pressing on the stomach might harm her,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: please open, teddy bear hamster, personal preference
teddy bear hamster, personal preference, sorry one: Your hamster sounds perfectly normal to me. Right now I have 2 hams, one who is very active, and one who sleeps for 80% of his day. Both are very healthy, and it is just personal preference. Hamsters are to sleep most of their day anyway and be up at night,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pleeeeeeeeeese help me, leather gloves, hamsters
leather gloves, hamsters, gerbil: Sorry, I don t know anything about hamsters, but if they re like gerbils, you should feed him or her some seed from your hand and if your worried about biting wear leather gloves. Ask somebody else in the list of experts that says in their profiles that they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: plese help me!, toilet paper roll, hard nuts
toilet paper roll, hard nuts, hamsters: Proper care, and lots of enrichment. Keep the hamster busy-- give it hard nuts, put its food in a toilet paper roll and plug up the ends with hay, give it things to knaw-- the possibilities are almost endless. Also, I don t breed my hamsters, and I think that...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pls help my hamsters are sick, dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf
dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf, wet tail: Even though my description says I don t take illness questions, the first hamster sounds like it has wet tail, which can be fatal. It usually causes the hamster to die of stress and dehydration. You can get some dri tail at your pet store as an antibiotic,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pls help jen, dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf
dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf, scrambled egg: Hi Christine, your little friends dont sound well at all, the one with the lump and the diarrhoea sounds like he could have a tumour though i couldnt be sure without seeing him, the other sounds like a skin irritation, if you use any fluffy bedding or sawdust...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pls help karen, dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf
dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf, eye dropper: Hi Christine, Diarrhea is generally caused by the overfeeding of fruits and vegetables. It could also be wet-tail. Either way you need to make sure he is drinking plenty of water. if he is not drinking then you need to try giving him water with an...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pls help, lauren, dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf
dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf, wet tail: The first one sounds like he has wet tail. You need to immediately pick up some DriTail from the pet store or better yet, take him to the vet where they ll likely give him an antibiotic such as baytril. He will not recover without treatment. Keep him warm...

Gerbils & Hamsters: poop, enaa, hamsters
enaa, hamsters, poo: hi enaa, hamsters pee and poop when they are scared, excited or stressed, esspecially when they are young, as the muscles cant control themselves. chances are all the excitemant and fear is causing her to have a poo. she will grow out of this, and chances...

Gerbils & Hamsters: poor fat thing, dwarf hamster, hamster ball
dwarf hamster, hamster ball, plastic tubes: Wow, thank goodness I am not the only one with a fat, lazy one year old dwarf hamster. Your hamster is perfectly normal. She s just lazy which is what happens. I hardly ever see my hamster on the wheel and he is so fat that he can t turn around in the plastic...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my poor hamster, female hamster, vet visit
female hamster, vet visit, hind legs: Dear Sam, thank you for your question. I m fairly sure that what you see are only the hamster S testicles. They can grow huge with all hamsters and sometimes may appear a lot larger when it s warm or when they are getting older. The visit to the female hamster...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my poor hamster, vet surgeon, swolen
vet surgeon, swolen, meloxicam: Hi Emma, It could be glaucoma, the symptons consist: eye will look enlarged, hamster rubbing his eyes, and this can also affect both eyes. There is no specific treatment for glaucoma but meloxicam may be used if severe discomfort is shown. Affected...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Not sure why our poor hamster died. . . please help?, dwarf hamsters, minor case
dwarf hamsters, minor case, hammie: Jillian, Hi. I m very sorry for your loss. If you adopted them from a friend, he may have just been old and died of natural causes. Or if he was perhaps ill to begin with and you hadn t seen it yet, the heat may have just pushed him over the edge. It s...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My poor hamster, hind legs, wire cages
hind legs, wire cages, hamster: Hi Natalya, It sounds like he may have broken his leg. You could take him to the vet but there isn t much that they can do for him. The best thing for him is rest. He should be moved to an aquarium (no barred or wire cages, as he might try and climb...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My poor little gerbil...., sweetest little girl, litter mates
sweetest little girl, litter mates, tiny pet: Hello Falon, Poor little thing, she sounds like she has had a tough time!! I do think she will be okay, and i think she can probably live a happy life, and there may be some things you can do for her! As for the eye i would probably get a vet to have...

Gerbils & Hamsters: ? poorly gerbil, carefresh, eye ointment
carefresh, eye ointment, gerbils: Well. Hello! I must say this gerbil is quite old. Gerbils only live 2-4 years. Bob is going through old age right now and it also seems like he has some diarrhea. Dritail should help with that. With him being so old, I doubt if the vet would do anything but...

Gerbils & Hamsters: A poorly hamster?, blood blister, bottom teeth
blood blister, bottom teeth, scent gland: Hi Gemma Sorry to hear Mannie isn t very well. Your first symptom - hamsters can get mites/mange. When they have this, the skin becomes crusty and darkened, it is very itchy and scaling dermatitis develops. This can be treated by a vet and as it isn...

Gerbils & Hamsters: poorly hamster, eye infection, unfortunatly
eye infection, unfortunatly, exact answer: Hello, your hamster seems really old, he has an eye infection for sure and he needs to go to a vet. I really think he is having internal problems although at this time I can t think of what he has. I really think he should see a vet. The vet may give you two...

Gerbils & Hamsters: possible hamster stroke, hot water bottles, wet tail
hot water bottles, wet tail, scrambled egg: Hi mark, poor little snowdrop she sound in a bit of a state! i agree with your petshop owner on one thing, that it wont be wet tail, and it is not inherited, they only really get this when they are young, however i wouldnt recommend putting too much heat around...

Gerbils & Hamsters: possible mating act?, dwarf hamster, act one
dwarf hamster, act one, hamster: Hi Mac The fact that the males were fighting sounds as though the female was ready for mating and they were deciding who was the dominant one who would mate with her. The mating can sometimes be very quick. The female often washes after a successful...

Gerbils & Hamsters: possible wet tail?, fur kind, wet tail
fur kind, wet tail, bacterial infection: Hi Steve, Wet Tail is a bacterial infection which is often confused with diarrhea. The hamster comes wet around the anus and at the top of his tail. There will be a strong smell and the poop would be pale in colour and soft. If he shows all the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is it possible, gerbil, hamster
gerbil, hamster: Hi Anthony, No, it s not possible at all. They re 2 different species. (It would be like a cat and dog mating - not possible.) And if you put them in a cage together, they would fight violently. They shouldn t have any contact at all. If you have...

Gerbils & Hamsters: potty trained hamster & cleaning, teddy bear hamster, baby hamster
teddy bear hamster, baby hamster, dwarf hamsters: Hi Naera, Teddy Bear hamsters (formally known as Syrian hamsters) are great first pets. They re larger and generally more calm than Dwarf hamsters (which would be fine if you have older kids). Male Syrians tend to be more docile than females, so you may...

Gerbils & Hamsters: potty training, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, teddy bear hamster: Right now it is too late to potty train both hamsters. All hamsters are normally territorial that is just in their nature. Hamsters are not social animals and usually don t live or play together. I would keep them apart, you might have to buy two...

Gerbils & Hamsters: potty training...?, entrace, hamsters
entrace, hamsters, hamster: Hi Danielle, Hamsters generally potty in one part of their cage. It is best to put the potty training container in that spot. The hamster will generally potty train it s self. The one thing you will have to watch out for is hamsters love to chew...

Gerbils & Hamsters: potty training, dwarf hamsters, bitter lime
dwarf hamsters, bitter lime, crittertrail cages: Hi Charmaine, It sounds like you re doing everything right to get it potty-trained. Give it a little more time (say, about a week) and keep doing what you re doing. She might come around and begin using her potty. However, some hamsters just refuse to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my precious hamster won't stop biting me, toilet paper roll, paper towel rolls
toilet paper roll, paper towel rolls, dear nora: Dear Nora, thank you for your question. I think you are doing fine. Some hamsters are just more nervous than others and not so trusting. But they can be tamed, too, so don t give up on her. Put your hand into the cage without doing anything. Let her explore...

Gerbils & Hamsters: the precise timing for mating, time females, incubation period
time females, incubation period, precise timing: Hi Bernard, Yes he will know that she is in heat, and yes, it not uncommon for the female to instigate the mating....poor fella hahaha. They are acting completely normal as far as breeding and mating is concerned, so don t worry about them. clean the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Which do you prefer?, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, best bet: If you have less to time to spend with it and want a friendlier animal, i would suggest gerbil. Dwarf hamsters can take much longer to tame so i would have to say a gerbil would be your best bet. they are quick to tame and make very friendly companions. Good...

Gerbils & Hamsters: preganacey, hamster club, hamsters
hamster club, hamsters, hamster: Hi Michelle, What type of hamsters are they? Are they dwarf hamsters? see varieities on http://hamster-club.com/varieties.asp if they are dwarf hamsters then the male may be an imp mort of the being with the babies but he will mate the female agin...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregant hamsters, time owner, hamsters
time owner, hamsters, peace: Hi Elizabeth, do not move or change anything in the cage for the first three weeks or the mother might destroy them if she feels threatened. Dont worry, they wont die, the mother will look after them if she is left in peace to do so. Kind Regards,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnacy, empty cage, neutral area
empty cage, neutral area, hams: Well...me being a male I never accually tried that type of pregnacy, but a Hamster will enter a heat about every 4 days. Your can tell this by stroking her back lightly and she ll become very stiff-backed and this means that she is ready to mate put her...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnacy, hoard food, dwarf hamsters
hoard food, dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters: Hi Amy, First, do you have Syrian hamsters or Dwarf hamsters? If they are Dwarf hamsters, and they re in the same cage, you ll need to remove the male from the cage before the babies are born (unless you want them to keep having babies). If you have...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnacy, dwarf hamster, cotton balls
dwarf hamster, cotton balls, paper towels: Dear McKenzie, ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!! I cannot stress this enough, so many people belive this, and i am not sure why. The mother will get angry, the babies will get frightened, and this could lead to violence. As gross as it is, don t change the bedding for at...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnacy on hamsters or sickness, hoarding food, dwarf hamsters
hoarding food, dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters: Hi Jessica, Do you have Syrian hamsters or Dwarf hamsters? If you have Syrian hamsters (the larger, more common type of hamster), then the male should be separated from the female. Syrian hamsters can t live together. If you have Dwarf hamsters, however,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnacy, female hamster, hamsters
female hamster, hamsters, hamster: Hi Randy, You ll notice that her belly is larger. Also, she will begin making a large nest in a corner of her cage. Here is some information about pregnant hamsters (in case yours is pregnant); it is very useful and I would highly recommend reading it:...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my pregnanat dwarf hamster, cheek pouches, dwarf hamster
cheek pouches, dwarf hamster, female star: Hi Daniel, To find out when the babies are coming, try to remember what day she mated. Then, count ahead about 18-21 days, and that s about when the babies will be due. A couple of days before she is due to give birth, clean the cage and fill it with...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnancy, dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters
dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters, hamsters: Technically speaking only dwarf hamsters should ever be kept together since they are the only species that can live with one another. Syrian hamsters, the most common kind, will fight when kept together, so they really shouldnt like each other. In mating they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnancy, hard boiled egg, hamster food
hard boiled egg, hamster food, diced carrots: Hi Katelyn, It is possible that she is pregnant. A Syrians gestation period is 16 days (from the day she was mated) and usually around the 10th day the female will get really fat. If possible, remove or block off this area that is now her favorite...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnancy, dwarf hamsters, hamsters
dwarf hamsters, hamsters, caitlin: Hi Caitlin, you should only keep dwarf hamsters together in the same cage so if they are not dwarf hamsters then please split them up immediately. Please see one of my previous answers about how to sex hamsters - if you so not want babies then you should...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnancy of hamsters, dwarf hamsters, natural behavior
dwarf hamsters, natural behavior, gestation period: Hi Kamber If she is a Syrian - then it is quite easy to tell when one is pregnant. With dwarf hamsters it is a bit more difficult. From your earlier mail you said that two were living together - is this correct? Are there others in the same cage? I would...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnancy, hamster, pet store
hamster, pet store, sandra: Hi Sandra, Has your hamster come in contact with any males since you brought her home? If not, then she s not pregnant. A hamster s pregnancy only lasts about 16 days, so it s not possible for her to be pregnant unless she s been in contact with a male...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant, steady companion, gerble
steady companion, gerble, pregnant female: Hi Britney, Well, since the gerbils are sisters (and I m assuming they ve grown up together), you can take down the divider. Gerbils are very social, and it s likely that both of your gerbils are experiencing anxiety because they ve been separated. The...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is she pregnant?, new borns, dwarf hamster
new borns, dwarf hamster, tell tale signs: Hi Michelle When she comes out of the nest you could very gently have a look in it. Don t open the nest completely as new borns can get cold very quickly, also you don t want to spook your hamster. If there are babies and you accidentally touch any, I...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is she pregnant?, dwarf hamster, female dwarf
dwarf hamster, female dwarf, bedding material: Hi Eileen, It s pretty difficult to tell if your hamster is pregnant. You may not be able to tell if your hamster is pregnant in the first few days from her appearance but some owners say that she might act differently - you might notice her start to hoard...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant, dwarf hamster, golden hamster
dwarf hamster, golden hamster, syrian hamster: Hi Tresa, A Syrian hamster (also called a Teddy Bear hamster, a Golden hamster, and a Black Bear hamster) will be pregnant for 16 days. Sometimes, she won t give birth until the 17th or 18th day. A Dwarf hamster will stay pregnant for 18-21 days. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant?, last november, november 15
last november, november 15: Hi, thank you for your question. I think you should wait for some time to be able to tell whether she s pregnant or not. The fact that they fought might be a sign that the mating was successful. but there s no way to tell for sure at the moment. I hope...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant, dwarf hamster, hamster
dwarf hamster, hamster, 4 months: Hi Katie, It is very hard to tell when a Dwarf hamster is pregnant. One of the best ways to tell is if she gets fat really fast (within a day or 2). When this happens, you can expect the babies in about 2-7 days. When she is having her babies, they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, male dwarf: Hello Valerie, I would put the female in a seperate cage since the males will try to mate with her as soon as she has finished giving birth. She will be fine by herself in raising the pups. Put some tissue paper in the cage and give her some privacy. :...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is he/she pregnant?, syrian hamster, food bowl
syrian hamster, food bowl, hamster: Hi Michelle, Since you have a Syrian hamster, it ll be pretty easy to tell if it s a boy. Male Syrians have prominent testicles below the tail. If you don t see any testicles, then you know your hamster is a female. Also, if you have a female Syrian,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant cashmere, pets at home, cashmer
pets at home, cashmer, taska: Hi Elle, I actually worked in Pets At Home for a year, and so can advise you well on this situation. Firstly, the gerbils come in from the breeders to Pets At Home ready sexed. So all the staff at pets at home need to do is put them in their cages. Unfortunately,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant chinese dwarf hamster, I think, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, big bulge: Ya, it sounds like you have a mating pair, but the one with the buldge is the male. You may have seen him building the nest if she is pregnant as the males do help but i would remove him before she has babies as he may eat them. If she is pregnant, you may...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My pregnant dwarf hamster, high protein foods, dwarf hamster
high protein foods, dwarf hamster, female hamster: Hi Shelby, Here are some signs that might help you tell if she is pregnant, she gets fat quickly in two days, usually around the rear, she eats and drinks more, hoards food and makes a big nest. When you figure out she s pregnant start feeding her high...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, dwarf campbell: Hi Sam, For pregnant dwarf hamsters, it s best for the male to help raise the babies. However, if the male and female have not been living together, suddenly placing the male in the female s cage would just produce fighting, since she is pregnant. And...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My pregnant, dwarf hamster .... ?, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, dear kelly: Hi Shelby, If your hamster is pregnant, it s very important that you leave the male in with the female. The male will help to take care of the babies, relieving some of the stress from the female. The cage should be cleaned several days before the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: very pregnant gerbil, long periods of time, male babies
long periods of time, male babies, new babies: Hi there, Yes i would take the male out now!! It is true that males are good fathers but for the reasons i put next you want to take him out for good!! 1. He may be related to the female, such as a brother, and it is not good for families to inbreed....

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant gerbil, gerbils, gerbil
gerbils, gerbil, two brothers: Hi Leah, Good on you for trying the cage separator, hope it works!!! I think it is unlikely she is pregnant, as they only take 24 days to give birth. Was it in december or January they were together? If it was december then i would say definitely not,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is my pregnant gerbil sick?, little creatures, gestation period
little creatures, gestation period, closed eyes: Hi Do you know exactly when your gerbil conceived? The gestation period for a gerbil is around 24-26 days, therefore her behavior sounds strange if she is only 14 - 21 days into her pregnancy. I ve never had a pregnant gerbil before (hamsters are really...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant gerbil, gestation periods, false pregnancy
gestation periods, false pregnancy, scent gland: Hi Shannon. The typical gestation for gerbils is 24-25 days, which is just shy of most months and much longer than the gestation for hamsters, so she may just be having a longer pregnancy than is *typically* normal. These gestation periods are typical,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant gerble, cedar bedding, pine bedding
cedar bedding, pine bedding, gerble: Hi Britney, Well, I realize you didn t really ask a question here, but I felt like I had to respond because I noticed that you said your gerbils keep their teeth filed down with their cedar. I m assuming you mean cedar bedding. Many people put cedar bedding...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant gerble, gerble, males and females
gerble, males and females, gerbil: Dear Britney, thank you for your question. A gerbil is pregnant for 23 and 26 days and they usually have 2-8 babies. The babies should be seperated between males and females, when they are 5 weeks old, but should stay together in those groups (the females...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant gerbles, gerbles, having babies
gerbles, having babies, new babies: Hi Britney, The length of time that a gerbil is pregnant is about 24 days, so try and think of when your gerbil could have gotten pregnant. A pregnant gerbil will not show her pregnancy until a few days before the birth, so your gerbil may be pretty...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is she pregnant?! HELP!!, hard boiled egg, diced carrots
hard boiled egg, diced carrots, dwarf hamster: Hi Erin, I am guessing since you have them in the same cage, that they are Dwarf Hamsters. If so, it is possible that she could be pregnant. The best way to tell if a dwarf hamster is pregnant, is they will get fat quick (within a day or 2. When this...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hampster, hampsters, hampster
hampsters, hampster, tissue paper: The two should certainly be seperated so she can have some privacy. Put some tissue paper in the cage and allow her to build a nest. You don t want the male around the babies because he may eat them. Your hamster will stay pregnant for about 19-22 days. When...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, dwarf hamsters, baby hamsters
dwarf hamsters, baby hamsters, new babies: Heya, I ll be honest i don t know much bout dwarf hamsters, but i m almost sure they ll be the same as serian so i ll answer the question for you anyway. At four weeks baby hamsters are ready to be taken from the mother and moved into cages. at 6 weeks...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, contractions, hamsters
contractions, hamsters, hamster: Hello, well if she is pregnant it s best not to touch her so you won t hurt her or hurt the babies. Sometimes you can tell if they are pregnant if you look down and you see that their belly is in the shape of egg really. When she goes into labor sometimes...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my pregnant hamster, phantom pregnancy, cotton balls
phantom pregnancy, cotton balls, noisy place: Hello Lindsay, I have not heard or read anything on hamsters having a miscarriage,only a phantom pregnancy, but i would say that it could be possible if the pregnant hamster was hurt bad enough. I would suggest keeping her out of the ball for now. Just...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, high protein foods, hard boiled egg
high protein foods, hard boiled egg, diced carrots: Hi Tess, If Coco is pregnant, there are a few things you need to do. First, clean her cage, put in extra bedding and some cotton balls (the cotton balls help keep the babies warm when Mom is out of the nest). Her wheel should be removed 3 days before...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, monthes, hamster
monthes, hamster, lesley: Hi Lesley, Although it is preferable to wait a couple of months before you breed your hamster, this new pregnancy shouldn t harm her. So, you should basically do the same things you did for your hamster s last pregnancy, and everything should be fine :)...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, female hamster
hard boiled egg, female hamster, hamster food: Hello again Amy, There are a couple ways to tell if she is pregnant. One, check to see if she comes into season (heat). A female Syrian will generally come into season every 4 days (this may very from 3-5 days). To see if she is in season, place her...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, hamster food
hard boiled egg, hamster food, syrian hamster: Hi Kate, The green poo could have been from something she ate or she may have had a slight cold. As long as she is eating, drinking and staying active, there isn t anything to worry about. Pregnant hamsters can be wary or jumpy, this just depends...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, pvc tubes, golden hamster
pvc tubes, golden hamster, awesome mom: Hi, Firstly do you know that you re not supposed to touch the babies until they are 2 weeks old? Touching them before then may cause the mother to eat/kill them. I would also take the nesting box out because the pups will never be able to get out once they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, hamster food
hard boiled egg, hamster food, syrian hamster: Hi Kate, Tomorrow may be to late (remember if she is having babies, it could be tomorrow or Saturday and they usually have them late evening or early morning) and if she has babies, you won t be able to clean the cage for 2 weeks. If it isn...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, hamster food
hard boiled egg, hamster food, syrian hamster: Hi Kate, Yes, the wheel should be out of the cage, this is because the Mom may give birth in it and that would not be good, also if she has babies and they get in the wheel, being as little as they are, they could get hurt. You should not be...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, hamster food
hard boiled egg, hamster food, syrian hamster: Hi Kate, Yes they will be active when they are pregnant. You should hold her now because this could cause stress on her and holding her could hurt the babies. Her stomach getting harder could be a sign of a contraction (meaning it could be getting...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, hamster food
hard boiled egg, hamster food, syrian hamster: Hi Kate, Got to listen to Mom. Normally a hamster will have her babies in the nest. The wheel should be removed because if she does have babies, some Moms will run in the wheel instead of taking care of the babies. If your hamster does not have...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, hamster food
hard boiled egg, hamster food, syrian hamster: Hi Kate, Does your hamster still look fat? Have you looked in her nest (if you look in the nest, make sure you use a pencil or something to lift up the bedding, not your hand)? Can you hear any noises coming from the nest? Generally a hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, pvc tubes, golden hamster
pvc tubes, golden hamster, awesome mom: Hey, Mark. Yea, sounds like she s a good mom, and to answer all your questions... -about the nesting box: yes, I would say leave it, because if she spends alot of time in it and builds nests in it chances are this is where she ll feel most comfortable having...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, hamster food
hard boiled egg, hamster food, syrian hamster: Hi Kate, You shouldn t use your hand because if there were babies in the nest and Mum smelled your scent, she may reject the babies or even eat them. Yes the babies should have came by now, so she is probably not pregnant. You can return her...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, simptoms of pregnancy, little space
simptoms of pregnancy, little space, hamster: Hi Agustin, Making a nest and putting food in it is normal behavior for hamsters. It doesn t really mean your hamster is pregnant. What type of hamster do you have? How long ago was the female with the male? Has the female gotten really fat looking?...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hard boiled egg, syrian hamsters
hard boiled egg, syrian hamsters, hamster food: Hi Bob, It sounds like she may be pregnant. If you have Syrian hamsters and you bred them 14 days ago, then she should give birth within the next 2 days. If you have Dwarf hamsters, then she would give birth within the next 4 days. For either...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, simptoms of pregnancy, little space
simptoms of pregnancy, little space, hamster: Hi Agustin If she is pregnant you do not want her having her babies in her wheel. What makes you think she is pregnant? Have you mated her - if so, when? If you can, move her nest to a single level and make sure all her food is close by. She will...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, porridge oats, syrian hamster
porridge oats, syrian hamster, paper variety: Is she a Syrian hamster? I usually find they have their litters on day 18. Some hamsters are better than others with regard to making nests. I wouldn t worry too much about this - so long as there is plenty of bedding for her (not the fluffy sort as the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, dwarf hamsters, hard boiled egg
dwarf hamsters, hard boiled egg, dwarf hamster: Hi Monica, It sounds like you keep the hamsters in the same cage, so I am thinking they are a type of dwarf hamster (Syrian hamsters like to live alone). A dwarf hamsters gestation period is 18 days ( from the day they mated), so I would say...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hamsters, early evening
hamsters, early evening, syrians: Hi Stephanie Hamsters come into season round about every 4 days. When I ve mated Syrians - the way I do this is to firstly determine whether or not she is ready for mating. You place the female on top of the male s cage and let her walk over it. The...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my pregnant hamster, storing food, hamster
storing food, hamster, vet: Hi Harper, it sounds as if you have done everything you can to prepare for the birth - your female will do everything else which needs to be done to care for the babies. But please remember that your hamster can only be pregnant if she has been in contact...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster?, female hamster, taking a nap
female hamster, taking a nap, miricle: Hello Bethany, she may have had a miscarriage if she got really stressed out. there is a possibility that she could just be tired and stressed from what happened. However some hamsters actually will actually make a routine of running on the wheel and then...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hello, syrians, hahahahah
syrians, hahahahah, hamsters: Hi, You don t say if your hamsters are syrians or dwarfs. If they re syrians then no, as syrians are solitary and must live on their own. If you have dwarf hamsters and you place the father back into the cage with the mother and pups then Mum will get...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, informative website, hamster
informative website, hamster, newborns: Hi Mike, It shouldn t harm her or her babies, unless the male hamster hurt her in some way. If you ve noticed that she s acting differently or if you see that she s hurt, then you need to take her to a vet. If not, then more than likely she s fine. Also,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, golden hamster, hamster
golden hamster, hamster, aquarium: What you read is pretty acurate. I would put the mom in an aquarium by herself. But if shes in a cage by herself right now thats also ok. just as long as dad isnt near her. You shouldn t move the babies at all while they are still being weaned. I wouldn t...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, hoarding food, syrian hamsters
hoarding food, syrian hamsters, syrian hamster: Hi Arlene, When a hamster is pregnant, her belly will expand, and she will begin building a large nest and hoarding food in it. The gestation period is 16 days. A few days before the babies are born, remove the wheel from the cage. Also, it s a good...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, black bear hamsters, teddy bear hamsters
black bear hamsters, teddy bear hamsters, dwarf hamster: Hi Acasia, Whether or not the male should be removed before the birth depends on what type of hamster you have. If you have a Syrian hamster (also called Black Bear hamsters, Teddy Bear hamsters, and Golden hamsters), then the male should absolutely be...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, russian hamsters, hoard food
russian hamsters, hoard food, syrian hamster: Hi Samantha, Yes, the Syrian hamsters are the larger ones. Here s a link to a picture of one: http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/syrian_hamsters.htm Dwarf hamsters, like the name implies, are small, and they re usually tan or grey with dorsal stripes...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster diet, black bear hamster, chex cereal
black bear hamster, chex cereal, chex mix: Hi Nicholas, It s okay to give your hamster fresh, small amounts of cheese. Like any other supplement to your hamster s regular mix, give the cheese sparingly - no more than twice a week. Also, Chex Mix is fine. You can also give the hamster Rice Crispies...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster? HELP!!!, baby hamsters, hamster food
baby hamsters, hamster food, female babies: Heya if you ve had her for 2 weeks shes gonna give birth very very soon, hamsters are only pregnant for 16 days!! if her belly feels tight underneath that is a sure sign of a pregnant hamster... my site has pictures too (www.angelfire.com/jazz/hamsters),...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster mistake, hamsters, hamster
hamsters, hamster, mishap: Hi Agustin, Since the nest is in the wheel, you should definitely move it before the babies are born, to the lowest level of the cage. In fact, the wheel should be removed from the cage a couple of days before the babies are due to be born, to prevent...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Maybe a pregnant hamster and some questions about my gerbils, teddy bear hamsters, cardboard egg cartons
teddy bear hamsters, cardboard egg cartons, teddy bear hamster: Hi Sammy, Here s a great website to get all the information you ll need about pregnant hamsters: http://www.petwebsite.com/syriangestation.htm (Also, check out the other links at the top of the page that cover all of the other aspects on pregnancy.)...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I have a pregnant hamster i have some ?s answer them soon plz, long haired hamster, short haired hamster
long haired hamster, short haired hamster, high protein foods: Hey, Britney. To answer all of your q s: -Hamsters are pregnant for 16-21 days. -You should feed Cocoa the same hamster food you ve been feeding her, but it would also help if you can give her high protein foods.. such as small pieces of bread soaked in...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster, human ear, hamsters
human ear, hamsters, squeaks: hello Jen, Baby hamsters are usually born in the evening, and it is difficult to tell when the mother is going to give birth, she may pace up and down, she may rearrange her nest around a bit, or she may just do normal hamstery things. when hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamsters, female hamster, syrian hamster
female hamster, syrian hamster, hoards: Hi Theresa, Indications that a female hamster is pregnant is that she begins building a large nest, and she hoards her food. You ll also notice her belly expanding. A Syrian hamster is pregnant for 16 days (sometimes 17 or 18 days). The average number...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamsters, female hamster, syrian hamster
female hamster, syrian hamster, stages of pregnancy: Hi Holly With most small animals, it is difficult to tell if they are pregnant until the very last stages of pregnancy, when they will rapidly gain weight (especially toward the back, they seem to bulge out on either side of the spine). Sometimes, though,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamsters, hamsters, hamster
hamsters, hamster, scrotum: If the hamster is pregnant, which it sounds like it is, you won t be able to do much except accept the fact that the hamster will have it s babies and try to either give them back to the dad or find proper homes for them. I m not sure why the hamster would...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamsters, syrian hamster, syrian hamsters
syrian hamster, syrian hamsters, heat cycle: Hi Kelly, thanks for the question. Syrian hamsters have a heat cycle of four days, but they will only breed and get pregnant when they are in heat. Otherwise, they will fight. Breedings should take place when the female is confirmed to be in heat, and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamsters????, e type, hamsters
e type, hamsters, hamster: What type of hamster is this? It sounds as though she could well be pregnant. Was your intention to breed hamsters? If you want to let me have a few more details: i.e. type of hamster, age, how long she s been with the male - I might be able to help you....

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamsters, hamster mix, plastic houses
hamster mix, plastic houses, time owner: Hi Veronica First question - why do you think she is pregnant? What type of hamster is she? Do you know that she has mated? Hamsters come into season every 4 days and become sexually active from about 4 weeks. The gestation period for a Syrian...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamsters mistake, dangerous location, wire frame
dangerous location, wire frame, dangerous place: I do remember that email, thank you very much. That does sound like a very dangerous place for a hamster to build her nest. Hamsters are pretty particular with finding their nesting areas. Apparently she feels it is safe up there. If this area of the cage...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My pregnant hamsters nest, female hamster, glass aquarium
female hamster, glass aquarium, pets store: Hello olivia, the glue can be dangerous since it s not digestible. You can buy more aquarium glue but another thing you can do is put some vinegar on the edges and hopefully she will stop. Also as far as a nest goes I d throw some toilet paper in the cage...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamsters, paper towels, toilet tissue
paper towels, toilet tissue, yelp: ALL you can do is give her plenty of nesting materials, keep her cage clean and keep plenty of food and water with her! For nesting materials, 10-15 squares of toilet tissue would work...and maybe a few paper towels, it doesn t have to be a fancy nest!...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant????, syrian hamsters, new cage
syrian hamsters, new cage, question thanks: Hi Patrick, I would have no way to know that. You ll just have to guess. Around day 10 of the pregnancy, she will start getting bigger, and her nipples may be more noticeable, so that should help you determine how far along she is :) If you have any...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant mouse, first sign of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy
first sign of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: The best way to know if a mouse is pregnant is to look at their belly and see if it s more rounded. It s pretty hard to tell whether or not an animal is pregnant sometimes. If you see that she has a fat belly than chances are she s probably pregnant....

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant robo hamster???, dwarf hamsters, robo hamster
dwarf hamsters, robo hamster, sbcglobal net: Hi Bethany, Do you know that you definately have a female?? You need to find out for sure if the hamster you have is a female. The scene you described sounds like they were either fighting or trying to get to know each other by testing each others...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant and running in a wheel, hamster wheel, tissue paper
hamster wheel, tissue paper, hamster: Hello! Congrats on being a grandparent. Yes I would remove the wheel so she won t run on it so much. Sometimes they may hurt their babies by doing all of that running. Don t try to handle her or anything and put some tissue paper in the cage to let her build...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant syrian, carefresh, human scent
carefresh, human scent, beddings: Hi Sandy, If your hamster is younger than 4 months old, there will be a greater chance of her eating her babies. She will be inexperienced and stressed out. Also, she may eat her babies if you touch them before they are 14 days old. It s very, very...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant syrian, hard boiled egg, lab blocks
hard boiled egg, lab blocks, seed mix: This is normal for the last few day of her pregnancy, she is sleeping to save up her strength for birth. You can also give her hard boiled egg, just dont leave it in her cage for more than a day otherwise it spoils. Make sure she has penty of food and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I have a pregnant teddy bear hamster, teddy bear hamsters, teddy bear hamster
teddy bear hamsters, teddy bear hamster, porridge oats: Yes, i ve been searching far and wide on the internet, and teddy bear hamsters are just another name for a serian hamsters, some sites say you only have long haired teddies, and some say you can have short haired ones, but The teddy bear hamster is just another...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant i think i do not know, hoarding food, syrian hamsters
hoarding food, syrian hamsters, signs of pregnancy: Hi Donna, First, you ll need to separate your two hamsters. Syrian hamsters just cannot live together, so you ll need another cage. Signs of pregnancy include building a large nest and hoarding food in it. Around day 10, the female s belly will start...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant???, carefresh bedding, critter rescue
carefresh bedding, critter rescue, girl in a cage: Taylor, First off let me say it is a wonderful thing you do for small animals. Now to your hammies. The girl with the tail tip cut off should be mine. Just watch her and make sure it doesn t start to look infected. If it does, you can try to put a little...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnat hamster, soft materials, dalmation
soft materials, dalmation, grouchy: hamsters are only pregnant for about 16 days during that time you will notice her belly getting bigger, shredding paper or other soft materials to build a nest with as well as her getting grouchy and not wanting to be disturbed. How long have you had her...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnent, hoard food, sign of pregnancy
hoard food, sign of pregnancy, hoarding food: Hi Josh, I really don t think your hamster is pregnant. Tipping her wheel is just one of her ways of having fun. I have one that tips his wheel all the time. I would suggest you stop feeding her the turkey. That is probably why she...

Gerbils & Hamsters: About a previous letter you answered, baby hamsters, hamsters
baby hamsters, hamsters, hips: Hi Olivia, A female hamsters hips will start to set around 6 months of age. If the female has had a litter before, then breeding her after 6 months of age is fine, but if she hasn t, then the risk of having problems with delivering goes up. If...

Gerbils & Hamsters: price, dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters
dwarf hamsters, syrian hamsters, carefresh: Hi Cassandra, It kind of depends on your area. I paid less than $10 for my Syrian hamsters (in Alabama). (Dwarf hamsters may cost a couple dollars more.) Of course, it s not really the hamster that costs anything - it s the cage, food, and bedding....

Gerbils & Hamsters: prices, fruits and veggies, sarah dear
fruits and veggies, sarah dear, glass tank: dear Makayla, I think a dwarf hamster is a great pet for anyone who is loving, and can devote lots of attention to their pet. A dwarf hamster is a good alternative to a Syrian, only because they are more playful. I think you would love having a dwarf hamster,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i have a problem, desert animals, dry climate
desert animals, dry climate, ball bearing: Hamsters a desert animals, so they do not need to drink as much as you expect them to. All hamsters are able to seek out water from their instincts of living in a dry climate. The problem may be your bottle instead. I had a water bottle once that had a very...

Gerbils & Hamsters: problem with hind left foot, dwarf hamster, battle wounds
dwarf hamster, battle wounds, bedding material: Hi June, They could be battle wounds, but it could also be mites,with the hairloss and reddness (another sign of mites is excessive scratching). Which could be caught from other hamsters or even bedding material. I would suggest checking over both hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: A problem, snake food, hampsters
snake food, hampsters, runn: Hi, thank you for your question. I really advise that you take your hamster to the vet, this sounds like she might be ill. She might be pregnant (hamsters mate VERY quickly), but this wouldn t explain her behaviour. If your friend brings his or her...

Gerbils & Hamsters: protective mother., porridge oats, hamster food
porridge oats, hamster food, fruits and veggies: Hi Karen At this age the babies should be leaving the nest - the mum usually gets pretty stressed around now as the babies wander off and she often drags them back by their legs. You really ought to try and get them out. There is always the danger that...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pup eyes, q tip, hamsters
q tip, hamsters, pup: Hi Matt, This happens sometimes to hamsters. The important thing is you should not pull open his eyes. You could easyly tear the eyelid. Instead take a wet Q-tip and gently rub over his eyelid, going from the outside of the eye to the inside corner until...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pups, russian hamster, hamster
russian hamster, hamster, mom: Hi Michelle, Yes, it would be best to separate the older pups so that Mom can take care of the new ones. The older pups are old enough now to take care of them selves. If you have anymore questions, please write again. Thank you for writing...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pusie eyes, vet asap, good luck with everything
vet asap, good luck with everything, eye infection: It sounds like your hamster has an eye infection and I strongly advise that you take your hamster to a vet asap for some medication for the eye infection. Outside of a vets help there isn t much you can do, the infection will only get worse. Good luck with...

Gerbils & Hamsters: ANOTHER QUESTION, dwarf hamster, nasty bacteria
dwarf hamster, nasty bacteria, feral cats: Hi Lacey! Unfortunately, you cannot put a gerbil and a hamster in the same cage together. They are two completely different species, and each as a species is intolerant of small animals of other species. This could be disasterous for a dwarf hamster,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Question, rabbit cage, floor space
rabbit cage, floor space, thanks a bunch: Hi Alec, i am sorry but hamsters will go to the toilet where they want to - but they do usually only go in one corner. Maybe you should by a hamster potty for it to use as a toilet? The only other thing to do is to clean out the cage more often. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Question about mom and baby gerbil, life span, daughters and sons
life span, daughters and sons, gerbil: If her pups are girls yes. If you keep a mother gerbil with her daughters and sons then they ll all breed and you ll be so overwhelmed with pups you won t know what to do. If there are any boys in the litter take them out but her daughters can stay with her....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Question about my TYPE of hamster., fur type, syrian hamster
fur type, syrian hamster, wavy coat: I love rex hamsters, but unfortunatly I don t believe your little guy is a rex. Most of the time rex hams are identified by crinkly whiskers, and not just on frizzy hair. Some rex hams alone can only be identified on having crinkly whiskers, and have a coat...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Another Question About Wet Tail, syrian hamster, wet tail
syrian hamster, wet tail, monthes: hey, apoligies for taking so long to answer the question, i went away and the site wouldn t let me change my status to away. Ok, it doesn t sound like wet tail, if shes eating and drinking, and shes had it for so long, what i think it actually is, is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: One More Question, red eyes, smell taste
red eyes, smell taste, hamsters: Hey, Trevor. It s normal for a hamster like Mufasa to have red eyes, and to answer your question.. no, it doesn t make them more sensitive to light. Your hamster probably did that because he was sleepy, so unless it happens quite often, there s nothing to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Questions about frightened hamsters, social behaviors and cage size., roborovski hamsters, syrian hamsters
roborovski hamsters, syrian hamsters, two different places: Hi Samuel, Roborovski hamsters are the smallest and fastest species of hamster and this sometimes makes them difficult to tame. Roborovskis can get tame but they dont usually get as tame as Syrians, and sometimes people prefer to have them as pets to look...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Questions: How can i get a hamster?, syrian hamster, local rescue
syrian hamster, local rescue, daily basis: Hi Alex It is very difficult convincing people that hamsters don t have to smell. The only time they smell is if they don t get cleaned out weekly or if they are cleaned out too often (I know someone who was so afraid of their hamster smelling they cleaned...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Questions of hamster., syrian hamster, wool bedding
syrian hamster, wool bedding, wet tail: Hi eduardo, This could be any number of things, almost all hamster illnesses start with lazyness, not eating and drinking. I suggest taking her to the vets. it sounds like something infectious such as wet tail, if so then look for signs of diahorrea. what...

Gerbils & Hamsters: More Questions on unexpected birth..., dwarf hamster, hamster food
dwarf hamster, hamster food, hamster: Hi Sara, The babies can be removed from the mother as soon as they start eating normal hamster food, about two weeks from birth. You can clean the cage when the babies and handle the babies now if you like, as long as all their eyes are opened. Just be...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Questions..., pine shavings, pine bedding
pine shavings, pine bedding, water line: Most hamsters will naturally find in time to lick the bottle to produce water. Just mark the water line and watch to see if it goes down. If you ever catch your ham drinking, you can tell water is coming out if you see a bubble rise every so often when they...