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Gerbils & Hamsters: Mucus? Saliva?, dwarf hamster, mucus
dwarf hamster, mucus, lorelei: Dear Morris, There isn t much more you could have done except rush the poor thing to a vet. I m not sure of the cause of death or the purpose of the mucus. Maybe lack of control over it. I am not a vet so I couldn t tell you much more. Sorry for how long...

Gerbils & Hamsters: manic, pain killers, shredded paper
pain killers, shredded paper, natural material: Hi Nicola Do you know what happened? Did your hamster fall, get caught in something to make his toe swell? If so, are there any other injuries. Have you examined his toe - does it look like there is any pus in it, or is it bleeding? If there is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: mating, dwarf russian hamsters, having babies
dwarf russian hamsters, having babies, rest thanks: Dear Theano, They are old enough to breed but it is not recommended until she is a bit older. Also just because they were acting as if they were mating it may only be a dominance act and you could still have two males. Bleeding is not normal, although minor...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I NEED HELP A.S.A.P.!!!!!!!, short haired hamster, roborovski hamsters
short haired hamster, roborovski hamsters, female hamster: Hi, Check out http://www.hamster-club.com/varieties.asp to know the type of hamster you have. Probably its a Syrian hamsters as these are mostly found in petco. The gestation period for Syrian Hamsters is 16 days. Dwarf Russian Hamsters, Campbell’s and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Chinese Dwarf hamsters, hamsters and gerbils, chinese dwarf hamsters
hamsters and gerbils, chinese dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster: Dear Alistair, Thanks for the question and concern for your hamsters health. I wouldn t worry to much about your Chinese dwarf hamster. It may be a bit younger than the other or just smaller, like a runt. Just to be safe I would monitor its behavior, such...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster Momma leaving her pups, female hamster, small food
female hamster, small food, food bowl: Hi Mav, That s very normal, mother hamsters sometimes get out of the nest to take a break. Avoid taking her out of the cage. Avoid handling her for now. When the female hamster gives birth, it is very important not to touch the nest or babies and avoid...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Hamster Parent Worries, hamster club, female hamster
hamster club, female hamster, mite spray: Hi Julio, If she is scrathing itself constantly then it could be mites. Hamsters can catch mites and these should be treated by an anti-mite spray intended for hamsters. Disinfect the whole cage and apply some anti-mite spray on the hamster bedding and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Nibbler vs. Ivy, dwarf hamster, cage mate
dwarf hamster, cage mate, nibbler: Dear Tina, It sounds like your hamsters are not compatible and that Ivy has already established her cage mate as Aderes. Females can be the dominate one and the one to start fights. If she is dominate and fighting the male then she won t let him breed her....

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hamster, teddy bear hamster, average life span
teddy bear hamster, average life span, syrian hamsters: Dear Lisa, thank you for your question. The only thing the hamster will do when you cover the cgae is chew the cover to pieces ;) They are strictly nocturnal and some of them will only wake up very late at night. Just choose a place for the cge where the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: new hand raised dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, cage accessories: Dear Christine, It s so great of you to have taken him in. There is always a risk even if they do get along that an accidental fight during the night or some other argument could most likely result in his death since he is the new one. Often times some hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn hamsters, wet lettuce, hamster food
wet lettuce, hamster food, tiny portions: By 4 weeks of age the babies should be weaned and ready to go off to new homes. They should at least be separated into boy/girl tanks by that age if homes haven t been found by that time. They can stay in boy/girl tanks for a while longer, how long will be...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newly born hamster, dear catherine, hamster
dear catherine, hamster, hamsters: Dear Catherine, bad news, unless you can act as mom for the hamster, mom will most likely eat it. Sorry I am not bearing of better news, but that s how it is probably going to go. How old is the little hamster? If it s more than two weeks old it might be...

Gerbils & Hamsters: nursing mom hamster with 4 swollen legs, hamster club, hamster food
hamster club, hamster food, swollen legs: Hi Erica, Provide a small bowl of bread soaked in milk (apart from the normal hamster food) and avoid touching her or the babies. Do not clean the cage for the 1st 3 weeks. The mother hamster usually remains in the nest most of the time - Unfortunately...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Just getting old?, bald patches, dazed and confused
bald patches, dazed and confused, hamster: Hi Arwen, You are 100% right about your hamster. All those symptons are because of his old age. It s very normal that he is less active and that he does not use the wheel anymore. For now just make sure that he has comforatbale bedding, food etc (as...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my old hamster, female hamster, syrian hamsters
female hamster, syrian hamsters, physical deformities: Hi, Breeding hamsters is not something which should be started without first researching everything you can! First of all you should never breed from hamsters which have come from a pet shop - you never know where they have come from or anything about...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pairing/skewaking, siberian dwarf hamster, dwaf
siberian dwarf hamster, dwaf, winter white: Hi, i have searched the internet and i think Siberian is another name for the winter white dwaf hamster. All dwarf hamsters have the possibility of living in pairs, but you must always be prepared to split them up once they reach 3 or 4 months old if...

Gerbils & Hamsters: did i pick alright, dwarf hamsters, dogs and cats
dwarf hamsters, dogs and cats, hamsters: Hi Nickie, You did right in choosing 2 campbell as campbells live in groups. only campbells, russian and robovoskis live in groups while the others should be housed alone. Campbell make a nice pet even for a beginner so yes i would tell you that you did...

Gerbils & Hamsters: poor hammy, dear emma, bladder infection
dear emma, bladder infection, urinating blood: Symptoms of a kidney or bladder infection are: excessive urinating blood in the urine excessive drinking symptoms may also include squealing when urinating and listlessness. does he show a few of these at all? It may be a possibility. I m not...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnancy, dwarf hamsters, kidney problems
dwarf hamsters, kidney problems, gestation period: Hi Jennifer How long have you had your hamster? The usual gestation period for a Syrian is 16-18 days, and for dwarf hamsters it is 18-21 days. Therefore, do you know when she might have come into contact with a male? If it is longer than these periods...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamster with swollen legs, swollen legs, hamster
swollen legs, hamster, vet: Dear Erica, did she eat the other nine, or did they just...die? I m really not sure about this. The mom may die, and then you ll have to act as mom completely. If mom doesn t get better in a day or so, I would just act mom anyway. You should take mom to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Query on housing Syrians (within household) & general advise on health issue, haired syrian hamster, syrian hamsters
haired syrian hamster, syrian hamsters, health query: Hi Amanda Firstly, having more than one hamster in a household isn t a problem. Ideally they do need their own exercise ball etc. and also that way you can let them both out at the same time to play. They will be fine providing they don t actually meet...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Query on opaque eye in Syrian Hamster, life span, milk products
life span, milk products, bran: Hi Amanda, Yes it seems as if it is diabetes, since your hamster is old (being 18 months old) he is old at 18 monhts. Diabetes is most common on old hamsters. (even though it s not so much found in Syrian hamsters.) Avoid treats that contain sugars, honey...

Gerbils & Hamsters: RED BUTT BUMP HELP NOW URGENT!!!!, hamster club, red butt
hamster club, red butt, diarrohea: Hi Lindsey, Is your hamster a male or a female? If it s a male then it could be his testicles . In a worst case it could be rectal prolapse. If your hamster has a severe or prolonged case of diarrohea or constipation, it is possible that rectal prolapse...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Red eyes, different shapes, shapes sizes
different shapes, shapes sizes, red eyes: Hi Kelly, Your hamster sounds completely normal!! Hamsters come in all different shapes, sizes and colours - your hamster is probably a REW (Red Eyed White) - which is a completely normal colour for hamsters to be! Please dont be worried - she is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Robo Babies, responsible breeders, petshop
responsible breeders, petshop, new mother: Hi Lyn, congratulations on the babies! Everything you have described is completely normal - the best thing to do is to leave the whole cage alone for the first two weeks, just to give them the peace and quiet the need. Only clean them out when they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Robo Dwarf Hamster Skin Lesion, dwarf hamster, triple antibiotic ointment
dwarf hamster, triple antibiotic ointment, skin lesion: Dear Judith, It sounds like a small wound from fighting and if they are no longer fighting then they should be fine together. Thank you for the extensive details, although I am not a vet it does help to know more about the situation. Make sure the wound stays...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Roborovsi hamster babies, hamster club, hamsters
hamster club, hamsters, vella: Hi I don t think a smaller cage would help. It actually depends on the individual character of the hamster. It unbelievable how hamsters have their own way and their own character in doing things, how they react etc... give them some time and I m sure they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Roborovski Hamster "squeaking", exact same thing, robos
exact same thing, robos, hamsters: Hi Jane, one of my Robos does the exact same thing - she is definately not ill and she still seems very normal. I am not worried about my hamster at all - but i am keeping a close eye on her. I would suggest that you do the same - just keep an eye...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Roborovski's, shy personality, hamsters
shy personality, hamsters, day time: Hi Hannah, Roborovskis can be very shy, but each one has its own personality. One of my Roborovskis is very, very timid and she lives with another who is very outgoing - but none of this has made her more outgoing - she is still very timid, so i dont...

Gerbils & Hamsters: red and enlarged testicals, huge testicles, syrian hamster
huge testicles, syrian hamster, testicals: Dear Jamie, thank you for your question. Syrian hamsters have huge testicles and their size can vary greatly, sometimes you cannot see them at all and then they are almost as big as the hamster s head. I m fairly sure that everything is normal, but since...

Gerbils & Hamsters: robo dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, new cage
dwarf hamster, new cage, wire cage: Since I am not a vet I can not be sure what is wrong with him, but I can try to help. If he is itching it could be because of the bedding or even mites. Do not use cedar or pine, aspen or shredding are best. If he has mites you should see little black spots....

Gerbils & Hamsters: My robo hamster babies, female hamster, female babies
female hamster, female babies, small food: Hi, When the female hamster gives birth, it is very important not to touch the nest or babies and avoid cleaning the cage for the first 3 weeks or else the female hamster could panic and kill the hamster babies. Provide additional bread soaked in milk...

Gerbils & Hamsters: robo sexing, scent glands, scent gland
scent glands, scent gland, sex baby: Hi, i am so sorry it has taken this long for me to answer your question! I have been having some problems with my computer! It is possible for male Roborovskis to have a visible scent gland at the age of four months, but females also have scent glands...

Gerbils & Hamsters: roborovski hamster not eating, roborovski hamsters, circumfrence
roborovski hamsters, circumfrence, hamsters: Hello Jodie, Try giving him a slice of cucumber, then look for nibbles the next day, If nothing, then contact a vet. ~The reason they may be fighting is that the pet shop may have got the sex wrong, this is a very easy mistake to make. (I have seven Roborovskis,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: robos, drastic measure, shallow bowl
drastic measure, shallow bowl, lukewarm water: Dear David, thank you for your question. I think that this method is plain animal abuse. The hamster is afraid of drowing and rodents should never be washed or delibaretely placed in water anyway since they are prone to respiratory infections and it damages...

Gerbils & Hamsters: russian dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, russian dwarf
dwarf hamster, russian dwarf, signs of pregnancy: Dear Luke, Your hamster may be pregnant but weight cannot determine this alone. Often times hamsters don t even show signs of pregnancy. You may be able to tell by irritability, or making nests. But even this cannot tell you. Its best to be safe and you will...

Gerbils & Hamsters: russian hamster, hamsters, hamster
hamsters, hamster, stress: Hi Aimee, this is completely normal for hamsters to do when you first get them. Hamsters can be very stressed when they first get to a new home - you should give them 48 hours to settle into their new home first, before you try to handle them or talk...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Skin lesions not healing, skin lesions, little muscle
skin lesions, little muscle, o neil: Hi Caroline I m very sorry to hear that you ended up having Mirabelle put to sleep. It is very distressing and upsetting, but I m glad you saw Dan O Neill - he is superb with hamsters and really knows what he is talking about, so if he thought it was best...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Sneezing, palatable foods, wet nose
palatable foods, wet nose, smooth coat: Hi Christina, Hamster sneezing is a sign of a little cold... if your hamster is acting normally then it is not serious, but make sure that she has good bedding (that is not wet from the water bottle which could be leaking), make sure that the cage is set...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Stressed trip?, cold climate, hamsters
cold climate, hamsters, hamster: Hi Sophie If you take your hamster with you, will you be able to fit her cage in your car? If so, then I wouldn t worry about stressing her. I transport hamsters to and from a rescue center (about 30 minute drive)and providing they are in their cage,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian Hamster Ears, defense position, hamsters
defense position, hamsters, hamster: Hi Maria Some hamsters do tend to keep their ears pinned back more than others, although once they are out and about of their nest and fully awake they do tend to straighten them. If she were in pain or distress she would not want to be handled at all...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian Hamster with newborns, syrian hamster, baby milk
syrian hamster, baby milk, mastitis: Hi Erica sorry to hear you are having problems with the litter. I m honestly not sure why her legs are swollen - I ve tried to research this but can find no mention. Sometimes nursing mums have problems feeding their young and can suffer from mastitis,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Can Syrian hamsters eat bones?, syrian hamsters, animal protein
syrian hamsters, animal protein, kidney stones: Hi, thank you for your question. Bones are not a very good source of protein and hamsters get all the calcium they need over their normal diet, too much of it can cause kidney stones and other problems. The best source for animal protein are insects, it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: scabs on hamster's mouth, black bear hamster, triple antibiotic ointment
black bear hamster, triple antibiotic ointment, scabs: Dear Jenny, As I am not a vet and have no experienced it I cannot help you with a diagnostic and would recommend a professional. Sorry there is not much more I can tell you. If your hamster is behaving normally he should be fine. I would watch him closely....

Gerbils & Hamsters: When to sex robo babies, responsible breeders, protrusion
responsible breeders, protrusion, inbreeding: Hi Hugh, This is a vey common problem when buying from Petshops - they neve know what hamsters they actually have and they give out horrendous information too! Hamsters from different species should never be housed together! Petshops neve know how to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: sick hamster?, dwarf hamster, vet appointment
dwarf hamster, vet appointment, wet tail: Hi Marge, Please do not worry too much. Many Hamstes live long and happy lives while having diabetes, as long as they get the required treatment and plenty of love and care. I dont know much about the condition but i am sure he will be fine once he...

Gerbils & Hamsters: sick hamster, age expectancy, walking in circles
age expectancy, walking in circles, bottom teeth: Hi Alina Sorry to hear about your hamster. The general age expectancy range for hamsters is 18 months - 21/2 years old. When hamsters reach around 2 years old they start to show these sorts of signs. However, loss of weight, drinking lots of water etc....

Gerbils & Hamsters: sick hamster, cold hamster, hamster club
cold hamster, hamster club, palatable foods: Hi Sinead, Your hamster could have a cold. Hamster Colds can be a cause of draughts so a correct place for the cage is very important. Cold mixed with a draught leads to a cold to the poor hamster. The symptoms of hamster colds are: hamster sneezing,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: snow white hamster is lost for the 2nd time, hamster food, windows and doors
hamster food, windows and doors, hamster: Hi Kaitlyn, Place the cat in a container until you make the search for your hamster.... look everywhere inside the house, behind the cupboards, in boxes, behind the tv (look in each and every space you have) - always make sure the cat is locked up until...

Gerbils & Hamsters: syrian hamster, pink balls, syrian hamster
pink balls, syrian hamster, hamsters: Dear Ben, thank you for your question. Syrain hamsters have simply enormous testicles and it s normal that they change in size. They can retract them or let them hang out, especially when the weather is hot. So this is nothing to worry about. I hope I was...

Gerbils & Hamsters: syrian hamster testicle swelling, hot weather, playpen
hot weather, playpen, ledges: Dear Gina, thank you for your question. Don t worry, your hamster is perfectly healthy. They just have huge testicles, simply enormous in relation to their size. The swelling can be caused by hot weather (it cools them down to be kept outside the body),...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Tail fur, vet asap, flaky skin
vet asap, flaky skin, loss of hair: Hello Keren, As long as every thing else looks normal and your hamster has normal behavior then you should have nothing to worry about. Just in case keep checking on it and monitor your hamster s eating and drinking. If any thing changes or the area starts...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Tumors and eye necrosis., fresh veggies, human entity
fresh veggies, human entity, males and females: Dear Kathi, This is very interesting. I m sorry I do not have a solution, nor have I ever experienced such a thing. I have dealt with tumors and some can be deadly but never had one kind pass on to the next generation and re-appear in the same spot. Also...

Gerbils & Hamsters: teddi bear hamster, bear hamsters, teddie bear
bear hamsters, teddie bear, hamsters: Dear Erica, It is very difficult for someone to tell if a hamster is pregnant. Some hamsters won t even show signs until right before birth. Possible signs include, weight gain, making nests, and irritability. You should remove the male before the babies...

Gerbils & Hamsters: teddy bear bredding, teddy bear hamster, lorelei
teddy bear hamster, lorelei, water bottle: Dear Jessy, I would NOT recommend this. First off your hamster is very old and could die. Second of all you would need a lot. Such as a male for a proper breeding pair, extra cages (at least three) with safe boundaries (no bars the babies can get out of)...

Gerbils & Hamsters: teddy bear hamster, teddy bear hamster, female hamster
teddy bear hamster, female hamster, hamster: Hi Cathy, If your hamster is not breathing at all, then it is dead! Please let me know what has happened since your last question. Is your hamster up and active now? Please tell me where you got your hamster from and how long you have had it. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: theres something weird on my hamster, russian dwarf, skin condition
russian dwarf, skin condition, lorelei: Dear Dasha, As I am not a vet, I can t really help you. If it is mites you will see small black things crawling on your hamster or in the bedding. If not then maybe he has a skin condition from the bedding you use. Pine and Cedar will do this to them and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I think my hamster is dieing...., hamster club, little paws
hamster club, little paws, stressful environment: Hi Diana, Yes, hamsters suffer so much from stress and it is very important that it is housed in a quiet room - if there is a lot of noises then it could be the reason for this... Try putting the cage in a quiet room or close your room when you go out from...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I think my hamster is sick, vet asap, golden teddy
vet asap, golden teddy, wet tail: Dear Karli, I sincerely apologize for the late response, my computer was totally messed up so I couldn t use All experts until today. Your hamster probably is sick. Take her to the vet ASAP. If you don t have the money at this moment, some clinics allow...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i think my hamsters hate me for no reason!!!, dwarf hamsters, absolute fact
dwarf hamsters, absolute fact, cage accessories: Hi Nick, Have you tried staying up one night and waiting in the room you know it is in. Since they are nocturnal then they may come out and you can catch them. Also you might want to leave some water out for it so that it doesn t go thirsty. If you do figure...

Gerbils & Hamsters: type of hamster, baby hamster, long periods of time
baby hamster, long periods of time, plastic cage: You might be able to find a baby, but I wouldn t recommend it. Lots of books say how great it is to tame a baby hamster, but I have raised hamsters from babies and they are more prone to jumping, squirming, and biting as babies. Get one on the older side,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: type of hamster, hamster club, syrian hamster
hamster club, syrian hamster, hamster: Hi Jen, I would suggest a Syrian Hamster. Check it out at http://hamster-club.com/varieties.asp Also it s important to know especially if you have children that when bringing a new hamster home, do not expect that it will come into your hands immediately...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Winter Whites or Campbells, how to tell the difference?, dwarf hamsters, winter whites
dwarf hamsters, winter whites, true personality: Hi Adrian It can be difficult working out the difference between Winter Whites and Campbells. I ve had a look at your photos and think they look more like Campbells, but I will get a second opinion on this from a friend who is an expert in dwarf hamsters....

Gerbils & Hamsters: my winter white hamster, winter white hamster, guinea pig
winter white hamster, guinea pig, personal scent: Dear Andy, First off using the same soap will not work. Your hamster will learn your personal scent in time. I would giver her a week s time to get used to her new home. During that week don t try to hold her just reach in and touch all her cage accessories...

Gerbils & Hamsters: he won't eat, girbil, safe foods
girbil, safe foods, google: Dear Justine, You should only feed your gerbil cheese if he is not eating. Cheese will not hurt him as a treat but will make him overweight. Also you can look up a safe foods list on google to see other things to feed him. Congrats on your new friend, ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Something is wrong with my hamster?, dwarf hamster, nocturnal creatures
dwarf hamster, nocturnal creatures, new cage: Dear Angelica, Your hamster has a very serious problem and needs the vet ASAP! Separate your other hamster from it right now. Your hamster has worms and there is no way you can deal with it without a vet. It is also a deadly thing for your hamster and your...

Gerbils & Hamsters: ?, soft fruits, hampster
soft fruits, hampster, becca: Dear Becca, feel her tummy, do feel any babies? If I was there I could do it and tell you, it s sorta hard to tell. If it s a female and a male then she s probably pregnant. Yeah separate the male from the female, and don t put them back together or...

Gerbils & Hamsters: 2 Dwarfs, broken heart, lorelei
broken heart, lorelei, hamsters: Dear Marc, I do not answer questions regarding cause of death. This could be a possible reason but it is most likely not the reason she died. I would check for other possible causes or changes and if there are none then it could have been loneliness. Thanks...

Gerbils & Hamsters: i have 2 new russian hamster brand new today who keep fighting, dead hamsters, true personalities
dead hamsters, true personalities, petco: Hi Dylan, some hamsters will live together peacefully all of their lives, but others just prefer to live on their own. You will usually notice if they want to be alone because they will start fighting once they start to reach the age of maturity, so...

Gerbils & Hamsters: 2 winter white dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamsters, winter white hamsters
dwarf hamsters, winter white hamsters, wet tail: Dear Jill, Some times when one is removed from the cage, as it was necessary in this case, the other will never accept them back again. You can try having the cages together so they can see each other and then reintroduce them occasionally on neutral ground....

Gerbils & Hamsters: 2 yr old teddy bear hamster, skin mites, mite spray
skin mites, mite spray, yellow discharge: Hi, Hair loss is a sing of old age. In fact at 2 year the hamster is already very old. If she is itching herself then it could be mites, but I think that in your case it is old age. A skin mite is a harmful parasite. If a skin mite affects a hamster...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I have 3 questions regarding gerbils., periods time, short periods
periods time, short periods, last question: Dear Brandon, you can touch the pups when they are two weeks old for short periods time, getting longer each time until they are completely used to you. For your second question, if this is not his mate s first litter, then you can separate them now. If it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Aggressive Dwarf Hamster, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, hamsters: First of all, SEPARATE THE TWO HAMSTERS. I had the same problem before. One was aggeressive, and everything seemed fine until the aggressive one bit the other and she bled to death. Keep trying to hand-feed him and set aside some bonding/playtime time without...

Gerbils & Hamsters: angry hamster, dwarf hamsters, syrian hamster
dwarf hamsters, syrian hamster, eye sight: Hi Lauren Is this a Syrian hamster? If so, you stand a good chance of him calming down (eventually). Dwarf hamsters are a bit more temperamental, especially Campbells, but I ve always found Syrians to settle, even if it takes a while. The main thing...

Gerbils & Hamsters: aquarium lid, aquarium lids, water bottle holder
aquarium lids, water bottle holder, pet chains: I found the metal hole lid at either Petco or Pet Supermarket. One of them my husband bought and I m fairly sure he got it at Petco. I got the locking lid at Pet Supermarket for sure. 2 port version I got at Walmart but I haven s seen it there since. They...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Babies?!?!, orphan babies, survival rate
orphan babies, survival rate, gerbil: Hi Eliza How many gerbils are living together? Usually when a gerbil/hamster has babies, their nipples become noticeable. As there is more than one female, can you examine them to see if there is any difference? Unfortunately some females can get mastitis...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Baby hamsters, baby hamsters, coarse hairs
baby hamsters, coarse hairs, guard hairs: You should continue looking for the mother, check the cage for any open spaces, keep them warm and insulated, and now the hamsters are old enough to be touched by humans, so you should also thoroughly clean the cage. You can find a bottle and milk (this is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Boy or Girl hamster, hamsters, petsmart
hamsters, petsmart, hamster: Dear Madyson, thank you for your question. This website has pictures that show how to sex hamsters: http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/sexing_hamsters.htm If you don t want to pick up your hamster like that, put it into a plastic box and look from underneath,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: babies keep dying:(, breeding dwarf hamsters, female hamster
breeding dwarf hamsters, female hamster, hamster club: Hi, When the female hamster gives birth, it is very important not to touch the nest or babies and avoid cleaning the cage for the first 3 weeks or else the female hamster could panic and kill the hamster babies. Provide additional bread soaked in milk in...

Gerbils & Hamsters: A baby gerbil, kitten formula, pet stores
kitten formula, pet stores, good luck: Dear Frances, if he s the runt you ll probably want to separate him from the mom so she won t eat him. At pet stores get a kitten formula and feed it to him until he is old enough to eat gerbil food. It ll be tough to keep him alive, and don t blame yourself...

Gerbils & Hamsters: baldness, little bald spot, dwarf hamster
little bald spot, dwarf hamster, dear sarah: Dear Sarah, Dwarf hamster start showing signs of old age around one year and balding is one of the normal signs. I wouldn t worry about it, unless other behaviors change or there is excessive itching. If so then I would take them to the vet. Thanks for the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: bedding, wood shavings, cedar chips
wood shavings, cedar chips, shredded paper: Hi, Wood shavings are not ideal as bedding for hamsters as hamsters may suffer from the wood shavings dust and get a skin reaction to it. Shredded paper is good for them to play with and may be ideal for nesting. Also toilet paper is found very acceptable...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my blueberry dorf hampster is haveing babiesthis is urgent, signs of pregnancy, hampster
signs of pregnancy, hampster, t touch: Dear Anna, Your hamster may not show signs of pregnancy at all until right before the birth. It should give birth in about 2.5 to 3 weeks after conception. You will need to separate her from any other hamsters including the male and give her extra bedding...

Gerbils & Hamsters: breed Now, sunflower seeds, cooked eggs
sunflower seeds, cooked eggs, hamsters: sorry...you can t force hamsters to be bred. If they do breed, you should feed the mother protiens (cooked eggs, peanuts, peanut butter, or sunflower seeds), around 1 week feed the pups veggies (small pieces of carrot, broccoli, or cabbage), and DO NOT TOUCH...

Gerbils & Hamsters: breeding, syrian hamsters, hamsters
syrian hamsters, hamsters, maddie: Hi Maddie Why are you breeding hamsters? Is this for a hobby or are you selling them? Did you just get a male for breeding purposes or was he originally intended to be your pet? In terms of whether to keep him or not, that depends on how attached you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Cage Size, dwarf hamsters, paper towel roll
dwarf hamsters, paper towel roll, russian dwarf: Dear Amy, The hamsters should have room for a food dish, area to run, and sleep. I like my cages approximately a paper towel roll long and wide for two hamsters. You can always ask the pet store you are purchasing from what suits them best. Thanks for the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Campbell Dwarfs- Sleeping, Food Storage, Urination and Scratching, hamster mix, hammies
hamster mix, hammies, wire mesh: Dear Chi P L, 1)Hamsters are nocturnal and will be more awake when you are sleeping which could be the reason you think they sleep excessively. As for the weather I don t think that would affect them in this way, hamsters can be temperature sensitive but...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Cause of Death? Winter white., dwarf winter white, gross neglect
dwarf winter white, gross neglect, god idea: Dear Sage, sorry to hear of the loss of your hamster :(. He probably died of exhaustion and/or dehydration; an hour and a half is a pretty long time if your in the sun. I m pretty sure the only way it could have been prevented is if he hadn t been left...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Chinese Hamster, shoulder blades, hunch
shoulder blades, hunch, hamster: Dear Becky, I would get her to the vet as soon as possible. I do think she has done some kind of damage to her spine possibly and this could be deadly. I do not think its broken but I do think I have seen this behavior before and it resulted in death. Please...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how to care for my hamster, fruits and vegetables, c 65
fruits and vegetables, c 65, hamsters: Hi Vanessa, In captivity, hamsters should be fed a good diet with lots of varieties like seeds, grains, fruits and vegetables – fruits and vegetables should be fed moderately and not excessively. Good vegetables for hamsters are: a small piece of chicory,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: chinese breeding, hamster heaven, chinese hamsters
hamster heaven, chinese hamsters, heaven forum: Hi Louisa, i am a member of the Hamster Heaven Forum and i think i have seen you ask a similar question on there too? I think you have had your questions answered now, so please let me know if you need any further info. I dont breed Chinese hamsters,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: chinese breeding, chinese hamsters, hamsters
chinese hamsters, hamsters, lorelei: Dear Louisa, I have never heard of such a rule. I have tons of pairs that look very similar and they will simply produce look a like offspring. The only reason I can think of that they would tell you this is if they assume your hamsters are siblings. If they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Don't know, cold hamster, hamster club
cold hamster, hamster club, palatable foods: Hi, That is due to his old age, now that he is getting old he will more sick than usual. Sneezing is a symton of a cold. Hamster Colds can be a cause of draughts so a correct place for the cage is very important. Cold mixed with a draught leads to a cold...

Gerbils & Hamsters: DWARF HAMSTERS, dwarf hamsters, pets at home
dwarf hamsters, pets at home, empty cage: Dear Liz, I cannot be sure what has happened to your hamster. It is possible they have killed and consumed your third hamster and left no traces. It has happened to me before, as well as hamsters are notorious for being able to escape with no signs. If he...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster, wet tail, hamsters
wet tail, hamsters, last question: Dear Corbin, First of all leaving the parents together most likely resulted in breeding again, and you will have another litter already on the way. Also it is not likely that they will want another pair of hamsters in the cage with them after they have paired...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster, new cage, hamsters
new cage, hamsters, lorelei: Dear Laurean, First off if your hamster is not very far along it will be okay to move her, but you may want to think about moving the male instead. Also not having a wheel is actually a good thing, you do not want the mother to have a wheel in the cage when...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster, new cage, t touch
new cage, t touch, small animals: Dear Laurean, I hate when that happens to people, it s really no one s fault, it is hard to determine the sex of small animals like hamsters, I wish it were easer... You can move the mom, but handle her as little as possible. Don t touch the pups or mom...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster Babies, dwarf hamster babies, dwarf hamsters
dwarf hamster babies, dwarf hamsters, theano: Dear Brenna, It is imperative you take the father out! By now he most likely already has her pregnant again. They breed immediately after she gives birth. She will care for all the babies under three weeks, any others take out as well. You must watch carefully...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster with a Black Foot?, dwarf hamster, black foot
dwarf hamster, black foot, petco: Dear Tricia, It is possible your hamster had gotten his foot caught on something during the night and made his foot swollen, or that he has some kind of fungus or disease. Either way it sounds as if the foot is dead and I am not sure if it is spreading. This...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster- Depressed? Lonely?, dwarf hamster, question thanks
dwarf hamster, question thanks, symptoms of illness: Hello Kyle, It could be your hamster is lazy. Try taking it out to roam more often and get it a ball to explore in. If she doesn t seem active at all it could be normal for your hamster but I would take it to the vet as you said. Good luck, Lorele...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster Eye Problems, dwarf hamster, eye problems
dwarf hamster, eye problems, left eye: I saw that you rated me on allexperts...You gave me an 8 on timeliness. I just wanted you to know I would have been sooner, but my password was changed on my account and I couldn t log in for some time. If you ever ask me another question, I ll try to be sooner....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster with a growth, russian dwarf hamster, abscess
russian dwarf hamster, abscess, hamster: Hi Karla Based on your brain description of this I m afraid this sounds like a tumor as opposed to a cyst/abscess. How fast is it growing? It would be worth getting a vet to check her out - if this is a superficial growth and not attached to an organ,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamsters, dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters
dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, little penis: Dear DeJenae, As I am not a vet and don t have any details as to if he has had a fall recently or not I cannot give a diagnostic. You should get him to the vet right away, or else he may die. As for the penis, it could be that your hamster has hit puberty...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamsters, time thing, hamsters
time thing, hamsters, time thanks: Dear Erica, Dwarf hamsters breed all year round. There is a time when the hamster is in heat but it isn t noticeable to humans. The female will be in heat about every three days and the males will be more attracted to her at this time. Thanks for the question,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamsters, hamster club, dwarf hamsters
hamster club, dwarf hamsters, female dwarf: Hi Erica, Check out bottom pic of http://hamster-club.com/reproduction.asp Ps: a small hint is this: A male dwarf hamster will have a very tiny pink dot while a female dwarf will not have the pink dot :) Good luck Kind Regards Nadia Vella www.hamster-club.co...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My Dwarf Hamsters, dwarf hamsters, abck
dwarf hamsters, abck, lorelei: Dear Monica, No don t ever take the mother out so early and do not put her back with the father. The mother should not be moved for at least three weeks. Also there is a chance the mother will never take the father back after the babies move out. Thanks...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Are my Dwarf Hamsters Fighting??, dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf
dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf, food bowl: Dear Nicola, It just sounds like small battles and the smaller one is less dominate. As long as no injuries occur then I would not be worried. If the other is skinny you could try having her eat treats when you are holding her, but it could just be from running...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf hamster, labored breathing, dwarf hamster
labored breathing, dwarf hamster, pet store: Dear Emily, It is possible something has happened that the pet store didn t tell you about. It is rare they would give him up for free just because of biting reasons. Either way it doesn t sound like a cold, his labored breathing is what is the most alarming...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf hamster & food, safe foods, dwarf hamster
safe foods, dwarf hamster, lorelei: Dear Andrew, I have an excellent site that will tell you all you need to know and give you a list of safe foods. Please read all of it through and make sure you stay with in this list. http://www.hamsterific.com/HamsterUniversity/FoodList.html Good luck,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf hamster tumours, dwarf hamsters, open wounds
dwarf hamsters, open wounds, question thanks: Hello again Emily, If she has gained the weight suddenly then something is wrong and she needs a vet. If it has been over time then try feeding her less and taking her out to roam in a ball or somewhere safe. Its not very good for hamsters to be excessively...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwaf hampsters, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, hamster club: Dear Jessica, thank you for your question. I don t recommend doing this unless you have an excellent knowledge of hamster genetics, get your hamsters from a reputable breeder who can supply a pedigree and unless you have a lot of room for all the hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, dear jennifer
dwarf hamsters, dear jennifer, pink spot: Dear Jennifer, sorry to hear that your hamster has two tumors. That s probably the nicest thing for him, though, putting him to sleep, instead of having him have an operation which he probably will hate, will cost a lot, and doesn t always work anyway. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my dwarf hamster has had babies, female hamster, baby hamsters
female hamster, baby hamsters, dwarf hamster: Hi Hannah, Yes dwarf male hamsters help in bringing up the family but he will soon mate the female - and if you separate him yes he will get lonely and will eventually get obese too. When this happened to me i had to separate him since I did not wish to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: could my dwarf hamster be pregnant?, dwarf hamsters, two females
dwarf hamsters, two females, lorelei: Dear Stacey, It could be two females still, but if you want to check you can look up pictures on the Internet to help you see the difference. The female only has one hole near the tail, while the male will have testicles and one smaller hole with his male...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my dwarf hamster sleeps too much!!! help!!plz!!, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, recycled cardboard: Katherine- Thanks for the question. A lot of times when you first get a dwarf hamster it will seem like they are lazy or unactive, but really it is normal. Once the hamster is used to your scheadule and used to you, it will want to play more. Try giving it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwarf hamster not using wheel, exercise wheel, dwarf hamster
exercise wheel, dwarf hamster, hamsters: Dear Melissa, Yes it is true that some hamsters are lazy or do not like some forms of exercise as much as others. I have had plenty of hamsters who loved the wheel, and plenty who have not. This is normal and no cause for alarm. Try to find another activity...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamsters, excessive exercise
dwarf hamsters, excessive exercise, sudden weight loss: Hi Chris, Dwarf hamsters suffer from diabtes and its is hereditary Ie: gained from when they are still small from their parents. Symptons of a hamster with diabetes are: hamster drinking excessively, excessive urinating, hamster in a hunched position,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwarf hamsters, cage mate, dwarf hamsters
cage mate, dwarf hamsters, dear kate: Dear Kate and Sonia, Yes there is such thing as hamsters wrestling but it should never amount to blood. You did the right thing in separating them but I wouldn t have put them back together. Hamster do not always and most never like to have a cage mate unless...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwarf and teddy bear mixes, lorelei, hamsters
lorelei, hamsters, dwarf: Dear Heather, It may be possible to leave a daughter in with the mother but you will have to watch the temperament toward each other to know if it will work. As for the father this may be more difficult and when the baby matured most likely cause fighting...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Eye infection?, baby dwarf hamsters, sticky eye
baby dwarf hamsters, sticky eye, eye infection: Dear Amber, It may be a small case of sticky eye which if so then you need to pry the eye open carefully and flush it out morning and night for the next day or so. If the eye is unable to open after that, your hamster may need an anti-biotic from the vet....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Fat hamster..., dwarf hamsters, safe room
dwarf hamsters, safe room, question thanks: Dear Molly, Sounds like your doing great and have done the right thing. Some mothers prefer more bedding when they have a litter to make a nest with so the only other thing I would suggest is that you give her a tissues to line the nest with. Congratulations...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Female Baby Winter White Dwarf Russian Hamster, fresh fruits and vegetables, white dwarf
fresh fruits and vegetables, white dwarf, fruits and vegetables: Dear Vikee, I would give her more time, and not handle her much until you ve had her for a week. Give her some time to adjust, and to monitor the water you can mark a line on the bottle and check to see if the level goes down (be sure the bottle doesn t leak)....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Female Dwarf hamster is Bleeding, dwarf hamster, hamster club
dwarf hamster, hamster club, female dwarf: Hi Megan, Is Zoey housed alone? There are various reasons for bleeding from th bowel area: Reason 1: if the hamster is not housed alone then she had her first breeding... Reason 2: internal infection I really don t think that it s a tumour...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Fighting between 2 Pearl White, hamster club, bleeding wounds
hamster club, bleeding wounds, pearl white: Hi, What type of hamsters are they? If Syrian then that is why they are fighting. Probably the female is pregnant. this section might help you http://www.hamster-club.com/reproduction.asp If you have any more questions you can always drop me a line anytime...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Fighting Chinese Dwarf Hamsters, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, chinese hamsters: Jessica- good question. A lot of times dwarf hamsters fight--a lot. I actually had at one time a dwarf hamster and then bought another one and put it in the same cage and they were fine after about 2 1/2 weeks! But since yours met at a young age, things will...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Fighting Female Gerbils, female gerbils, gerbil cage
female gerbils, gerbil cage, air holes: Dear Jordan, I really don t think you should keep them in the same cage, but you can keep the cages side by side so they can still see each other. I don t know why they started fighting all of the sudden, it s not uncommon,especially in adult gerbils, but...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Fur Loss., hamster club, baby hamsters
hamster club, baby hamsters, cedar shavings: Hi Amanda, What kind of hamster is it? Is it a dwarf hamster? Did you change his diet lately? If you want you can send me a picture on nadia@hamster-club.com so that I can tell you if it is a big problem or not. If you have any more questions,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: 2 winter white dwarf hamsters, winter white hamsters, spray bottle
Gerbils & Hamsters: 2 winter white dwarf hamsters, winter white hamsters, spray bottle, hamsters

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster- Depressed? Lonely?, hamsters, hamster
Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster- Depressed? Lonely?, hamsters, hamster, intervals

Gerbils & Hamsters: Fighting Female Gerbils, divider
Gerbils & Hamsters: Fighting Female Gerbils, divider

Gerbils & Hamsters: Sick Hamster - Wet Tail/Discharge, female hamster, worst case scenario
Gerbils & Hamsters: Sick Hamster - Wet Tail/Discharge, female hamster, worst case scenario, antibotics

Gerbils & Hamsters: sick dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, hamster
Gerbils & Hamsters: sick dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, hamster, vet

Gerbils & Hamsters: what can i feed her in this situation ?, dwarf hamster, milk and cheese
dwarf hamster, milk and cheese, case thanks: Dear Tina, It is alight if you do not feed her milk and cheese. Some other things are good for when they are pregnant such as peanuts, peanut butter, or raisins. Please remember to feed sparingly and do not give large amounts. If she is having diarrhea then...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my female gerbil is sick, jerky motion, vaginal area
jerky motion, vaginal area, gerbil: Dear Tammi, I really don t know what it could be from, unless it was a fight. Usually gerbils don t fight, they re really sociable. Have they tried to fight each other before? I ve heard of cases where gerbils are getting along great and then one is found...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My female hamster is hurt., female hamster, lorelei
female hamster, lorelei, small portion: Dear Begum, I think that since your hamster s foot has shown no progress in such a long time that it is most likely dislocated. You should take her to the vet and if this the case than he will put it back in place and you can go. Also if she is pregnant then...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My female/male hamster, roborovski hamsters, female hamster
roborovski hamsters, female hamster, teddybear hamster: Hi, Check out diagram at the bottom of this page http://www.hamster-club.com/reproduction.asp If she bled for 1 day then she mated and she is a girl! Expect babies soon! When the female hamster is pregnant, she will start to build a nest and during the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my female russian dwarf hamster became a mom, female hamster, russian dwarf
female hamster, russian dwarf, crazy acts: Hi there Theano, It is normal for some mothers to have this reaction, but since she stays with her babies then she is doing a good time. Its not good to spread your scent around the cage and never touch the babies until old enough. Although if the mother...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my friends hamster lost 1 tooth, guinnea pigs, loose teeth
guinnea pigs, loose teeth, hamster: Hi, Yes it will grow but in the meantime make sure that the tooth on the bottom jaw doesn t overgrow... check in a week. Also over feeding of sunflower seeds could have caused this.. since sunflower seeds are low in protein. Make sure you start feeding the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: George my hamster!, natural instincts, small furry animals
natural instincts, small furry animals, hamster: Hi Holly, Well, it s not that normal that a hamster likes a cat, but there are exceptions. Always be careful that the cat does not attack the hamster since cats have their natural instincts to attack small furry animals. Kindest Regards Nadia Vella...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Gerbil pup help!, esbilac, old mom
esbilac, old mom, human scent: Dear Daisy, just keep looking for mom nursing the baby. She might have eaten the other pups if she had any others, which may be why you see only one. DO NOT TOUCH THE BABY AT ALL UNTIL IT IS 2 WEEKS OLD. Mom will reject the baby if it has a human scent...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Gerbil speed, gerbil wheel, string tape
gerbil wheel, string tape, complicated life: Dear Gabrielle, did your teacher give you that assignment or did you think of your own topic? Because stuff like that can get extremely complicated, depending on how you look at it. I always look at it the hard way. Anyway... I m going to try to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Gerbils, baby gerbils, mom and dad
baby gerbils, mom and dad, life span: Dear Morgan, Its time for the babies to grow up and get used to being on their own now. They will settle down and become independent with out her very quickly. Do not put them back with the mom, she needs her break from raising them and it will only make...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my gerbil, wet tail, human diseases
wet tail, human diseases, latley: Dear Rachel, sorry this reply is so late! I hope this is still of help to you. :/ The hopping instead of skitting is nothing to worry about. Gerbils don t really actually walk they normally do hop. It s normal; don t worry. As for the puffy fur, eyes...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my gerbil only had 1 baby!!!, baby hamsters, feed babies
baby hamsters, feed babies, sunflower seeds: Hi Carolyn I m afraid I don t have any direct experience with this situation - any litters I ve raised have always been large. However, does it look like she might have had more - not wanting to be gruesome, but is there any possibility she had others...

Gerbils & Hamsters: gerbils, store food, iceberg lettuce
store food, iceberg lettuce, gerbil: Dear Sara, sorry the response was late. No, DO NOT bathe your gerbil. He could get phenomonia or go into shock. Of course you should clean the cage every week though. Your gerbils can eat any fruits and veggies (no iceberg lettuce, though). Never give...

Gerbils & Hamsters: gerbils, brianna, best wishes
brianna, best wishes, babies: Dear Brianna, there s not really anyway to tell if the gerbils like each other, they ll just mate. Once you see the babies, I guess that s how you know. And it s not like humans, they don t just start hanging out together a lot, because they already would...

Gerbils & Hamsters: gerbils, tooth marks, forgotten one
tooth marks, forgotten one, gerbil: Hi Rebecca Sorry to hear your gerbil died. With regard to the other gerbil, I don t think you should try to introduce him to another one - this is very difficult anyway and often unsuccessful, so it would be much better for him to live out his remaining...

Gerbils & Hamsters: gerbils and hamsters, shanea, hamsters
shanea, hamsters, gerbil: Dear Shanea, I would not know the exact answer to that question. It all depends on the actual gerbil or hamster you get. Also it will be different with each type of hamster such as large or dwarf, baby or adult. Gerbils do tend to chew more than hamster though,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: gerble 's have babies, gerble, lorelei
gerble, lorelei, hamsters: Dear Lisa, The pregnancy lasts about 2.5-3 weeks. You can either leave the father to help care for them or take him out and put him back in 4 weeks when you remove the babies. It is possible the father will eat the babies but that is more common in hamsters....

Gerbils & Hamsters: i am gettin a hamster, dwarf hamster, dear jessie
dwarf hamster, dear jessie, playful girl: Hello again Jessie, When you go to pick one out you want to meet them first. You should pick the one that comes up to you first and doesn t bite or show aggression toward you when you pick it up and pet it. Also you want the one that looks completely healthy,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: MY HAMSTER:), nail clippers, millimetre
nail clippers, millimetre, scruff: Hi Angel, That is very normal being the fact that she is 2 years old. At 2 years old she is very very old and the hamster is very fortunate to have been living for so long. I bet that she will die soon. If a hamster s teeth become overgrown, take the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: HAMSTERS/GERBILS, gerbils, gerbil
gerbils, gerbil, hamsters: Dear Sally, yes hamsters and gerbils can detach their tails but it s not usually seen in hamsters. The tails detach when something grabs it by the tail and the hamster/gerbil tries to run away. In gerbils, it breaks of somewhere in the middle of the tail....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster, change of habit, random places
change of habit, random places, ear infection: Dear Vivian, her change in habit could be caused of old age, maybe she can t climb up the tube to get to the cave, or maybe she doesn t have the energy. I m not sure if the swaying is even related or not; I ve heard of hamsters and gerbils swaying when...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster, hamster club, red blister
hamster club, red blister, sharp objects: Hi Stacy, A hamster with a tumour can live a happy and normal life like other hamsters. The only exception is that you have to avoid and take away from his cage any sharp objects (like wodden ramps), sharp ladders - which could lead to the lump to burst....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster babies, dwarf hamster, syrian hamsters
dwarf hamster, syrian hamsters, question thanks: Hi Check out http://www.hamster-club.com/varieties.asp to make sure what type are they. Yes it makes a difference, since dwarf hamsters socialise with each other and can be kept together. If they are dwarf hamstsers then remove the the bleeding baby and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster Cyst?, pain thresholds, natural elimination
pain thresholds, natural elimination, green discharge: Hi Cheryl This definitely sounds like a case for a vet - as there is an abnormal discharge and it smells, it definitely sounds as though they need to drain it. It could be a cyst or abscess, but either way it will probably need draining and/or antibiotics...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My Hamster Is ill!, hamster, fresh food
hamster, fresh food, lorelei: Dear Kieran, First you need to move your hamster to a warm area. Also you may want to give it some extra bedding to stay warm. You should take your hamster to the vet as well. Keep your hamster away from all drafts and have fresh food and water every day....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster Pregnancy., sexual maturity, korey
sexual maturity, korey, lorelei: Dear Jared, Kristin, and Korey, Just because there are male and female together it doesn t mean that they will breed, although normally they will. It s quite possible that you have two of the same sex, and not a male and female. If it is a male and female...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster sickness, teddy bear hamster, hamster club
teddy bear hamster, hamster club, hamster: Hi Joe, I m sorry to hear that your hamster died. He could have died of a heart attack? These thing may happen. It all happens all of a sudden. Buying a new hamster would definately help you in the loss of the preivous one. If you have any more...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster sickness, room temperature water, seperate rooms
room temperature water, seperate rooms, wheezes: Dear Joe, It sounds like your hamster has the common cold. If you have a cold then that is why, otherwise maybe it got chilly or caught it some other way. Regardless the best thing you could do for it is make sure it has fresh room temperature water and you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster's stomach getting really big, corn on the cob, french bean
corn on the cob, french bean, balanced diet: Hi Melanie If your hamster is suffering from constipation - this can be quite serious and needs to be sorted out. Constipation can be caused by the wrong kind of diet, or he has eaten some bedding etc. Are you giving him fresh vegetables every evening?...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster Weight Gain, syrian hamster, gerbil food
syrian hamster, gerbil food, wire cage: I am asking that you would please change my knowledge rating, for I answered your question with a very precise answer. Best wishes,-Jen :) Dear Marie, he probably isn t getting enough exercise since he s not being handled as much. He actually is getting...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamsters, hamster lives, winter whites
hamster lives, winter whites, dominant female: Hi Allison In the wild this type of hamster lives in colonies, therefore the number you keep together in theory isn t a problem as such. However, there are a number of issues with keeping lots together. Firstly, are you thinking of keeping single sexed...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamsters, syrian hamster, top gum
syrian hamster, top gum, bottom teeth: Hi Maggie Lots of hamsters chew on the cage bars. Sometimes they do this because they need to gnaw on something to keep their teeth short, however, others do it out of habit. Has your hamster got other things to chew? Such as wooden toys etc.? With...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamsters, roborovski hamsters, russian hamsters
roborovski hamsters, russian hamsters, chinese hamsters: Hi, The gestation period for Syrian Hamsters is 16 days. Dwarf Russian Hamsters, Campbell’s and Chinese Hamsters is 18 – 21 days while for the Roborovski Hamsters 23 – 30 days. This page might help you http://hamster-club.com/reproduction.asp Kindest...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamsters..., hamster club, female hamster
hamster club, female hamster, vet appointment: Hey! Congratulations!! :) It is very important not to touch the nest or babies and avoid cleaning the cage for the first 3 weeks or else the female hamster could panic and kill the hamster babies. Provide additional bread soaked in milk in a small food...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Help!, habitrail ovo pad, teddy bear hamster
habitrail ovo pad, teddy bear hamster, hamster mix: Hi Olivia, thanks for your question. Roborovskis are one of the most social species of hamster so they are best to be kept in pairs or small groups of the same sex. They are also extremely fast and active and they can be very timid too! So they are...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hi my hamster is messing, dwarf hamster, pumpkin seeds
dwarf hamster, pumpkin seeds, live trap: Dear Jeremy, thank you for your question. A live trap would work. To find out where the hamster is, close all doors and put a certain number of pumpkin seeds or something else the hamster likes in each room. Look for it in dark spaces: under the bed, under...

Gerbils & Hamsters: House, c moore, hamsters
c moore, hamsters, lorelei: Hello again Cocoa, You should only get things made for hamsters because your hamster will chew on the house and it needs to be safe wood with no chemicals used on it. Hamsters love to have a little plastic or wood house that they can hide in, you should be...

Gerbils & Hamsters: half blind baby dwarf hamster, minor signs, blind baby
minor signs, blind baby, eye sight: Hello again Theano, It could possible be because of the incest breeding, most signs of incest will not show up in the first litter but there are always minor signs that will. So this may be the case. There isn t much you can do, and it shouldn t affect the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hampster making coughing noise, cold hamster, hamster club
cold hamster, hamster club, palatable foods: Hi Jenn, I think your hamster has a cold. Hamster Colds can be a cause of draughts so a correct place for the cage is very important. Cold mixed with a draught leads to a cold to the poor hamster. The symptoms of hamster colds are: hamster sneezing,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster, hamster cages, toilet paper
hamster cages, toilet paper, vella: Hi, Usually you have to disinfect it once a week but I change my hamster s bedding daily. I use toilet paper and a paper (without ink) at the bottom of the cage so that I change the plain paper everyday and it won t smell :) Kind Regards Nadia Vella...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster, wet tail, unbalanced diet
wet tail, unbalanced diet, isotonic fluids: Hi Melissa, Hamsters get stressed very easily. Stress can be caused from alot of noise, alot of handing (meaning the the hamster is still very afraid) and also a trip from the pet shop to home could stress the hamster! If he is wet under his tail then...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster, hamster club, vitamin b12
hamster club, vitamin b12, hamster: Hi, Almost all rodents eat their own dropping. This is quite normal as it provides the hamster the bacteria needed to create Vitamin B12 during digestion. If you have any more questions you can always drop me a line anytime on nadia@hamster-club.com ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster, dwarf hamster, hamster club
dwarf hamster, hamster club, breeding hamsters: Hi Levi, Can you send me a picture of it so that I can tell you exactly what it is? My email is nadia@hamster-club.com Is your hamster a dwarf hamster? A spot could be a tumour. The hamster develops a lump which gets bigger by time and early referral...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My hamster has had babies, roborovski hamsters, boiled egg
roborovski hamsters, boiled egg, responsible breeders: Roborovskis are very different to other species of hamster becasue they can be very picky with their partners and if they dont like them enough they wont have a litter - some pairs dont have any litters at all, ever! they need to get to know each other enough...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My hamster has had babies, female hamster, scrambled egg
female hamster, scrambled egg, sex groups: The female hamster will only eat what she wants, thats fine, but you should offer tiny pieces of cooked chicken or tiny pieces of well cooked scrambled egg, just to give her some extra protein. All hamsters will eat some of their droppings, this is normal!...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster bedding, syrian hamster, great personality
syrian hamster, great personality, foodwise: Hi Naresh It s great to hear you ve got a hamster. He sounds as though he has a great personality and is already bossing you around! Regarding hamster bedding: I usually put a layer of wood chippings on the floor of the cage and give a paper type bedding...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster behavior, hamsters, stomachs
hamsters, stomachs, 4 months: Dear Karen, they re probably fine as long as the temperature in your home is 68-78 degrees Fahrenheit. If you notice any major changes in behavior (not eating, not playing, etc.) write me back in a follow-up and I ll try and help. Best wishes,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster birth, carrots and cheese, nutritious food
carrots and cheese, nutritious food, food items: I am writing to request that you change my time rating to a better one, for I answered the very next day, and I am not entitled to answer for up to three days. Please change it. Also My knowledge rating, for I answered every question you asked with an exact...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster corners, dear paul, piece of furniture
dear paul, piece of furniture, hamsters: Dear Paul, thank you for your question. Miost hamsters do choose a corner as toilet. You don t have to clear out a corner for that, but it would make things easier for you if the hamster accepted a toilet corner. Usually, if they don t have a toilet corner,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster growth, hamster club, expertice
hamster club, expertice, wal mart: Hi, Hamsters - especially Syrian will grow up to a maximum of 20cm. Not all hamsters like wheels, I had several hamsters who did not like wheels but you can provide them with other toys like tubes, chew blocks, ramps, houses, and hamster ball. If...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My hamster Hunnie Bunn- Possible TUMOR>>HELP ME PLEASE! ='[, 3 legs, course of a day
3 legs, course of a day, exact position: Hi Ashley I m really sorry to hear that your hamster was put to sleep. I m so glad you took her to the vet as there is nothing worse than letting an animal suffer needlessly. I know it is always hard to do this, and I have a lot of respect for you making...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster injuries, dwarf hamster, whitehurst
dwarf hamster, whitehurst, lorelei: Dear Carol, It is possible that your hamster could have injuries, you should keep a close eye on her for the next few days. She could be just fine if she perked up right away and you may have no cause for alarm. Be sure she gets plenty of fresh water and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My hamster keeps biting herself, toilet tissue, thos
toilet tissue, thos, hamster: Dear Jonathan, so sorry for your late reply! :/ Do you know how to do a flea/tick check? That might be the cause for her biting herself, to try to scratch an itch. Here s how to do a flea/tick check: Get some toilet tissue. Make sure it s enough to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My hamster is limping, hamster ball, soccer star
hamster ball, soccer star, nobby: Dear Lucy, don t feel bad. You didn t do it on purpose. When I was 11 and I had a hamster I put him in one of those and my niece (being the soccer star o the family) didn t realize it was a hamster ball, thought it was a regular ball, and kicked it!...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster loss a eye, teddy bear hamster, hamster club
teddy bear hamster, hamster club, s vision: Hi, This could have been a cause of old age. It can live up to 1 year to 1 year 3 months (maximum) but it really depends on the hamster. A vet is important as the vet can prescribe painkillers if the hamster is in a lot of pain. Kind Regards Nadia Vella...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My hamster has a lump on his chest, hamster club, breeding hamsters
hamster club, breeding hamsters, sharp objects: Hi Anna, It s a tumour - The hamster develops a lump which gets bigger by time and early referral to a vet is vital to increase the chance of successful treatment. The risk of cancer rises when the hamster ages. Hamster Cancers and tumours are often...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster obession, minute nap, natural instincts
minute nap, natural instincts, travel cage: Dear Ashley, Your hamster is just fine. Like you said, as healthy as a horse. My hamsters always liked to chew on paper towel and toilet tissue rolls. They hated chew sticks, too. It makes a little noise, but I ll tell ya, it s much quieter than the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster with overgrown teeth, nail clippers, hampster
nail clippers, hampster, lower jaw: Hi Sasha, If a hamster s teeth become overgrown, take the hamster to a vet and the vet may show you how to trim the hamster’s teeth if they overgrow again. The hamster’s teeth can be clipped using a pair of nail clippers but care must be taken to avoid...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster pancakes, hamster club, alaina
hamster club, alaina, hamster: Hi Alaina, How cute! If she crawls over you it means that she is not afraid of you :) That is very lucky considering that you have had her for only a week now. Provide her with a lot of play areas and things like wheels, hamster balls, and you do good...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is my hamster pregnant, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, human baby: Hi Syrian hamsters must be kept separately. they are solitary animals and if they are kept together they will start fighting. I have seen some terrible injuries inflicted on Syrians because they were left together in the same cage. The pet shop should...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster's rapid breathing, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, syrian hamsters: Hi Marlene, How big is your hamster? Syrian hamsters are 15-20cm long while dwarf hamsters are smaller. This page might help you to know what kind of hamster you have: http://hamster-club.com/varieties.asp Is the hamster eating during the night? Check...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster is scared of everything..., roborovski dwarf hamster, white film
roborovski dwarf hamster, white film, quiet room: Dear Shannon, thank you for your question. I think it s possible that the hamster is still stressed after the fights with his companion. It was the right decision to separate them, dwarf hamsters are not really social and these fights can get serious very...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster seems like bleeding?, dry blood, blood spot
dry blood, blood spot, umbilical cord: Dear Harriet, sorry to hear your hamster is not feeling well, but I don t know what it is. All I can say is to take her to a vet ASAP. I don t think you should try to pull whatever the thing is out because if it attached to her somewhere inside (like for...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster will not stop biting me, dwarf hamsters, wire cage
dwarf hamsters, wire cage, few suggestions: Hi Maegen Sorry to hear your hamster is misbehaving. What type of hamster is this? Is she a dwarf or a Syrian? Their temperaments can vary. Syrians are relatively easy to tame and although some do bite, you can often stop this behavior. Dwarf hamsters,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster training, syrian hamster, eye sight
syrian hamster, eye sight, hamsters: Hi Naresh Taming is something that can take a while, but it is worth it as your relationship with him will be so much better. Some hamsters tame in a week, others take several weeks before they are easy to handle. I have one permanent hamster at the moment...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, hamster club, hamsters
hamster club, hamsters, vella: Hi Naomi, They do that usually because of us humans touching the mother / babies or the nest / or cleaning the nest before 3 weeks! That s why in the first 3 weeks one should not touch the mum, babies or nest and only touch the cage to put food and to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, female hamster, hamster club
female hamster, hamster club, hamsters: Hi Julie, What type are the hamsters? check out http://hamster-club.com/varieties.asp to know the kind you have. If they are dwarf then no he will not eat them. But he will mate the female again so i would suggest in separating him. Kind Regards...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, new jersey usa, hamsters
new jersey usa, hamsters, age sex: Hi Maria, i will try my best to find someone to take them for you. Please feel free to email me: Tammy@ukclassifiedadvertisements.com please include: an email address for me to contact you on details of the hamsters (species, age, sex, photos...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, breeding hamsters, hamster cages
breeding hamsters, hamster cages, russian dwarf: Hi Kevin, Breeding hamsters is not something which should be started without first researching everything you can! You should definately not be thinking about breeding hamsters if you dont even know the basics! First of all you should never breed...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, black bear hamster, solitary animals
black bear hamster, solitary animals, hamsters: Hi Suzanne, Denfinately not :) those type of hamsters are solitary animals and if you introduce them there is a very high chance that they will fight, since it is natural for them being solitary. Kindest Regards Nadia Vella www.hamster-club.co...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, female hamster, hamsters
female hamster, hamsters, lorelei: Dear Kym, No it is not a good idea to mix your hamsters together. Not only is their a possibility of fights since they weren t raised together but there could be other dangers. First off Chinese dwarfs can get along with other hamsters as long as they are...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, human scent, 28th day
human scent, 28th day, gerbil: Dear Shannon, When a hamster is pregnant, the last few days of the pregnancy the hamster s stomach will seem very big. A hamster s pregnancy lasts about 32-37 days, so she will get big around the 28th day. You may be able to feel the pups if you run your...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, pvc pipes, toilet tissue
pvc pipes, toilet tissue, small animals: Dear Joey, you can give your hamster a wheel to run in. You can give them chew sticks, wooden toys, PVC pipes to crawl through, the middle of paper towel or toilet tissue rolls, and any toys in the pet shop that say for gerbils and hamsters or for small...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, syrian hamsters, chennai india
syrian hamsters, chennai india, female companion: Hi Naresh I m glad to hear that your hamster is doing well and has calmed down. In answer to your questions - I strongly advise you not to let him out. It is OK to do this if you have an area that has no furniture in and no cracks (hamsters can get...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, hamsters, hamster
hamsters, hamster, diseases: Sara- Thanks for the question. No, generally hamsters don t give people diseases. If hamsters do have a disease, there is a very low chance you could catch it from them because it often has to do with something that can be wrong only in hamsters. You can get...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My hamsters claw is half off :(, toilet paper, hamsters
toilet paper, hamsters, left foot: Hi Daniel Sorry to hear about your hamster. Do you know your local vet? Do they know much about hamsters? It might be that they will need to check her out - if the paw is badly injured infection could get in - in this case she might lose her paw. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hi, hamster mix, syrian hamsters
hamster mix, syrian hamsters, ovarian cysts: Hi Lily Has your hamster come into contact with a male? You don t say what type of hamster she is - the usual gestation period for a Syrian is 16-18 days, for a dwarf it is 18-21 days. If she hasn t come into contact with a male within that time frame,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hydrogen peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, bloody fight
hydrogen peroxide, bloody fight, aloe vera: Hi Justine I m pleased to hear you ve separated them. I had a similar situation where 4 lived together and suddenly they picked on one them. He was very badly injured and almost died, but I managed to nurse him back to good health. Although it is a nice...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Im afraid, but desperate, golden hamster, wire cage
golden hamster, wire cage, cage accessories: Dear Cocoa, Your going to have to get over your fear first of all, sometimes it may bite but that is part of owning any pet. Spread your scent in the cage by touching all of the bedding and cage accessories every night, also hold it everyday at the same time....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Infection in hamster i think, life span of a hamster, bloated abdomen
life span of a hamster, bloated abdomen, teddy hamster: Hi Erica I m so sorry to hear about your hamster. Due to the short life span of a hamster, a day in their life is about the same as a month in a human s, therefore, they can deteriorate rapidly, often in a matter of hours. Even if you had managed to get...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Introducing new hamster, dwarf hamsters, female dwarf
dwarf hamsters, female dwarf, cage mate: Dear Vinny, I would not introduce another hamster, as most hamsters enjoy to be alone usually and won t accept a new cage mate. It would most likely result in fights, also you may want to consider taking your hamster in to the vet and making sure that there...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Izzy the Robo Dwarf Hamster, robo dwarf hamster, dear charlotte
robo dwarf hamster, dear charlotte, lorelei: Dear Charlotte, As long as the hamster eye did not literally fall all the way out of the socket needing to be manually put back in the head then it is normal for its eyes to look like they are popping out sometimes. I have had a hamster who looked like that...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Jumpy Hamster, loop the loop, hamsters
loop the loop, hamsters, hamster: Hi Robert Sorry to hear you are having problems taming Hurley. I tame hamsters for a hamster rescue center and understand what you are going through, in fact I ve got one very jumpy hamster at the moment who just doesn t seem to want to calm down. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: jerks, guys are jerks
guys are jerks: Hi Adriana, I dont know who you have sent your questions to, but i have had none of them! All of us are separate people, so when you send a question to one of us it only goes to us, no one else! Please ask me the questions you have and i will do my...

Gerbils & Hamsters: jumpy dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, problem thanks: Dear Ariana, first of all, I would like to say that I LOVE your hamsters name! So cute!I love it! Anyway, back on topic. Dwarf hamsters are sometimes really jumpy. Pumpkin was probably just really excited to be out of his cage if you hadn t picked him...

Gerbils & Hamsters: looking after my day old baby hamsters, baby hamsters, kittens
baby hamsters, kittens, bottle fed: Dear Donna, Looking after hamsters at such a young age is near impossible. Either leave them with the mom and hope she cares for them, but that chance is just as slim. Or take them out and try yourself. There is a formula you can make online with kittens...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Missing hair, dwarf hamster, hamster club
dwarf hamster, hamster club, cedar shavings: Hi Melissa, It looks as if your dwarf hamster is allergic to something. Cedar Shavings can cause allergic reactions. Pine shavings are preferable to Cedar but wood shavings from hard woods, such as Aspen, or paper based shavings are the best used....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Mother abandoned her baby, grey ears, baby hamster
grey ears, baby hamster, eye dropper: Dear Lisa, first of all, I would like to say you seem like an excellent hamster owner! You seem to really like hamsters! Anyway, if she is pooping and peeing on her own and they seem like like formed pellets, then you probably don t need to use a Q-tip....

Gerbils & Hamsters: My two male dwarfs., martin yesterday, new cage
martin yesterday, new cage, mariel: Dear Dominique, Some hamster do not want a cage partner and they do not need one either. You may continue to try to introduce them until they get along but one as scared as that one then he may be better off alone. Try having them play together outside of...

Gerbils & Hamsters: the mother died of a few albino babies, new born babies, hampsters
new born babies, hampsters, lorelei: Dear Lucy, It is very difficult taking care of new born babies with out the mom. You will need to get some formula to feed to the babies which you can find online. You will need to keep them warm at all times and feed them every two hours day and night for...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I NEED HELP WITH MY HAMSTER!Constant Scratching, wet tail, lorelei
wet tail, lorelei, hamsters: Dear Griselle, It could have just been an allergy to the pine and may take a day or two to go away now that you have changed the bedding. If it does persist further into the week then you should consider taking him in to the vet. He could have wet-tail even...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New Born Gerbil Babies, siad, age thanks
siad, age thanks, lorelei: Dear Megan, I have never heard of that problem and when my only have one or two they still are excellent mothers. I would trust the mom and if you are worried keep a close eye on her. They have a higher chance of death if you remove them from their mother...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New dwarf hamster behavior, dwarf hamster, fancy mice
dwarf hamster, fancy mice, losing hair: Dear Megan, Some times hamsters do silly things, or possibly your hamster believes for that moment that something is going to attack him and then realizes that this is not the case. It is normal behavior for a hamster that has not been dominate with his previous...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Newborn hamsters,, baby hamsters, cage accessories
baby hamsters, cage accessories, hamsters: Dear Marina, Touch all of the babies and bedding as well as cage accessories to spread the familiar scent around. There isn t much more you can do after that. Don t worry, as long as the mother is used to you handling her she shouldn t feel threatened with...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My new hamster just lay some small hamster., female hamster, small food
female hamster, small food, food bowl: Hi Stephy, It s better to leave the cage where it is to avoid any stress for the mother hamster. When the female hamster gives birth, it is very important not to touch the nest or babies and avoid cleaning the cage for the first 3 weeks or else the female...

Gerbils & Hamsters: newborn babies, dwarf hamster, newborn babies
dwarf hamster, newborn babies, time mothers: Dear April, Some times first time mothers will lose a baby or two. If she is not killing the babies then you should leave the rest for her to care for. I m not sure how old they are so if they are over a week old you should be able to start them on solid...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Odd hamster behavior, tight circle, break neck
tight circle, break neck, hamsters: Dear Robbin, This can be perfectly normal behavior for a very hyper hamster. You may want to let it spend more time with you outside of the cage and give it other things to do such as paper towel rolls to play with. Also watch your hamster weight and make...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Odd hamster problem, dwarf hamster, food bowls
dwarf hamster, food bowls, wet tail: Hello Sam. This can be no danger at all, or it could be major caution. A lot of times when you see piles of this regurgitated food, especially when in or around food bowls, it has to do with it s diet. Sometimes, you might just need to change it s diet to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: How old are they???, dwarf hamsters, lorelei
dwarf hamsters, lorelei, hamsters: Dear Stefanie, By the behaviors you are describing they are probably around 2.5 weeks old. The father doesn t always hurt the babies and sometimes even helps. If you said some are different size this is normal, but if you mean like some are not even with...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my old hamster, hamster club, vella
hamster club, vella, hamster: Hi Amy, No, there is nothing more you can do and I think that you did very well in placing her on a single floor since 2 years is a very old age. Keep it up. If you have any more questions you can always drop me a line anytime on nadia@hamster-club.com...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pine bedding, corn cob bedding, pine bedding
corn cob bedding, pine bedding, pine shavings: Dear Forrest, sorry me reply is so late! Your gerbils could be allergic to pine bedding. What you could use instead is shredded newspaper. Switch back to the normal stuff as soon as you can, but I would use paper rather than pine bedding if I were you....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Please Advise, black bear hamsters, hamster cages
black bear hamsters, hamster cages, creepy castle: Hi Michele Some hamsters like the tubular cages, others don t. I bought a tubular cage once for a hamster as I thought she was bored in a wire cage, but she never liked it and wouldn t walk through any of the tubes. My personal preference for hamster...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Possibly Sick Hamster, diarreah, sleeping habits
diarreah, sleeping habits, petstore: Hi Mimi, A tumour would look like this http://www.hamster-club.com/health.asp (check out tumour section). I had 2 hamsters with a tumour and a hamster with a tumour may live a normal and happy life but try to avoid any sharp objects as these could cause...

Gerbils & Hamsters: panda hamsters and food, cheek pouches, hamster club
cheek pouches, hamster club, fruits and vegetables: Hi Sheryle, Good vegetables for hamsters are: a small piece of chicory, endive, carrot, cauliflower, paprika, cucumber and broccoli. Good fruits for hamsters are: a small piece of apple, pear, peach, melon, berries amd banana. Make sure you remove any uneaten...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pet sitting robo hamster, shavings, hamsters
shavings, hamsters, hamster: Hi Karen, Please remember that Roborovskis can be extremely fast and if they escape they can be very difficult to catch! You can put as much food as you like in the cage really - it doesnt matter if it is too much, it is very unlikely that hamsters will...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my poor hamster!, mite spray, hamster club
mite spray, hamster club, skin mites: Hi Justine, Hair loss is a sing of old age. In fact at 1 year the hamster is already becoming old. If she is itching herself then it could be mites, but I think that in your case it is old age. A skin mite is a harmful parasite. If a skin mite affects...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant?, scent glands, little water
scent glands, little water, hamster: Dear JoJo, I don t believe your hamsters pregnant; they usually breed about 21 weeks of age. They may have been on top of each other because they are marking their territory (not peeing,; their belly is where their scent glands are). Hope this helps...

Gerbils & Hamsters: pregnant hamsters, lorelei, hamster
lorelei, hamster, hamsters: Dear Dominique, Your hamster could get pregnant the first time, but it is not guaranteed. It may take several times depending on the hamster and if she is in heat. They are in heat every three days but it is not noticeable. Thanks for the question, Lorele...

Gerbils & Hamsters: puzzling hair loss for otherwise healthy hamster, hamster expert, pee tray
hamster expert, pee tray, guinea pigs: Hi It s not too late to get another dose of ivermectin - this is a standard treatment that vets tend to use when there is itchiness, fur loss etc. especially in elderly hamsters - so they might have felt mites/mange was the cause or it could have just been...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Question, dwarf hamsters, brine shrimp
dwarf hamsters, brine shrimp, syrian hamsters: Dear Shantelle, thank you for your question. When you say that you barely ever ut them together, did you out them together in the last few weeks? Then it s absolutely possible that the hamster is pregnant, they take only seconds to mate. It s very stressful...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Quick Q's, wood shavings, vitamin b12
wood shavings, vitamin b12, shredded paper: Hi, Yes I agree with you, probably the wood shavings are causing him to sneeze. An alternative to shredded paper is tissue paper - they will not get cut from it and I find it very good for hamsers, they love tissue / toilet paper too. Yes, it is very...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Robo color question, hamster club, color question
hamster club, color question, dorsal stripe: Hi, Till now no varients have occoured to Roborovski ie: Roborovski s coat is still golden brown in colour with grey undercoat. The underpants are white and there is no dorsal stripe. I think that yours is a Black Campbell. :) If you have any...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Robo Dwarf Hamster, roborovski dwarf hamster, detective work
roborovski dwarf hamster, detective work, plastic houses: Hi Terri Whereabouts is he sleeping? Is he sleeping in a plastic house, or peeing in his nest? It sounds as though he s getting wet somehow and this is making his coat look untidy. Plastic houses can cause condensation and are best avoided - more natural...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Robo fights, bad wound, first 48 hours
bad wound, first 48 hours, robos: Hi Leon, whenever hamsters are seriously fighting and wounding each other badly, they shouls be split up straight away! It sounds as if 1 and 2 are solitary and prefer to be on their own so i would leave them living alone! I would also keep a close...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Roborovski hamsters, roborovski hamsters, hamsters
roborovski hamsters, hamsters, pet stores: Dear Correna, The reason many do not like buying for the pet stores are because they are mass produced, normally bite, not always healthy, and have not been handled. Although the breed your considering are harder to find, very high strung so not normally...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Are my Russian Dwarf Hamsters Fighting??, dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf
dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf, food bowl: Hi Nicola Dwarf hamsters can fight and if it gets serious they need separating. However, it is worth waiting to see what happens as once they have been separated they can t be put back together. There will always be a dominant one in the cage, and there...

Gerbils & Hamsters: In regards to my Syrian, internal organ, bowel movement
internal organ, bowel movement, abscesses: Hi Jayme First of all with regard to hamster urine - sometimes it is very cloudy and a strange yellow color - this is normal. The thing you need to look for is if there is blood in it, in which case you need to get Yoshi to a vet. Regarding the reddish...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My robo hamster, robo hamster, wet tail
robo hamster, wet tail, exact reason: Dear Alannah, Could it be he has experienced a fall recently and has injured his back? Or maybe he is stressed and has gotten wet tail. As I am not a vet I cannot be for sure of the exact reason why your hamster has become ill, but I do insist you get him...

Gerbils & Hamsters: robo hamster babies, dwarf hamsters, boiled egg
dwarf hamsters, boiled egg, powdered milk: Dear Rebecca, It sounds like the mother is no longer interested in caring for the babies. You can try to entice her to do so by taking out anything else like her wheel or other accessories and giving her a tissues over the babies. Maybe she will make a nest...

Gerbils & Hamsters: roborovski dwarf hampster, hampster, hamster
hampster, hamster, companion: That is big enough. They can live alone, but sometimes they do get lonely, although I would not suggest putting a female with him. If you are looking to breed him, the male and female should be in separate cages. You can get another male as a companion, but...

Gerbils & Hamsters: rodney the hamster, lorelei, hamster
lorelei, hamster, 3 years: Dear Maurica, This could just be a case of what we call sticky eyes. Try prying the eyes open carefully and flushing them out with water. Clean them off gently with a cloth and do this in the morning and again at night. If in the next day or two it doesn...

Gerbils & Hamsters: SIck hamster, short haired hamster, hamster club
short haired hamster, hamster club, pine shavings: Hi Jessica, You did very well in what you mentioned. Palatable food means food that is soft. (like baby food when we are young we are fed soft food that is so called palatable food . This could be bread soaked in milk (but not too much) - but if he is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Sick Hamster - Wet Tail/Discharge, hamster wet tail, natural yoghurt
hamster wet tail, natural yoghurt, oral rehydration: Hi Dawn The fact that you say she definitely has diarrhea means that she is probably dehydrated. Dehydration is the number one killer in situations like this, so it is definitely worth getting some fluids into her. The oral rehydration should be safe...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Sick hamster,,,? please HELP, hamster club, palatable foods
hamster club, palatable foods, wet tail: Hi Griselle, Your hamster could have a cold since sneezing is one of the symptons. Hamster Colds can be a cause of draughts so a correct place for the cage is very important. Cold mixed with a draught leads to a cold to the poor hamster. The symptoms...

Gerbils & Hamsters: STOP BITING, baby sister, comfort zone
baby sister, comfort zone, hamsters: This is usually a result of trauma (Did you drop your hamster?) DO NOT reach into its cage and grab it. this will make it feel trapped and cause it to bite. You can coax it out with peanut butter, a treat from the store, or its favorite food. Try not to let...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Sticks??, dwarf hamster, lorelei
dwarf hamster, lorelei, hamster: Dear Taressa, I would not let your hamster eat it since you don t know what has gotten on it. Many things that seem normal could be toxic for your hamster and you wouldn t want to take that chance. It sounds like he would enjoy some hamster blocks to chew...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Strange behaviour, dwarf hampster, curious creatures
dwarf hampster, curious creatures, dear kate: Dear Kate, Hamsters are extremely curious creatures who like to come out and explore. This behavior is normal and as for the handling it is an acquired thing. You cannot expect your hamster to just enjoy your company unless you show them. Try handling them...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Suggestions?, new milford ct, hamster breeders
new milford ct, hamster breeders, syrian hamsters: What a conundrum! I support your decision to buy from a breeder, but hamster breeders can be few and far between as well. I would offer one of my little babies, but shipping hamsters is overly expensive to do properly, all live animals must be shipped via...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian Hamster, dark brown fur, teddy hamster
dark brown fur, teddy hamster, sunflower seeds: Dear Naresh, thank you for your question. If the hamster is about the size of a gerbil (body length of 6-8 inches), it s a Syrian, regardless of fur colur or length. Such names as panda hamster or teddy hamster are just names for colour or fur variations,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian Hamster has Candida, syrian hamster, cheek pouch
syrian hamster, cheek pouch, skin irritant: Hi I ve never come across a hamster with this as a diagnosis before and I have therefore taken some advice on this. The feeling is that Nizoral cream, being designed for humans, may not be safe for a hamster. This is because the hamster is bound to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian Hamsters, syrian hamsters, hamsters
syrian hamsters, hamsters, hamster: Hi Palo, When he softly bites your fingers (usually this happens when he is handled) this means that he does not want to be handled at that moment or was handled for a long time and wants to get down (or run on the floor or else he wants to go back in his...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian hamster-scratching, syrian hamster, bald patches
syrian hamster, bald patches, shredded paper: Hi Jodi The two things that come to mind (which you ve probably already investigated) are mites or an allergy. Mites tend to affect the head area although they can scratch all over. What is your hamster s skin like? Is it dry/flaky or sore? If it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian hamster sleeping a lot, syrian hamster, muslie
syrian hamster, muslie, pets at home: Hi Sharon I m really sorry to hear about Twinkle. Wet tail is the term often given by people to hamsters with diarrhea, or have a wet tail. However, it is in fact a very specific illness called proliferative ileitis - the main symptoms are acute diarrhea...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian Pups, baby hamster, pet hamster
baby hamster, pet hamster, amelia island: Hi Marcella Congratulations on having a litter - albeit rather unexpected! You definitely need to move them and it is much easier to do this while they are all in the nest. There are a number of precautions you need to take, however, as this is a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian pups, syrian hamster, water droplets
syrian hamster, water droplets, old mama: Dear Marcella, sorry my answer is so late, hope I m still able to be of help to you. Is there a way you can completely block the tube until they are about 2 and 1/2 weeks old? After that you can clean the cage and you ll be able to touch the pups, move...

Gerbils & Hamsters: siberian dwarf hamsters, mom and dad, old hope
mom and dad, old hope, hamsters: Dear Jolene, unless you want more babies, don t put mom and dad together because they mate again almost immediately after the mom gives birth! You can touch the babies when they are about two and a half weeks old. Hope I ve helped, best wishes, Jen :...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Should i get a siberian hamster and what cage should i get it?, dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters
dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, critter trail cages: Dear Katherine, thank you for your question. I don t think there s much difference in the amount of care that the dwarf hamster species or Syrian hamsters need. Syrians need more room, but are better to handle. Dwarfs can be nippy and are more for watching...

Gerbils & Hamsters: sick dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, bladder infection
dwarf hamster, bladder infection, field pea: Hi, Extra vital is a good food mix. I use it, but this does not mean that it will save him.. Try to avoid any sugary treats. From what you said it seems that diabetes is very much in his body now and I don t think that he will live for a few more months....

Gerbils & Hamsters: sick dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, bladder infection
dwarf hamster, bladder infection, field pea: Hi Marge I m sorry you ended up having Cupcake put to sleep. I m sure this was the right thing to do as he did sound very sick. The problem with these little creatures is that they deteriorate so rapidly. I ve seen hamsters with tumors that have almost...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Very sick Hamster, hamster club, warm bedding
hamster club, warm bedding, eye dropper: Hi John, I m so sorry but at 3 years old the hamster is very very old and you are very fortunate in having a hamster which is 3 years old. A 3 year old hamster is approximately a 100 years of humans age! The only thing you can do is make sure it has warm...

Gerbils & Hamsters: sick hamster, female hamster, diarrohea
female hamster, diarrohea, pets health: Hi Greg, The easiest way to tell if your hamster is a male or female is to look at the distance between the two openings at the rear. In male hamsters the anus and the penis (which is kept tucked up inside a small opening) are further apart. In females...

Gerbils & Hamsters: skin on hamster- problem, hamster club, vet visit
hamster club, vet visit, baby shampoo: Hi Jody, It could be the newspaper ink that is doing this. Maybe if you start using shredded paper instead of newspaper could help. If you want you can send me a picture so that I can tell you more what it could be. My e-mail is nadia@hamster-club.com...

Gerbils & Hamsters: small white spot (like a pimple) near nose, pimple, abscesses
pimple, abscesses, hamsters: Hi David Is this spot getting any bigger or changing at all? It could be that your hamster has scratched his nose and it has infected slightly and caused a spot - in which case it may well resolve itself. Hamsters can get spots, cysts, abscesses etc,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: squalking, hamster club, charis
hamster club, charis, hamster: Hi Charis and Ryan, Your hamster is still very afraid of you... that is why the squalking and chattering of the teeth :) In order to have your hamster to trust you, you should occasionly give hime treats. The more gently you handle the hamster, the more...

Gerbils & Hamsters: strange behavior, exterior signs, cornsnake
exterior signs, cornsnake, sunflower seeds: Dear Susie, You should just handle her as much as you can and she will hopefully get used to her gradually over time. You can also give her some sunflower seeds out of her hands (wend you holding her give her one) but don t give her to many, because they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: strange behaviour, syrian hamster, plastic containers
syrian hamster, plastic containers, strange behaviour: Hi Nicola I m afraid some hamsters do this. For some reason she felt a bit insecure and feels she needs to mark her food so that no one else takes it. She may snap out of this habit, but it is annoying as any stored food needs to be thrown out - whereas...

Gerbils & Hamsters: stroke???, monkey biscuit, hamster wheel
monkey biscuit, hamster wheel, golden hamster: Dear Michelle, sorry for the late response, hope I can still help. :/ the symptoms of an impending stroke are the hamster tiring easily, possibly even collapsing after running in the hamster wheel. Your hamster may have had a stroke, I got this idea...

Gerbils & Hamsters: syrian hamster, wet tail, use of antibiotics
wet tail, use of antibiotics, ribena: Hi Sarah I m pleased that the vet thinks she is doing OK. She is right in that she isn t safe yet, and therefore it is important to keep on treating her. You are right to remove the wood chippings as these are probably uncomfortable for her now anyway....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Teady Bear Hamster, hamster club, eye ointment
hamster club, eye ointment, s vision: Hi, It could be any eye infection or else glaucoma. See this page it shows a picture of hamster glaucoma http://hamster-club.com/health.asp - does your hamster look like that? Unfortunately there is no specific treatment for hamster glaucoma and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Teddy bear hamster bloated, hamster club, wet tail
hamster club, wet tail, hamster: Hi Theresa, By the word bloated you mean constipation ? You are very lucky in having a hamster that is 3 years old as usually hamsters live mostly 2 years (to the maximum) and few cases of 3 years. If your hamster has constipation then feeding him some...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Teddybear hamster, hamster club, chamomile tea
hamster club, chamomile tea, hamster cage: Hi Amanda, Hamster Diarrhea is a result of incorrect feeding and sometimes in combination with draughts or damp. Rotten food or dirty drinking water and overfeeding of vegetables can also be a cause. Unfortunately diarrhea is often fatal for hamsters....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Teddybear hamster hair loss, teddy bear hamster, hamster club
teddy bear hamster, hamster club, hormone levels: Hi Alex, Old hamsters have less fur due to a drop in certain hormone levels as the hamster gets older. How old is your hamster? You may check out article at http://hamster-club.com/health.asp in the last section. If you have any more questions you...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Twilight, hamsters, hamster
hamsters, hamster, antibiotic: Dear Chelin, thank you for your question. I cannot give much advice on this, it does sund like your hamster is dying either from old age or from something else, but I cannot tell you what caused the bleeding. If he hasn t died by morning, I recommend seeing...

Gerbils & Hamsters: How tame can you get?, other ones, robos
other ones, robos, hamster: Hi Lawrence, Roborovskis are more of a look at pet than a pet to handle and they prefer to be left alone to do their own thing really, especially if you have more than one - they bond with each other rather than their owners. They can be tamed, and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: teddy bear hamster, vet asap, best of luck
vet asap, best of luck, hamster: Hello Jody- Just to answer your question it is most likely elephantitus. Take it to a vet ASAP. The swelling could be stopped before it is too late. Other then that, there is no way to fix this problem. I wish you the best of luck because I know that if I...

Gerbils & Hamsters: trying to own a gerbil, local airlines, gerbil
local airlines, gerbil, new pet: Dear Jordan, You will have to find out what your local airlines thinks of taking a gerbil aboard. Some places don t care while others have certain requirements to meet about the cage. Its really great that you have a new pet and I hope you find them as enjoyable...

Gerbils & Hamsters: tumor, hamster club, vet fees
hamster club, vet fees, sharp objects: Hi Laura, A hamster gets a tumour genetically ie: when he is born the tumour is in him so there is nothing you can do to prevent it. A hamster with a tumour can live a happy and normal life like other hamsters. The only exception is that you have to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Which type?, dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf
dwarf hamsters, russian dwarf, rovo: Dear Caddie, Neither of them seem to be a rovo. Rovo s are very small usually high strung, and solid colored. Although some have the stripe down the back. You should look up images of the different breeds such as Russian dwarf and rovo s and see which matches...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Which type???, russian dwarf, roborovski
russian dwarf, roborovski, e mail: Hi Caddie, Thank you for your e-mail. I think that the one with the white eyebrows is a roborovski and the 2nd one a russian dwarf hamster. Check out this page which is of my site which shows exaclty which type they are. http://hamster-club.com/varieties.asp...

Gerbils & Hamsters: types of hamsters, types of hamsters, dwarf hamster
types of hamsters, dwarf hamster, syrian hamster: Hi Tanisha, How big is your hamster? The size of a Syrian Hamster is from 15-20cm while a dwarf hamster is 10-12cm long. You can send me a picture of your hamster if you want and I will tell you exactly what type it is. Also this page will help you too....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Uh-oh, S.O.S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, hamster club, vella
hamster club, vella, hamster: Hi Cocoa, If your hamster is still alive you don t have to worry. If he is acting normally you don t have to worry. Make sure he has water available in a water bottle so that if he gets dehydrated he will have the water available. If you have any...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Update on hamster with wet tail, wet tail, home thanks
wet tail, home thanks, pet shops: Hi Sharon Thanks for the update. I m so pleased Twinkle is making good progress and I do hope she gets to go home with you again soon. It s great that the shop is taking care of her (sadly many smaller pet shops probably wouldn t have bothered). I m...

Gerbils & Hamsters: URGENT ADVICE NEEDED, dwarf hamster, bald patches
dwarf hamster, bald patches, complan: Hi I m assuming this is a dwarf hamster as she is living with her sister (Syrians must live on their own). Sadly when a hamster reaches this stage it is difficult to do very much other than make them comfortable and check they are not in any pain. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: URGENT HELP NEEDED PLEASE, epsom salts, natural laxatives
epsom salts, natural laxatives, liquid paraffin: Hi Sabirah She really does need to see a vet. However, constipation can be treated, provided there are no underlying causes. The treatment she needs is as follows: she needs a laxative. This can be either two drops of liquid paraffin or lactulose,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: a unexpected surprise, red apples, boiled egg
red apples, boiled egg, pink spot: Hi, I wouldn t suggest in handling the mum before 4 weeks. Yes you are doing the right thing. The males can live with each other and also the females can live with each other :) they will be so cute together but be careful that you know exactly which...

Gerbils & Hamsters: unusual sleeping, hamster club, syrian hamster
hamster club, syrian hamster, strange behaviour: Hi, Oh poor little hammy.. he is very afraid!! Imagine how much shocked he was being handled agressively by an unknown person ie the nurse :/ that is why his strange behaviour. Try to bear with him until he will get back to normal. The only medicine...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Vegetables, wet patches, playpen
wet patches, playpen, green beans: Dear Anna, yes, I remember a question on Cookie and Cream! Such adorable names! Anyway, other food you could try are bananas, tomato, papaya, orange, strawberries, other berries, celery, and green beans. The fluid Cream leaves is probably just her pee....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Wet fur in one side of hammie's cheeks., cheek pouches, swollen cheek
cheek pouches, swollen cheek, wet fur: Hi Andrea Some hamsters do dribble. Sometimes it is for no real reason - I ve had a few who have done this and their chin and cheeks were often wet. However, dental problems can cause this too. Have you checked your hamster s teeth? It would be worth...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Wet tail, teddy bear hamster, hamster club
teddy bear hamster, hamster club, healty diet: Hi Ryan, To avoid wet tail make sure that your hamster does not get stressed. Hamsters get stressed quite easily example: a trip from the pet store to home can stress your hamster. A trip from his room to another room which he is not used to is also...

Gerbils & Hamsters: wet tail, brown stains, wet tail
brown stains, wet tail, follow ups: Hi Sarah I m glad to hear you are thinking of getting another hamster. It is easy to blame yourself when an animal dies, but the fact is that sometimes they get sick for no real reason. I m having a similar situation with guineapigs right now - I lost...

Gerbils & Hamsters: What is wrong, acute diarrhea, wet tail
acute diarrhea, wet tail, prolapses: Hi Christina Sorry to hear about your hamster. When you say he has wet tail, has this actually been diagnosed by a vet? The term is often given (incorrectly) to any condition where the hamster s rear end is wet, however, it is actually a disease called...

Gerbils & Hamsters: What was wrong with my robo hapmster, small pets, hamsters
small pets, hamsters, immune systems: Lindsey, cancer can be cured in hamsters, but not all of the time. As you may know, hamsters and other small pets have very small immune systems, and can t go very long with a disease like cancer. So it could of been cured, but only if it had been spotted...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Age dwarf babies can live on their own, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, stomach area: Hello Ann. You are going to want to seperate them soon, because they will be able to mate with eachother soon. They will be fine if you put them in seperate cages by their gender though, (females with females, males with males). To figure out whether it is...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Asking again about a weird noise.., syrian hamster, weird noise
syrian hamster, weird noise, hamster: Hi again Sophie! It could be that she pulled a muscle in her lower back from running, which could explain why she only makes the noise when you press down on her butt. I reccommend to just let her be and see how things go. Don t press down on her butt for...

Gerbils & Hamsters: abandoned roborovski baby, porridge oats, human baby
porridge oats, human baby, baby left: Hi Stephanie sorry to hear about your hamsters - it is very sad when this happens. Baby hamsters need their mum for both food and warmth and it is very difficult hand rearing (although not impossible). The first thing is they need food - you shouldn...

Gerbils & Hamsters: air-conditioning, cold winter nights, cozy nest
cold winter nights, cozy nest, gallon tank: It shouldn t be too big of a problem, 60 degrees is the minimum temperature a hamster can be kept at. Extra bedding and a place for the hamster to sleep like a plastic igloo will help keep him warm if he gets too cold. Strips of tissue or toilet paper added...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Babies, gerbils, gerbil
gerbils, gerbil, lorelei: Dear Kiri, If your scent has been all over the cage normally it shouldn t be any problem at all. As for the father most people leave the dad in with the mom to help care for the babies in gerbils. You can keep an eye on him and you will know as soon as the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Bedding/cage lining, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster bedding: Hi Natalie, It s better if you use soft tissue paper or toilet paper since the other paper can cut the hamster. Mine love toilet paper tissue :) they make a nest out of it. Kind Regards Nadia Vella www.hamster-club.com nadia@hamster-club.co...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Black Bear Hamster has a lump on stomach.., black bear hamster, wood ladders
black bear hamster, wood ladders, sharp objects: Hi Cayla, A hamster with a tumour may live a normal and happy life but try to avoid any sharp objects as these could cause the tumour to burst like wood ladders / sharp ladders, sharp tubes etc. I had a hamster with a tumour and she lived a nice life -...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Black bear hamster, hind quarters, hi lauren
hind quarters, hi lauren, uterine infections: Hi Lauren Some hamsters can lose their fur - this can be for a number of reasons: they can suffer from allergies or skin conditions which cause the fur to fall out - does her skin look OK? Is it sore, or dry at all? Is she scratching? Hamsters can also...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Black bear hamsters?, store names, fancy name
store names, fancy name, genetic differences: I m really not sure I understand your question completely. Black bear is another one of those pet store names applied to black hamsters with white chins and chest streaks. The black bear hamster is said to come from Europe, and was bred to be a larger and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Black Spot, wet tail, butters
wet tail, butters, kegan: Dear Kegan, it may be a cancer bump (even though you said it didn t seem like a bump) or a tumor. I don t know how to treat it, sorry. All I can say is to take Butters to a vet. Maybe the vet will let you pay the bill over time. Some clinics do that. Hope...

Gerbils & Hamsters: blood in nest?, hamster club, carefresh bedding
hamster club, carefresh bedding, bladder stones: Hi KJ, One of they symtons of bladder stones is drops of blood. But if she is acting normally then it is not bladder stones since when a hamster has bladder stones it will drink and eat less. Are you sure the blood is coming out from her part? Could...

Gerbils & Hamsters: bloody butt, hamster club, wet tail
hamster club, wet tail, pets health: Hi Stacy, Your hamster could have an internal infection or a rectal prolapse. The straining of the rectum can cause the intestine to come out the anus. It many cases, a veterinarian can massage the intestine back into the hamsters rectum. If the intestine...

Gerbils & Hamsters: which breed?, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster variety: Hi Jamie, I would suggest a Syrian hamster. check out this page http://www.hamster-club.com/varieties.asp to know the varities and about which I am talking about. Obviously to tame a hamster it takes time, but with patience and time it will be very...

Gerbils & Hamsters: breeding roborovski hamsters, breeding, mating
breeding, mating: Hi Pattie. I personally am against the home breeding of hamsters, but with the proper knowledge and preporations, it is okay. I recommend only keeping one female in the cage at all times, because the male hamster is not going to mate both of them and most...

Gerbils & Hamsters: broken leg, fluffy, bedding
fluffy, bedding, cotton: Hiya Joselyn, First of all please leave the babies and the whole cage alone for the first 14 days and only go near it to give fresh food and water. You should never use anything which is not pape based for your hamster to sleep in, especially not cotton,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Canibalism Dwarf Hamster !, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, female dwarf: Hello. Dwarf hamsters living in the same cage are very often misunderstood and I agree with you 100% on your veiws about how they shouldn t live in the same cage together, because a lot of times they fight and one ends up dying. The only reasonable explanation...

Gerbils & Hamsters: chinese dwarf hamster just home, clutz, clutzy
clutz, clutzy, clutziness: Hi Lynne. I highly doubt that you hurt or damaged something. A lot of times, hamsters are just kind of clumsy..especially dwarf. Sometimes hamsters just do clutzy stuff. My dwarf hamster runs on his wheel sideways sometimes :). So don t be concerned. This...

Gerbils & Hamsters: chocolate syrian, safe room, hamster
safe room, hamster, hamsters: Dear Jade, thank you for your question. It might be that the hamster was scared because you cleaned the cage, that s always stressful for them and they feel like you are an intruder (even really tame hamsters get at least nervous when you do it). It s rare...

Gerbils & Hamsters: concerned, breeding hamsters, hamsters
breeding hamsters, hamsters, reccommend: I agree with you 100%. I don t reccommend breeding hamsters to anyone, but if they are going to do it and can t find the information that they need, I want them to be somewhat knowledgable and I tell them what I know. I had a accidental litter (the guy at...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Diarrhea, hamster club, hamster food
hamster club, hamster food, chamomile tea: Hi, If your hamster has diarrhea avoid giving him fruit. Remove any moist food out of the cage and feed your hamster only dry bread, boiled rice and crispbread. You can replace its water with lukewarm chamomile tea and clean the hamster cage litter and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dragging leg, lorelei, hamsters
lorelei, hamsters, hamster: Dear Meg, I am pretty sure your hamster did not have a stroke and is not in pain. I think that your hamster has dislocated his leg and it just needs to be put back in place by a vet. You shouldn t have to get him put down and it should be easy enough as long...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dunno why my hamster died, hamsters, postmortem
hamsters, postmortem, gerbil: Hi Xenadu I m really sorry to hear about your hamster - it is very sad when they die suddenly, especially as 9 months isn t at all old for a hamster. The fact that the blindness came on so quickly and she suddenly appeared tired and unwell makes me wonder...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamsters, dwarf hamsters, hamsters
dwarf hamsters, hamsters, pet store: I cant tell you how long it takes, because it is different for every hamster. At the pet store, they were in their own environment, and when you got home, they were somewhere they had never been before. Just give them some time to settle in and get used to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamsters, dwarf hamsters, vets office
dwarf hamsters, vets office, losing hair: Hello Vickie! If your hamsters are older, they could just be losing hair, but if you see sores then you can buy special cream designed for hamsters at a pet store or at your vets office. Usually sores don t mean much, but if you don t want them to spread or...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf hampsters, guard hairs, seeds
guard hairs, seeds, babies: First of all, you can t even touch the mother, pups, or cage until the pups are two weeks old. Don t separate them until they all have their eyes open, have their guard hairs and top coat, are eating seeds and regular food, and are playing around the cage...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf hamster., dwarf hamsters, mask 2
dwarf hamsters, mask 2, russian dwarf: Dear Amanda, No you cannot leave the father in with the babies. She could already have had a litter and the dad may have eaten them. This is not usual. Also you have to be sure they are sexually mature, and male and female. There are no sure ways to tell...

Gerbils & Hamsters: One dead hamster - other acting weird, bloated, Chinese Dwarf Hamsters
bloated, Chinese Dwarf Hamsters, shaky: Hi Whitney. She most likely isn t bloated, but just got a littler chubbier because she is going to be more bored now without a play buddy and is eating more (with nothing else to do) and after she eats, she doesn t have anybody to work off some of that food...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters
dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, stomache flu: Hello Babeete- No, there is a very small chance that your dwarf hamster caught a disease from a sick human. It could of just been her age because dwarf hamsters don t live very long, but you had yours for an aful long time so you are luckier then you think....

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwarf hamster, russian hamsters, colour variations
russian hamsters, colour variations, winter whites: Dear Daniel, thank you for your question. I think your hamster is just fine, but needs a bit more time to get used to his new home. He may just be a bit shy, give him a week or so to investigate everything. But if he continues to be not active, I recommend...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwarf hamsters, female hamster, hamster food
female hamster, hamster food, dwarf hamsters: Hi Halley, I recommend keeping the male hamster out of the cage for the rest of your time having the female hamster. They will just continuouslly mate and mate...and she won t be able to take care of all of them and will start eating the babies. You can feed...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dworf hamster wont stop biting me, dwarf hamster, cage accessories
dwarf hamster, cage accessories, evening hours: Dear Craig, You need to tame your hamster. Handle him every night at the same time during the evening hours. Feed him treats when your holding him, and make sure you leave your scent in the cage by touching all the bedding and cage accessories. Good luck,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: European Black Hamster, hamster wheel, excercise ball
hamster wheel, excercise ball, hamster: Hello Lynn and very good question. This seems to be common with hamsters...they build up a belly and you don t know how to get it off of them. Since your hamster is older, I wouldn t worry about pushing it to lose weight too much, it is going to take longer...

Gerbils & Hamsters: one eye closed, hamster club, nadi
hamster club, nadi, hamster: Hi Marc, You can grab a piece of soft tissue with warm water and wet a bit her closed eye. This should help the eye to open. Also this happens after the hamster sleeps since the eye s pus comes out. This is normal especially when the hamster gets older....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Fat Hamster not urinating, lifespan of hamsters, toilet paper roll
lifespan of hamsters, toilet paper roll, hamster food: Dear Laurie, thank you for your question. Please see a vet with the hamster as soon as possible, if he really has problems urinating, it won t get better by itself and you cannot do anything without a proper diagnosis. www.rmca.org/Vets has a list of rodent...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My Female Teddy Bear Hamster, breeding
breeding: Hi Kate. To start off, when you first put the two of them into a cage together, odds are they won t get along at first. After a while they should get used to eachother. I have had plenty of people ask but how do I get them to mate? but you can t get them...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My Female Teddy Bear Hamster, babies, mom
Gerbils & Hamsters: My Female Teddy Bear Hamster, babies, mom, baby hamsters

Gerbils & Hamsters: gerbils, mommy
Gerbils & Hamsters: gerbils, mommy

Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster, wet tail, hamsters
Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster, wet tail, hamsters, pet stores

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is my hamster a black bear hamster?, black bear hamsters, black bear hamster
Gerbils & Hamsters: Is my hamster a black bear hamster?, black bear hamsters, black bear hamster, white paws

Gerbils & Hamsters: is Jake ill?, wet tail, baytril
Gerbils & Hamsters: is Jake ill?, wet tail, baytril, vet

Gerbils & Hamsters: New to Gerbils, log time, gerbil
Gerbils & Hamsters: New to Gerbils, log time, gerbil, ventilation

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pink Baby, rainbow of colors, pup
Gerbils & Hamsters: Pink Baby, rainbow of colors, pup, fur

Gerbils & Hamsters: sand bath, litter tray, gerbils
Gerbils & Hamsters: sand bath, litter tray, gerbils, hamster

Gerbils & Hamsters: I fear my hamster is ill..., roborovski hamsters, wet tail
roborovski hamsters, wet tail, hamsters: Actually, lettuce is okay to feed to your hamsters, as long as it is fresh and is fed only about 2-3 days a week. She might have what is called wet tail disease. If so, you can get her medicine at the vet, but it is often too late. Ask yourself these questions:...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how to feed a week old dwarf hamsters., orphan, orphans
orphan, orphans, orphaned: Hello. To keep them warm use a heating lamp over the cage by clipping it to the top of the cage. To feed them, use a medicine dropper and feed them milk formula (for small pets, ask vet if they have any type of formula available for you to purchase). I hope...

Gerbils & Hamsters: fur loss and itching sores, dwarf hamster, dry flaky skin
dwarf hamster, dry flaky skin, fresh veggies: Hi Samantha. This is stange and there is very little that can be explained about this, but I do think that there is a chance that whatver is causing her to itch could be something in the cage so the only thing I can suggest is to clean the cage very thoroughly...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Gerbil Cage Location in Home, tail tubes, dear philip
tail tubes, dear philip, heat stroke: Dear Philip (Philip Morrison??) I suggest keeping them in your room until summer s here, and then in summer put them in the basement, until the temperature cools. If they get to hot they could get heat stroke and possibly die. Also, you didn t mention that...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Gerbil fighting, sexual maturity, gallon tank
sexual maturity, gallon tank, choice one: Dear Alex, I would love to give you good news but I have to say I ve found it much more successful to keep gerbils in pairs of only two. I don t think you should ever re-introduce them since they got into such a serious fight. Maybe you should check what...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Gerbils, female gerbils, gallon tank
female gerbils, gallon tank, best solution: Dear Lucie, Usually gerbils do best in pairs but as you already have raised them in a group they should be fine together. I would try to keep them together unless the fighting persists. Give them more to do now that they are older and more mature. Paper towel...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Gerbils!, gallon fish tanks, 10 gallon fish tanks
gallon fish tanks, 10 gallon fish tanks, boy babies: Jack, congrats on the new babies!! well i am thinking that four feet is a good size for all seven of them. they could each get their own corner of the tank! yes, i think that that is big enough. After all the babies get bigger though, you might want to...

Gerbils & Hamsters: the gerbils, feeding time, gerbils
feeding time, gerbils, six times: Dear Frances, Your welcome. :) I think six times a day is good. Just make sure it is about the same times each day and the intervals in between each feeding time are about the same. Glad I ve helped. P.S. please rate me if you can, that would be a great...

Gerbils & Hamsters: gerbils, princess daisy, fur hair
princess daisy, fur hair, leaving the nest: Hi In answer to your first question - in theory the pups will get enough heat from their mum. Providing she has enough bedding, she will bury the pups deep in it and sit with them. They will also keep each other warm. When they are 2 weeks old they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: girbil babies, nice day, babies
nice day, babies, dad: Jessica, How old are the babies. If they are less than 5 or 6 weeks old do not give them away yet. they need to be weaned. once they stop drinking off of their mother then you can give them away. but if you have the dad in with the mom, chances are she...

Gerbils & Hamsters: gresy coat!, short haired hamster, logical reason
short haired hamster, logical reason, skin condition: Hi Vicky I m not aware that greasy fur in a hamster is anything serious. It is more likely to be caused by the environment they live in. What sort cage does your hamster live in? Does she sleep inside a plastic house? Some cages (tubular) or plastic...

Gerbils & Hamsters: WHAT HAPPENED TO MY HAMSTER???, roborovski hamsters, pine bedding
roborovski hamsters, pine bedding, sand bath: Hi Willim! All hamsters bite you, even when they are nice almost all of the time. Sometimes it is an accident, other times aggression. I am sure that in your case it was an accident since it was feeding out of your hand. And no, hamsters are not afraid of...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamish home alone, cereal bars, cozy bed
cereal bars, cozy bed, guineas: Well, its a fine line. Guineas are bigger, hardier animals and really can t compare to a hamster. Since you ve already said there is no possibility that someone can watch him, we ll have to work towards doing the best we can to make sure he is safe for those...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is Hammy on her last legs?, hamster club, chamomile tea
hamster club, chamomile tea, hamster cage: Hi Carl, From what you mentioned, it seems that the symtpons you mentioned are all of old age. Your son is very fortunate in having a hamster of 2 yrs 8 months. Your hamster s beahviour is very normal. With regards to diarrhea, remove any moist food...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My Hamster, syrian hamster, dry blood
syrian hamster, dry blood, polyomavirus: Hi Kim Whilst hamsters are prone to getting tumors, your hamster seems very young to have one. However, there is an illness called polyomavirus which causes a wart-like growth and these often appear around the head/neck/chest area. I had a 6 month old...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster babies, chasing dad, dwarf hamster
chasing dad, dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters: Dear Anna, thank you for your question. You need to separate the male from the female now or you will end up with even more babies. There s a chance that they have already mated again, directly after the female gave birth. It s normal that she won t have...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster Falls over, hamster club, hammy
hamster club, hammy, vella: Hi Randy, If I understood your question well your hamster is 2 years old? At 2 years of age you are very lucky that he lived already for 2 years since hamsters usually die before that age. Probably those are all symptons of old age since the hamster will...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster Hernia, prolapsed rectum, animal in pain
prolapsed rectum, animal in pain, metacam: Hi Diane I had a look at your photos - he seems very cute. Hamsters are very prone to getting tumors and often these are abdominal and you don t know about them until it is too late. As you can feel a lump I m wondering if he has a tumor which is putting...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster lost, hamster cage, bucket trap
hamster cage, bucket trap, doors and windows: A hamster free in a big room will eventually find a way out if one exists. Any holes in the floor or walls are up for grabs. If the hamster hasn t made it out of the room the best trap is the tried and true bucket trap. Set up a bucket that is just tall enough...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster lost, hamster food, hamster cage
hamster food, hamster cage, windows and doors: Hi Lexi, If the hamster escapes, close all the windows and doors and put some hamster food and some vegetables on the floor. Be always on the look out when you walk, as you might not see your hamster and could hurt it. If the hamster is hungry, surely it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster lost ear in a fight, female hamster, ear flap
female hamster, ear flap, hearing problem: Dear Lynn, The hamster could get a hearing problem if something internal to the ear happened, but other than that she should still be able to hear if she only lost the ear flap. If this is a recent thing I would keep an eye on it for infections. If not then...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster lost, hamster cage, water dish
hamster cage, water dish, food dish: Hello Lexi! Most hamsters like to hide in clutter and dark areas...so if there is a closet with a lot of clutter on the floor it will be there. Place peanuts around the room to lure it and put a food dish and water dish somewhere in the room until you find...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster not opening eye, teddy bear hamsters, hamster club
teddy bear hamsters, hamster club, wet tail: Hi Natalie, The problem is surely because the male hamsters faught. You should separate them, since teddy bear hamsters are solitary animals. Separating them would solve all the above problems. The one that has the problem with his eye is the weak...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster is sneezing and bald spot, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster cold: Hi Lisa, Sneezing is one of the symptons of a cold. Hamster colds can be a cause of draughts so a correct place for the cage is very important. Cold mixed with a draught leads to a cold to the poor hamster. The symptoms of hamster colds are: hamster...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster spraying, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster reproduction: Hi Marissa, By the word spraying what do you mean exactly? Do you mean that she is on heat or that she pees? If it s pee then it s very normal since they do pee always on the same spot. Hamsters are on heat every 4 days and they don t have any blood...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamster tumor?, wooden ramps, palatable foods
wooden ramps, palatable foods, hamser: Hi Kellie, Does your hamster have a lump? Usually when a hamser has a tumour it would have a lump like this: it shows my hamster http://www.hamster-club.com/health.asp tumour section. A hamster with a tumour may live a normal and happy life but try...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Hamsters, impregnation, hamsters
impregnation, hamsters, hoard: Hi again! To know if your hamster is pregnant or not, she will begin to hoard a lot of food, (you will notice the food in the dish disapeering faster). Also you will find some type of discharge in the cage. If you have witnesed your two hamsters mating, it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Help!!, cage size, reputable breeder
cage size, reputable breeder, hamsters: Dear Jessica, thank you for your question. It s possible to leave the hamster alone for two days after providing him with extra food, vegetables and water. But if you are away for longer than this, you need to find someone who is willing to take the hamster...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Help!, brine shrimp, little babies
brine shrimp, little babies, unplanned pregnancy: Dear Melissa, thank you for your question. You can handle the babies when they are coming out of the nest by themselves and the mother doesn t carry them back again immediately, which will be around the 14th day. The cage shouldn t be cleaned until the babies...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster, hamster fur loss, hamster losing fur
hamster fur loss, hamster losing fur, hamster fur: Hi, Thank you for your question. Yes if it s a good rodent vet then you should bring your hamster at the rodent vet. The most common signs of hamster s fur problems are: loss of fur, sores, dry, itchy skin, reddened skin. These problems may be caused...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster-club: Hi Lauren, Where is your hamster housed? in a dark room or in a room that in the morning there is daylight and in the evenings dark? I would leave her with the normal routine ie: like you used to do. Can you send me a picture of the rash? A bump could...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, old hamster: Hi Louise, You are very lucky in having a hamster of 2 and a half years. Shaking and breathing heavily can be a sign of cold but as I said your hamster is very old so it could be a sign of old age. A hamster with a cold should be kept in a draught free...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster bite, hamster club, hamster
hamster club, hamster, kindest regards: Hi Aron, When bringing a new hamster home, do not expect that it will come into your hands immediately as the hamster will still be afraid and shy of you. In order to have your hamster to trust you, you should occasionly give hime treats. The more gently...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is my hamster a black bear hamster?, black bear hamsters, exoticpets
black bear hamsters, exoticpets, black bear: Dear Chloe, I m not sure what breed hamster you have. Here is a picture of a Black Bear hamster. http://exoticpets.about.com/library/photogallery/magnum03.jpg Try checking for similarities. According to what you told me I would say you have a Syrian, which...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Is my hamster dying?, hamster club, soft bedding
hamster club, soft bedding, life span: Hi, Unfortunately your hamster is dying. You were very lucky in having him for 3-4 years since 3-4 years is a very long time and usually they live to a maximum of 2 years. The only thing you can do is leave him alone in his cage, with soft bedding so...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is my hamster dying?, prolapsed rectum, hamster club
prolapsed rectum, hamster club, hamster: Hi, When hamsters are on heat they don t have blood. Your hamster might have a prolapsed rectum from the description you gave me. Prolapsed rectum means having a fleshy piece of bowel getting out of the anus. Surgery is possible if the condition is caught...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster eye infection, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster allergic reaction: Hi, Thank you for your email. Yes it could be some allergic reaction, and if you said that there was someone else with a similar problem then it is very serious. Kindest regards Nadia Vella http://www.hamster-club.com nadia@hamster-club.co...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster fight, babies, mating
babies, mating, pregnacy: Hi Elizabeth. I recommend just taking him out of the cage because the female hamster is going to be hormonal. Plus, when she has her babies it isn t safe to have the male in the same cage with her because there is a large chance of him eating his own kids...(sad,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster illness, hamster club, s vision
hamster club, s vision, eye sight: Hi Claire, One of the illnesses hamsters may have is Glaucoma. Glaucoma affects the eyes of the hamster and its symptoms are that the hamster s eye will appear larger. When Glaucoma takes place, there is an increased amount of fluid within the eyeball which...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My hamster might be dying., teddybear hamster, hamster club
teddybear hamster, hamster club, soft bedding: Hi Kerry, Unfortunately your hamster is dying / died. You were very lucky in having him for 3 years since 3 years is a very long time and usually they live to a maximum of 2 years. The only thing you can do is leave him alone in his cage, with soft...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster poo, hamsters, hamster
hamsters, hamster, type of food: Hi What does the poo look like - is it normal looking or runny? Hamster poo is usually firm, brown pellets. If a hamster gets diarrhea, then it is obviously runny and can sometimes change color. I m wondering what they have been feeding him - whether...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamster pregnancy, female hamster, hamsters
female hamster, hamsters, hamster: 6 months is an alright age. Females have a window of fertility that starts to end around 1 year old. At that time any hamster close to a year would be the one to develop complications. I safely bred my 8 month old and she turned out 5 healthy pups. Hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Just some hamster questions, cheek pouches, hamster club
cheek pouches, hamster club, rice cracker: Hi Cocoa, How are you? Hope you are fine :) Hamsters will eat Cheerios but it s not healty since it s not hamster food. Fruit can be considered as a treat, example a piece of apple, but in samll quantities. carrot, cauliflower, paprika, cucumber and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster is starting to bite, hamster bites, dwarf hamster
hamster bites, dwarf hamster, wrong place at the wrong time: Hello Renee: My old dwarf hamster, JoAnn, used to do this all of the time. I think it has to do with how much time you spend with them everyday, because a lot of times when JoAnn wanted attention she would climb by the door or on the side of the cage waiting...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my hamster thinks its spiderman, toilet paper rolls, tufts of grass
toilet paper rolls, tufts of grass, dear kelly: Dear Kelly-Ann, thank you for your question. Behaviour like this is usually a sign of boredom, but some hamsters just like to do it, especially dwarf hamsters (who are not that good climbers anyway). Offer the hamster something new to do and explore often....

Gerbils & Hamsters: My hamster wont stay still, black bear hamster, letitia
black bear hamster, letitia, hamsters: Hi Letitia: Yes, you are right all hamsters seem to never calm down. There really is no way you can get them to calm down quickly, but eventually she will calm down if you just hold her in your hands (like a cup) and hold on to her for a while. She will squirm...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, fancy hamster, weird noises
fancy hamster, weird noises, strange noises: Hello Haley. How long have you had the hamster? Is it new? If not, it could just be that he has a cold or sickness, (yes hamsters can sneeze and/or cough, but it doesn t sound the way we people think it would.) It should go away in a week or two. If not, or...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, baby hamsters, human scent
baby hamsters, human scent, hamsters: Hello. If they mother hamster is eating it s babies it means that they have human scent on them, so don t touch them at all! Also, it could be that there is too many babies for the mother to care for and she knows it. If she is not giving the baby hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, bedding material, gestation period
bedding material, gestation period, protien: Sometimes the hamster becomes very hyper, begins excessice nesting, and acts somewhat unusual. It is hard to tell usually until a few days before birth. The gestation period is usually about 16-21 days, so think back to when your hamsters mated. Feed the mother...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamsters, syrian hamsters, pregnant females
syrian hamsters, pregnant females, night girls: Hi Mollie Syrian hamsters must live alone. In the wild they are solitary animals, and it is very important this fact is respected in captivity. The reason why they must live on their own is that, firstly, at 4 weeks old they become sexually active, therefore...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamter babies, chinese hamsters, white dwarfs
chinese hamsters, white dwarfs, winter white: Dear Lin, thank you for your question. A normal litter has between five and ten babies, but there can be as many as twelve or only two. Dwarf hamsters give birth to 3-7 babies, depending on the species. Chinese hamsters and Winter White dwarfs can have up...

Gerbils & Hamsters: hamter, hamster, spoon
hamster, spoon, babies: Dear Patricia, thank you for your question. I would wait another week, if you clean the cage now it will be a lot of stress for the mother and she already has enough of that. I doubt that she would eat her babies, though. You can clean out the toilet corner...

Gerbils & Hamsters: help., new toys, hamsters
new toys, hamsters, hamster: Hi Jennifer. Your hamster might just be bored or it might just have a cold of sorts. I recommend just cleaning the cage and putting new toys (like hide-outs or chews) in the cage too. Since hamsters are noctornal, they are most active at night and just might...

Gerbils & Hamsters: help!!! .... hamsters tooth .... blood ..., hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster health: Hi Azraa, the tooth will grow back slowily. In the meantime, our hamster will be quite happy eating mush. You can soak his hamster food in a little warm water before you give it to him to soften it up a bit or feed him porridge oats made with warm water...

Gerbils & Hamsters: housing, dwarf hamster, hamster cages
dwarf hamster, hamster cages, dwarf hamsters: Dear Natasha, thank you for your question. Dwarf hamsters don t climb that well, so it might be better to put the water bottle on the bottom floor or to offer a second one. If possible, exchange the tube for something different. Those plastic cages are usually...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Ill/dying Hamster, hamster club, warm bedding
hamster club, warm bedding, hi chris: Hi Chris, Probably it is due to her old age. At 20 years some hamsters begin to die. If you prefer to take her to a good rodent vet, you can but make sure you don t stress her too much. Make sure you leave her in a quiet place with food and water and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: illness, hamster club, bladder stones
hamster club, bladder stones, kidney infection: Hi Laura, Blood can be a sign or internal infectin or bladder stones. Addition of a little fruit juice to water may improve palatbility to increase consumption of water. You can give the hamster some vegetables and some soaked food so that there will...

Gerbils & Hamsters: injured robo dwarf hamster, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, robo hamster: Hi Julia, Yes you can take him to a good rodent vet and separate them immdiately. They cannot live together if they fought. If you have any more questions, you can always drop me a line anytime on nadia@hamster-club.com Kind Regards Nadia Vella...

Gerbils & Hamsters: is Jake ill?, hamster club, food bowl
hamster club, food bowl, hamster: Hi Sara, You can take him to a vet if you want but probably it is the mouldy food and the fact that it has been 12 days since you cleaned the cage. Remove the mouldy food an keep an eye on the food he stores since it gets mouldy and the hamster will eat...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Large lump on Russian Dwarf, russian dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
russian dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, scent gland: Hello Alastair. In the situation of your dwarf hamster I beleive that ths could be a tumor or sist growing, because they never stop growing it seems. The only thing you can do in this situation is have a vet check out again or since he is not in any pain and...

Gerbils & Hamsters: lump on hamsters chin, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster tumour: Hi Ashley, Did you find any blood / and or pieces of internal meat (looks like pink meat...) (which a tumour is made of).. if you did not find anything then it s not a tumour. Ok keep me posted. My email is nadia@hamster-club.com Kind Regards Nadia...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Mixing breeds?, breeds of hamster, dwarf hamster
breeds of hamster, dwarf hamster, matter what type: Hello Courtney. Thanks for the question. Stick with another dwarf hamster. Don t add another type of rodent to the same cage...especially because if they don t get along, a larger rodent could get into a fight with it and kill it. It doesn t really matter...

Gerbils & Hamsters: male campbells fighting, fighting
fighting: Hi Adrian: The uncle hamster just might not like the particular nephew. Sometimes hamsters just don t get along. I recommend removing he nephew from the cage because a lot of times, fighting can get serious. I would put the nephew in a seperate cage and put...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my male hamster again, sharp objects, hamster
sharp objects, hamster, vella: Hi Vicky, It s purplish in colour because of the lump. Usually lumps are purple / red. So it s quite normal for the lump to look that colour. Avoid touching the lump so that it won t hurt him. Check out my hamster s picture in here http://hamster-club.com/health.asp...

Gerbils & Hamsters: male syrian hamster with large lump, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, sick hamster: Hi Vicky, Your female hamster probably died of old age. At 2 years 3 months a hamster is very old :) I m sure you did a great job considering that it lived for so long. If you have any more questions, you can always drop me a line anytime on nadia@hamster-club.com...

Gerbils & Hamsters: mating desire, winter white hamsters, would like more information
winter white hamsters, would like more information, hamsters: Hello Elizabeth. All that you can do now is wait--sometimes it takes a while until a successfull mating...or to even mate at all. You will know when your hamster is pregnant when you see that she is hoarding all of the food and you find some type of discharge...

Gerbils & Hamsters: mating hamsters??, breeding, pregnacy
breeding, pregnacy: Hi Renee. Often times when any type of small pet is in heat (no matter what gender) it will latch on top of any other of the same kind. So yes, this is normal (even though slightly weird) behaivor. If she has been eating a significant amount (more then usual)...

Gerbils & Hamsters: medicines, vet visit, gerbil
vet visit, gerbil, lorelei: Dear Karin, I am not a vet and don t know what is wrong with your hamster so I can t suggest any kind of meds. Also never give your hamster medication with out a vet visit, and you can NOT give them any amount or kind of human medication. Good luck, Lorele...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My mother hamster ran away and left her 3 babies that are about a week old., holding the baby, pet stores
holding the baby, pet stores, syringe: Brooklyn, okay, get a small syringe and buy some kitten replacer milk. you can find it at most pet stores. This has happened to me before. You could also consider getting a small light to keep them warm. This is how you feed the babies: alright....

Gerbils & Hamsters: mother roboroski who just gave birth, high protien foods, hard boiled egg
high protien foods, hard boiled egg, hamster mix: There s really nothing you can do because you can t touch anything around the hamsters until the pups are about 3-4 weeks old. Keep feeding her the hamster mix, but also add high protien foods to her diet such as chopped hard boiled egg, peanuts and peanut...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamsters, hamsters
dwarf hamsters, hamsters, good luck: Hi Kayla! It is perfectly normal for dwarf hamsters to hide from you, especially if they are new. In about a week they will be used to you and your feeding, playing etc scheadule. You can hold them whenever, but you might have to chase them with your hands...

Gerbils & Hamsters: New to Gerbils, upper decks, crittertrail
upper decks, crittertrail, upper shelf: Dear Glorymae, Don t worry about the amount of questions, you want to be a good owner and it is what I m here for. 1. No your gerbils do not need a wheel in your cage if they don t like using it. Although they may be using it at night. If not you can...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My New Hamster, leg, injured
leg, injured: Hi Vivian. His leg probally just got caught and he had to pull it out, and doing that injured him. I recommend just giving him time to rest so that the leg can heal, so take out any or tubes in the cage for a week or so, and then put them back in the cage...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Oh peanuts!, hamster club, peanut butter
hamster club, peanut butter, vella: Hi Cocoa :) You are always welcome to ask me as many questions as you like :) I would avoid giving him peanut butter since as you said he also started eating the wood (since the wood smelled of peanut butter!) I wouldn t worry about the tissue paper,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pink Baby, pink baby, lorelei
pink baby, lorelei, kiri: Dear Kiri, It could mean it is an albino, only time will tell. I ve never heard of them staying pink from not getting enough nutrition, although if you mean it is just not getting its fur like the others than it may not be getting enough nutrition. Good...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Possible Cage Rage?, russian dwarf, cage rage
russian dwarf, cage rage, tobes: Hi Arden: Did you recently switch cages? If you did, she might just be getting used to the cage or breaking it in in her own way. Also, it could just be that she is bored in the cage and decieded to lick the bars in the cage for fun or something new to do....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pregant Hamster!, pregnant, pregnacy
pregnant, pregnacy: Hi again Jake. Yes it is normal that the mother of 17 ate 7. She did this because she could not take care of all of them herself. Don t worry, the babies would of probally ended up being abandoned anyway. In the brightside though, the licking of the other...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Pus from eyes?, haired syrian hamsters, rectal prolapse
haired syrian hamsters, rectal prolapse, rectal polyps: Hi Jeremy, Rectum prolapse would have affected her genital area and not eyes, but probably it could be one of the rare symptons if the vet is an excellent rodent vet. Eyes shut could also be a sympton of a cold or old age. I would suggest in disinfecting...

Gerbils & Hamsters: please help !!!, dwarf hamster, baby hamster
dwarf hamster, baby hamster, russian dwarf: Hello Jodie. If the baby hamster had human scent on it, that could be why she ate it because when they have babies, for the first week or so they don t like it when people touch them, so if they smell like human, they will eat them. Also, since she has had...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Robo Dwarf Hamsters, dwarf hamsters, behaivor
dwarf hamsters, behaivor, sleep on the floor: Hello. This behaivor is totally normal...the hamster is just using it s nesting instincts...all hamsters do this. If there is a space that they feel like laying, they will pull as much bedding as they want to make a cozy bed on it. Thanks for the question!...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Russian Cambell Hamsters!, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, russian campbell hamster: Hi Laura, Campbell hamsters love living in groups :) they also love being handled and are very tame (obviously after they get used to you - but i consider them tamer than syrian ones :)) Kind Regards Nadia Vella www.hamster-club.com nadia@Hamster-club.co...

Gerbils & Hamsters: About my Russian hamster, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster cold: Hi, A hamster breathing heavily, could be a sign of a cold. A hamster with a cold should be kept in a draught free and warm room. Palatable foods (soft food) are good for sick hamsters. Giving the hamster a little bit of lukewarm milk and water with...

Gerbils & Hamsters: About my Russian hamster, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster diabetes: Hi Rebecca, I know what your hamster has and most of russian dwarf hamsters has this type of illness, when they start getting old they will lose fur in the hands and legs are and on the stomach area... It is a cause form diabetes. Diabetes is often herediatary....

Gerbils & Hamsters: red bump, appatite, cotton swab
appatite, cotton swab, left leg: Hello Kenzie. It could be a sist or a blister so try to see if it is getting irrated by something in the cage, (like a wheel)and take it out because that could by what is making it get bigger. Also, put peroxide on it with a cotton swab everday. If it continues...

Gerbils & Hamsters: red bump, hamster club, hydrogen proxide
hamster club, hydrogen proxide, dwarf hamster: Hi, I never heard about putting hydrogen proxide : / I would not suggest that. If you want you can send me her photo on nadia@hamster-club.com so that I can tell you if it s a tumour or not. Kindest regards Nadia Vella http://www.hamster-club.com ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: red sore on lip, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster club: Hi Miles, Yes, I think that you are right, I think that it is the bars that are doing her lips with red sores. If you have any more questions, you can always drop me a line anytime on nadia@hamster-club.com Kind Regards Nadia Vella http://hamster-club.co...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how to get rid of hampster hair loss, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster skin mites: Hi Melissa, Thank you for your e-mail. How old is your hamster and is he itching itself? If he is itching itself then it could be mites. A skin mite is a small spider-like creature that goes into the hamster’s skin making the mite itself almost invisible!...

Gerbils & Hamsters: robo dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, petsmart
dwarf hamster, petsmart, safe foods: Dear Crystal, Pine and Cedar no matter what it says is not good for hamsters. I use aspen or paper shredding. Check out this site and read it all the way through for safe foods as treats. http://www.hamsterific.com/HamsterUniversity/FoodList.html Thanks...

Gerbils & Hamsters: roborovski hamsters, pregnant, pregnacy
pregnant, pregnacy: Hi Nicole: I think that there could be a large chance that your hamster is pregnant. First I recommend sexing them to check to see if one is really a boy and one is really a girl. In case you don t know how to do this all you need to do is squeeze their belly...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Scabby Growth, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster tumour: Hi Hannah, To know what kind of hamster your cousin has check out this page: http://www.hamster-club.com/varieties.asp With regards to the bum sticking out I think that you have a male hamster. When male hamsters grow and the testicles will show a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Separate?, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, separating hamsters: Hi, Yes, that s the problem that if they breed there can be some deformalities for the baby hamsters example: babies which are blind, or with 1 leg etc.. With regards to the white patching, I think that the russian is changing her fur, since russian hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Sick gerbil???, unsalted peanuts, glass tank
unsalted peanuts, glass tank, gatoraid: Dear Libby, I m sorry for your loss. I would say it is very likely he could be coming down with the same thing. If symptoms persist I would dab a little warm water on his nose, make sure he eats and drinks some and keep him in a warm room. I m not fully sure...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Sick Hamster, hamster club, hamsters
hamster club, hamsters, kindest regards: Hi Amber, If your hamsters are older than 20 months then these all all signs of old age. The bleeding from the eyes is quite normal and happens more often in old hamsters. The only thing you can do is providing them with a normal and simple life for...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Signs of old age in dwarf hamsters, old age, dwarf hamsters
old age, dwarf hamsters: Hi Melissa. The only obvious signs of old age is lack of motavation (slow moving, doesn t do much, etc.), and if she doesn t play much and occasionally sheds. I wouldn t get too worried even if she is elderly, because if you didn t really notice that she was...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Squeaky Boot Sound, female hamster, wood shavings
female hamster, wood shavings, cold virus: Hi Some hamsters are quite vocal and do squeak, others snore or make strange noises. This is normal for them. The types of noises you need to be concerned about are squeals - they can do this if they are frightened and tend to roll over onto their back...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Squeaky Boot Sound, high pitch, rare sound
high pitch, rare sound, squeak: If her behavior is normal, then it shouldn t be serious. sometimes that is just the noise they make when they squeak (and it can vary or change.) However, she may be feeling pain in that area and should be monitored and possibly checked by a vet if it gets...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Squeaky Boot Sound, female hamster, hamster club
female hamster, hamster club, wood shavings: Hi Sophie, I think your hamster has a cold. The symptoms of hamster colds are: hamster sneezing, hamster with wet nose, hamster breathing heavily, the hamster sitting in a hunched position. It is very important not to wash your hamster or else they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: STRANGE STUFF., small pets, likley
small pets, likley, thouroughly: Hello Emily. If these pets were living in the same cage it could be possible that a disease is spreading...most likley from the one that died on April 5th. However, it is a very slim chance that a disease spread from one type of small pet to another breed/type....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Still Wondering, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster cold: Hi Cocoa, If your hamsters gets a cold, it should be kept in a draught free and warm room. Palatable foods (soft food) are good for sick hamsters. Giving the hamster a little bit of lukewarm milk and water with a little added honey, may encourage the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Success!, scent glands, regurgitation
scent glands, regurgitation, hamsters: Hi Elizabeth. I am glad to hear your hamsters had mated! There is no test you can give your hamster to know if she is pregnant or not, but you will see the signs. She will start eating large amounts of food and you will find stuff (looks like regurgitation)...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Sudden Death, teddy bear hamster, hamster club
teddy bear hamster, hamster club, kow: Hi Ryan, Probably it died of old age. At 1.5 years hamsters are old. If the lump was still intact ie: was not burst then your hamster died of old age only. I m sorry for your hamster s loss. I am sure you did all you can to make your hamster happy. ...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian Hamsters, syrian hamsters, solitary creatures
syrian hamsters, solitary creatures, hamsters: Hi I honestly don t know if hamsters can swim - this is something I have never needed to know, I m afraid. I certainly wouldn t put a hamster in water (unless I was having to bathe it due to some medical condition and even then I wouldn t leave them in...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Syrian hamster, syrian hamster, solitary creatures
syrian hamster, solitary creatures, human emotions: Hamsters can change colors, it isn t unusual. My black hamster started getting spots of brown and ultimately turned dark brown with light brown ticking in his old age. Your hamster is very young, and there s a good chance this color change will be his adult...

Gerbils & Hamsters: sand bath, dwarf hamsters, sand baths
dwarf hamsters, sand baths, syrian hamster: Hi Angela I ve never actually given any of my Syrians a sand bath, although some of them seem to think that the hamster litter in their corner toilet is one as they prefer to roll around in it rather than use it correctly! I definitely know that dwarf...

Gerbils & Hamsters: screaming dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, hamster
dwarf hamster, hamster, trys: Keep continuing out-of-cage playtime, as this enhances a hamster s trust. You can also start feeding her treats, such as peanut butter, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and lettuce. You should only feed her these kinds of foods 2-3 times a week. Sometimes hamsters...

Gerbils & Hamsters: sick dwarf hamster, dwarf hamster, diarreah
dwarf hamster, diarreah, hamsters: Brandon, hmm I ve never heard of this before. maybe it wasnt the Vita Drops because I use them for my hamsters all the time. try getting him out of his cage and see what he does. do you have hamster fluff in your cage? If they eat that they can get...

Gerbils & Hamsters: sickness prob., hammie, hardwork
hammie, hardwork, sore throat: Hi Cocoa, Thanks for the compliment :) If you have a sore throat and sniffies try avoid touching the hamster since he would get a cold and die! If it s really necessary to touch the cage (let s say for example to clean it) wash your hands before so that...

Gerbils & Hamsters: sleeping, dwarf hamsters, night 11pm
dwarf hamsters, night 11pm, hamsters: Dear Eden, thank you for your question. Hamsters are strictly nocturnal, although dwarf hamsters may wake up occasionally during the day. Some hamsters even sleep until very late at night, 11pm or so. If you have just bought your hamster from a pet store,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: "snoring" hamster, hamster club, snoring noise
hamster club, snoring noise, palatable foods: Hi Kim, At 2 and a half years, your hamster is very old. That is why the snoring. Another reason could be that your hamster has a bit of cold. A hamster with a cold should be kept in a draught free and warm room. Palatable foods (soft food) are good...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how can I make Her stop?, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster gnawing: Hi Aurora, That is very normal for a hamster especially syrian hamsters do that all night long! Yes, it s good for her teeth but as you said it s annoying especially during the night. You can put her in another room during the night. You can place a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: syrian hamster, syrian hamster, little drops of water
syrian hamster, little drops of water, wire cage: Hi Gillian It sounds as though your hamster is just very nervous and isn t sure about you or her surroundings. The main thing is to try and win her confidence. I tame a lot of hamsters for a rescue, many have never been handled before or are traumatised....

Gerbils & Hamsters: syrian hamster, wet tail, wet head
wet tail, wet head, hi lee: Hi Lee I was really sad to read about Dora. This must have been such a shock for you as she was so young. I m honestly not sure why she died - in fact without a post mortem you may never know for sure. However, sometimes this does happen. Unfortunately...

Gerbils & Hamsters: syrian hamster i ill!, perscribed, aloe vera
perscribed, aloe vera, tea tree: Hi Sophie The average age for a Syrian hamster is 18 months - 2 1/2 years - therefore, 2 years is fairly old. At this time often their fur does go a bit thin in places, also, their immune systems run down a bit and their skin can look scabby/dry - often...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my syrian hamster only had 3 babies, syrian hamster, animal protein
syrian hamster, animal protein, silkworms: Dear Ashley, thank you for your question. It s possible that thhe litter is that small, it happenes sometimes, especially when the hamster is very young. It s also possible that some of the babies were bord dead or sick, in that case the mother eats them,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Taming, hamster club, hamster food
hamster club, hamster food, youtube video: Hi Cocoa, Taming is a very slow process that needs dedication and patience :) In order to have your hamster to trust you, you should occasionly give hime treats. The more gently you handle the hamster, the more it will get used to you. This usually takes...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Teddy Bear Hamster with a rash, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, dwarf hamster: Hi, Yes it can live for more than 2 years but in very rare cases. Also dwarf hamsters (check out http://hamster-club.com/varieties.asp to know which are dwarf hamsters) tend to live for 2 years or more when housed together but only for dwarf hamsters....

Gerbils & Hamsters: Teddy Bear Hamsters, tame hamster, teddy bear hamster
tame hamster, teddy bear hamster, hamsters: Dear Beth, you can definitely hold your hamster! You could ve actually hold her the first day you got her, but anyway, if you want to hold her, here s how: But your hand in the cage and let her crawl on. If she seems shy put a treat on her hands in a spot...

Gerbils & Hamsters: teddy bear hamsters getting along..., fighting, new hamster
fighting, new hamster, territorial problems: Hi Ariella. Yes, this is a territorial problem. Delicious doesn t want Neely in her cage because she thinks that it is hers and only hers...which it used to be. Now, she just needs time to adjust so I reccommend keeping them seperated when you aren t there...

Gerbils & Hamsters: how do you tell if your hampster is pragnent, hampster, maddy
hampster, maddy, giving birth: Maddy, here are a few things to find out if your hamster is preganant. has it been with another male and are they both at a breeding age? also a few days prior to giving birth, you will see a slight bulge at the females hips. one more thing, before it...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I think my hamsters are bored!, dwarf hamsters, hamster owners
dwarf hamsters, hamster owners, paper towel tube: Hi Katie. It is fine keeping them in a ten gallon aqurium...just be sure that things aren t too crowded in it with all of their toys. I looked at the URL you gave me and it looks like the lid itself would be fine, but dwarf hamsters have a rough time walking...

Gerbils & Hamsters: My tiny Roborovski, toilet paper roll, breaking my heart
toilet paper roll, breaking my heart, cheli: Dear Cheli, It seems that for what ever reason your hamsters no longer are getting along very well. I would try to give them more toys such as a toilet paper roll so that they are distracted but keep a close eye on them. If the fights continue or get more...

Gerbils & Hamsters: touching, baby hamsters, hamsters
baby hamsters, hamsters, babies: Dear Ariana, thank you for your question. Yes, as long as they are outside the nest. Disturbing the nest would stress the mother, although the chance that she would eat or abandon the babies because of that is very small now. You just need to be careful,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Wondering.., syrian hamster, water reserve
syrian hamster, water reserve, hamster: Hi Sophie, here are the answers to your questions: 1) All water is fine for hamsters, as long as there is no chemicals in it and is somewhat either filtered or purified. Water from taps or even water bottles is most suitable. I don t think that the water...

Gerbils & Hamsters: winter white hamster, bottom teeth, vegetable varieties
bottom teeth, vegetable varieties, winter white: Hi Justin How old is your hamster? Is she quite old - around 2 or more years? If so, then this could just be old age. If not - some hamsters do get a bit lazy - I have a male winter white who rarely comes out - he just seems to love his nest so much....

Gerbils & Hamsters: wondering, syrian hamster, water reserve
syrian hamster, water reserve, hot weather: Hi Sophie 1. Hamsters don t drink a lot of water unless they are ill (or elderly), however, they still need a supply of water. If the only water you had was some of yours, then that would be fine. Ideally the water should be changed every day or two...

Gerbils & Hamsters: very worried, frequent periods, fleas
frequent periods, fleas, lorelei: Dear Adam, It is possible that she has mites, fleas, or a rash. There are ways you can check for mites or fleas in the bedding. And you can look for a rash on her. If you are using cedar or pine this may be causing the rash and you should switch to aspen....

Gerbils & Hamsters: what's wrong?, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, golden hamster: Hi Alyssa, If she was all cold and started to smell then she was dead. When hamsters die they will smell and become very very stiff, cold and that yellow discharge could be wet tail. Wet tails kills a hamster in just 3 days! Were all the hamsters housed...

Gerbils & Hamsters: -, hamster wheel, vella
hamster wheel, vella, hamster: Hi Amanda, You can lighten up his cage with a hamster wheel and tubes :) or you can make some home made toys like coconut homes, ramps etc :) You will find this page very useful I hope :) http://hamster-club.com/housing_cage.asp Kind Regards Nadia...

Gerbils & Hamsters: -, food mix, piece of bread
food mix, piece of bread, hamster: Hi Amanda, Most of the hamster do that. They do that for attention. You can give him a treat once in a while since he is doing that for attention. :) A treat could be a piece of bread, a piece of vegetable but only once in a while or a piece of the hamser...

Gerbils & Hamsters: -, hamster club, vella
hamster club, vella, hamster: Hi Amanda, I m so sorry to hear that :/ Probably it was pregnancy toxaemia. The mother hamster was not strong enough to give birth. Was this the first time she gave birth? Reasons for her dying could be: problems in giving birth which led to her...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Not sure if she is, pregnant, pregnacy
pregnant, pregnacy: Hi Nicole. If she is pregnant she is going to start eating very large amounts of food and you will notice the food dish emptying quicker. Also, she ll fill out at a rapid rate. She is going to get moody and you will find a type of discharge in the cage most...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Can 2 hamsters live together?, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster varieties: Hi Marissa, Thank you for your e-mail. Only dwarf hamsters can live together ie: Dwarf Campbell Russian Hamsters, Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamsters and Roborovski Hamsters. Check out this page http://www.hamster-club.com/varieties.asp - it might help...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Baby gerbil advise needed, baby gerbils, goats milk
baby gerbils, goats milk, mum and dad: Gill, well the first thing you need to do is put the mom back in there. The babies still neeed their momma s milk. That is why they are not eating the bread. The babies might be a little bit behind now, because they have been separated. And yes please...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Baby hamster feeding question...., baby hamsters, baby hamster
baby hamsters, baby hamster, water bottle: Hi Chantelle. The babies will be fine. Even if they do finish nursing, they will start to eat new foods (like those that the mother is eating). So really the only thing you need to worry about is that she doesn t fuss around touching the babies and such because...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Balding dwarf hamster.... any ideas?, russian dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster
russian dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, bald patches: Dear Briony, It seems you have everything ruled out except for maybe a rash, or allergic reaction with the bedding. If you are using cedar, or pine then I would switch to aspen. If the condition continues and does not clear up then I would take him into a...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Breeding question, golden brown fur, golden hamsters
golden brown fur, golden hamsters, golden hamster: I happen to have direct knowledge of that pairing! Teddy bear is a pet store name for long haired Syrian, not multicolored Syrian. The mother is a long haired golden hamster, technically a banded golden. The father was a black bear. Golden hamsters are the...

Gerbils & Hamsters: baby hamsters, baby hamsters, syrian hamsters
baby hamsters, syrian hamsters, hampster: Dear Kellie, thank you for your question. Dwarf hamsters need to stay with their mother for 29 days. The females should stay with their mother for at least another two weeks to be properly socialzed and to learn from her. Syrian hamsters need to be separated...

Gerbils & Hamsters: balding on rear legs, dwarf hamster, rear legs
dwarf hamster, rear legs, hind legs: Hi Emily. If he lives alone and in a seperate cage there is no worry about contaminating your other hamsters. It could be that your hamster has fleas and is itching his fur right out. Also, he could have dry skin or dandruff that he is itching at, causing...

Gerbils & Hamsters: bedding, cedar bedding, rough material
cedar bedding, rough material, beddings: vivian, I wouldn t worry alot about him being sick.But i would change your bedding to a different type.Cedar bedding is a rough material that is very hard for your little hamster to digest.There are alot of other beddings that do not have the effects as...

Gerbils & Hamsters: biting, hamsters, christiana
hamsters, christiana, good mood: Hi Christiana. They might just be bothering them too much. Tell them not to play with them as much because just like humans, hamsters get easilly annoyed. Occasionally, the hamsters will always bite. Sometimes they just aren t in a good mood! :) Thanks for...

Gerbils & Hamsters: black mole type patch on my hamster, hamster, mole
hamster, mole, fur: Hi amelia, it could just be a dark patch of skin. or a mole, but if its not getting bigger, i wouldnt worry about it. If it gets bigger or puffier or something, bring it to the vet right away! I like the name of your hamster :) Good luck. if you have...

Gerbils & Hamsters: blood on the bedding, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster rectal prolapse: Hi Jennifer, It looks like its a prolpsed rectum. The straining of the rectum can cause the intestine to come out the anus. It many cases, a veterinarian can massage the intestine back into the hamsters rectum. If the intestine is damaged however, they...

Gerbils & Hamsters: breeding robo dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster, hamsters
dwarf hamster, hamsters, hamster: Hi Sana. You don t HAVE to seperate the female and male while she is pregant but I reccommend doing that just to prevent any accidental fights while she is pregnant, and because once the babies are born the male while try to eat them. Good luck! Eric...

Gerbils & Hamsters: constipation in hamsters, epsom salts, liquid paraffin
epsom salts, liquid paraffin, honey bear: Hi Lindsay If your hamster is constipated it is important to address this now and not wait as constipation can cause serious problems for hamsters. You could try giving her lettuce - this is good for constipation (too much of it gives diarrhea). You could...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hampster, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster treat: Hi Lisa, With regards to Kaytee Healthy Bits you can give him one every other day as you are doing. Cheerios are not good everyday even though hamsters love them! You may find various treats in pet stores and most hamsters love these. Treats should only...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster Companion, dwarf hamsters, roomate
dwarf hamsters, roomate, hamsters: Hi Darren. Usually dwarfs are better in pairs, but if one passed away Dora may be lonely at first, but will eventually get over it. I do not recommend getting a new roomate because they might not get along as well if they haven t been together their whole...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamster issues, dwarf hamsters, scent gland
dwarf hamsters, scent gland, pimple: Dear Lucia, thank you for your question. You found the hamster s scent gland, dwarf hamsters have theirs under their belly, just like gerbils (Syrians have it on their flanks). The yellowish gunk is probably normal, it can be just leftover excretion when...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf Hamsters, dwarf hamster cages, dwarf hamsters
dwarf hamster cages, dwarf hamsters, proper ventilation: Peanut butter is extremely fatty , so I wouldn t give it to hamsters or other rodents, even if it s the unsalted kind. It may also get stuck in the hamster s pouches. You can give peanuts as occasional treats, but without the shell because those often carry...

Gerbils & Hamsters: Dwarf hamsters, plastic storage bins, dwarf hamsters
plastic storage bins, dwarf hamsters, dwarf hamster: Dear Maida, thank you for your question. Try wearing gloves, at least she cannot bite you then. Many dwarf hamsters are already aggressive and will try to defend their territory when they are kept in too small cages and this will get worse when she just...

Gerbils & Hamsters: I dont know whether my hamster is pregnant, female hamster, russian hamsters
female hamster, russian hamsters, lorelei: Dear Hannah, It is very likely that your hamster could once again be pregnant. You won t know for sure until she has a litter which could be very soon if he has been with her for three weeks. If you don t want this to continue happening you should separate...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwarf hamser help, proper care
proper care: Hi Kevin. If your sister isn t going to take proper care of the hamster I recommend you caring for it or teaching her how to care for it properly, because if it stays in these conditions it is not going to live a happy healthy life. First clip it s nails...

Gerbils & Hamsters: dwarf hamster losing fur?, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster fur loss: Hi, I never used this recipie you gave me... better if you use a new cod liver oil since it will do not good if it s expired. I have johnsons antimite spray for hamsters. Do not apply the spray directly on the hamster but apply some on a small brush,...

Gerbils & Hamsters: my dwarf hamster sick?, hamster, hamsters
hamster, hamsters, hamster cold: Hi Steph, Yes, sometimes when hamsters are sick they tend to hiss since they are afraid, especially when you try to hold him. For now try to avoid handling him, give him food and fresh water. Hamster Colds can be a cause of draughts so a correct place...