Exercise wheels keep hamsters entertained. Syrian hamsters need a wheel measuring 28 cm in diameter, while a dwarf’s wheel should be 20 cm. Without them, hamsters risk becoming bored, stressed, […]
Why Does My Hamster Fling Poop? [3 Likely Causes + Solutions]
It’s surprisingly common for hamsters to fling poop. However, it’s not always normal or healthy, as it can signify a problem within your hamster’s living environment. Hamsters eat their soft, […]
Why Do Hamsters Love To Run On Wheels?
Exercise wheels are an essential part of every hamster’s cage setup. Without them, hamsters wouldn’t have enough to do, lacking the physical and mental stimulation needed for life as a […]
Do Hamsters Pretend To Be Dead? [Thanatosis Explained]
Hamsters are constantly on high alert for predators and other dangers. One of the ways hamsters avoid harm is by pretending to be dead. While playing possum doesn’t always work, […]
Why Do Hamsters Always Try To Escape?
Hamsters are mini escape artists. If you don’t secure their cage, they can slip through gaps and run amok in the environment beyond. Finding them and getting them back can […]
How Well Can Hamsters Climb? [Textured vs. Smooth Surfaces]
Hamsters spend their days exploring their surroundings and keeping themselves mentally active. Climbing is a fun way for hamsters to stay busy and minimize stress. Despite their small size, hamsters […]
Why Do Hamsters Suddenly Freeze? [What Staying Still Means]
When hamsters freeze, they become unresponsive and stop blinking. Depending on what’s caused your hamster to stop moving and how badly it has been spooked, this behavior can last for […]
Should Hamsters Eat Their Poop? [Coprophagy]
If you watch your pet long enough, you may find that your hamster eats its poop. Scientifically known as coprophagy, this behavior is common among rodents. It’s normal for hamsters […]
What Does It Mean When Your Hamsters Poop Is Green?
Hamsters produce green poop due to too many leafy greens or green dye-formulated foods. Also, diarrhea caused by harmful bacteria produces soft, green poop that contains mucus. Other reasons include […]