As small animals are at the bottom of the food chain, hamsters frequently experience stress. Unfortunately, stress can have a serious long-term impact on a pet hamster’s health. Common stressors […]
Sticky Eye in Hamsters: Causes, Symptoms + Treatment
A healthy hamster will have bright, black eyes that are wide open while it’s awake. If the eyes are glued shut and surrounded by gunk and crust, it likely has […]
Is It Normal for A Hamster To Dig? [Hamster Always Burrowing]
Most captive hamsters are native to desert conditions, so digging is a natural behavior. While a pet hamster was almost certainly born in captivity, it’ll retain instincts that drive it […]
How Can I Get A Hamster To Trust Me?
Once tamed, hamsters can make affectionate pets. Until you gain the hamster’s trust, it’ll likely respond to your presence with fear, which could involve hiding or biting if you attempt […]
10 Most Common Syrian Hamster Old Age Symptoms
The Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) lives for around 2-3 years, assuming they can avoid sickness while very young. Males tend to outlive females, but their lifespan remains short. Signs of […]
Can Hamsters Die from Cushing’s Disease?
Cushing’s disease (also known as hyperadrenocorticism) occurs in hamsters when the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol. Cortisol is a natural hormone the body produces as a reaction to stress. […]
How To Treat Pyometra in Hamsters [Antibiotics vs. Surgery]
Female hamsters are susceptible to pyometra, a life-threatening infection in the uterus. Pyometra in hamsters can be treated with antibiotics to reduce symptoms. Aglepristone, an antiprogestin medication, has been successful […]
How To Save A Choking Hamster [Easy-To-Follow Advice + Tips]
No matter what steps you take to avoid your hamster choking, it can sometimes happen, although it’s rare. It’s scary to think that your hamster might choke, especially when you […]
How Far Can Hamsters Fall Without Getting Hurt?
Hamsters wriggle and move around a lot, so they’re easy to drop and sometimes unexpectedly jump out of their owners’ hands without considering the consequences. Hamsters can fall 25 cm […]
How To Care For A Dying Hamster (In Its Last Few Hours)
Hamsters become a special part of the family. While watching your hamster die is hard, you must do all you can to ensure its remaining hours are comfortable and pain-free. […]