What’s in a Name?

I’d be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a pedant; seeing someone writing about their ‘cute furies’ makes me wince (while¬†also conjuring some interesting mental images). Using unusual non-standard terms to describe hamster colours or fur types is a particular pet peeve of mine. Thankfully my favourite species, the Chinese hamster, is…

Hamster Recycling

Once upon a time I bought lots of expensive hamster toys – and the hamsters ignored most of them; they preferred the boxes the toys came in! You don’t have to spend a fortune providing enrichment for your hamster’s environment. Recycling common household items can provide hours of fun for a hammy, and they’re easily…

On Hamster Wheels

Choosing and furnishing your hamster’s cage can seem like an impossible task, with conflicting advice often offered on the internet with a high degree of certainty: “all hamsters MUST have…”, “You should NEVER…”etc. ¬†After keeping hundreds of hamsters, the only certainty I’ve found is that there’s always going to be a hamster that goes against…