Mending Holes in Cages

An inconvenient hole in a hamster cage doesn’t need to end that cage’s use. Most holes can be repaired and the cage go on for many more years of use. I have used several techniques for fixing holes in cages, both for holes chewed by hamsters and also holes created by manufacturers (in some cases…

Choosing Your Syrian Hamster Show Classes

Choosing which classes to enter a Syrian hamster into for the main show can be confusing; there are so many different fur types, colours and combinations! When you’re looking at the show schedule, how do you know which classes to pick? Asking yourself a series of questions can make it a little easier. The show…

The Surprise Rodent: Pets as Presents

Four years ago I made the poster that’s the picture at the top of the post: “pets aren’t presents”. I’ve shared it on my Facebook page, often around Christmas, and have had mostly positive feedback, but have at times had comments from people who have bought hamsters as presents – from me. So, I’ve rehomed hamsters to…