Looking after a hamster is great fun, and a very satisfying experience. The more acquainted you become with your pet's personality and needs, the more you'll both get from the relationship. Keeping hamsters is pretty straightforward compared to a lot of pets, but there will still be those moments when - no matter what your level of hamster expertise - you will appreciate a bit of extra advice. That's what this section is all about.
Hamster ownership may throw up some surprises
This section of our Hamster Guide includes some commonly asked questions on a variety of topics, from how to prevent biting to recovering a lost pet. Happy hamstering!
Traci, 27 August 2021
My daughters hamster Pebbles is the sweetest little creature I have ever know. She is a 2 year old red bell dwarf hamster. For the last couple of days we have noticed that both her eyes are popping out a little. Enough to be noticeable. Her belly looks like it has urine on it all the time. She has been squeaking and chattering. Other than that she is still eating and still sweet when we hold her. Does anyone know what this could possibly be and is it treatable. We love her so much, please help!