Everything You Need to Know About Wet Tail in Hamsters

Does your hamster have a wet and dirty tail? Is the area around their anus soiled? It is likely that your furry friend has Proliferative Ileitis, commonly known as wet tail. It is most common in hamsters that are three to six weeks old, but every hamster can be susceptible. Although it can strike any […]

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Hamster Bedding: What Every Pet Owner Should Know

Pet hamsters require two different types of bedding; the substrate which lines the base of their cage, and nesting material with which they can create a soft and fluffy bed. You might be surprised to hear that over the years dozens of different hamster bedding materials have been tested, with wildly varying levels of success. […]

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Rats vs Hamsters: What’s the Best Pet Rodent?

Hamsters may still be thought of as the “standard” pet rodent, but over the years rats have gained a lot of fans. Many of these passionate rat-owners claim that their chosen pet has an awful lot going for it – assuming you can ignore the tail. They’re smart, clean and playful; but when it comes […]

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Hamsters as Pets

One of the most popular small pets, especially for children, are hamsters. Solitary in nature, easily looked after and supremely handleable it is little wonder that hamsters have become so popular. If you’re looking for information and advice on hamsters as pets – both the pros and the cons – then read on to discover all […]

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Gerbils Vs Hamsters

Two of the most popular small pets available in pet shops are hamsters and gerbils. Traditionally hamsters have been viewed as the best pet – especially for children – but is that really the case? The purpose of this article is simple; to present a balanced view of the “gerbils vs hamsters” argument, in order […]

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Let Your Pets Chill Out: The Treats That Keep Your Pet Cool

With the hot weather seeing pub gardens full, parks busy and ice cream sales going through the roof, everyone is seeking a way to stay cool yet enjoy the sun. What about your pets though? When you indulge in a cold drink or a sumptuous sundae, what can they enjoy to keep them cool, entertained […]

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What’s the Most Popular Pet in the UK?

It’s estimated that 3.2 million households added a pet to their family during the pandemic, meaning that over 17 million households in the UK now own a pet. Research by the PFMA found the most popular pet in the UK. Below, we analyse the top ten pets favoured by UK households. 1st Dogs There are […]

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National Pet Wellness Month: Top Tips for Your Pet’s Health

October is National Pet Wellness Month, which aims to raise awareness about how pets age and how that can change what they need for their health and wellbeing. Your pet is part of your family, so you’ll already be doing everything you can to keep them happy and healthy, from brushing their teeth, getting their […]

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Essential Guide to a Smooth Pet Relocation

A pet isn’t just for Christmas, a pet is for life and this includes if you decide to move abroad. Whether you have a cat, dog, hamster or budgie, pets are part of the family and so if you decide to relocate you can’t leave them behind. It may be added stress arranging the relocation […]

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