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Old 02-25-2017, 03:04 PM   #21
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A carrier is a small container used to put a hamster in when going somewhere like a vet or other quick trip. A travel cage is a larger bin that is still smaller than a regular enclosure, but is fine to stay in when on vacation or being petsat
Ah I see - thank you
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:38 AM   #22
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Why did someone have to make this thread? Now I'll need to buy everything haha! these are all very interesting toys that I'll definitely need to try out! Seagrass huts have always been a huge hit in my house!
Haha me too! That's 10 new things on my hammy shopping list. So many ideas, not enough room. Time for a 3rd cage and an external playden? Haha. And people say hamsters are cheap pets - not when you actually put effort into looking after them and their wellbeing/happiness. Sorry bank account
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:33 AM   #23
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I don't know why I read this thread. Now I need everything that I don't have
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:22 PM   #24
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They're definitely not cheap by any means!I can't say they're the most expensive pets either,at least compared to ferrets for example which cost a lot more in diet alone
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:21 PM   #25
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Hamsters are definitely a lot pricier than I originally thought when I got into tbem! Of course, my first hamster was an unexpected rescue, but I was definitely shocked at their care needs! Though amity is right, I know that my rabbit far exceeds the cost of both my hamsters
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:09 PM   #26
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People look at me wierd for all the stuff Khaleesi has. My neighbours (who have kept hamsters before) think I am mad for having one "large" cage, let alone two for her. Even after I mentionned that one cage is too small by rspca standards, they kept quiet haha.

Please can anyone post a link for the whimzees dog chews that are suitable? Also, if i get some puffed rice, how often can I feed them to her and do I have to cook them or are they like rice crispies?
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:21 PM   #27
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People look at me wierd for all the stuff Khaleesi has. My neighbours (who have kept hamsters before) think I am mad for having one "large" cage, let alone two for her. Even after I mentionned that one cage is too small by rspca standards, they kept quiet haha.

Please can anyone post a link for the whimzees dog chews that are suitable? Also, if i get some puffed rice, how often can I feed them to her and do I have to cook them or are they like rice crispies?
There's absolutely nothing wrong with having lots of toys! In fact it's crazy that they think you have too many. I'll put a link below to the whimzees. For puffed rice, do you mean the rice pops they make for small animals? If so, these do not need to be cooked and should just be fed straight to your hamster

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01F7...ZzL&ref=plSrch
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00...QnL&ref=plSrch
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:25 PM   #28
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Puffed rice does not need to be cooked They're similar in texture to rice crispies but you need to get plain puffed rice,nothing with any added sugar or preservatives etc.

Whimzees can be purchased from Viovet either as Whimzees or Antos(Antos are very similar,but still better than Greenies).

https://www.viovet.co.uk/Whimzees_Cr...g_Chew/c19229/

That's just one,you can get different shapes though.

The rice pop treats they make for hamsters and other small pets are junk They're loaded with dyes and sugar,and are just a waste of money.

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Old 02-26-2017, 04:26 PM   #29
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I haven't read all the lists in detail (I've already wasted too much money at half term on the pets) but I'll still share my favourites with Larry-Jasper.

In no particular order:

1: Sand bath! Hamsters love their sand baths and it's a great way to keep themselves clean. Some also use it as a litter tray, but it depends how much they want to wind you up.

2. Silent Runner wheel. I don't have one, but they are supposed to be the best on the market. They are plenty of threads on here discussing them, where you can find shopping links.

3. Natural cork piece (no link). Basically, a piece of cork wood from the reptile or aquatics area of pet shops. I have found this very popular with my dwarf, who loves sleeping under it. I also scatter seeds over it, so he has to work to get them out of the little holes.

4. House with compartments. These are very popular with hams and have space for a nest, toilet area and hoard. Rodipet makes some excellent houses, but a little pricey. There is also a UK one, the Leif house, which can be purchased from Amazon or Zooplus.

5. Shelf or Lava Ledge. You can find these pretty much anywhere. I have a mini Trixie wooden shelf, which is perfect for the corner of my spare cage. Lava Ledges are quite expensive, but useful to connect upper areas of the cage together (my sand bath is attached to the bars, so this is in front).

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Old 02-26-2017, 05:14 PM   #30
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with having lots of toys! In fact it's crazy that they think you have too many. I'll put a link below to the whimzees. For puffed rice, do you mean the rice pops they make for small animals? If so, these do not need to be cooked and should just be fed straight to your hamster

[url]https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01F71E5Z2/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488151101&sr=8-1&keywords=whimzees+dog+treats&dpPl=1&dpID=51jpXBh HZzL&ref=plSrch[/url
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00...QnL&ref=plSrch
(UK)
Thanks for posting that Drago. Those crocodiles look so cute.

And thanks Amity for directing me to a new website to buy stuff from. There is a quite a lot of stuff on there that is on my amazon wishlish and its cheaper. Think a bulk order will be placed on payday
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