Hamsters are small burrowing rodents that are characterized by a short tail and large cheek pouches. The pouches are for carrying food and for looking extremely cute of course! They are mostly found in Europe and Northern Asia. Theses rodents belong to the subfamily known as Cristinae. It contains about 25 species that are classified in several genus. Nowadays hamsters are kept as pets since they are harmless, fun and furry and easily breed in captivity. They also eat only a small amount of food and hence it is easy and cheap to look after them. They are mostly active at night. Below are 5 common types of hamster you might want to consider as a pet. Continue reading 5 Most Common Types Of Hamster Breeds
When you are choosing a name for your hamster, pick one that fits their features. A cute name such as “Tiny” will be a perfect fit for a very tiny hamster or ‘Ginger’ might be good for a golden coloured hamster. If you want your hamster’s name to mean anything then you should only name him or her once and encourage everyone in the household to use that name. There are many types of names to choose from. These include male names, female names, unisex names and some popular names of famous or cartoon hamsters. Continue reading Cute Hamster Names
Tiny toothed and lovable, hamsters are cute domesticated rodent animals that can fit in the palm of your hand. Even though a hamster can be an entertaining company for you and your family, unfortunately the life span of a hamster is relatively short. If you provide your pet friend with a nice safe environment, a proper diet and plenty of exercise, your hamster can live up to 4 years. Continue reading What is The Life Span Of A Hamster?
For as long as I can remember my eldest daughter Hannah has wanted a pet dog. She’s already had several rabbits and currently has a cat and several fish that’s she’s done her best to take care of. None of these quite offer the companionship, fun and unconditional love that a dog can though. A dog is a completely different proposition. Continue reading Diary Of A New Dog Part 1 by The Dad
When you care for an exotic bird, such as a parrot, you need to ensure that you know what to feed it. Much of the time, people are unsure about what they should give these birds. Like any other animal, parrots need a balanced diet. They want food that gives them all the vitamins and minerals they need. That is to say that you should make sure that the food you give your parrot is as varied as it can be. So, what should you feed your bird? Continue reading What Do Parrots Eat?
When you get a pet, you want to make sure that you do the right things for it. After all, there is no point taking in a little creature if you’re not going to look after it well. Hamsters make excellent first pets as they are small and relatively easy to take care of. Many families find that this pet is ideal for their household. Children tend to adore furry animals. That means that a hamster can be a welcome addition to the family home. Continue reading What Can Hamsters Eat & How To Take Care Of A Hamster
One of the things that people tend to wonder when they get a hamster is whether it hibernates or not. As you may already know, many small animals do hibernate during the colder months and seasons. Some also hibernate in times when there is a food shortage. You may notice that your hamster goes into a deep sleep every so often. When this happens, some pet owners tend to worry, but you should not. Let’s take a quick look at what’s going on with your hamster.
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If you have never had fish before now, there may be a whole host of things you don’t know about them. Goldfish make low maintenance pets, which means that they are perfect if you lead a busy life. Still, it is crucial that you take an interest in your fish and what they do. One of the things that many fish owners wonder is whether their goldfish sleeps or not. Well, luckily, we are here to provide you with all the answers you need. Continue reading Do Goldfish Sleep?
So, you’ve just got your first cat, but you’re not sure where to start. When it comes to looking after a pet of this nature, there are a few things that you need to remember. Cats can vary a great deal in their temperament, size and care needs. There is not just one set of rules for how to look after a cat. Much of what you need to know, you will learn when you first get one. Having said that, there are some core things you need to know. Once you get this pet, you will never look back. This little bundle of joy will be an absolute pleasure to care for if you get things right from the start. Continue reading How To Look After A Cat – A Beginners Guide
Here in Britain, we are lucky since we have a wealth of wild birds inhabiting our towns and suburbs. When you’re enjoying the sun in your garden, you might notice that some species are happy to interact with you. As a general rule, most birds have learnt not to fear humans, which means that you can feed them. If you want to help boost the wildlife in your garden space, you might enjoy this fun and rewarding pastime. After all, there is simply nothing more relaxing than sitting around and watching birds feed, bathe and play with each other. So what do birds eat and how can we encourage them to our gardens. Continue reading What Do Wild Birds Eat? Tips & Advice For UK Gardens