Hi, I have adopted my boyfriends hamster (whilst he is at uni, he cannot care for him) his name is Ralph, he is a Campbell’s Russian Dwarf, from what I can tell.
Recently, me and my family have noticed that he has been scratching or biting himself and it is leaving very ugly, nasty looking marks on him and the blood matting into his fur doesn’t look too good either. We believe he may have mites, we are unsure because we have never seen any small insects or bugs anywhere near him when cleaning him and his cage out.
If it is mites, what would be a good way of helping to get rid of them, and also helping to prevent him getting them again?
How to Care for Hamsters | Pet Health & Safety - Love Your Pets
Hamsters are great pets. They’re not only cute and fun, but they’re small enough to keep in a habitat in your bedroom. Like other animals, though, they need certain things to make sure they are healthy and happy. To care for a hamster, you should provide them with the basics, clean their cage regularly, communicate with your parents, and create a schedule to remind you when you need to do certain things.
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If you have baby hamsters on your hands — whether you bought them or bred them — taking care of them can be a lot of work. Even if the babies are with their mother, you must watch them carefully to make sure she's caring for them properly and not hurting them. Without a mother, hand-reared hamsters have very little chance of survival, even with your dedicated care. There are, however, ways to improve their chances of survival, with or without their mother.
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What do I need for my pet hamster?
Now that you have decided on a pet hamster you should have all the supplies necessary before bringing your pet home. This care sheet will guide you in having everything you need. Remember, hamsters are chewers, wanderers, and burrowers so choose the home accordingly.Hamsters also love to nest! Provide them with nesting material, such as colorful and fun carefresh® Nestables. Spread them around the habitat, and they will forage for the springy shreds and gather them into a comfy nest.This video is supposed to teach you about hamster care and if you get a hamster how to take care of it. This is our first video, so bare with us and please leave your suggestions in the comments on what we need to do to make the video better. Thanks for watching.....PLS SUBSCRIBE!!!:):):):):):D Hamsters make great pets if you take care of them and interact with them daily to keep them tame. Their lifespan is about two to three years on average, but a lot depends on feeding them a proper diet and providing them with clean and spacious living quarters. They're not difficult pets to care for, but you do have to be dedicated to providing for all of their needs.