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“Randy Rodents? HAMSTERRIFIC!”

published 07/02/2004

ProFluffy?

ConsSex Drive - Incessant Exercise - Crafty and Cunnin...

I’ve been extremely busy at work recently. The combined effect of severe stress and having no spare time has taken its toll. Hence, I have written a review about my hamsters. This will be no emotional rollercoaster ride, but I assure you a thorough appraisal nonetheless [cue clicks for member...

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“New and Old Hampster Owners”

published 20/11/2004

ProThey require very little care, come in different s...

ConsNocturnal creatures (see below), very fast, cunnin...

I own two white dwarf Russian hamsters, named Ralph and Englebert Finn. They are not my first pair of hamsters and as a second time owner of these little creatures, I would still recommend that you seek advice about how to care for them. Look at books, see a local vet for your key information...

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Super

ProEasy to keep, Cute, Cheap, Very Entertaining

ConsNoisy at night, Craves Excitement, Sneaks Out

***Introduction*** From the beginning of the 1900's the golden hamster was thought to be extinct, however in 1930 a female and her offspring were discovered in the Syrian desert. Both hamsters were captured and kept for breeding (inbreeding common), which has kept the population alive today...

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“So you want a hamster?”

published 10/11/2004

ProThey are so cute

ConsThey don't live very long

I was inspired to write this review as lately we have had a lot of trouble with our pets. We keep hamsters, and I have owned them at several different points in my life. I have also done a lot of research about different hamster species and their behaviours, and I would like to share with you...

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Excellent

ProInexpensive and easy to look after

Consonly live two years

I've had a succession of at least a dozen hamsters over the past forty years, and whilst my current menagerie doesn't feature one, I guess I've owned enough to express an opinion from a moderately experienced perspective. Let's state right off, that I've only kept 'Syrian' or golden hamsters, the...

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Excellent

ProIdeal first pet. Rest is in the op

ConsShortish life span

I’m looking after my niece’s hamster for a week. She usually takes it away with her when they go on holiday, my brother has a caravan, but as they have gone to Majorca this time she asked me if Harvey could come and stay with me for the week. I’m very honoured she asked me, not that she doesn’t...

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Excellent

“A rewarding experience.”

published 09/10/2001

ProSuitable pets for any ages, easy to look after, an...

ConsHamsters lives are quite short, vulnerable to coug...

Hamsters make ideal pets for children and adults alike. I find that a lot of enjoyment can be had from keeping a hamster. Although mine does keep me awake well into the small hours! It is a very rewarding experience, and the more work you put in to cleaning out its cage, providing it with daily...

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Excellent

“Great little furry friends”

published 22/01/2003

ProEasy to look after, great fun

ConsDont live very long

With hamsters there are no vaccinations that you can give to prevent diseases, in the way you can with pet cats and dogs.Fortunately, hamsters are pretty sturdy, low maintenance pets, and long as you provide them with suitable food and housing problems are rare. A healthy hamster should be bright...

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Excellent

“Oooh so sweet”

published 25/09/2001

ProGreat pets, cute, fun, cheap to keep

ConsShort lifespan.

R.I.P. Nibbles :( Nibbles was my first hamster. I got her when I was 14. She lived for 3 years. Why did I call her Nibbles? Well lets just say she 'christened' my finger before I'd even got her home! More about that later though. If you (or your child) wants a hamster then don’t worry - let...

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Excellent

“great pet's!”

published 10/09/2004

Prothey are so cute!

Conskeep you up ll night!

Being a big animal lover, and coming from a home that could probley be mistaken for an animal shelter! I fall in love with animals very easily! My new love is molly, my hamster. I went to a good pet shop to get my hamster, I didn’t want to go anywhere like pet smart, as the animals are kept badly...

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Excellent

ProCheap fun pets

ConsOnly awake at night

*What are they?* Hamsters are one of the cutest little rodents around!! The way they fill their pouches up with food, the way they clean their little noses, the way they poke their noses out the cage to say hello!! *Colours* There are many different colour variations including white, black...

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“Mating can be fatal”

published 02/10/2001

Procheap to buy, house and feed, suitable for childre...

Consnocturnal, squeaky wheel, short lifespan

Syrian hamsters are very cute, cheap to feed and need very little space, but don't be tempted to think they are lonely and buy them a mate. They are likely to kill each other. BREEDING I have bred hamsters in the past and it is a very delicate job. The females come into season every four days and...

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Excellent

“A little furry ball of fun”

published 12/10/2001

ProEasy and cheap to look after

ConsDon't survive too long

As a student I had a pet hamster. He kept me company once my flat mates moved out.He was so easy to look after that I thought I would write an op about them. My hamster was a russian dwarf hamster which are smaller (hence the dwarf doh!!) than normal hamsters. You cannot buy then until they are 6...

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Super

Profun and responsiblity for a child to learn

ConsIf something goes wrong

Around 3 years ago, life was pretty awful, we had just lost our home to repossesion due to the mortgage repayments going through the roof, I had been working 7 nights a week doing 13 hour shifts trying to make ends meet and failing miserably, leading to eventual collapse on the morning of...

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Excellent

“Roborovski Hamsters”

published 29/05/2011

Procute, funny, easy to look after

Consvery fast, not suitable for young children

Living in a rented apartment was never going to enable me to have a menagerie of pets, so I needed to find something small enough to fit into my apartment and to also be able to hide from my landlord if necessary. So I started off with a couple of goldfish but they were a little bit dull and many...

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