Hamster cage accessories from Pets at Home - YouTube

I recently went to pets at home and bought some accessories for my hamster and their cage.
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While on my vacation I went into a pets at home store to buy the pets some gifts. Like any sane person would, I walked straight toward the hamsters for sale and adoption. That was when I noticed something peculiar. The hamster tanks all have bright lights at the top of their cages. I started thinking about this when I noticed that almost all of the hamsters are awake, which is quite strange for nocturnal animals...I then started to think what if these lights are supposed to keep the hamsters awake, so the customers can get a better view of them. Which is actually quite cruel and disrupting their natural behaviors. When someone buys a hamster from pets at home, it's going to be tired and stressed from all the lights...
A review on the Pets at Home Hamster nuggets.Protein - 17%Fat - 4.6%Fibre - 4%
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While you’ve given your pet a supportive habitat that engages their senses and keeps them comfortable, sometimes they like to get out a little and stretch their legs. Unlike a dog or cat, these little guys can be harder to keep track of once they are out of their home. Hamster balls allow your gerbil, mouse or other pint-sized pets to explore freely while allowing you to more easily keep track of them. You’ll discover that most feature a secure top so your hamster or mouse can’t escape from the ball while they make a few orbits around an over-sized world. Additionally, your little fellow can easily catch their breath while they are on a roll thanks to ventilation slots that also help keep them cool. Frisky fun for your small pets, the Super Pet My First Hamster Home features chew proof coated wire and stain resistant plastic pa
Photo provided by FlickrFor the more sociable hamsters, there are 'oops' litters. Quite often from pairs sold as 'same sex' from Pets at Home:D
Photo provided by FlickrWhat rubbish, I've bought the majority of my hamsters from my local Pets at Home and they have lived long and healthy lives,
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Before you even adopt a hamster as a pet, you will want to think about the type of habitat or home that you will get for him. Keeping small rodents as pets often involves finding an enclosure that will not just meet the unique needs of the animal, but that will also provide a safe and secure living space. Hamsters have a reputation for being able to “break out” of enclosures, so it is important to first find something that can’t be easily opened. You will also want to think about how much you have to invest into the enclosure, as well as ongoing maintenance and size, to ensure that the habitat will last your hamster for many years.Went to Pets At Home and brought myself 4 Russian Dwarf hamsters. In this video you will see me unboxing them for the first time and putting them in their new cage :)Other Things to Consider
In addition to the style or type of enclosure, you will also need to think about bedding, any hamster “furniture” that you want to include, and the location of the cage within your home. Make sure that you find a spot that will keep your new hamster in the temperature range of 65-75 degrees. These are ideal conditions for the health and welfare of your new pet. South Coast veterinarians will also usually recommend that you keep them away from heat sources, such as direct sunlight through windows or close proximity to fireplaces or stoves. The location should be draft-free and in a safe area of your home, away from very small children and other pets.I don't agree with Pets at home selling pets in store, it promotes impulse buys and it does make you wonder where they get all their rabbits/hamsters (and whatever other animals they sell) from.