A brown and white hamster is held by a member of Blue Cross.

Hamster advice

Whether you're considering rehoming a hamster or need some veterinary advice, we've got plenty of guidance to help keep your small pet happy and healthy.

A brown hamster leans out of their wooden hut for some leafy greens.

Wellbeing and care

From deciding to get a hamster, right through to making the difficult decision to say goodbye. Here you'll find information on daily care for happy, healthy pets.
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A white dwarf hamster is held by a Blue Cross vet nurse.

Health and injuries

Routine check-up? Or is there something you'd like to know about your hamster's condition? Our vet advice is here to give you the information you need to know.
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A white hamster drinks from a water bottle in their cage.

Food and weight

Discover advice from our vets on what your hamster can and can't eat, how to manage their weight and fun recipes for you to try!
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Syrian hamster being held in someone's hands

Behaviour advice

Our trained animal behaviourists are here for you with advice, whether your pet is struggling in certain situations or you're just looking to teach them some tricks!
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Hamster eating

Choosing a pet

Small pets come in all shapes and sizes. Considering one of your own? Find out whether hamsters are the perfect pet for your family, and what you'll need.
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Hamster at our Burford rehoming centre

Saying goodbye

Some small pets, like hamsters, will only live for a few years. Like any other pet, you'll have a unique bond with them that can make it difficult to say goodbye.
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