Gerbils & Hamsters/gerbals


mkw wrote at 2012-10-30 01:22:02
i had a teddy bear hamster given to me by a neighbor cause her 4 yr old and his friend did the poor animal like a wishbone & he was paralyized from mid back down. he lived a few yrs & still ran on his wheel and thru tunnels & was happy! the way he died was due to heat, not his injury, we were moving & the movers shut him up in a room with no air in mid summer & i was horried but nothing i could do. i was thankful i had several good yrs & his injury never slowed him down with someone who takes good care of he should be ok, but still take him to vet to be sure. thanks  & i hope all is ok!

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Sheila Adby


Syrian hamsters are my specialty, however, I have kept Campbells,Winter Whites and gerbils in the past. I can advise on most subjects associated with hamsters, including housing, bedding, feeding, handling, new borns and catching escapees. I have had some experience of various health problems with hamsters and can offer my opinion and advice on basic health issues, however I am not a qualified vet and therefore cannot recommend drugs etc. My website is


I have been keeping hamsters and other small animals for more than 12 years. My favourites are Syrian hamsters and I foster litters and 'difficult' hamsters for a rescue centre. My job is to tame hamsters ready for re-homing, which is extremely rewarding. I also enjoy looking after new litters and raising the pups. I have co-written a book on hamsters with my local vet and have a website:

Hamsters in Sickness and in Health - Sheila Adby and Dan O'Neill ISBN186163218-5 (Capall Bann Publishing)

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