Gerbils & Hamsters/Dwarf hamster


KJ wrote at 2013-11-07 22:26:58
Hi again! It's been just over a week since I've had her and the area is looking much better. She is in much better shape even in that period of time. I'm thinking that whatever her living conditions were before I adopted her were not great. It could be the bedding, pine or cedar that did that to her. It's terrible stuff for small animals. Her fur was still missing but the skin was way less "angry" looking. With high hopes she will continue to improve. It seems the Carefresh bedding agrees with her.She wasn't as nippy either, she still did but not as constant! She was likely sore. I'm thinking she may be one of the gloves for life hamsters :) I'll have a closer look at the scent gland if I can get a hold of her properly :) Thanks for the insight. Cheers

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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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