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Regina wrote at 2015-12-03 16:38:19
I see it everyday - on the floor, on my bed, on the window sill... It has chewed holes in my bedsheets, blankets and curtains.  I found its nest yesterday and I am now more concerned with the health effects of all that poo!  It has no fear and will come right up to me but it runs if I try to pet it.  I will buy a wire cage and try to capture it but I think it's happy having an entire room to itself!  This has been a very sad experience for me.

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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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