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New Pet Hamster

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Hamsters are common household pets, most often they are your child's first pet because they are so small. Getting your very first pet is exciting however like with any other pet you need to make sure you have everything you need to make sure your hamster can settle in into it's new environment. We have put together a checklist of supplies that you need for your hamster so you can have fun picking out your hamster.

Hamster Checklist

Cages and Houses

When it comes to choosing a hamster you'll need to make sure that there is enough room for your hamster as hamsters love to dig and climb. Take a look at our range of Abode and Pico hamster cages from Rosewood at Cuddles Pet Store.

Abode Dwarf Hamster Home Blue & Orange Abode Dwarf Hamster Home Blue & Orange
€49.99
7 in stock
Our Abode for dwarf hamsters and mice is a high quality, plastic home with narrow, powder-coated bars in the roof for ventilation making it completely escape proof and even suitable as a breeding cage. It's stylishly appointed with a solid exercise wheel, food dish, sleeping area (which could also be used for sand baths) and our easy to use drop in water bottle. The smooth, solid base is deep enou…
Abode Dwarf Hamster Home Hot Pink Abode Dwarf Hamster Home Hot Pink
€49.99
5 in stock
Our Abode for dwarf hamsters and mice is a high quality, plastic home with narrow, powder-coated bars in the roof for ventilation making it completely escape proof and even suitable as a breeding cage. It's stylishly appointed with a solid exercise wheel, food dish, sleeping area (which could also be used for sand baths) and our easy to use drop in water bottle. The smooth, solid base is deep enou…
Abode Dwarf Hamster Home Stunning Silver Abode Dwarf Hamster Home Stunning Silver
€49.99
9 in stock
Our Abode for dwarf hamsters and mice is a high quality, plastic home with narrow, powder-coated bars in the roof for ventilation making it completely escape proof and even suitable as a breeding cage. It's stylishly appointed with a solid exercise wheel, food dish, sleeping area (which could also be used for sand baths) and our easy to use drop in water bottle. The smooth, solid base is deep enou…
Pico Hamster Cage Pink Pico Hamster Cage Pink
€39.99
9 in stock
Size: 50cm x 36cm x 29cm
Pico Hamster Cage Translucent Teal Pico Hamster Cage Translucent Teal
€39.99
6 in stock
Size: 50cm x 36cm x 29cm
Pico Xl Hamster Cage Pink Pico Xl Hamster Cage Pink
€54.99
6 in stock
More and more pet owners are looking for a bigger and better homes for their hamsters, so our Pico XL is ideal being 50% larger than the standard Pico. We've achieved this in the most practical manner for most consumers by making the homes taller and adding extra ladders and levels to create an even more exciting and feature packed home.
Pico XL Hamster Cage Silver Pico XL Hamster Cage Silver
€54.99
3 in stock
More and more pet owners are looking for a bigger and better homes for their hamsters, so our Pico XL is ideal being 50% larger than the standard Pico. We've achieved this in the most practical manner for most consumers by making the homes taller and adding extra ladders and levels to create an even more exciting and feature packed home. New improved, larger wheel been added for 2020, these will b…
Pico Xl Hamster Cage Teal Pico Xl Hamster Cage Teal
€54.99
1 in stock
More and more pet owners are looking for a bigger and better homes for their hamsters, so our Pico XL is ideal being 50% larger than the standard Pico. We've achieved this in the most practical manner for most consumers by making the homes taller and adding extra ladders and levels to create an even more exciting and feature packed home.
Boredom Breakers Edible Play Log Small Boredom Breakers Edible Play Log Small
€4.99
10 in stock
100% edible play and hide log Perfect for beneficial gnawing for your pet's enjoyment and to wear growing teeth Made with edible wood, vegetable extracts and alfalfa. Without artificial colouring Made without honey, so ideal for all hamsters, gerbils and mice. Approximate external dimensions: 14 x 9 x 9 small Approximate external dimensions: 22.5 x 14 x 17 xl

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Bedding and Nesting Material

Hamsters love to burrow and therefore it is important that you have selected the right bedding. The bedding can also impact your hamsters health too. It's worth bearing in mind that you will need 2 types of bedding:

  • Substrate
  • Nesting

Substrate bedding is used to cover the bottom part of the cage. You can use materials such as paper, fiber or wood to cover the bottom part of your hamster cage. If you are considering wood as option then it's best to avoid cedar and pine-wood as the odor from these material could cause respiratory issues for your hamster. At Cuddles Pet Store we have a collection of wood bedding from Chipsi, this range is made from spruce and fir. If you are looking for paper bedding then it's worth taking a look at our Back 2 Nature range.

Nesting bedding is used on top of the substrate bedding. This bedding provides comfort and coziness for hamsters, it is where they can curl up and rest. Tissue paper based materials like toilet paper, kitchen paper or newspaper are a good choice for nesting bedding. Take a look at our plant fibre bedding from Petlife, it is made from fibres obtained from the cell walls of plants.

To maintain your health and wellbeing of your hamster, it's important that you clean their cage on a regular basis. Hamsters need dry bedding and nesting material.

Back 2 Nature Bedding 10 Lt Back 2 Nature Bedding 10 Lt
€10.95
6 in stock
Natural odour control, No additives or chemicals, Highly absorbent – superior performance, Suitable for rodents, mammals, birds and reptiles, Biodegradable, Economical – long lasting, Lightweight – easy to handle, Virtually dust-free – reduces tracking & will not mark floors
Back 2 Nature Bedding 20 Lt Back 2 Nature Bedding 20 Lt
€17.95
2 in stock
Natural odour control, No additives or chemicals, Highly absorbent – superior performance, Suitable for rodents, mammals, birds and reptiles, Biodegradable, Economical – long lasting, Lightweight – easy to handle, Virtually dust-free – reduces tracking & will not mark floors
Back 2 Nature Bedding 30 Lt Back 2 Nature Bedding 30 Lt
€23.99
2 in stock
Natural odour control, No additives or chemicals, Highly absorbent – superior performance, Suitable for rodents, mammals, birds and reptiles, Biodegradable, Economical – long lasting, Lightweight – easy to handle, Virtually dust-free – reduces tracking & will not mark floors
Chipsi Citrus 3.2Kg Chipsi Citrus 3.2Kg
€5.49
20 in stock
Chipsi Classic 3.2kg Chipsi Classic 3.2kg
€5.00
13 in stock
Chipsi Green Apple 3.2Kg Chipsi Green Apple 3.2Kg
€5.49
13 in stock
Chipsi Strawberry 3.2Kg Chipsi Strawberry 3.2Kg
€5.49
13 in stock

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Hamster Food

Providing a balanced diet with all the right nutrients is important for your hamster as this helps them thrive. Hamsters can eat palleted foods, a mixture of seeds and fresh fruit or vegetables such as apples, bananas, peas, broccoli and carrots. Place the food in a small bowl, along with fresh water in a water bottle. You should feed your hamster once a day and remove any fresh food that hasn't been eaten within a couple of hours. Take a look at our hamster food where you will find pellets and hamster food mixes containing nuts and seeds.

Selective Complete Hamster Food 350gr Selective Complete Hamster Food 350gr
€4.50
9 in stock
A nutritionally complete diet with oats and barley, formulated specifically to meet the nutritional requirements of hamsters. This diet is recommended by vets and is highly palatable. Selective is rich in tasty wholegrain goodness. Linseed, an excellent natural source of Omega 3 & 6, is also added to ensure coats stay glossy and in good condition. But it is what we don’t put in to Selective that i…
Tiny Friends Farm Harry Hamster 70gr Tiny Friends Farm Harry Hamster 70gr
€3.99
13 in stock
Harry Hamster Tasty Mix is nutritionally balanced and suitable for hamsters of all shapes and sizes. Delicious ingredients such as whole peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, maize, oats, wheat and peas, as well as added vitamins provide a tasty everyday diet that helps promote your pet’s natural wellbeing and vitality. Analytical constituents Protein 18.0%, Crude fibre 6.0%, Fat content 6.0%,…

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Hamster Toys

Hamsters love exploring and toys are a great way of keeping your little furry friend entertained. Did you know that hamsters teeth never stop growing? That's right, they have a self-sharpening system where by the incisors grind against each other while they are gnawing which in turn wears their teeth down. This is where our selection of chews and gnaws come handy.

Boredom Breakers Edible Treat n Gnaw Log Large Boredom Breakers Edible Treat n Gnaw Log Large
€5.99
20 in stock
edible peanut flavoured 'wooden logs' filled with seeds, peanut and apple Perfect for challenging your pet and enriching their day. Made with edible wood, vegetable extracts and alfalfa. Without artificial colouring. Ideal for hamsters, gerbils and mice.
Boredom Breakers Gnawty & Nice Fruit & Veg 6 Pack Boredom Breakers Gnawty & Nice Fruit & Veg 6 Pack
€3.99
9 in stock
Treats that think they are gnaws! Made from natural ingredients such as carrot, alfalfa and other vegetable-based ingredients; each treat is ultra-hard so satisfies your pet's desire to gnaw, as well as making the treat last so much longer. Help stimulate pets and relieve boredom. 6 pieces, each sized for both large and small pets. Ideal for all rabbits, Guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas and gerb…
Boredom Breakers Treat & Gnaw Carrots 3 Pack Boredom Breakers Treat & Gnaw Carrots 3 Pack
€3.49
15 in stock
A fun 2-in-1 gnaw and treat that helps to satisfy a pet's need to gnaw and relieve boredom. Each carrot is made from natural wood blended with vegetable-based ingredients with a special, gnawable treat filling made from real carrot. Each gnaw has two different textures, equally hard, to satisfy your pet's desire to gnaw, as well as making each carrot last so much longer. Each 12cm long gnaw is siz…
Boredom Breakers Treat n Gnaw Donuts 2 Pack Boredom Breakers Treat n Gnaw Donuts 2 Pack
€6.99
4 in stock
A fun gnaw toy with a delicious topping that helps to wear teeth and satisfies a pet's need to gnaw. Made from natural wood, blended with alfalfa and other vegetable-based ingredients and pressed into a fun shape. Tasty topping made from carrot and coconut. Each Donut is 9cm dia and 2.5cm thick and is as hard as solid wood, with no risk of splintering and is completely edible. Ideal for all rabbit…

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All about hamsters

If you are thinking of getting a hamster or you already own, then take a look at these 10 things you should know about your new pet hamster.

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