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FAQs

My guinea pig has rheum in the eyes and has them more closed than normal. Is it a bad thing?

If it is only in one eye it could be that something had been nailed to him, like a blade of hay, or that it was a conjunctivitis. If it is in both it could be a symptom of respiratory infection. In both cases it is necessary to take it to the veterinarian. If it is something that has been nailed to him the veterinarian will do a test to see it in more detail and he will prescribe an antibiotic to him to put him during a week, just as if it is a conjunctivitis. If it is a respiratory infection, it will also give you antibiotics or timely medication. As a complement to what the veterinarian prescribes you can also wash your eyes with chamomile but it must warm, almost cold.

What toys can I put my guinea pig?

There are many toys intended for rodents, such as tables and game ropes. In addition, accessories such as cat balls are also very good for them. eye! Do not put a wheel like hamsters on them, guinea pigs do not have such a flexible column and can be harmed when used.

Do hamsters bite?

Yes, but usually not without just cause. If he is scared or afraid of any reason, he may bite you, if he has just arrived and does not know the territory as well and even if he finds himself wrong, he could do so. The most common reason is because of mistrust or why they are taken improperly

Why does my hamster sleep during the day?

Hamsters are nocturnal, which means they like to sleep during the day and stay up all night. If you don’t believe me, try putting your hamster’s cage in your room one night and see if you can sleep. This does not mean that you will never see it. If you are affectionate and kind to your hamster, when you get home and hears you, he will be waiting for you.

Are hamsters blind?

No, they are not blind. Several studies indicate that they are quite short-sighted, they are only able to see objects within a few centimeters. After that point they are only able to detect large objects.

How much can a hamster grow?

Adult Syrian hamsters generally measure between 6 and 7 centimeters long and adult dwarf hamsters between 3 and 5 centimeters in length.

Can I bathe my hamster?

No, nature has provided hamsters with a natural oil to keep the skin clean and in good condition. That’s why they spend a lot of time preparing and licking. Although they can swim, water baths are not recommended. If a wet hamster cools, it can lead to the flu and possibly death.

Can I have two hamsters together?

It depends, the theory says that not since hamsters are solitary and territorial animals. However, sometimes by joining 2 small, young hamsters, they can live together.

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