do you have hamsters?

hamster - Do you have a hamster?
@Smolaru (843)
Romania
December 26, 2006 1:56am CST
Well i don't cause they kinda smell in the house so i don't like my house to stink:D.do you have one?
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I never found hamsters to be a smelly animal *laugh* We used to have two. One brown and white one named Eddie, and another one named Missy that we didn't have for very long before she passed on. I used to take Eddie out of his cage quite often and play with him until he bit another family member one time and I became more shy about messing with him. But he was really sweet, and not stinky at all! *laugh* Also, another family member found a pet hamster that must have escaped from someone's house about two years ago. It was wandering around lost in our neighborhood, and she brought it home and we ended up keeping it. It was so cute! It had really long white hair. No one around seemed to be missing it or looking to have the animal back, so we kept it safe and fed it and bought it a nice wheel to run in. It was pretty wild, though, and didn't like to be picked up like our previous two hamsters had done. I miss that little hamster, though.
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
5 Jan 07
i like hamsters too but some smell realy bad even though the cage is cleaned every day
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Yep I have 5 hamsters.Yeah dont ask.HE HE HE.My one two hamsters cages dont stink but my other two hamster cages do in about 2 days because them hamsters are very messy.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
27 Dec 06
So long as you keep the cage clean we haven't had any smell with it. They can be noisy no matter what type of wheel you get. We've tried the plastic and the metal kind. Of courser ight now I can hear mine from the other side of the house. Also since you like cats I'd let you know ours get along with it find. One will even let it sleep on him.
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@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
27 Dec 06
k 100 more votes for hamster and i'm buying one:D
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@wvchell78 (564)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I have one hamster. Her cage does not stink thou. I change her cage out every week. I don't buy the expensive chips but since I change it so frequently it still doesn't smell.
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
29 Dec 06
ok so i have to change the hamsters cage every week so that it doesn't smell in the apartment
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
Depends how many you're hamsters are and also how big they are already. Mine's just two so I easily remove and transfer them to another cage or box, if you have. Then I scrub the and rinse the cage after that I let it dry before I put them back to the cage. They eat a lot, a lot of activity at night and also change the water they drink. Don't stress them out just, let them sleep at mornings.
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@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
29 Dec 06
but i thought hamsters don't drink water and they get it from the food they it like cabage, carrots and salat
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• India
22 Jan 07
YA, I DO HAVE HAVE HAMSTERS,,,,, N THEY DONT STINK AT ALLL... JUST THAT U NEED TO CHANGE THIER BEDDING EVERY WEEK... THAT PREVENTS THE CAGE FROM STINKING.....
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
24 Jan 07
so how often do you clean their cage?
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• United States
20 Jan 07
I have had many pets over the years, I do now own a hamster, since I have less then 500 posts I couldn't attach her picture here, but I did put it up on the topic (Girly the hamster) if you want to see her. She is a Siberian Hamster(long haired). The only time her cage smells bad is when it hasn't been cleaned in awhile. The paper-type bedding stuff works great and stays smelling good longer then the other type. She is really tame and loves being held. Hope this help ya some!
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@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
20 Jan 07
oho...i like those they are very nice. This week i'm searching for a hamster and i'll post some pictures to chose which one should i get
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@rick615 (413)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I have recently received a dwarf hamster for my daughter. a few points: 1. Hamsters drink water. usually dwarf hamsters drink about 5ml (one teaspoon) a day. If you use a water bottle instead of a drinking tray, you can minimize some of the smell and the need to change water daily. Otherwise, the little critters will often accidently get bedding into the water tray and it will need to be changed. 2. The exercise wheel is essential as dwarf hamsters usually will log close to a mile a day on the exercise wheel (according to the experts who bother to track these things). If you keep the thing oiled with a drop or two regularly, IT DOESN"T MAKE NOISE. They are most active at night. 3. IF you change the cage weekly and use aspen shavings (never cedar), then the thing really doesn't smell up the place. Of course, this is with one hamster. If you;'re keeping more in one cage, you may need to change it more frequently.
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
15 Jan 07
ok i'll try to keep this things in mind
@alexiuss (377)
• Romania
4 Jan 07
i don't like hamsters at all, actually i don't like anything connected to mice or rats. so no, luckyly for me, i don't have a hamster.
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@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
5 Jan 07
that's to bad
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@starcrazy (137)
• Singapore
3 Jan 07
I used to keep many of them. But I don't think they stink that badly. There's a faint smell of hamster pee but I don't think that's really overpowering or anything. It also depends on what type of hamsters you're keeping. And how big is the cage. I had syrian hamsters and they are housed individually in 2 feet tanks. Their pee can be rather smelly. So I have to clean the tanks out once every 3 days. The dwarves are less smelly. I keep them in 2s or 3s in 2 feet tanks and I clean them out every week.
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@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
5 Jan 07
To much clean to make after them
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@sunita64 (6473)
• India
31 Dec 06
Well hamsters were used as laboratory animals, they are kept in homes as pets I was not aware. But they are cute.
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@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
31 Dec 06
well i'm sorry to tell you this but hamsters are used in laboratories because they have to bani germs so they use white mices or white rabbits cause they are not contaminated so that the experiment won't be compromised.
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@onlyme123 (124)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I used to have hamsters. There is a certain paper-like litter you can use to minimize the smell. Some hamsters do tend to bite. They are very easy to take care of though. Water is given through a water tube from which the hamster licks water. Feeding is just hamster mix and some veggies (not too much veggies though...it will give him diarrhea!) They can be very lovable pets.
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@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
5 Jan 07
i know but smelly to some of them ...so i'll try this thing you told me and see what happens
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
when daytimes I put them outside so that we won't smell the stink. also, daily maintainance to clean their cage..
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@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
28 Dec 06
so you need to clean his cage daily ...how long does it takes? Do they eat very often and lot of food?
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• Canada
28 Dec 06
I do not have any hamsters but i do agree that it does smell the house.My tenent upstairs has 2 hamsters.When she goes on vacation im stuck feeding them.The cage is in her daughter's room and it smells pretty awfull there it isnt hygenic at all.
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
28 Dec 06
Good think i asked first before i buy some
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@Mikki1 (235)
• Finland
24 Jan 07
I do have not hamsters
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• Philippines
20 Jan 07
Hamsters are so lovable. They are playful but they do not stink. They would only stink if you would not clean their cage. We had seven hamsters for about a year already. My sister bought two hamsters to breed last year but they did not reproduce so she bought another pair, and just like the first pair, it didn't mate at all. So she bought three hamsters and they all look cute. They play a lot and it can really relive your depression. This is a pet worth spending money for. Watching them play brings fun and laughter even with only yourself, just be concious with others and don't laugh alone, they might think you have lost your mind for a hamster*laugh*(that's only a joke). This hamster really rocks.
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
20 Jan 07
So my conclusion until now are: 1. Clean they cage often 2. They drink watter(i didn't know that) 3. they like sweet things
• United States
20 Jan 07
They do like sweet things , but its really better for them if you don't feed them sweet or salty things. Fresh fruit (in limited quantity) and vegetables are good for them though. Otherwise just buy them a good feed for them from a pet-store.
@Lecaro (1105)
• Romania
19 Jan 07
no, now i don;t have but some years ago i had... i had 7 hamsters :D
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
19 Jan 07
omg how did u resist to clean them all the time and feed them?
@breezie (1247)
• Canada
14 Jan 07
My kids have had several hamsters and I never noticed that they had a bad smell. They were kept in my kids rooms so the cages were cleaned out often. As long as they are taken care of they shouldn't smell too much. The kids really enjoyed them, but they could be noisy at night. We had one hamster that liked to chew on the cage bars at night, it drove me crazy. Now we have guinea pigs instead, they are much quiter at night.
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
15 Jan 07
guinea pigs are nice . i have a friend that has 2 and they are cute and don't smell and don't make such a mess.
@BlaKy2 (1475)
• Romania
14 Jan 07
I had one hamster but when my girlfriend was caressed him it bited her and she got scared and hit him with the hand and killed him:( From then i didn't had any hamster.
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
15 Jan 07
damm ....i hope my girlfriend won't kill him i have to be carrefull
• United States
7 Jan 07
have had several hamsters in past for kids and now grandkids; have to keep cage cleaned out regularly or they smell
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
7 Jan 07
ok i get it so you clean the cages in stead of them so they don't do anything cause otherwise it will smell in there:D
@Catkin (480)
• United States
7 Jan 07
My girlfriend and I have a female long-haired hamster. She's dark brown and white, and goes by Bo, short for Bo-Tubby. The other problem that can come up with hamster is the amount of noise they make at night, being primarily nocturnal creatures. Bo's favorite night time activity is climbing her water bottle, banging it against the glass tank, only feet from our heads. -_-
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
15 Jan 07
so u don't get enough sleep at night that's why i was afraid to buy a hamster cause i need my sleep so that i could me fresh at college in the morning
@libby101 (16)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I have one hamster! I've never had a problem with his cage smelling. I clean his cage once a week and never have had a problem with stink. I suppose is you were to leave the cage unattended for a quite a few days it would without a doubt smell up your house.
@Smolaru (843)
• Romania
15 Jan 07
it depends of the hamster some people clean the cage once at 2 days and smells so.... i don't know what to say