I'm new to this forum =) found it on google, you guys were at the top and seem active and know your stuff, so I joined right away
Anyway, so I'm 17, but haven't had hamsters since I was 8, and I didn't really "take care" of them at that age... I remember some things, and I still have the cage and all the not-eaten accessories that went with it.
All I remember is they had some type of wood bedding (not cedar I know that much) lots of stuff to chew on, they made noise at night, and one lived to be 3 years old but was bitter from not being handled much.
I want 2 dwarf hamster females
, probably from petco or petsmart, but do they have any young hamsters
? If not; do you have any suggestions where to find a 2-month olds?
What's the best type of bedding
I can buy at a pet store? can you tell me the exact brand and what store please
What store-bought food do you recommend
? I do plan to feed fresh foods, for I do that anyway with my Box Turtles and Hermit crabs, but with that I also have some store-bought on the side and in between fresh-food feedings.
I heard Vaseline works to help quiet noisy excursive wheels
while I did some research online, is this really ok to do and does it work? (I plan to keep the cage in my room. I don't mind some noise, but a lot of constant noise will keep me up)
One more question, The second level of the cage doesn't have a floor, what I mean is I remember the hamsters I had would have trouble walking on it; their feet would slip through the wire, causing them not to go up there often. Is there some type of SAFE pet-carpet or paper I can put up there to make a solid surface for them to walk on?
(I was ganna post a picture of my cage but I can't yet >.<)
Any other tips and suggestions for products would be GREAT!