Hello everyone! As you may have seen from my Instagram I have recently adopted a Hamster, so today I thought I would introduce her to the world and also show you some bits that we’ve recently picked up for her.
Freya is a short haired Syrian Hamster who we adopted from a family member looking to rehome her. I am not sure of her age but I would guess around 1-1.5 years old. She has a beautiful gingery colour fur and she is such a sweet Hamster, although she is not a massive fan of being held but that’s fine. She came with a metal barred cage which we soon realised was way too small for her, so she now lives in a homemade bin cage which she seems to be enjoying.
Where she lives
Her favourite thing in her cage is this wooden hut which she took to very quickly and uses it for her bedroom and food storage area.
Her favourite toys
We’ve been trying out a few different wooden items to try and get her to chew to wear down her teeth, and the ones she seems to like are these carrot shaped chews from The Range (£1.99) and these veg shaped nibble stix from Bargain Buys (£1.99). She also really likes these willow sticks by the brand natures first. These are also from The Range (£1.99) and we’ve found they do so many great things for small animals.
Onto toys, and her favourite ones are these balls made from rattan, seagrass and water hyacinth. These are by the brand Rosewood, which make loads of great small animal items, and I got them from Amazon for £2.99. They do come in a pack of 3 but she has already destroyed one of them. She also loves this wooden bridge, again from Amazon, which she loves climbing on and going under.
Onto a couple of treat items, she loves these dried apple chunks (£1.29) that we scatter around her cage for her to find. She also loves these choc drops (69p) but we don’t give her these too often as they’re not the healthiest of treats. Both are from The Range.
Lastly is bedding. We have been using wood shaving bedding but we have found this gives her a stuffed up nose, and we have researched and found this isn’t the best bedding to use. We bought this paper based bedding from Wilko which she seems to get on with, as well as the Kaytee Clean and Cosy bedding which is her favourite.
Unfortunately Freya passed away in August at almost 2 years old. We have adopted another hamster called Reggie from a family friend, and he has been settling in really well.
Until next time.