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There are countless rich and informative resources for hamster care on the web, but unfortunately there are just as many sites that recommend questionable care. Please use this page as a directory of credible research and advice. We hope it helps you to find the answers you need.
Arroyo Vista Veterinary Hospital (All of the doctors are fantastic!)
476 West Los Angeles Avenue, Suite B9
If these veterinarians are not in your area (including folks from out of state/country), please follow this link. It will take you to a form to search for bird veterinarians, who also often see exotic animals. Just call and ask first!
Groups to Join
Erin and Tony are admins of several awesome facebook groups! You should totally join them.
The largest hamster group on Facebook, with close to 30k members. There is only a very small team of admins who are all experts in the field.
Run by Alex of The Pipsqueakery, an awesome small animal rescue in Indiana.
We made a group just for our awesome adopters so that we can all keep in touch!
Though we are not admins, we do highly recommend Ham-Ham Love! It is a lighthearted group for sharing info and photos.
Tip: Pink links indicate that the article was written by us, black links indicate another source.
Benefits of deep bedding
Does Your Hamster Need a Manicure? (Unfortunately, this site is old and the photos are now unavailable. But the info is still accurate!)
Chocolate is safe!
Dr. Sydney Pokard (any vet is excellent at this office)
Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital
28085 Hillcrest Drive
Mission Viejo, CA
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