California Hamster Association is our "other half!" It's the overarching organization that we run & belong to, seeking to make the world a better place for hamsters. We host hamster shows and events all across SoCal, so come check us out!
Friend of Cheeks and the CHA, Ginger Clarke, has written an excellent care guide for Syrian hamsters. We truly couldn't say it better ourselves, so please use the document below and on her site to take the best care of your new ham!
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!
Run by the four ladies of the California Hamster Association (including us!), this group was made for our members to share info and show updates.
We focus on supporting folks with these animals, and work collectively toward finding the best care for them.
Though we are not admins, we do highly recommend Ham-Ham Love! It is a lighthearted group for sharing info and photos.
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!
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