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Problems At Paw

Some amount of urine deposited at the Habitrail's Whirl-a-Wheel causes smell.

Plastic wheel in the cage is too noisy when being used.
Apply vegetable oil or shaving cream to axle approximately every month.

Are dog biscuits suitable for hamsters?
Michelle Wileman in the UK told me that normal dog biscuits are hard enough for hamsters to wear their teeth down and they enjoy eating them.

Rotten food
If your hamsters live in plastic cages like those from Habitrail during humid weather, make sure that food is cleared away if it is rotten. This is reduce the chance of your hamsters getting sick.

More Pictures

Do you have any pictures of your Habitrail or Hartz hamster homes? Send them over, and we'll display all of them on the same location! We did see a pet store (see Ericsson below) who designed and built Habitrail cities (over 5 metres long) several times in exhibitions, but didn't take any pictures. However, we'll try to snap some in the future for you to see.

Hamsters Mailing List

If you would like to discuss hamster-related topics via e-mail daily, join the Hammies R' Us mailing list. Visit this site for instructions. See you there!

Hamster Stuff in Singapore


  • Pet Lovers Pte Ltd
    • Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, #05-08/09, Singapore 228208; tel: 7371083, fax: 7322182
    • EastPoint, 3 Simei Street 6, #B1-08, Singapore 528833; tel: 7848208
    • Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, #B1-83, Singapore 449269, tel: 3466413
    • Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574408
  • Neo Kim Suey Aquarium
    • Block 211, #01-299, Hougang Street 21, Singapore 1953; tel: 2881820
  • Ericsson Pet Farm Pte Ltd
    • 16, Pasir Ris Farmway 2, Singapore 519316; tel: 5833313, fax: 5831233
  • Pet shops at Holland Village (inside and opposite)
  • Pet shop at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre
  • Pet shops at Serangoon Central and Serangoon North Avenue 2
    • Pet Mart (ask for Lisa)[new]
  • All Breeds Pets (not recommended)
    • 44, Jalan Merah Saga, #01-44/46, Singapore 278116


  • Pet shop at Holland Village (opposite)


  • K-Mart at Lucky Plaza Shopping Centre (invalid)

Hamster City Kit

  • Pet shop at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre

Unipet Hamster Play Ball

  • Pets department of most Yaohan Shopping Centres


10A Mohamed Sultan Road, #02-03, Singapore 238960. Tel: +65-97430010. Website
You go for makeover photoshoots, why not your furry friends?

Pet Vets

  • S Thiruchelvam
  • Bukit Panjang Pet Clinic
    204 Choa Chu Kang Road Singapore 689471. Tel: 7605536 Pager: 92101961. Opens on Monday, Thursday, Saturday 1400-1600 hours.
    Ang Mo Kio Veterinary Clinic
    Block 151 Serangoon North Avenue 2 #01-59 Singapore 550151. Tel: 2871190 Pager: 92101961. Opens daily 0900-1300 1800-2100 hours.
  • Animal Clinic, The (by appointment please)
  • Clementi
    Block 109 #01-31 Clementi Street 11
    Bright Centre
    55 Lorong L Telok Kurau #01-63 Bright Centre
    Tel: 7763450, 7770273. Emergency: 5358833, 5324865. Opens Monday to Saturday 0930-1200 1400-1700 1800-2100 hours.
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Singapore


    von Frisch, O.
    Hamsters, A Complete Pet Owners Manual

    Siino, B. S.
    The Hamster
    Howell Book House

    Mays, M.
    The Proper Care of Hamsters
    TFH Publications

    Kelsey-Wood, D.
    Hamsters Today
    TFH Publications

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