Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Hamster treats

There are many treats your hamster will enjoy, which you can buy in pet shops, or just give them a small amount of vegetables or fruit. But bewarebecause if you give your hamster too many treats in one day, Your hamster could become ill. :(

Most hamster treats will say max. how many treats a day, and you should never exceed this.
For example, take yougurt drops:

These are great treats for your hamster. But it says on the back of the packet, no more than 1-3 drops a day. Up to 3 drops is plenty, so even if your hamster loves them, stick to their guidline for a healthy hamster.

Hannah xxx :)

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas day post

Merry Christmaeveryone!
Hope you are having a great day!
Lolly is certainly enjoying it, I bought her a hamster stocking, and treats, which she is busily munching away at.

Hannah xxx :)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Feeling Festive

Lolly having a look by the Christmas tree for some presents!
Only 5 days, I'm so excited!
Lolly is too! 

Hannah xxx :)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Festive pet competition!

There is a festive pet competition on swapit, so I entered Lolly's photo onto it!
If you have facebok you can like it. The photo that wins is the photo with the most facebook likes. Click here to go online to vote. :) 

Hannah xxx:)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas hamster

This is Lolly, getting in the christmas mood! ;)

Hannah xxx :)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas is near!

Christmas hamster!

This is Lolly, getting ready for Christmas and being festive!

Hannah xxx :)

Friday, 9 December 2011

Lolly's travel's #4

Hamster in tunnel

This is Lolly in her tunnel. Isn't she sweet!!

Hannah xxx :)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

5 ways to keep your pets healthy

Today I thought I would post something about a different animal, instead of just hamsters.
So, today I will be blogging about rabbits and guinea-pigs.

1: Make sure you clip your rabbit/guinea-pig's toe-nails regularly. If you don't it can cause discomfort for your pets. You should check their toenails to see if they need clipping about once a month. They should not be longer than a quarter of an inch, so cut them if they are longer. You can buy special pet nail clippers at most pet shops.

2: Give your guinea-pig/rabbit fresh food, like vegetables, or dandelion leaves. It is up to you how often you give them fresh vegetables, I used to give my rabbit and guinea pig fresh vegetables once a day. DO NOT feed them green beans, potatoes, beets, avocado, cabbage, sweet potato, corn, onion, rhubarb, cereals, or crackers, as this could make them ill.

3: Make sure you let your animals out in an outdoor cage to run around for while in the day, to let them stretch their legs. Don't keep them in their hutch where they sleep all day, as they won't have enough room to run around.

4: Make sure you refill your pets water at least once a week (though it is better to refill it once every 3 days). During the winter, as it starts to get colder, you should check if the water is frozen each day. If it is, make sure to replace the water. It is a good idea to buy something warm to put over your pets water bottle, as this will stop it from freezing. You can buy them in most pet shops. 

5: Make sure you play with your pet! That may sound silly, but pets can get very lonely if they are not played with, especially if you only own one pet. It is better to keep 2 rabbits or 2 guinea-pigs, as then they will not get as lonely. 

Thanks for reading!
Hannah xxx :)

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Animal facts of the week

As some of you may have noticed, I have an 'animal fact of the week' every week, displayed on the sidebar of this blog.
If you want to have a look at the previous animal facts of the week I have used, I have another blog displaying all of the animal facts I have put on this blog.

The link is below:
                                                              Hope you decide to have a look! ;)

Hannah xxx:)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Hamster collage

Here's a hamster collage :)

This is basically a collage of all the photos of Lolly I have used on the website.

Hope you like it!

Hannah xxx :)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Lolly's travel's #3

Isn't she a cute hamster!
This is Lolly in her little wendy house.

Hannah xxx :)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Over 50 pageviews!

This blog has reached 59 pageviews, in just one day!!!

Thanks to everyone who has viewed this blog! :D

Hannah xxx :)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Partnership with Fiona's furry friends!

I am proud to say that 'Fiona's furry friends' and 'Animal tales' are now in partnership with each other!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Hamster queries - Q's and A's

Harry the happy hamster :)

There are lots of commonly asked questions about hamsters, and how they are looked after etc. and I thought  that it might be helpful to put up some Q's and A's to help people who are not quite sure about some things when looking after a hamster. :)

If you would like to ask a question, and me put up your Q and A, just email
hblue88@gmail.com, and I will reply as soon as possible :)

Q: My hamster's not eating very much recently, is he/she ill, or just not hungry? What should            I do?
A: The best thing to do is take him/her to a vets. Also, is she drinking less too? Is she less energetic than usual? If she is then it is more likely that she is unwell, but even if she is still as energetic as always, and still drinking normally, it is still best to take her to a vets just in case. Even if the worst news is said, at least you will know you saved her the pain of whatever illness she may have had. I have had lots of hamsters before, and some have had illness and have had to be put down, and it is heart-breaking, but at least you know you have done the right thing.

Q: How much fresh fruit and vegetables can I give my hamster?                                              
        What fruits/vegetables/foods can't I give her?

A: It is best not to give your hamster too many vegetables or fruit, as if you give them too much it can upset water balance, as vegetables have quite a high water content. I would recommend no more than twice a week, though I only give Lolly vegetables about twice a month. Grated carrot is a favourite of Lolly's. :) Give them a bit less than a tablespoon. DO NOT feed your hamsters tomato leaves, sweets made for humans, lettuce, citrus fruits, garlic, onions, pickles, raw kidney beans, baked bread or anything similar, salty foods, or raw potatoes.


Q: How often should I clean out my hamster's cage and how often do I feed her/change her

A: It is best to clean your hamster out once a week. If you wait longer than that, they can get very smelly, which is not nice for you or your hamster. You should feed her once a day, and change her water at least once every 3 days. Try to give her food at roughly the same time each day, it is better if you have a routine. (This is not overly-important, I just recommend it.) Her water should be in a drinking bottle, not in a bowl, as the water can easily get contaminated, and make your hamster ill if it is in a bowl.


Q: Can my hamsters share a cage?
A: Hamsters definately CAN NOT share a cage. This is very important, as if they share a cage, they will fight, and one is likely to kill the other. Sometimes hamsters even eat each other, so you have to be very careful.
Two cages next to each other would be fine, but just not sharing the same cage.

Thanks for reading, hope you find this helpful!
Hannah xxx :)

posted: 15/11/11

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Baby Squirrels!

The little squirrels are so cute!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh :) xxx

Hannah xxx :)

Thursday, 1 September 2011

I'm Back!

My holiday was great!!! Haven't uploaded photos yet, but I will probably do that within the next few days.
Animal fact of the week and Lolly's travels will continue as usual now.
Thanks for your patience!
Hannah xxx :)

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Lolly's travels #1

Lolly on her holiday, in a houseboat.

Inspired by Fiona's 'Guinea-Pig travels'

Posted : 4/8/2011

Holiday Notice

Just letting you all know, I will be on holiday from this Saturday to the 28th August, so I will not be on this blog, and there will not be an 'animal fact of the week' for a few weeks. Sorry. I am going to South Africa, so I will take lots of animal photos, and put them up on this blog later. I will also write a bit about some of the animals too, so watch this space!

Hannah xxx :)

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Update - Guinea Pigs for sale

Only one little Guinea Pig is left for sale now! :(

His name is Chewy, and he is smooth with shades of ginger. Chewy is very curious and eats anything!
If you were thinking of adopting a Guinea Pig,  Chewy could be the one for you!

Just go http://www.fionasfurryfriends.co.uk/, and click, 'Guinea Pigs for sale' on the right hand side.

This is Chewy, isn't he cute!

Thanks for reading!

Hannah xxx :)

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Only 5 little Guinea-Pigs left! :(

Poor Coco died on Tuesday night. :(
He was the runt of the litter, and though Fiona and her Mum were nurseing it, he still wasn't well enough.
So this is in memory of Coco.

One of her Guinea-Pigs has already been reserved... So that only leaves 4 little Piggies left! Below are the pictures of each little Guinea-Pig for sale.






They are all so sweet! I wanted to get one, but Mum wouldn't let me. :( I do already have Lolly though, so its ok :)

Have a look on her website for more cute pics, and don't forget to look at her Guinea-Pig Travels! Those pictures are so funny!

Hannah xxx :)

Sunday, 26 June 2011

6 baby Guinnie-Pigs!!!

I haven't got time to write this now, but Fiona's Guinne-Pig gave Birth!!!
I will update this later, but just to say for now! :)

Look at - http://fionasfurryfriends.co.uk/

From (your VERY excited) Hannah xxx :)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

My Friend's Guinea Pig is Pregnant!!!

My Friends Giunea Pig is pregnant! (again)

The Mother is called Cookie, and will give birth in only a week or two!!!
She is selling the babys, which will be adorable!
She has had one set of babys before, and gave birth to two boys and two girls! I got to go and see them! They were really sweet!

If you are interested in getting a new Guinea Pig or two, Please visit:

They will be on sale when they are born! When they are born, I will tell you so anyone who wants to buy a Guinea Pig can get one from Fiona (my friend) :).

I am so excited! When I got to see Cookie's last babys, they were really sweet, and one sat on my lap and fell asleep!!! Aaaahhhhhh :) So cute!

Thanks for reading
Hannah xxx :)

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Please help the animals!!!

Give animals a voice! RSPCA Animal Welfare Campaigns
There is a big animal welfare scare at the RSPCA, as the goverment are thinking of taking a step back for   animal welfare by weakening the controls on animal expreiments. If this act goes forward, it could result in much smaller inclosures for animals used for testing, less inspections (so a enclosure may not be checked for years), and some animals may even have to suffer long lasting severe pain, or even be killed by inhumane methods. This act would make the animals a lot more vunarable to animal cruellty.

Animals used for testing suffer enough already, despite the laws, but without them the standards will get worse, and the animals will be cruelly mistreated. NO animal deserves to be in that kind of pain.

Please help by joining the RSPCA's campaigne against weakening the UK's standards of animal welfare.

For more information, and how to join, please visit:

Thank you
Hannah xxx : /


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Getting a new hamster

Getting a new hamster ( or any pet! ) can be tricky.
One of the key things to remember, is to buy your pet from a TRUSTWORTHY pet shop.
If you don't, you may end up buying an ill hamster, and these can die in days after getting it.

You can buy lots of nice things for your hamster online as well.
You can also find many others by just searching pet shop online - but BE CAREFUL, make sure that this is a true site, not just a con!

Hope this helps you find your perfect pet and accessories!

hannah xxx :)