Friday, 26 April 2013


Less than a week until our new arrival gets here, and excitement is running high in the Onion household! Although not a hamster related thing I was thinking of doing an article on introducing new cats into a family who already own cats, what do you think?

Sadly we only have Pea now :( and it isn't looking like we will be getting any more hamsters for quite some time, although I'm pretty sure Smudge thinks he is a hamster XD. But do not despair! I will still write about hamsters and I am still a secret hamsterholic (but don't tell my partner).

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Time Away

I've just returned from some time away visiting my parent's and it was lovely. They have a cat called Molly who tends to have some rather epic temper tantrums and one night she sat facing away from us in a sulk. She's so funny, but made me miss my kitties :(

Friday, 12 April 2013

Market Research and Updated Pets

Let me start by saying I am back, properly this time. Life took a bit of an unexpected turn but now everything is sorted I can get back to what I love, making videos and writing blog posts!

Sadly, in the time I have been gone various pets have passed away. I now have Pea, Titan, Nika, the millipedes, Smudge and 2 cats, soon to be 3.

Smudge is my mouse, and he is the  nicest creature I have ever known. He loves to cuddle and run all over me at playtime, its great.

Anyway this is only a quick post to say hello again, and also to ask for help. I have recently branced out into owning an ebay shop, and I sell pet supplies. At the moment I only have a few dog toys and treats, and some cat things on the way, but what I would love to know is what pet owners like to buy. Obviously I know what I like, but what do YOU like, let me know and I will try to stock it. Thanks you lovely people!

My shop

Friday, 24 August 2012

Housing Disaster!

Oh no, the worst phonecall came yesterday. This post isn't hamster related but I need to get it off my chest!

We had secured the house to move into NEXT WEDNESDAY and everything was good until...I got a phonecall yesterday saying the landlord had been offered cash and someone had bought the property. That leaves me and Mr Onion in the metaphorical poop. We have no house and need to vacate our current one in less than a week. The amount of stress I feel right now is insane! We were all set to rent and he sells it! What a ****.

Sigh. So there we go, now I have 4 days to find a house. Because of all this my hamsters arn't getting enough attention, I go out, trail round the estate agents and then come home and fall into bed. Sunday will be their day I guess. Poor hammies :( poor Onion :(

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Moving with Pets

Moving house is stressful enough without having to think of your pets whilst you do it, so if possible have someone look after your pets during the move. If this isn't possible, like with me at the moment, there are various things you can do to make it easier.

  • Keep them in their cages where possible - it is easier for them to adjust if they are in their normal environment.
  • Take them in the moving van first, or last, and try to prevent boxes being stacked on top of them.
  • Clean them out just before the move so you can leave them alone for a little while after moving.
  • Try not to be stressed when you hold them. This is important because I know I'm super stressed at the moment, as most people in the middle of a move will be, and your pets can pick up on that, so keep as calm as possible around them.
Those are the basic tips I am using during my move, if anyone has any to add please comment and I will add them to the list :D

Monday, 30 July 2012

Where was I? o.o

So sadly I've been off here for a while, making the odd video here and there but not writing any posts. Quite frankly, the past month? 2 months? I don't even know...they have been a bit full on. I'm please to say that its sorted now, apart from moving house in a few weeks.

Since I last wrote a post Little Man has passed. He had a tumor, and was clearly unwell. The vet sent him home for us to make comfortable and say our goodbyes, and he passed a couple of weeks later. He is now buried in my mum's garden, under a flower <3.

A while later we aquired 2 giant African Land Snails and an emporer scorpion! Not to replace, Little Man, we would never replace him, but the new pets had been planned for a while before he passed, so we just put them on hold til after. I'll put some pictures of them at the end.

I should be back to posting again, now life has calmed down, so I won't say to much here ;)

This is Nika, my partner's female emporer scorpion.

This is Hector and nameless (at the moment) my Giant African Land Snails.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Diabetes in Hamsters

Both chinese and hybrid hamsters are at serious risk of diabetes, so their diets need to be carefully controlled. I've done two videos on what their diet should be, and what treats you can give them safely, check them out if you have any concerns about your hamsters ^_^.

Syrians can get it too, but very VERY rarely, so their diets do not need to be as carefully controlled.