PawNation cites the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as saying that a hamster can clock up to 6 miles in one night on its wheel. The animal should be provided with a flat-surface wheel without bars that can ruin its run. A hamster needs to run to stay physically fit and healthy.Continue Reading
While exercising on the hamster wheel, the animal should be well-fed and hydrated. According to the RSPCA, hamsters need sufficient space to play at night. A hamster's energy level usually peaks during the night, so hamsters should be allowed to sleep undisturbed during the day, as that is the only time they can rest. When taking care of hamsters, an owner should provide light inside the room where the animals live at reasonably predictable intervals. Their lives can be enriched further with a deep cover of litter, as the creatures like to dig and create burrows.
A study involving nanogenerators and hamsters showed that the creatures? run could be harnessed to produce electricity, according to ScienceDaily. The hamsters were put in power-generating outfits and made to run on treadmills in an experiment that was shown to produce current. Thus, the creature?s active nature suggested that muscle movements could be harnessed to produce energy.Learn more about Rodents
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), certain parts of hydrangea plants are particularly toxic to dogs. The buds, flowers and leaves are highly toxic and, in extreme cases, can prove fatal.Full Answer >
The human foods that are most dangerous to dogs are chocolate, foods sweetened with the non-caloric sweetener xylitol, bread dough and alcohol, according to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. All of these foods can cause fatal poisoning, as can moldy food of any type.Full Answer >
Plants that are poisonous to dogs include American holly, amaryllis, castor bean plants, garlic and other members of the allium family, and tomato plants, says the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The American holly contains saponins, which if eaten by the dog causes diarrhea, vomiting and depression. Fortunately, the leaves and berries of the plant have low toxicity.Full Answer >
The best way to help a constipated dog is to contact your veterinarian, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The causes of constipation vary, and it can be a life-threatening emergency in some cases.Full Answer >