LINKS TO MORE EXOTIC/CAGED ANIMALS
& OTHER RECOMMENDED HAMSTER INFO

Some info relating to hamsters overlaps with other rodents, or you may have more than one type of rodent as a pet. Below are some groups you may find useful.

RABBITS: 

Bunny Huggers South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/BunnyHuggersSA/

Bunnies Worldwide https://www.facebook.com/groups/1081965605163004/​

International House Rabbits https://www.facebook.com/groups/internationalhouserabbits/

GUINEA PIGS: 

Guinea Pigs @ Mzanzi https://www.facebook.com/groups/15415761667/

Guinea Pig Advice & Support https://www.facebook.com/groups/gpaas/

Guinea Pig Care & Advice: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GuineaPigCareAdvice/

Cavy Savvy Guinea Pig Community https://www.facebook.com/cavysavyguineapigcommunity/

RATS 

Pet Rat Support SA https://www.facebook.com/groups/ratsupport

Rats in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/832372913440751/

Pet Rat Group International https://www.facebook.com/groups/146712962550828/​

Pet Rats https://www.facebook.com/groups/pet.rats.group/

MICE:   

Pet Mice & Rats: https://www.facebook.com/groups/petmice/

Fancy Mice South Africa  https://www.facebook.com/groups/MiceRSA/

REPTILES: 

Reptile Keepers Forum - South Africa  https://www.facebook.com/groups/326495237377790/

Exotic Pet Education & Support - South Africa: https://www.facebook.com/groups/421230754738987/

                 

CHINCHILLAS: 

Chinchilla Owners Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/chinchillaowners/

Chinchilla Owners Group South Africa  https://www.facebook.com/groups/730610604407098

DEGUS

Degus - South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/2262374943857748/

HEDGEHOGS & TENRECS: 

African Pygmy Hedgehog Owners South Africa  https://www.facebook.com/groups/APHOwnersSA/

Hedgehogs Anonymous  https://www.facebook.com/groups/hedgehogsanonymous/     

Hedgehogs International https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hedgehogsinternational

Hedgehog & Tenrec Rescue and Rehome KZN: https://www.facebook.com/HedgehogTenrecRescueandRehome/

Tenrec Owners South Africa: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TenrecOwnersSA/

Exotic Pet Education & Support - South Africa: https://www.facebook.com/groups/421230754738987/

                                                     

BETTAS (SIAMESE FIGHTER FISH): 

Betta FINatics Western Cape  https://www.facebook.com/groups/270631420495664  

Betta Fish Keepers South Africa https://www.facebook.com/bettafishSA/

Siamese Fighting Fish Club of South Africa https://www.facebook.com/.......188197607956591/​

BIRDS: 

Cockatiels in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/353423221709580/ 

South African Cockatiel Mutation Breeders  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1291618017575395/

Budgie Lovers - South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/411459345706591/

ParroTainment South Africa https://www.facebook.com/parrotainmentSA/​

SQUIRRELS: 

Squirrel Rescue & Rehab Western Cape https://www.facebook.com/groups/263277700703844/

OTHER HAMSTER GROUPS

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL HAMSTER GROUPS/SITES: 

We follow these groups as there is much to be learned about hamsters from countries like UK, USA and Germany, where research has been in-depth and ongoing for longer than here in SA. Since rodents are becoming increasingly popular pets in SA, it is important that we start keeping up with international standards.

You'll find these Facebook groups to be the friendliest and most helpful, compared to others where members are judged rather harshly, instead of being helped with friendly guidance and understanding:

Hamster Worldwide Care - https://www.facebook.com/groups/757022744342988/

Hamsters Paw-fect Cages - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1086206181407837/

Hamster Care, Breeding & Genetics - https://www.facebook.com/groups/SyrianHamsterCareBreedingGeneticsWorldwide/​

Recommended YouTube channels

These two ladies are true hamster guru's and you'll find honest advice in their videos:

Erin's Hamsters - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFmrfBN7qjyP5j8nbw6sO1w 

Victoria Raechel - https://www.youtube.com/c/VictoriaRaechel