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National Hamster Council

The National Hamster Council offers membership to everyone (UK and worldwide) with an interest in hamsters. It is the oldest such organisation in the world.

Navigating this site

We provide a wide range of advice and information on hamsters, from General Care , to the Standards by which they are judged. To help you navigate the site, here is a look at what information the different areas hold.

Information Sheets

Golden Short Haired Syrian

The Information Sheet area is divided into two main sections. In the General Section you can find information, tips and advice on all the basics of hamster care, from Housing (cages) to Sexing .

The NHC Info Section provides you with information on the NHC (for example, what a hamster is judged on, what prefixs are etc).



Yellow Short Haired Syrian

The Articles Section is also divided into two main sections. The Hamster Keeping section provides you with articles and reviews on a range of popular topics (for example Hamster Home Review , Substrate (bedding) Review , even a look at different Wheel options !).

The Hamster Showing section answers many of the basic questions asked by those wishing to start showing their hamsters.

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Joining the NHC

If you are interested in hamsters then the NHC is the place for you. It is great for those with one pet hamster, to those many hamsters that they take to shows!

Benefits of membership include:

A monthly journal which contains articles of interest to both the general hamster owner and to those with a more in-depth knowledge.
Access to knowledge gained by some of the most experienced hamster fanciers in the world.
The opportunity to attend regular shows held throughout the UK.
Access to recognised breeders of all varieties of hamsters.

To join, please contact your regional club or attend an NHC show.

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The NHC promotes a high standard of hamster care and welfare. Membership of an NHC affiliated club means you automatically agree to follow your club's rules and those of the Constitution. In addition, you also agree to follow the separate NHC Code of Practice. The NHC expects ALL its members to keep their hamsters in suitable housing, with some type of enrichment. There are no exceptions. A copy of the NHC Code of Practice can be found HERE
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