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Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When you discuss acquiring a pet with your youngster, cover the topic of permanency. Help your child understand pets are not like toys that can be tossed aside or given away if he grows bored with them. Make sure he understands the commitment he is making is for the lifetime of the pet.

Watch This Weirdly Fascinating Video Of A Hamster Eating

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green

How do hamsters fit all that food into their cheeks? This little guy is about to show you. The clip, from the BBC's new "Pets - Wild at Heart" ser...

Hamster Gets Tucked Into Bed At Night, Is Treated Like Royalty

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy

Hoping to get more sleep in 2015? Take a page out of this hamster's book. YouTube user Jaieden Ace Shen loves his Winter White hamster Enoki a lot....

We Are All This Upside-Down Running Hamster

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News

Sick of the rat race? Take a cue from this little lady, who's realized that, just because you're going in circles sometimes, doesn't mean you can't pl...

Tiny Hamster Eats Tiny Hot Dogs. What More Do You Need?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy

If you saw the viral video of tiny hamsters eating tiny burritos, then chances are you've just been sitting patiently at your computer, waiting for an...

Tiny Hamster Hangs Out In Tiny Mansion, Wins The Day

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy

This hamster has some seriously cool digs. In this video from AprilsAnimals, a minuscule hamster named Chicken, rises and shines in her not-so-humb...

How To Stop Being a Hamster

Richard Koch | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Imagine you have plenty of money and plenty of time. What would you do with it? Be concrete. How would you spend your hours each day? What, if anything, would you be trying to achieve?

Are You a Hamster?

Richard Koch | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

The beginning of wisdom is to know whether you really are a life-long (at least, career-long) hamster. If you are, there is no problem -- except that you will never be rich. Accept it. But if you have ambitions to stop being a hamster, you need to know why. And when you will make the transition.

WATCH: How To Make Your Hamster Thin

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.28.2014 | Weird News

Finally, you can stop wondering how to flatten your hamster. Just follow the simple steps in the video above and voilà! You'll get some quality #Hams...

Tiny Hamster Inhales 5 Baby Carrots In Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

Get it, little guy!

8 Pets That May Actually Be Illegal In Your State

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

At some point in our lives, the majority of us have known the joys of caring for a beloved pet, whether it was an adorably loyal Labrador or a Jackson...

WATCH: Hamster Takes 16.5 Ton Truck For A Test Drive

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.12.2013 | Weird News

What is the absolutely smartest and scientifically proven way to test a new steering system on a 16.5-ton truck? Why, have a hamster "drive" it along ...

Hamsters Love Shoving Impossibly Huge Stuff In Their Mouths

Posted 08.21.2013 | Green

Hamsters seem to just love shoving impossibly large objects in theirs mouths. According to PawNation, a hamster's cheek pouches are used to both s...

WATCH: This Video Of A Hamster Eating Corn Defies All Logic

Posted 08.14.2013 | Green

Who doesn't love corn-on-the-cob? Nobody, that's who! However, while giving proper respect to the venerable summer tradition of chewing a corncob d...

Houston, We Have A Problem

Posted 08.09.2013 | Comedy

Two hamsters at a pet store in Taiwan had a rough day as they got sucked into the abyss better known as the hamster wheel. Luckily, it doesn't appear ...

Adorable Hamster FAIL

Posted 05.20.2013 | Comedy

This is a humiliating hamster FAIL. But it's adorable. Hamster, just keep trying to fit into tiny spaces. Just do you. Via Tastefully Offensive...

Judge Orders Vasectomy for Over-Sexed Hamster

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Hamsters get their name from the German word "hamstern," meaning "to hoard." And true to the name, this hamster was sexually hoarding female hamsters like there was no tomorrow.

Using Hamsters to Save Ferrets: The Need for Compassionate Conservation

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

It is in the best traditions of science to ask questions about ethics. Why do people who get upset at the abuse of other animals permit the use of hamsters?

Hamster Torture Charges Leveled Against UC-Davis Students

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DAVIS, Calif. — Two University of California, Davis students are facing charges after police say they tortured two hamsters with a cigarette lig...

Helpful Animals (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Long known as man's best friend dogs are famous for occasionally helping their owners out. However, we at HuffPost Green have put together some photo...

This Week In Animals: A Chimp Mothers Cubs, RIP Tweet The Giraffe, A Journeying Cat, And More!

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What a great week in animals! The HuffPost Green page posted adorable videos, beautiful photos, and some more serious animal news pieces. Be sure to v...

Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day: Hamster Can't Eat Pencil (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While this video cannot beat the classic "Hamster Eating Popcorn on a Piano," it can bring you joy in its own right. This little guys doesn't understa...

The Hamsters in That Kia Soul Commercial: Why are They Funny? (VIDEO)

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Blankenship

You have to admire a car company that refuses to accept the less-than-ferocious image the public imposes on it. That attitude is scrappy. It's cool.

Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day: Little Hamster Can't Stay Awake! (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Okay, I know, I kind of buried the lead on this one, but I don't think "Little Hamster Has Giant Balls" is an appropriate headline for the Huffington ...

Hamster On Piano Eating Popcorn Is Latest Meme (VIDEO)

HuffPost | Dan Duray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A short video of a hamster on a piano eating a piece of popcorn has quickly captured the hearts of YouTube, despite the fact that there isn't really...