Welcome to Dashing Hamsters. I created this website back in 2005, initially to have a place to share my love of hamsters. Throughout the years I have come across a lot of information that just often doesn't match up. Care standards and information are outdated, and these little creatures are misunderstood by many. So I decided to make this website as more than just a hamster lover's website, but a hamster website for modern owners who are looking for up to date advice on how to care for and understand their beloved hamsters. On DH you can learn about hamsters, see some cute pictures and read through a hamster filled blog.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Abbreviations and Terms

A quick reference to some terminology that is often used by hamster keepers. 

20GL= 20 gallon long aquarium.
BEW= Black Eyed White 
Bins= Plastic storage bins converted into cages
CF= Carefresh
CT= Crittertrail
(number)G= Usually when a number such as 20 is seen next to the letter G, then it is referring to gallons, a sin aquariums.
Ham/Hammy/Hamstey/Ham Ham=Hamster
HH= Hamster Hideout
HT= Habitrail
LH= Long Haired
PEW= Pink Eyed White
PTS= Put To Sleep (euthanized)
Rainbow Bridge= Where animals go when they pass to wait for their owners.
REA= Red Eyed Argent
REL= Red Eyed Lilac
REW= Red Eyed White
RCD/RC= Russian Campbell Dwarf
RIP= Rest In Peace
Robo= Roborovski Dwarf
SH= Short Haired
SPCA/ASPCA/RSPCA= Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. RSPCA is in the UK and ASPCA is in the US.
SS= Silent Spinner
WWD/WW= Winter White Dwarf
YN= Yesterdays News

Have any more? Then feel free to leave a comment!


  1. If I write "hammie" in english, which is supposed to mean something like a "little hamster", do I use it properly or maybe only this "hammy" word is correct?

  2. Oh I forgot that one, 'hammie' is also correct. :)

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