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The first step to being a good
hamster owner is choosing the
right hamster. Hamsters are lively, fun and entertaining creatures that can
bring much happiness to your life and home. Thatís why itís important to
carefully select the hamster thatís just right for you.
You may be getting your hamster from a local pet store,
perhaps from a friend whose hamster has had babies
or hamster rescue facility.
At any rate the best
time to get a hamster is when theyíre between four to eight weeks of age
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youíll want to take the very best care of your new hamster when you
bring him home. Caring for your hamster isnít really all that difficult,
but there are some things you need to know to ensure your hamster gets
the best care possible.
Itís important to have the cage or
habitat ready for your new hamster when you bring him or her home. You
cage or habitats
from which to choose, so shop around and carefully
consider your choices before you get your hamster.READ MORE.....
Hamsters are generally hardy rodents, but sometimes they
do get sick. You are at less risk for this if you have a single hamster
rather than a large breeding stock. The first and best defense against
sickness is prevention of course! This means good hygiene and diligent
cleanliness is most important.
As mentioned above, following our
hamster care checklist
of daily, weekly and monthly chores will go very far in keeping your hamster
happy and healthy. Donít forget to wash your hands before and after handling
your hamster-especially one that is unwell. READ
There are many things to carefully consider before
deciding to breed your hamsters. Itís fun to think about all the cute little
hamsters you will have as a result of breeding, but how will you care for
all of them? Eventually, you will need to find homes for your new litter of
hamsters. A Syrian hamster can have as many as 16 or 17 babies with the
average litter size being about 9-10. You will need to have extra cages
ready when the babies need to be separated by sex and then later, depending
on the type of hamsters you have, in solitary cages or pairs. Think
carefully before undertaking such a venture. There are many hamsters that
need homes, so please consider a rescued hamster before breeding.
Types of Hamsters
What is a
A hamster is a small rodent that is very active at night.
Hamsters have sharp front teeth that continue to grow throughout their
lifetime. They use these sharp teeth for gnawing. Hamsters are very nimble
and have lots of energy. In the wild, a hamster can run as far as five miles
(eight kilometers) in a single night. Hamsters are nocturnal which means
they sleep during the day and come out at night.
Many people go on vacation
this time of year. Make sure you make proper arrangements for the care of
your hamster while you're away!
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