Hamsters are great pets, easy to care for. Check with your vet for proper care before you go out and buy one, be sure your vet cares for hamsters if it were to get sick. The popular kind are teddy bear, fancy and golden hamster. Life span: 2-3 years.
Aquarium 10 gallon or more with wire cover or wire cage.
Paper towel tube and toilet paper roll tube.
Sugarless cereals, pasta, cheese, whole wheat breads, cooked lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, carrots and apples. Be sure you clean up any leftover fresh food before it spoils and check the corners of the cage. Feed in moderation. Hamsters usually eat at night. Use water bottle with
drinking tube and provide fresh water daily.
To keep their teeth in a great condition, be sure you give your hamster a piece of wood or twig without pesticides, chemicals, paint and untreated wood.
How to hold a hamster
Pick up your hamster gently and hold against your body. A hamster may bite if surprised or awakened unexpectedly from sleep or if did not receive attention--it may be more apprehensive and aggressive--approach with caution.
The best way to get your hamster accustomed to being handled by you is to start giving it treats out of your hand. Give the hamster time to get comfortable with you.
How to clean the hamster's house
Clean their area with hot soapy water. Remove droppings every day. Every week replace their bedding.
What to look for in a sick hamster
Signs that something is wrong with your hamster--shaking, runny nose, diarrhea, dull-looking eyes, matted fur and weight loos.
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