Info of Hamsters

Before Getting Hamsters
Today, the hamster is the most popular small rodent kept as a pet around the world. The hamster’s name comes from the German word ‘hamstern’ meaning ‘to hoard’ and a hamster’s habit of hoarding interesting items is just one of many entertaining behaviors most hamster owners find amusing. However, the best reasons for owning a hamster might be that they are easy to care for and don’t need a lot of space, they are very clean and they are very affordable. Every pet hamster has a unique personality and if you take the time to get to know them, they can be great companions.

Buying Hamsters
Hamsters are inexpensive pets and easy to care for, but before you buy your first hamster you will have to learn about the different breeds and their behaviors. Hamsters have a long history as successful pets but they are not all the same, as some breeds get along socially and others are best left alone. You’ll also need to learn why hamsters are better pets than most other rodents.

Hamster Cages
Although hamsters make their own homes in the wild, a good hamster cage will be the most expensive and important item you will need to start your new hobby. Choosing the right cage is critical to the health and longevity of your hamsters. You will learn about the different types of cages and how much they cost here at Hamsters are active creatures that need exercise and also like to play with toys. You can get in on the fun when you learn about hamster balls, exercise wheels and other toys that hamsters enjoy.

Hamster Care
Hamsters are relatively low maintenance animals compared to many other types of domestic pets, but they do require proper care. A good basic knowledge of the behavior and health needs of your hamster will help you keep him in top shape. Raising baby hamsters can also be a fun part of your hamster experience once you learn the ins and outs of infant hamster care. Your hamster will live longer and be a happier companion if you learn to care for it properly.

Hamster Food
A healthy hamster is a happy hamster, and learning about the nutritional needs of hamsters can help you keep your own furry little pet healthy. Hamsters have specific diet preferences and need a balance of the proper amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins and water. Learn more about how to choose the best commercial hamster mix to keep your pet healthy and disease-free. Learning about the foods that should and should not be given to hamsters will make it easy to raise healthy pets.

How to Take Care

Hamster Babies
One day, you look inside your hamster's cage and see a little bundle of wrinkly, pink colored creatures with beady, black eyes. You’ve got yourself some hamster babies!
Hamster Care Basics
Hamsters make for really lovely little pets. With just a little knowledge and care, you can create an environment that is fun and healthy for your pet. Here are some basics for giving your furry friend the best life possible.

Breeding Hamsters
There is no doubt in the world that Hamsters can be some of the cutest little pets in the world. When it comes to breeding the though, it can be a different story.

Making Sure You Have All the Basics
Starting out with your first pet hamster will require you to gather some basic essential items necessary for the little critters’ health, safety and well-being. After the initial cost of the hamster, you will have to spend about $25 to $50 for a suitable cage. If you are raising Syrian hamsters, you’ll need one cage per hamster. If you have dwarf hamsters, they can live in pairs, but if they aren’t a same sex couple you’ll have a lot more dwarf hamsters very soon.

Hamster Breeding Basics
Breeding hamsters provides a nice supplemental income for many, but there are a few things you need to know before you dive into the world of breeding.

Keeping My Hamster in Shape
Maybe giving my pet hamster Winston Churchill those cookies over the holidays was not such a good idea. At any rate, Winston was looking as chubby as his namesake in the days immediately following the holiday season. I decided he needed a New Year’s resolution – to loose some of that extra weight. I was not allowed to take him in the gym with me , so I opted for the next best thing: a hamster jungle gym.



Types of Hamsters
They are the larger of the hamsters, are nocturnal and live in solitude.

They can be quite friendly little hamsters and often have a good temperament.

They are much smaller than Syrians and live in colonies.

They are the smallest of the dwarf hamsters and originated in Mongolia.

They look very similar to Campbells but in fact they are smaller and their colouring is different.
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