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How to care for a hamster



Hamsters very cute and funny animals. Probably each of us dreamed in the childhood or youth of such a small and movable as the other hamster. If you are going to buy hamster, then you should consider that you will certainly need to learn all the intricacies of caring for him, and you learn that it is not so difficult. Remember that the activity of the hamsters usually falls on the evening, as almost all day they sleep. So don't worry if you are late stay at work, because the hamster you can feed and after the end of the day.


If you get a hamster for the first time, then choose the animal, which 4-8 weeks, because it does little hamster is easier to tame and educate. At purchase it is desirable to Wake up the hamster to see in what condition it is in. Usually the hamster just woke up, begins to explore the environment, to move actively and it means that he is healthy and if the animal looks lethargic and behaving very passively, that is, the probability that he is sick. A healthy hamster can be determined by its appearance. His coat should be thick, smooth and have a natural ebb, butt should not be wet, the eyes and ears should be clean, and the stomach is allowed a RAID.


To transport a hamster you need to use a special plastic box which be useful to you later. But in any case, do not transport the animal in a conventional cardboard box because a hamster is a rodent. It can easily chew through the box and run away from you.


Hamsters like to be alone. So do not rush to buy two hamsters and populate them in the same cage because they can fight. And precisely for this reason, many recommend having one hamster that you want to surround with care and attention, as well as to be sure after purchase to engage in his upbringing. On hand take it very carefully, so as not to compress the tummy, and also don't use the toilet water and spirits with a pungent smell. Talk to him, try and tame it!


Special difficulties hamster does not bring its owner. You only need to buy him a comfortable home and provide good food. As the house is often used a metal cage, inside which there is all necessary equipment (a bowl for food, wheel, house). On the bottom of the cage you can put the special filler that you find in the store, or the usual chips, but cotton, Newspapers, different tissues are not put under any circumstances.


In the cage put branches of trees (birch, oak) to your pet could sharpen their teeth, otherwise they vyrostut too long. Choose the cell inside which there is a wheel that a hamster could do your favourite sport – running. Best suited plastic wheel, without bars that the hamster was comfortable to stretch my legs.


Feed the hamster should be 2 times a day (20-30 g) special food for rodents. Also, hamsters enjoy eating sunflower seeds, grains, nuts and don't forget to pamper your pet fresh greens. It can be parsley, carrots, lettuce, apples, cabbage or even dandelions. It is forbidden to feed these animals sweets, as such food can harm the health of the hamster.


Do not allow your pet to walk at high altitude (bed, Desk, armchair), because the hamster can get serious injuries, falling from a great height.


Try not to give your pet a lot of food, overeating harms the health of the hamsters and can even lead to death.



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