Are you interested in ensuring a healthy and happy life for your dwarf hamster? If you know the right ways to care for your hamster, they can live up to five years! The best thing about having a dwarf hamster for a pet is that it's inexpensive and easy to take care of. Your kids will certainly look forward to coming home after school to spend time with their small and lovable pets.
The best hamsters are around 4-7 weeks old. If you get an older hamster, you might have difficulty in taming it. Dwarf hamsters are available only in a few colors so you have to pick the one that your family will love. Once you get a new pet, you also need a cage, some accessories, and supplies. Place the cage away from direct sunlight and drafts. To enjoy your pet the best, put the cage in a place where you can see it all the time.
Dwarf hamsters are quite active. To satisfy their need to play, you need to cover the bottom of the cage with wood shavings, paper towels, or tissues. Also, you will need to purchase a small wheel that will best suit the size of your little pet. How many times have you seen movies or TV shows where the hamster is running in a wheel? Well, this is accurate because hamsters definitely love to play and run. They can run several miles by using their wheel alone! Even you can not beat that stupina.
Hamsters need fresh water and food everyday. You need to replace the water and the food on the bowl inside the cage. Try to place the water away from the wood shavings because it can rot the wood. When water spills on to the shavings, make sure that you replace them right away, because molds can grow on it which can make your precious little pet sick.
Since every member of the family is busy with chores and assignments, you can establish a daily care schedule so that all members of the family will have time for the hamster. Teaching your kids to be responsible for caring for the dwarf hamsters is a valuable lesson.
Aside from the ones mentioned above, do not forget to buy some sewing toys for your dwarf hamsters. The teeth of the creatures do not stop growing, so they always have the urge to chew on anything they see. By providing a chewing toy, you can satisfy their gnawing needs. Always check if the plastic accessories or parts of the cages are chewed because small parts can cause your pet to choke.
You can allow your hamster to roam around the house inside a plastic exercise ball. The ball can be purchased from pet supply stores in your area.
If you know how to care for your dwarf hamsters, they can live a long and happy life. Caring for your pets can bring you many joyful times.
Source by Marc Stonebright