Having dogs or cats in your house can be great. They can be beautiful pets, also playful and funny. But how many times have you had to get out of the house to walk your pet on a cold winter day? How many times have you found your house upside down because your pet wanted to play. Also having a dog or a cat can be costly. That's why we think that hamsters can be great family pets. They are also not as pretentious as other pets, and they are easy to take care of.
You should carefully choose your hamster to be sure that you will be satisfied. If you want a small hamster that is also great as a companion, then you should choose a dwarf hamster.
If you want to raise happy, healthy dwarf hamsters, you should know something about taking care of those kinds of hamsters. Dwarf master care is easy, but you will have to remember some useful hints.
Try to buy your hamster from a hamster exposure or from a well known pet store. That's how you can be sure that your pet was born in a healthy environment. Also the expert raisers have increased knowledge about matching the pairs in order to breed the best hamsters you can get.
The next step is to make sure that your cage is enough for your pet when he or she will grow. It is not good to change the cage after, because your hamster will be stressed, and it takes time for him to get use to the new cage. A little house is appreciated by the hamsters. Also make sure that the house and toys are easy to clean and disinfect.
Try to avoid cedar abatement. Cedar contains oils that can harm your pet. Also try to choose diversified food. The dwarf hamster usually eats as much as he needs, but tends to make himself stashes of food. Give your hamster little portions of fruits and vegetables. Try to avoid lemons and oranges, also green salad, garlic or onions. Broccoli, apples and pumpkins are much appreciated by the dwarf hamster.
Cleaning the cage is mandatory at least once a week. You should also talk to your pet and brush him from time to time. Dwarf hamsters can recognize voices, and also get attached to the person who takes care of them. Also keep in mind that the hamsters can not see too well on the edgeways. You should not put your dwarf hamster on the table or in your bed. Also try not to let them free in your house. The dwarf hamster is very small and can be easily stepped on.
Usually hamsters do not get sick, but this could happen. Try to get your pet to the veterinary immediately after buying him. Hamster diseases act very fast, so you should be prepared in case this happens.
I'm sure you and your kids will be thrilled about your new dwarf hamster. You can also teach them about dwarf master care, making them more responsible and preparing them for their lives. Keep in mind this simple advice, so you can be sure you have a happy, healthy dwarf hamster.
Source by Jared D. Ingram