Health Care for Dwarf Hamsters

Dwarf hamsters are very hardy little animals, and they hardly ever become ill. Usually they stay healthy during their entire life, which normally is between 18 months and 2 years. They do, however, commonly suffer from two conditions in old age. The first one is cataracts. The hamster’s eyes will go grey or almost white, […]

Breeding Dwarf Hamsters

Breeding dwarf hamsters is both easier and more difficult than breeding Syrian Hamsters. You do not need to bother to mate the hamsters, and find which day the female is on heat, as the hamsters will do this themselves, living together all the time. On the other hand, they may not always breed when you […]

Care of the Dwarf Varieties

As mentioned earlier [how to care for a hamster], much of the care of the dwarf hamsters is similar to that of the Syrian Hamster. I will mention here, therefore, only those matters that are different. Dwarf hamsters like houses in which they can sleep and nest. DWARFS ARE KEPT IN PAIRS The single most […]

The Basic Knowledge About Dwarf Hamsters

Dwarf hamsters have become increasingly popular during the last few years. There are severed different species from which to chose, and more and more color variations are being developed all the time. (There is, however, still a long way to go until the same choice of colors that is available in the Syrian Hamster becomes […]

Miscellaneous Tips On Dealing With Hamsters

THE HAMSTER ON HOLIDAY Many parents’ argument for not getting a pet is “What will we do with it when we go on holiday?”. However, this does not necessarily have to be a problem with such a small and easy-to-look-after animal as a hamster. Consider the following options: • Perhaps the hamster can come with […]

Health Care for the Syrian Hamster

Hamsters are fairly hardy little creatures, and with any luck your pet will not become ill during its short lifetime. There are, however, a number of diseases that hamsters can suffer from, and it can be very useful to know about them. The important rule is to always consult a vet if you are not […]

The Hamstery

A stud of hamsters is called a hamstery. A hamstery can be either small or large. A small hamstery may only include perhaps two males and five females, whereas a large hamstery can include several hundred hamsters. The main reason for keeping this many hamsters is obviously to breed seriously with showing in mind. A […]

Genetics In Syrian Hamster Breeding

Most people recognize that there are similarities between parents and offspring, but it is also noticeable that they differ in many ways. The science of genetics attempts to explain the processes that lead to these variations. An organism’s inherited characteristics are determined to a greater or lesser degree by the transmission of information from parents […]

The Complete Guide to Breeding Syrian Hamsters

So you want to breed hamsters? Before you actually go ahead and do so, sit down and think the prospect through, thoroughly. Why do you want to breed? Do you want a litter from your pet “just for fun,” or do you want to go into serious breeding, with showing in mind? Most important of […]

How to Care for a Hamster and the Required Equipment

A Golden Hamster amusing itself in its playball. THE CAGE There are several different types of cages available for hamsters. Most of them can be found at your local pet shop. The cage should not be smaller than 30 x 25 centimeters and, ideally, it should be tall enough to hold a large exercise wheel. […]

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