Hamsters, discovered by zoologists in Jerusalem in 1930, have become one of the most popular pets for children. It is hard to resist a hamster, but unfortunately many people buy it without knowing what to look out for. In this article we will look at the mistakes you should avoid when buying hamsters for your children, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of owning hamsters.
Those who love furry critters will inevitably fall in love with hamsters, but beware: they can cause serious health problems, especially in children.
Beware impulsive hamster buying: when you buy one, remember to reconsider your decision carefully, otherwise you may regret it later.
It is very important that you do not buy a hamster by mistake: consider the reality hamsters bring into your life, not only in terms of food, but also in terms of quality of life.
Someone has to clean the cage, feed them, look after them, play with them, and then there is the potential vet bill if they get sick. Are you ready for the responsibility of owning a hamster and do you really want to take on that responsibility?
It is quite easy to go to a pet shop and buy a hamster, but there are some mistakes you want to avoid. Find a good hamster breeder and find out about the best breeder in your area to buy your hamster from there instead.
A good breeder takes into account a variety of factors, from temperament to the genetics of the parents, to put together a hamster. The best way to buy healthy, easy going hamsters is to work with a quality breeder.
Owners give their hamsters to rescue organizations for one reason or another, and there is almost always a need for a good home. The other way to find a hamster is to go to a hamster rescue group and breed with them.
If possible, you can help animals, including hamsters, and give them a second chance, even if you will never know their past. You can be glad that you have given them the best of both worlds: a good home and a healthy, happy home.
Most animals sold in pet shops are from questionable breeding practices, and in animal factories animals that are often kept in poor conditions and are only considered as breeding machines to supply the pet shops.
If you go to the breeder in the morning to buy a hamster, wait until the afternoon to select your hamster. Hamster are nocturnal animals, so you can see them at any time of day but you wont see their true personality until afternoon or evening. When you buy your pet from the pet shop, you get a poorly bred, poorly tempered hamster.
A healthy hamster will be strong, have a dry coat, clear, alert eyes and show no signs of illness of wet, runny or crusted eyes. Hamsters should stay with their mother until at least three weeks of age; separation from their mother will almost certainly cause the death of the hamster baby.
The mistakes to avoid when buying hamsters are usually common sense. This includes avoiding impulse purchases, beware of sick hamsters and avoiding hamsters that are too young or too old. Stay on this list and you will make good choices if you buy a hamster… but not at the pet store.
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