Hamsters became famous as the most undemanding Pets.In our century of available information it is enough to use the Internet to read all about hamsters.
Care of hamsters at home begins with the purchase and arrangement of the cells with all necessary equipment. But the organization of the hamster life does not end. Animal in a confined space depends entirely on the owner. Care must be taken to maintain a comfortable temperature all year round.
No matter at what temperature hamsters live in nature, at home she has to be 20-24 C.
The cage protects from the sun, but in hot climates it is recommended to equip the room with air conditioning. The hamster cage should not stand close to the heater.
The air must be fresh and clean, with no odors and smoke. Ventilated room, careful to create drafts.
Rodents can not tolerate the noise, so near the cage not include television, music, or loud appliances.
Hamster be to Wake up in the afternoon, good if the cage will stand the cabinthat the pet could hide. You should explain children how to properly care for the animal with nocturnal and prepare to endure the noise at night.
How to care for hamsters: daily care
Hamster feed 1-2 times a day, usually in the evening. The basis of the diet is dry food, but it is very important that pet was also juicy and protein feed. You should carefully examine the list of prohibited and permitted products, otherwise the animal may get indigestion or even death.
Take care of the hamsters often instruct the children to observe them during a meal is very interesting. Small pieces of vegetables, fruits can be prepared in advance.
In pet stores, a rich selection of treats for rodents, but it is better to choose not sweet without honey and other harmful substances hamster. Dried dandelion roots, ears of millet – great for piecing together the ever-growing incisors.
Provide pet with fresh drinking water. Even in a closed avtopoilki recommended to change the water every day.
Many people wonder how to care for hamsters to cells was not an unpleasant smell. To pet was healthy, and not too "fragrant" it is very important to monitor the cleanliness. Every day remove the remnants of products that can deteriorate – rotting fruit or stale meat dangerous for the owner of the pantry.
The bottom of the cage should be liberally covered with filler. Used to use sawdust, but is now the most popular corn and cellulosic fillers. Litter not only absorbs the urine, but also allows the animal to dig, to do the caches.
Clean the hamster need daily, removing wet litter and adding instead fresh. Animals cleanly and often defecate in the same place ("toilet corner"). A General cleaning with complete replacement of the filler and washing the cells is required not so often: 3-4 times a month. Excessive zeal in this matter will lead to a nervous breakdown from hamster.
Hamsters are not the most contact rodents, because in the nature of living strictly alone. House upkeep hamster also must be single, if animals few, and the cells should be several. To communicate with the owner of a pet is also not committed, so you'll have to devote a lot of time taming independent rodent.
There are certain rules of communication, if they do not comply, the hamster will show fear and aggression, irritating the owner. In the first days after purchase of the animal, it is better not to disturb, no matter how wanted to cuddle fluffy ball. About a week it will adjust to a new home, and along with the voice and smell of the owner. At this stage, it is recommended to utter the nickname of the pet during feeding.
Pets hamsters are a little different in temperament from wild counterparts, they should patiently teach your hands to communicate and bring joy to the owner and the pet. With hamsters is the main means of food reinforcement – we need to teach kids to take a treat out of your palm. Gradually, the gerbil will get used to your hand, then it is possible to get out of the cage. Treat the animal carefully – a tiny animal can get hurt if you jump out of your hands or will thisnot too hard. The safest way is to grasp it with his hands, forming "house".
- to Wake the animal;
- to take top, from behind (the Association with the attack of a predator);
- make sudden movements (even if bitten need to stay calm).
Caring for a hamster should include daily communication. If you don't take a pet on hand, will be a "rally", and the domestication will have to start over. Contact should occur at the time of the activity of the animal (in the evening).
Contain hamsters in tiny cages or three-liter jar – cruel to the animal, which is in the nature of daily runs of several kilometers. There's a reason their dwelling equipped with running wheel. Caring for hamsters may be to ensure their leisure. The owners equip the whole Playground, mazes and tunnels for curious rodents.
Despite the need for movement and variety, to produce pet for a walk around the apartment only in the walking ball. Otherwise, the hamster house is a mortal danger – can get stuck, be crushed/pinched by the door, to fall, to fall into the pot, eat a poisonous plant, cut the wire under the electricity. Catch a pet can be very difficult.
It is impossible to organize a walk on a high surface (table, couch). All hamsters are originally from the steppes, they don't understand and are not afraid of heights. The risk that the pet will fall.
Is it possible to walk the hamster on the street
The best of intentions, some owners wish to give your pet to be in nature. But homemade hamster from this walk will receive no pleasure, and severe stress. About the fact that the pet can become seriously ill, I think not many.
On the nature of the animal lie in wait for predators: dogs, cats, rats, crows. Bright-eyed kid can easily escape and be lost forever. The environment on the street are more aggressive and unstable: the hamster can SuperCool, especially if the grass is wet, or overheat in the sun. The earth and the grass is often infected with parasites and are a source of infection for wild rodents.
First pet of the child often becomes a hamster because the care and maintenance of the animal in the home is not too onerous. But to correctly care for him is also necessary. It is good to buy rodent in professional kennels is an experienced breeder knows all about hamsters, and willing to tell you how to care for them. Often with a young hamster, the buyer receives brief instructions. If the pet is bought on the market, you can find information on how to contain a hamster, the Internet or specialized literature.