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Handling and Training, Breeding/Reproduction, and Common Health Problems.
Hamster Frequently Asked Questions
"How do I keep my hamster happy?
Stress is a major cause of illness in a hamster and can
be caused in many different ways. Noise during the day
may prevent the little fellow from getting his sleep,
Removing his little secret store of food, disturbing it
while it is in its nest, changing its cage, etc. Avoid
stress and your hamster will be happier and healthier."
"how can i tell when my hamster is ready to mate?
to check if a female hamster is ready for mating run
two fingers along her back. she will freeze and her
little tail will stick up when she is "on heat"
hamsters come on heat every fourth day. male hamsters
are always ready!"
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Do hamsters get lonely?
"Not the way we get lonely, no. Many people will argue that hamsters
will appreciate having a companion of the opposite sex to live with,
but I don't think that hamsters will really mind too much if they are
left by themselves. Hamsters will harm each other if they are
together. Males and females can be together for mating, but not much
longer than that without risking some sort of fight. Females hardly
ever get along with other females, but you MIGHT be able to
successfully raise two male hamsters together if you get them from the
same litter and raise them together from as close to their birth as
"Different species of hamsters shouldn't be living together in the
same cage...it amounts to more stress & agressiveness...especially so
if they are of different genders,I suggest you separate them
Here are 10 points to help you decide
Here are some things that a hamster should have
Cheap Ways to Pamper Your Hamster
Frequently Asked Questions
Health Check - Mistakes in care that can lead to sickness
HAMSTERS ARE FUN by Kraig J. Rice
Taking Care of your Hamster By: Robin Scott, MS DVM
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Hamster Care Sheet
MATING HAMSTER - A BRIEF OVERVIEW
MAMMAL BEDDING MATERIALS
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