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Q: Hamsters ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Hamsters
Category: Family and Home > Pets
Asked by: gabble-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 13 Jul 2005 06:49 PDT
Expires: 12 Aug 2005 06:49 PDT
Question ID: 543000
I'm looking for information on how to best keep good care of hamsters.
What makes them happy, what can I do to keep them healthy, what are
signs that they may or may not be sick, etc. Any tips on how to
successfully breed hamsters, and if there are any types of hamsters
that do not live well with others, that sort of thing.  Any and all
advice would be appreciated.

Subject: Re: Hamsters
Answered By: tlspiegel-ga on 13 Jul 2005 17:35 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi gabble,

Thank you for your question.

Scroll to Environment 1/4 down the page - You'll find information on:

Care and feeding, Activities - Exercise and Play, Social Behaviors,
Handling and Training, Breeding/Reproduction, and Common Health Problems.


Hamster Frequently Asked Questions

"How do I keep my hamster happy?

Avoid Stress!
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?
Female ready 
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!"

(see all FAQ's)


Hamster Tip Categories

Click on links left side of page for:


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 amounts to more stress & agressiveness...especially so
if they are of different genders,I suggest you separate them


Hamster Tips:


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




Hamster Wheels




Taking Care of your Hamster By: Robin Scott, MS DVM



Hamster Care Sheet





Click on the tubes on the left side of page - This is an interactive site


Best regards,
gabble-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Outstanding! This is my first time using google answers and they're
all of this quality I'll be back again.

Subject: Re: Hamsters
From: steph53-ga on 13 Jul 2005 15:30 PDT
Hi Gabble...

I'm not a current hampster owner, but when my kids were young, I
bought 2 ( I was told males ).

A few months later, I looked in the cage, and to my horror, there was
blood and teensy furless body parts all over. One of my "males" had
babies. In order to "protect" their babies, if caged with another
hampster, the females eat them.

True story....

Subject: Re: Hamsters
From: tlspiegel-ga on 14 Jul 2005 09:44 PDT
Hi gabble.

Thank you very much for the nice comments, 5 star rating, and very
generous tip!  :)

Best regards,

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