April 1, 2005
April 1, 2005
The chapter ?Locating a Healthy Hamster? offers solid advice about selecting the right pet, where to purchase or adopt, and whether two (or three) is better than one. Two complete chapters on the hamster?s homecoming offer the reader excellent advice about acclimating the new pet to the home, selecting the best cage, accessories, setting up the hamster?s habitat, and finding a good vet. In ?Life with a Hamster,? the author discusses the hamster?s nocturnal nature, various physical behaviors, temperature requirements, handling, and basic husbandry. The hamster?s feeding requirements are discussed in ?Dinnertime!? which outlines the ideal diet of dry mix, fresh foods, and occasional treats. Sidebars about common poisonous items, including certain people food and household productions, are requisite reading for all hamster keepers. Preventive care is discussed in the chapter ?The Healthy Hamster,? along with common health concerns (such as colds, wet tail, abscesses, etc.) and breeding. The final chapter ?Hamster Fun? explores games, toys, activities, and showing. The appendix includes lists of clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included.
- Genre: Pets
- Subgenre: Mice + Hamsters + Guinea Pigs
- Language: English
- Author: Virginia Parker Guidry
- Online Item #: 11616961
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-2247
- ISBN: 9781931993319
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported