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Hamster Care


Care is very important when it comes to pet welfare. Small animals such as hamsters, must get used to be kept in hand and groomed from an early age. It is best to start with short bursts of care and to increase the duration gradually until the animal will be quiet when you brush. This is a good opportunity to check if your child has various skin problems like swelling or irritation. You can also inspect the eyes, ears, mouth, nose, paws and nails animal when it will sit still in your hands.

You must ensure that no pet discomfort when challenged him to control teeth or long nails. If the dog teeth are too big then it will not be able to eat and become hungry. The best option, if small companions, would be a veterinary doctor visit for cutting teeth and nails. Unlike other small animals, like rabbits or guinea porcusorii, hamsters do not need to be cut nails regularly. Most hamsters bearing their nails to keep them short. Although hamster nails can be sharp enough, it will not scratch if you can hold in your hand right. However, this pet nails stuck in the floor can be a wire cage or a carpet, so try to track when nails become too long.

Hamsters wash themselves, like cats. He will lick their feet and paws and fur will check. There is no need to make bath these rodents. In fact, there are some special requirements for care of these quadrupeds. Long-haired breeds, however, will need to be removed occasionally to small impurities of fur. For this task you can use a soft toothbrush.


Some varieties of hamster prefer sand baths. The sand there is a special market for these animals, as good and chinchilla (do not use normal sand and even less of one taken in the yard or around any structure, because can affect animal health). Hamsters will spin through the sand to remove any dirt from the coat. Use a pot large enough for the hamster to take place to move and the sand should be about 1.3 cm. If the dish is quite high (about 5 cm) when a lot of sand will be spread around. Allow pet to "bathe" as desired, once a week, and replace the sand after two or three uses.

Hamster takes care of their ears quite effective but there are signs that could indicate a disease and the need for you to take precautions. If there is excessive scratching pet is in the ears or they are red and inflamed hamster have to go to the veterinary doctor .
A small animal that is old or overweight not only fails to care properly. However, he likes to be clean, so try to establish a routine of care and respect a dog's life.