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How to Raise Hamsters
8 months ago

Please stay tuned for the next installment.....

 

8 months ago

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It is best to get a young hamster so that it will get used to you easily: One around 5-7 weeks old is best.

7 months ago

7 months ago

Once you have your hamster, no matter the age, leave it in its cage with the following:



food dish, water bottle, exercise wheel and toys. Give it about two days to explore its new home and get used to its habitat.

7 months ago

6 months ago

Every day talk to it gently and, after the second day, while it's not sleeping or eating, let it sniff your hand, then pick it up gently and put it on the floor.

6 months ago

Make sure that the area has no electric cables that the hamster can chew on, cracks it can climb through or holes it can hide in.




You should always wash your hands before and after you hold the little critter.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

Feed and give water to your hamster daily. The hamster will like its owner more if it is treated well.

6 months ago

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5 months ago

Take a piece of celery, apple or cucumber and put it near your hamster.

5 months ago

Let it eat while you stroke it gently.


If it bites do not hit your hamster or yell at it. Instead firmly but gently say "No", then put it back in its cage.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

The next day, try to let the hamster eat the celery from your hand. If it eats from your hand, stroke it and praise it. If not, put it on the ground, watch it eat and try again tomorrow.

5 months ago

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4 months ago

Once it eats from your hand, hold it and stroke it every day.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Your hamster will learn to love you very quickly.



http://www.wikihow.com/Raise-Hamsters

4 months ago

How to Bring Your Hamster Home from the Pet Store

3 months ago

Edited by Vrasmusen, Annie, Teresa, Cheeser and 3 others


Confused on how to bring your new hamster home from the pet store, breeder, or where ever your getting your furry friend from? Well, read on to find the perfect way to transport your rodent.

3 months ago

Steps

3 months ago

Prepare a carrier. 



Your carrier could be anything from a small cage to a shoebox. Inside should be bedding and food. You should have a water bottle hung in the carrier, or one in your hand in case of emergency.

3 months ago

Come with a friend. 



A friend is useful for holding the cage when in the car (if using one).

2 months ago

Leave your hamster alone for a few days so it can get settled in its new home.



A hamster will be very scared after leaving its home and going somewhere else. You may look at it, but do not touch it or it may become aggressive towards you.

2 months ago

Tips

2 months ago

Research hamsters before buying this big responsibility.

2 months ago

When buying a hamster, do it later in the day or in the morning, when the hamsters will be more active, and less grumpy.

2 months ago

Prepare the hamster's cage before going out to buy the hamster.

1 month ago

Things You'll Need

1 month ago

A hamster carrier of some sort

1 month ago

food or treats

3 weeks ago

a water bottle

2 weeks ago

a friend