Friday, November 5, 2010

Hamster Care

Hi everyone!

I am doing posts about Hamster Care now, too. To start off, here is a little bit about hamsters:

Why hamsters make good pets:
They are easy to care for. They are not expensive. They can be very friendly. And of course, the are really, really CUTE! They also do not take up a huge amount of space.

Reasons why a hamster might not be the best pet for you:
They are  nocturnal. This means they sleep during the day, and they possibly can be pretty noisy at night. It also means that if they are woken up during the day, they may be grumpy and nippy.

Hamsters are small, ranging from two to seven inches. The most common breeds are syrian (or teddy bear) hamsters. These are the largest hamsters measuring from six to seven inches typically. Dwarf hamsters have become popular recently. There are many breeds of dwarf hamsters: Winter White, Roborovski, Campbells, Russians, and Chinese Dwarfs. Dwarf hamsters are usually between two to four inches long and only weigh a couple of ounces. Hamsters come in lots of pattern and color varieties. They each have their own personality.

1 comment:

  1. I can hardly wait to meet Pipsqueak and watch Munchkin playing in person. Never imagined there were so many types of hamsters. The animal world is truly amazing and I can easily see your fascination with it. Remember when you were much younger and thought the greatest experience in the world would be to wash an elephant?!
    When I was younger I always wanted to live on a farm with all the accompanying cows, chickens, horses, etc. but just couldn't convince my parents, even after I volunteered to clean out the barn every day! Go figure.....
    - Big (& little) Animal Lover