Who can resist a cute, small, furry animal that fits in the palm of your hand? Hamsters are lovable creatures that appear to be low maintenance. But how much do you really know about caring for these animals? Here are some essential tips.
Place your hamster’s cage in a quiet, dimly lit, well-ventilated area – avoid direct sunlight and drafts; if you have cats or dogs, the cage should be placed well out of their reach; strong-smelling chemicals could poison your hamster – keep them away from these; keeping the cage clean will reduce the risk of contracting infections – the water bottle and food tray should be cleaned daily and damp litter every second day; be on the lookout for these tell-tale signs that your hamster is ill: dull-looking eyes, matted fur, weight loss, shaking and a runny nose.
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