Hamsters at home: shortcomings, care, feeding and reproduction

Many people have thought about it, to have a cat or a dog as a pet, and a fluffy hamster. Home hamsters are not just a constant source of joy, but also the simplest care, because these funny rodents are absolutely unpretentious in this regard.

However, do not think, what about such things, how to feed and care for a hamster at home, it will be possible not to think at all and to let everything drift. Of course, domestic hamsters require attention and treatment. How to properly care for them and behave with these fluffy lumps, we will tell in the article.

Keeping animals at home: Advantages and disadvantages

Before you start a house hamster, get acquainted with the main characteristics of this animal. In nature, there are several breeds of this species, Siberian hamsters are the most common pets, less often - Dzungarikov and Campbell's hamsters.

The peculiarity of hamsters is that, that they can feel good without such individuals. They can be bought without a pair, if you do not want to breed hamsters in the future.

The benefits of keeping hamsters at home are as follows:

  • unlike the same cats, are not spiteful and do not remember the insults inflicted;
  • do not make noise in the apartment;
  • easily trainable;
  • when eating juicy food for a long time may not want to drink;
  • easily propagated at home;
  • do not show dissatisfaction when playing with children;
  • for living in a small enough terrarium;
  • unpretentious in food.

However, you should also be aware of these difficulties when purchasing hamsters:

  • if the hamsters are not kept in a terrarium, then they can ruin things and gnaw furniture, shoes and other things;
  • so that there is no unpleasant odor in the cage, there you need to constantly clean;
  • in winter, hamsters hibernate, sometimes wake up, then they must be well fed;
  • can sometimes show aggression.

Usually, hamsters have a body length of 5 to 30 div. The color of animals may be different:

  • ashy;
  • gray-brown;
  • with a dark stripe on the back and black and brown spots on the front of the torso;
  • white and fluffy (artificial Angora breeds).