Hamster Breeding: All you need to know about hamsters


Hamster Breeding
Hamster Breeding

Hamster Breeding: All you need to know about hamsters

What is a hamster

Hamsters are among the pets that you can easily raise and care for at home. This is due to the availability of its own equipment and its upbringing and cleaning; such as foods, cages, and appropriate toys for him, and others

How to choose the right hamster for breeding

How to choose the right hamster for breeding
How to choose the right hamster for breeding


Here are some tips that may help you choose the right hamster for home breeding

     Choose a healthy hamster that does not have any health problems or physical defects

     Find the right type of hamster to raise and suit your lifestyle. Hamsters have different personalities and lifestyles based on their different breeds. For example, if you are a nocturnal person, a Syrian hamster might suit you

     Choose the physical traits you like best in hamsters, as breeds come in different sizes, colors, and hair lengths

Choose the right sex of hamster; Females are more aggressive than males, so if you want to get more than one hamster, it is recommended that they be of the same sex
If you want to handle and play with your hamster, consider getting a breed that matches your desire. Like the Syrian hamster

Tips for choosing the right hamster cage

Tips for choosing the right hamster cage
Tips for choosing the right hamster cage


Here are some tips to help you choose a hamster cage: [5][6]

     Read and learn about the types of hamster cages and the features of each type so you can choose the right one

     Choose the appropriate size for the cage, and it is preferable to buy the largest size that you can afford and fit in your home, but the minimum size of the cage is 60 cm in length * 40 cm in width * 30 cm in height

     Choose a well-ventilated cage; This is because poor ventilation leads to the accumulation of ammonia and the growth of bacteria in the cage, which may cause the hamster to contract many diseases

     Choose a cage that is easy to clean; This is because the hamster cage needs to be cleaned at least once or twice a week

Choose a cage with a plastic floor; This is to protect hamsters whose nails can get caught on other types of floors, leading to injury
Choose the right type of cage for your hamster, depending on its type, size, and available spaces
Choose the type of cage that fits your budget, as there are types that are more expensive than others, and plastic cages are the most expensive

Proper nutrition for hamsters

When breeding hamsters, you must take into account maintaining the appropriate nutrition for it in terms of the type of hamster food and the appropriate quantity, as follows

Number of meals

Hamsters should be fed regularly, so it is appropriate to feed them once a day either in the morning or in the evening

Essential foods

  Among the foods suitable for hamsters are the following
fresh vegetables; Kale, carrots, spinach, parsley, broccoli, pumpkin, green beans, cauliflower, cucumbers, peas, and cooked potatoes
fresh fruit; such as raisins, seedless apples, peaches, pears, raspberries, peaches, pumpkins, bananas, grapes, and strawberries
You can add some extra protein to your hamster's diet by feeding him boiled egg pieces once a week

Harmful foods

Some of the foods you should avoid in your hamster's diet include the following
Apple seeds
raw grains
tomato leaves
raw potatoes
Onions and garlic
salty foods

How to clean a hamster and its cage

Hamster cleaning

Here are some tips for keeping your hamster clean
     You can use a soft toothbrush to brush the hamster's long hair and remove dirt from it
     If a sticky substance sticks to the hamster; Like gum or glue, you can carefully use scissors to remove it
     Gently wipe the hamster with a cloth dampened with water and shampoo in the direction of hair growth to remove any dirt
     It is best to clean the hamster with water only when necessary. Because he may be exposed to drowning or illness due to cold or dampness

Cleaning the hamster cage

     Replace the wet hamster bedding in the cage daily with fresh bedding
     Clean food and water utensils every day to avoid food contamination
     Weekly clean the cage by taking out all dirty bedding and removing stored food
     Wash the toys, the floor, and the entire cage with soap and water once a month

Tips for entertaining a hamster

There are many ways to keep your hamster entertained and active, including
     Provide chewing materials that your hamster likes. Like coconut shells, herbs inside the cage, and changing them from time to time
     Make a maze out of cardboard or plastic for your hamster to explore, as they are very curious and love to explore
     Put a suitable wheel in the cage so that the hamster can exercise
     Make a tunnel out of cardboard for the hamster to hide and explore
     Hamsters love to burrow and build nests deep in the ground, so provide about 2 inches of bedding so they can dig
     Place a variety of toys inside the cage to keep the hamster entertained

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