Exhibiting Hamsters
Hamsters

Exhibiting Hamsters

One of the thrills of keeping hamsters is entering them in competition with others for prizes. First class exhibition hamsters are usually superior to those bought at a pet store. Nevertheless, this fact need not deter anyone who wishes to exhibit from doing so. Some very good hamsters have been purchased from a pet shop….

Hamster Varieties
Hamsters

Hamster Varieties

The original colouring of the hamster is the familiar golden-brown. This is the wild hamster and, for some 15 years after domestication, was the only known colour. However, nature produces variations in the form of “sports” or mutants, to use the correct word. No-one knows when, where or what form these may take, except that…

Breeding Hamsters
Hamsters

Breeding Hamsters

Sooner or later, after a little experience with feeding and general care, one’s thoughts turn to the subject of breeding. Why not, indeed, for much of the enjoyment of hamster keeping is in the expectation of babies. Young hamsters are just as much fun as adults— more so in the opinion of many people. The…

Feeding Hamsters
Hamsters

Feeding Hamsters

It has rightly been said that hamsters will eat anything —well, almost anything. Most rodents are nibblers and the hamster is no exception. Leave a hamster on a table, say, with a mixed variety of food and watch its behaviour. It will pouch quite a lot but it is especially interesting to see the way…

Hamsters

Varieties Of Hamster

The hamster has become one of the popular pets of modern times. Just why is really not hard to understand. It is small and easy to keep, does not require expensive nor uncommon food, and its endearing behaviour soon wins over those people who would look upon the little chap “as just another rodent”. The…