Complete Care Made Easy, Hamsters

The Ultimate Pocket Pet


Author: Virginia Parker Guidry

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049043

Category: Pets

Page: 120

View: 6763

Ever since hamsters arrived in the United States in the 1950s, they have topped the list as America’s favorite critter. Hailed as “the ultimate pocket pet,” hamsters are “small, cute, fuzzy, clean, and easy to care for,” in the words of author Virginia Parker Guidry. Filled with terrific color photographs, this Complete Care Made Easy Hamsters encapsulates all the virtues of these flawless little mammals and gives owners practical advice about how to better understand them and properly care for them. Deciding to add a hamster to one’s household is the subject of the chapter “The Right Choice,” which discusses the virtues of these easy-to-tame children’s pets and the commitment they require. The chapter “Locating a Healthy Hamster” offers solid advice about selecting the right pet, where to purchase or adopt, and whether two (or three) is better than one. Two complete chapters on the hamster’s homecoming offer the reader excellent advice about acclimating the new pet to the home, selecting the best cage, accessories, setting up the hamster’s habitat, and finding a good vet. In “Life with a Hamster,” the author discusses the hamster’s nocturnal nature, various physical behaviors, temperature requirements, handling, and basic husbandry. The hamster’s feeding requirements are discussed in “Dinnertime!” which outlines the ideal diet of dry mix, fresh foods, and occasional treats. Sidebars about common poisonous items, including certain people food and household productions, are requisite reading for all hamster keepers. Preventive care is discussed in the chapter “The Healthy Hamster,” along with common health concerns (such as colds, wet tail, abscesses, etc.) and breeding. The final chapter “Hamster Fun” explores games, toys, activities, and showing. The appendix includes lists of clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included.


The Complete Guide to Gerbil Care


Author: Donna Anastasi

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049337

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 895

Who doesn’t wish to share his or her home with a cage full of “Furry Mongolian Friends” aka gerbils!? Author Susan Anastasi certain does! She describes these irresistible critters as “quiet, clean, friendly, curious, active, and easy-to-please.” In deciding whether the gerbil is for you, Anastasi offers this advice: “If you are looking for a seemingly limitless cache of cuteness—from their long, fanning whiskers and large almond-shaped eyes to heir bunnylike hind legs and tufted tail tips—then gerbils are for you!” Clearly bitten by the gerbil bug, the author begins by providing some basic natural history about gerbils, their origins on the Mongolian range, and an overview of their behaviors. Anastasi defends her favorite pocket pet and asserts that the gentle gerbil does not deserve its Latin name (Meriones ungiculatus), which translates as “clawed warrior.” Filled with terrific color photographs, Gerbils summarizes the basic needs of these adorable rodents, specifically addressing their housing requirements, the cost and commitment involved, and their interactions with children and other pets. The following are devoted to purchasing a healthy gerbil from a pet shop, hobby breeder, or shelter; introducing the gerbil to the home; housing and feeding; taming and handling the pet gerbil; health considerations and potential household hazards; breeding and raising the young; and exhibiting gerbils at shows. The discussion on housing covers the selection of the ideal enclosure, basic housing setup, accessories, safety, and a guide to cleaning the tank. The chapter “Taming and Handling Your Gerbils” offers a step-by-step socialization process to acclimate the gerbil to its new handler and surroundings plus instructions for handling the gerbil and discouraging nipping. All keepers will be interested in the chapter on keeping gerbils healthy through smart preventative care; topics covered include allergies; broken limbs and head injury; teeth, tail, and ear problems; dehydration; diarrhea; heat stroke; hypothermia; mites, and more. Gerbil enthusiasts who are looking to become gerbil midwives will find complete instructions for breeding and raising pups (baby gerbils) in the chapter about reproduction. It covers planning a litter, setting up a breeding tank, mating, caring for the pregnant mom, birthing, fostering, growth cycles, weaning, handling pups, and more. The chapter “Fun with Gerbils” offers ideas for games, art projects, photographing, and training gerbils to do seven fun tricks. Resources include lists of publications, clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included.


Practical, Accurate Advice from the Expert


Author: Debbie Ducommum

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484982

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 8148

An excellent introduction to the remarkable rat, written by the world-famous Rat Lady, Debbie Ducummum, Rats offers expert advice to all keepers of these popular fancy pets. Held in high regard in Ancient Egypt, major Asian societies, and discriminating homes in America, rats are the most intelligent rodent on the planet and enjoy playing games with their keepers. As with all editions in the Complete Care Made Easy series, Rats offers readers information about selecting the right pets from good sources and acquiring all of the home essentials (for rats: cage, toys, bedding, and furnishings). The book discusses food options and the importance of feeding a rat a healthy, low-cal, low-fat diet based on fruits, veggies, and legumes plus recipes and menu tips. The author also covers the important considerations of rat proofing the home for keepers who opt to give their pets free run of their dwellings. The chapter “Beginning Your Friendship” discusses rat socialization, handling, grooming, cleaning, and interactions with children and other pets. The health of a pet rat is covered in the “Health Care” chapter that includes choosing a veterinarian, the first vet visit, spaying/neutering, the weekly health exam, plus handling common rat maladies and dealing parasites and emergencies. The real f-u-n begins in chapter seven, “Fun Activities,” in which the reader can learn how to train his or her rat to walk on a leash, enrich his rat’s life with entertaining games, and learn party tricks to impress visitors to the rat’s home. True rat lovers will enjoy taking their rats to shows—just like dog shows—to show off their rat’s conformation and natural beauty. The chapter “Show Time” offers advice on preparing for shows, classes at shows, and competing for ribbons. The final chapter on breeding offers rat enthusiasts advice about reproduction, the birthing process, and handling pups. Glossary, appendices, and index included.



Author: Sue Fox

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793837687

Category: Pets

Page: 111

View: 2551

Learn about the traits of hamsters and how to feed and care for them.

Hamster Care

The Essential Guide to Ownership, Care, and Training for Your Pet


Author: Kate H. Pellham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781511972406


Page: 48

View: 8497

Have you been thinking about getting a pet hamster? Are you kids constantly begging you for a pet but you aren't sure whether it's a smart decision? Do you already own a hamster but want to learn more about how to care for it properly? Then this complete guide to hamster care is exactly what you are looking for. It will provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision. Whether you are considering buying a hamster or you already own one, this guide is the perfect resource to help you make the smartest decisions when it comes to owning a hamster as a pet. For example, did you know that not all hamsters are the same? There are more than 25 different species of hamster in the world! Only 5 of them have been domesticated to be kept as pets. But even among those 5, there are some important differences that you need to know when making your decision to get a hamster. This guide contains a full chapter that thoroughly describes each of these 5 species-where they are native to, what they look like, what their personality is like, and more. This will help you decide not only whether to get a hamster or not but which specific species of hamster is right for you! Owning a pet can be a huge responsibility. You're taking care of a living creature, after all. Use this guide to make sure you are ready to take on all the responsibilities that come with owning a pet hamster. You can make sure that your hamster is happy, healthy, and safe by following the simple instructions for hamster care in this book. Consider all the pros and cons so that you can make the right choices! Learn about: the physical & behavioral characteristics of all 5 species of "pet" hamster their life cycle and habitat in the wild the basic necessities you need to buy for a pet and how much it's going to cost you to provide the proper care everything you need to know about giving your hamster the highest possible quality of life the pros and cons of owning a pet hamster the most common problems & illnesses that hamsters experience and how to watch out for them special tips for training your hamster to do cool tricks a bonus chapter on how to start breeding hamsters and the best way to sell them and much, much more! Make sure that you know everything you need to know before you make this important decision. Find out if owning a hamster is the right choice for you! Purchase This Book Today!“

Pet Emergency Pocket Guide


Author: Informed

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781890495466

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 117

View: 7259

The Pet Emergency Pocket Guide Is A Practical Reference For Pet Owners That Provides Complete Planning, Response And Survival Guidelines For Both Common And Uncommon Pet Emergencies, Presented In An Easy To Use And Convenient Pocket-Sized Format. This Compact Tool Delivers Step-By-Step Instructions For Daily Care, First Aid, Illness And Injury Assessment, Emergency Planning, And Natural Disaster Preparation And Survival. It Features Tabbed, Color-Coded And Illustrated Sections That Make It Easy To Use, With Checklists And Inventory Lists For Creating Your Own Pet Emergency, Travel, And Evacuation Kits. This New Second Edition Features The Following: Updated Content As Suggested By Emergency Veterinarians Expanded Glossary Of Signs & Conditions, Including New Entries And Illustrations Reorganized Content And Tabs For Ease-Of-Use Updated Toxic Food List And Detailed Reactions For Dogs Information About Preventing Dog Bites And Scratches, As Well As How To Break Up Dog Fights 3 Pages Of Common Plants That Are Poisonous To Cats New Section For 'Pocket Pets', Including Basic Information And Signs And Conditions For Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Birds, Fish, Turtles And Snakes New Graphics, Charts And An Updated Design


A Complete Pet Owners Manual


Author: Carol Himsel Daly,Carol A. Himsel

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812045352

Category: Pets

Page: 72

View: 3616

Offers practical advice on keeping rats as pets, and includes information on their housing and health care

The Complete Guide to Rat Training

Tricks and Games for Rat Fun and Fitness


Author: Debbie Ducommun

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793806515

Category: Pets

Page: 143

View: 7664

Rats are the equal of dogs and cats in playfulness, personality, and intelligence--making them great pets for both children and adults. In fact, over half a million households in the US own a pet rat or mouse. One of only a few books devoted entirely to rat training, The Complete Guide to Rat Training teaches you how to have fun and enhance the relationship you share with your pet rat. The step-by-step format thoroughly and concisely covers a variety of training topics, including positive reinforcement, clicker training, behavior modification, litter training, basic and advanced trick training, and how to set up games and science projects. The authoritative text explains how to read rat behavior and body language so you can understand your rat and learn the similarities between rats and humans. It includes plans and instructions for building training equipment such as mazes and intelligence tests, and provides guidelines that will facilitate a rat's adjustment to domestic life and help foster a lasting relat


Why the Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pet Ever


Author: Rachel Toor

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374303088

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 5059

As much a moving memoir as it is an amusing pet manual, Misunderstood is a unique nonfiction book for teens and tweens about domesticated rats in general and a wonderful rat named Iris in particular. Brimming with smarts and energy just like its furry subjects, Rachel Toor's text blends history and science with profiles of interesting people and autobiographical anecdotes as it joyfully sets the record straight about why this reviled creature is actually a most amazing species. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of domestic rats—and may be convinced to adopt one themselves.

Syrian Or Golden Hamsters Owners Guide Facts and Information All about Syrian Hamsters Including Care, Food, Diet, Cages, Pregnancy, Breeding, Behavior, Toys, Wheels, Lifespan


Author: Lyndsey McMahon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992633400

Category: Pets

Page: 126

View: 7837

The Complete Owners Guide packed with facts and information all about Syrian Golden hamsters including care, food, diet, cages, pregnancy, breeding, behavior, toys, wheels, lifespan. This Guide takes you on a romp through the hamster's world. You learn how to select a hamster, create the perfect safe habitat, breed the hamster and then take care of the pups, and diagnose and treat the sick hamster. The easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide answers all the questions you have about hamsters, from why they puff out their cheeks to how they exercise, and whether they can share a cage. The guide will serve as a checklist and save you from making critical mistakes in the care of your hamster. It will give you the confidence for successful hamster ownership.

The Hamster Handbook


Author: Patricia Bartlett

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9781438004891

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 7990

Titles in Barron's popular series of Pet Handbooks present comprehensive information and helpful advice from breeders, veterinarians, and other pet experts. These full-color books instruct on housing, feeding, healthcare, and more. In The Hamster Handbook, hamster lovers will find advice for both children and adults to help keep a hamster active and healthy.



Author: Sharon Lynn Vanderlip,Michele Earle-Bridges

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764116001

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 2303

Describes the "pocket pet," a tiny South American rodent which resembles a small squirrel with large ears and a tufted tail, and explains the care, housing, food, and health requirements necessary to keep the pet happy and healthy.

Homemade for Hamsters

Over 20 Fun Projects Anyone Can Make, Including Tunnels, Towers, Dens, Swings, Ladders and More


Author: Carin Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781770857810

Category: Hamsters as pets

Page: 96

View: 8165

"Homemade for Hamsters" features 20 easy projects for creating toys and exercise equipment for a hamster (and guinea pigs, small rabbits, gerbils, and pet rats and mice, too). The projects use materials and tools commonly found around the home. Treats may also be used and the book includes a list of those that are safe and not safe for a hamster. The 20 projects are grouped according to the type of activities that hamsters enjoy and that enrich their life. Simple text explains how the projects meet these needs and how some just provide fun. The Nibble Necklace, for example, gives a hamster a chewing workout, and it is great for climbing and swinging, too. The Maze simulates a wild hamster's search for food. Making the projects and understanding their benefits will help a child to bond with their pet and commit to its care. The projects are: Running Projects -- Wheel, Tunnels, Amazing Mazes, Obstacle Course Climbing Projects -- See Saw Tube, Climbing Wall with Ladder, Treehouse, Platform and Ramp, Swing, Bendy Bridge Digging Projects -- The Sand Bath, Miniature Landscape with Digging Pit, Digging Tower Chewing Toys -- Walnut Shell Toy, Treat Tubes, Treat Ball, Nibble Necklace Resting Toys -- Hideaway Caves, Hammie Hill Hideout, Castle, Round House. Any and all hamster owners, regardless of age, will enjoy making these great projects as much as they will enjoy watching their pet having fun and staying fit and healthy.

Dwarf Hamsters

Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, and Behavior


Author: Sharon Lynn Vanderlip

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764140969

Category: Pets

Page: 111

View: 7589

Discusses the varieties, breeding, selection, keeping, and care of these petite rodents.

How to Look After Your Guinea Pig

A Practical Guide to Caring for Your Pet, in Step-By-Step Photographs


Author: David Alderton

Publisher: Armadillo

ISBN: 9781843227687

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 3056

Describes how to select and care for a pet guinea pig, including anatomy, breeds, habitat, feeding, and handling.

Laboratory Animal Medicine


Author: Lynn C. Anderson,Glen Otto,Kathleen R. Pritchett-Corning,Mark T. Whary

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012416613X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1746

View: 9527

Laboratory Animal Medicine, Third Edition, is a fully revised publication from the American College of Laboratory Medicine’s acclaimed blue book series. It presents an up-to-date volume that offers the most thorough coverage of the biology, health, and care of laboratory animals. The book is organized by species, with new inclusions of chinchillas, birds, and program and employee management, and is written and edited by known experts in the fields. Users will find gold-standard guidance on the study of laboratory animal science, as well as valuable information that applies across all of the biological and biomedical sciences that work with animals. Organized by species for in-depth understanding of biology, health, and best care of animals Features the inclusion of chinchillas, quail, and zebra finches as animal models Offers guidance on program and employee management Covers regulations, policies, and laws for laboratory animal management worldwide

The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents


Author: Mark A. Suckow,Karla A. Stevens,Ronald P. Wilson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123809207

Category: Medical

Page: 1268

View: 593

The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents is a single volume, comprehensive book sanctioned by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), covering the rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil and other rodents often used in research. This well illustrated reference includes basic biology, anatomy, physiology, behavior, infectious and noninfectious diseases, husbandry and breeding, common experimental methods, and use of the species as a research model. With many expert contributors, this will be an extremely valuable publication for biomedical researchers, laboratory animal veternarians and other professionals engaged in laboratory animal science. A new gold standard publication from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine series One stop resource for advancements in the humane and responsible care of: rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, chinchilla, deer mouse, kangaroo rat, cotton rat, sand rat, and degu Includes up-to-date, common experimental methods Organized by species for easy access during bench research

Hamsters For Dummies


Author: Sarah Montague

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118068297

Category: Pets

Page: 100

View: 490

The fun and easy way to care for a cute, cuddly hamster Hamsters are the most popular rodents kept as pets. HamstersFor Dummies helps those owners who have little or no experiencecaring for this small mammal. This book covers selecting a healthyhamster, health care and nutrition, and housing and supplies.Readers will also find information on training and playing withhamsters.

Rat Care

The Complete Guide to Caring for and Keeping Rats As Pets



Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535557047


Page: 42

View: 810

Rat Care: The Complete Guide to Caring for and Keeping Rats as Pets Here at Pet Care Professionals we are passionate about pet care. As a brand we have a strong idea of what makes up a good pet care book. We consult with multiple experts in each animals field to allow us to create a book filled with cumulative opinions and best practices. The experts we consult range from veterinarians to every day pet keepers who have had years of experience caring for the specific animal each book is on. Our aim, and mission, is to produce the best possible pet care books that are a great value for money. Tags: rat care, rat pet, rat pet care, rat training, rat pet training, rat grooming, rat breeding, rat, pet rat breeding, pet rat grooming, keeper, owner, pet care, pet, care, manual, guide book, 101, how to, how to look after rats, rat food, rat toys, rat cage, wire cage, rat cancer, rat health, rat health care, rat animal,