Miniature Hamster

What do you know about Miniature Hamster?

May 30, 2020 12:05 PM
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A well-balanced miniature hamster diet consists of:

High-quality hamster lab blocks and limited amounts of grains, vegetables, fruits and Timothy hay.

Clean, fresh, filtered, chlorine-free water, changed daily.

Do not feed chocolate, caffeine or alcohol as these can cause serious medical conditions. Avoid sugar and high fat treats.

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  • Hamsters acclimate well to average household temperatures, not to exceed 80°F; be cautious of extreme temperature changes. The habitat should never be in direct sunlight or in a drafty area.
  • Habitat should be plastic, metal or glass and escapeproof with a solid bottom; there should be plenty of room for the hamster to exercise and play. It is best to provide the largest habitat possible.
  • 1-2" of bedding should be placed in the habitat; proper bedding includes high quality paper bedding, crumbled paper bedding, or hardwood shavings. Cedar-based products are not recommended.
  • Hamsters are solitary animals, but dwarf hamsters may be kept in same-sex pairs if they are raised together; otherwise, keep adult hamsters housed separately. Different types of small animals should not be housed together.

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Things to remember when feeding your miniature hamster:

  • Fresh food and water should always be available.
  • Limited amounts of grains, vegetables, fruits or Timothy hay can be given daily but should not exceed 10% of their total diet.
  • Vegetables and fruits not eaten within 24 hours should be discarded.

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Miniature Hamsters play during the night and rest during the day (nocturnal) but can adjust to your schedule.

Easy to handle but move quickly; some species, such as Chinese dwarfs and Robos, are less likely to nip or bite.

Chew on objects to maintain incisor teeth, which grow continuously; ensure they have plenty of wood chew sticks or mineral chews.

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How to take care of Miniature

Habitat Maintenance:

Clean and disinfect the habitat and its contents at least once a week with a 3% bleach solution. Rinse and allow to dry completely before placing the hamster back into the habitat.

Remove wet spots daily; change bedding at least once a week, or more often as necessary.

Grooming & Hygiene:

Hamsters stay clean and rarely need baths, but can be spot-cleaned with a damp washcloth or unscented baby wipes if needed. Hamsters enjoy a weekly dust bath.

Consult with a veterinarian if a hamster's teeth seem too long.

May 30, 2020 12:12 PM