Keeping your hamster healthy

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Keeping your hamster healthy Empty Keeping your hamster healthy

Post by Micky on Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:12 am

Keeping your hamster healthy

Here are some of the ways to keep your hamster healthy and to prevent your hamster from falling ill.

  1. Feed your pet a
    balanced diet. Buy a reliable brand of hamster food that can take care
    of your hamster's daily nutritional requirements and supplement its
    daily diet with a moderate amount of greens. Always ensure that there
    is a fresh supply of food and water.

  2. Bedding should be changed and cage should be washed regularly to prevent mites and parasites to live in them.

  3. If your hamster is ill, isolate him
    from other hamsters immediately to prevent contagious illnesses, such
    as flu and wet tail, from spreading.

  4. If you are ill, do not handle your hamster and relocate the cage if you sleep in the same room with your pet.

  5. If you are breeding hamsters, only breed hamsters with a good history of health.

  6. Be attentive to your hamster when it is
    outside the cage to prevent falls and physical injuries. Close
    supervision is important when children are handling a hamster.

  7. Stress lowers your hamster's immunity
    system and steps should be taken (e.g. not disturbing the daily routine
    of the hamsters and housing hamsters individually if fighting is
    observed) to minimize the stress level.

Source: Hamster Hideout

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