All You Know and Don’t Know About Syrian Hamster

Syrian hamster (also known as golden hamster) is originated from Northern Syria and Southern Turkey. They start raised as pets starting from 1930s. Nowadays, Syrian hamster is probably the most popular hamster breed fostered as family pets.

Cream Syrian Hamster All You Know and Dont Know About Syrian Hamster

Cream Syrian Hamster

 

Features:

Syrian hamsters have length ranging from 5 to 7 inches in general which females are usually slightly weightier and larger. Their coat colours are widely diversified from golden, white, cream, silver grey, beige and black. They are also available in varies pattern like skewbald, banded, roan and dominant Spot, and different coat types of shorthair and longhair.

Banded Syrian Hamster All You Know and Dont Know About Syrian Hamster

Banded Syrian Hamster

 

Habits:

Like most of the hamsters, Syrian hamster is nocturnal, solitary and territorial. It can only tolerate housemate before it has reached 6 to 10 weeks old, so remember to house them alone after they grow up or before their reached their sexual matured at 4 weeks. In contrast, they are docile and easy to tame at the same time, just about one week of patience can win their trust. In addition, Syrian hamsters have strongest sense of smell so before don’t forget to keep their cages clean and wash your hands before you touch them. Since they have frail respiratory system, remove all objects with strong scents and avoid choose bedding with strong scents like cedar is of the utmost important.

Syrian Hamster Baby All You Know and Dont Know About Syrian Hamster

Syrian Hamster Baby

 

Breeding:

Syrian hamsters are sexually matured at the age of 4 weeks so be cautious with the following:

  • Female hamsters come into season every 3 to 5 days, some of them may become termagant and that’s the only period that females won’t attack the male hamsters. However, father hamster should be removed from the cage instantly after mating
  • Female hamsters have a productive life for about 18 months
  • Hamsters have the shortest gestation period in all mammals known, at only 16 days
  • Some mother hamsters may eat their pups if they are unsecured or stressful

 

Bad Food for Syrian Hamster All You Know and Dont Know About Syrian Hamster

Bad Food for Syrian Hamster

 

Diets:

Notwithstanding Syrian hamster’s omnivorous nature, they are inclined to stroke and heart attack, so coarse food with low fat and cholesterol is recommended. Bear in mind that acidic food like citrus. Almonds should be avoid too because almonds are high in both fat and cholesterol. Apple seeds, onion and sugary and salty food like chocolates should also be avoided.

Sable Syrian Hamster All You Know and Dont Know About Syrian Hamster

Sable Syrian Hamster

 

Syrian hamster is the most common hamster kept as pets, although they are once wild animals, they are indicated as vulnerable nowadays because they have many predators and don’t know how to avoid fatal food. Therefore, taking good care of your cute Syrian hamsters and don’t abandon them or otherwise they can’t survive in the wild.

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Finding Out the Best Hamster Ball

Hello everyone, I am Joe.  It’s the first time seeing you there!  My human friend had told me that he is getting trouble in choosing me a hamster ball and asked me to pick one myself….  As a hamster, I am surely the “best hamster” to tell.  Therefore, today I am telling you what hamsters think about hamster balls!

 

super hamster ball Finding Out the Best Hamster Ball

super hamster ball

 

A hamster ball is usually made with transparent plastic and has many ventilation slots or holes which providing enough airs inside the ball and a door allowing entry and exit. We need a hamster ball because we have to maintain our fitness and health as you and your family. Why not a hamster wheel? A hamster wheel only lets us having fun inside the limited areas of the cages but we also enjoy strolling in a more spacious playground. We can exercise outside the cages making best use of a hamster ball that it allows you to locate us effortlessly.


green hamster ball Finding Out the Best Hamster Ball

green hamster ball

 

Firstly, choose a hamster ball which fits my size, a dwarf hamster wants a smaller one. Secondly, open and close the door several times to check if it is in order so I won’t be twitched a lot. Thirdly, gently stroke the edges of the air holes to ensure they are slick enough that won’t scratch your friend.

 

extraordinary hamster ball Finding Out the Best Hamster Ball

extraordinary hamster ball

 

Bear in mind that although the air holes provide us some airs, we will fall short of oxygen after 15 to 30 minutes, remember to take us out not more than 30 minutes or otherwise we may lack of airs or water. We have to take a break and can go into the ball again if we become lively again.

 

plastic hamster ball Finding Out the Best Hamster Ball

plastic hamster ball

 

Besides, always keep an eye on the hamster balls to avoid us escaping from the ball without your notice.

 

And beware that we may tumble from a stair and get hurt, so blocking the way to stairs or place the ball on the lowest level is a must.

 

typical hamster ball Finding Out the Best Hamster Ball

typical hamster ball

 

And of course, pay attention to your steps and monitor your cats’ or dogs’ paws and teeth! You don’t want me to be injured, don’t you?

 

Last but not least, it is shy to tell but you know, as a creature, we pee and poop… even when we are in the ball. So remember to rinse the ball after use, better with vinegar. Then we can have a hygienic and sweet-smelling ball to play in next time.

 

Crazy Hamster Ball Finding Out the Best Hamster Ball

Crazy Hamster Ball

 

I can guarantee your furry friend would like the hamster ball you choose according to the above articles. Enjoy a more intimate relationship with your friend in the nature!

 

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