If you can believe it, there really aren’t tons of hamster care books on the market to choose from. Unfortunately, there’s no good reason why; they’re some of the best pets on the planet, and it’s important to be fully educated on ALL pets you bring into your home. Even though there aren’t many, there are some pretty darn good ones. Check out my favorites below.
Hamster Care, Author: Kate H. Pellham
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!
- 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!
Dwarf Hamsters (Complete Pet Owner’s Manual), Author: Sharon Vanderlip, DVM
I know this one’s a little more specific (obviously, it’s all about dwarf hamsters), but I love it because I love the entire Barron line of Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals. All of the manuals are created for non-expert animal parents and potential animal adopters and are written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. Basically, the writers know exactly what they’re talking about, and the information is solid.
The author, Sharon Vaderlip (DVM), does a fantastic job of giving specific details for each species of dwarf hamster, rather than grouping “dwarf hamsters” together as one big group (like many other books do). And it’s fascinating that there really are big differences.
I’d highly recommend buying this hamster care book before you decide to adopt. It includes SO much great info that will absolutely help you be confident in your decision to either adopt or not to adopt a dwarf. Plus, it has loads of cute hamster pictures. And to me, that alone is worth the $5.54 price tag.
Hamster: Taming Handbook: How to Tame and Handle Russian Dwarf, Roborovski, Chinese, and Syrian Hamsters, Author: Sarah Yee
I’m a fan of this hamster care book simply because many of the reference guides I’ve come across don’t necessarily discuss hamster training at large. Author Sarah Yee does a good job talking about taming different species of hamsters, and because different species have different personalities and respond to different training techniques, I found this incredibly helpful. It’s tailored to your specific pet.
The book covers different ways to approach taming and provides a helpful daily schedule to master handling your hamster. If you’re struggling with hamster taming, check it out.
Best hamster care books
So, these are some of my favorites on hamsters. They all do a good job educating at any level. If you have a favorite hamster care book or guide, let us know in the comments. We’re always down for a good hamster read.
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