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    Hamsters For Sale: Buying Guide

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    So you’ve decided to buy hamsters – but how should you go about selecting one to take home? While the appearance of a hamster is likely to strongly influence your thinking process, there are a number of factors you should consider before coming to any decision.

    Pet hamsters can become a wonderful addition to family life, but there are certain things you need to think about before bringing hamsters home for the first time.

    Read the guide to hamsters for sale below to learn more.

     

     

     

     

    How to Buy Hamsters – A Brief Guide



    1.    Don’t jump into a decision

    When you visit the pet shop, you’ll probably have the chance to browse a number of hamsters, and naturally, your attention will gravitate towards one hamster fairly quickly. It could be the way the hamster looks or behaves that catches the eye, but it’s important to take a step back and assess all the hamsters for sale.

    Remember, buying pet hamsters is a big decision, so you’ll need to make plenty of time to whittle down the options. If possible, ask a pet shop staff member whether you can hold a hamster. If the hamster attempts to nip you, don’t take this as a sign of aggression – hamsters have fairly limited eyesight, so they may mistake your finger for a tasty snack. Hamsters also tend not to be immediately sociable in nature, so don’t expect to build an instant bond.

    2.    Check the condition

    Before buying pet hamsters, ensure they are in healthy physical condition. Sadly it’s a fact of life that sometimes hamsters will be offered for sale when in poor physical health, so check for any warning signs that this may be the case.

    Try and spot for any signs of disease – you’ll be able to spot a poorly hamster fairly easy – the fur will be ragged, the body may appear skeletal or lumpy, and the eyes may appear a little wild. Ensure you are confident that a hamster is in good health before parting with any money.

    3.    Ask questions

    Make a decision from a position of strength by asking the seller as many potential questions that come to mind. For instance you’ll need to find out the age of the hamster, the pricing details, and whether the owner can offer you any hamster accommodation or accessories that they may be prepared to sell to you at the same time – this could prove substantially cheaper than buying a fancy hamster house from a pet shop. If you’re buying from an experienced hamster breeder, tap into their knowledge to find out more about the daily routine and feeding requirements of pet hamsters.

    4.    Have you considered dwarf hamsters?

    Dwarf hamsters have become increasingly popular on the pet market in recent years and you can find many dwarf hamsters for sale on Click Pets. These adorable pets are far smaller than other hamsters for sale, and can prove an excellent alternative should space be an issue in your property.


    Find hamsters for sale on Click Pets.
     

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