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The adoption fee for hamsters is $10 each for the first three animals, then $5 each thereafter.
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After starting with a mother and 11 babies, Aharoni was left with 10. At the time of capture the babies' eyes were not yet opened due to their age. Aharoni and his wife cared for the hamsters as they carried them back to the university. Somehow before returning the hamsters to the university, all of the hamsters escaped, and when Aharoni recovered them, one had escaped permanently leaving 9 babies. Aharoni delivered these to Heim Ben-Menachen, who was the head of the Hebrew University animal facilities and that department's founder. Ben-Menachen put the hamsters in a wooden box on the floor, and Aharoni recorded this account of what happened next:
of How to Get a Pet Hamster on Animal Jam was reviewed by  on June 9, 2015.
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Pet stores can provide basic food for hamsters that provides their non-nutritional needs, but they also like fresh and , dog food, and even killed , which make up an important part of their natural diet. However, not any nutrition is suitable for hamsters and some food, such as sweets made for humans or poisonous plants like the of the , may be most dangerous for the hamster's health. Like with most other animals (and humans), it is not true that hamsters can decide which food is good for them and they will usually eat anything that is offered. Hamsters are naturally very clean and tidy animals; you will often see them …
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We will be happy to take care of your pet while you are away. We charge $10 per day per cage for your guinea pig(s). This includes daily cage cleaning, unlimited Oxbow timothy hay/orchard grass hay, Oxbow pellets, and two bowls of organic greens/veggies per day. A complimentary nail trim is included if needed. The charge to board a cage of hamsters/gerbils is $5 per day and includes cage cleaning, unlimited hamster food and one bowl of greens/veggies once daily.Hamsters tend to be solitary animals and often do better living alone. Some types, like the Roborovski and Campbell’s, can live in pairs or groups, but it is not necessary. Hamsters as Pets
Hamsters have no detectable body odor. They are inexpensive to buy and outside of cage cleaning and proper food are relatively maintenance free. These adorable rodents are subject to very few health problems and diseases. Breeding animals like hamsters to be kept as animal companions has created a big problem: Millions of are killed in shelters every year just because there aren’t enough people to adopt them. So always adopt animals from shelters instead of buying them from breeders or pet stores.Founded in 2005, the North Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 New Jersey public charity, that is dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted and abandoned guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and other pet rodents. We educate people about the care of pocket pets, and try to find "forever" homes for the animals in our rescue, no matter how long it takes. We are a no-kill rescue that fosters guinea pigs, hamsters, and other pet rodents in a network of private homes. We do not support animal breeding and will only adopt singles or non-breeding pairs to loving homes where they will live as indoor pets. Hours are by appointment only. A hamster is an exotic animal and must be seen by a veterinarian who knows about exotic animals. Not all veterinarians will treat hamsters, so if yours gets sick, it might be hard to find help close by. Exotic-animal veterinarians can cost a lot, too.