Hamster: A Practical Guide to Caring for Your Hamster

Overview

The Collins Family Pet Guides are attractive, colour-illustrated guides that give all the practical advice necessary for raising healthy, happy pets.

This comprehensive family guide is full of helpful information and expert advice to choosing and owning a hamster. All aspects of everyday care are covered, and in addition, many interesting facts and anecdotes about one of Britain’s most popular family pets are included.

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Overview

The Collins Family Pet Guides are attractive, colour-illustrated guides that give all the practical advice necessary for raising healthy, happy pets.

This comprehensive family guide is full of helpful information and expert advice to choosing and owning a hamster. All aspects of everyday care are covered, and in addition, many interesting facts and anecdotes about one of Britain’s most popular family pets are included.

Highly illustrated with beautiful, specially commissioned colour photographs, this book has information and advice on:

• Origins and history
• Hamster species and varieties
• Behaviour and biology
• Acquiring a hamster
• Housing
• Looking after your hamster
• Breeding
• Healthcare
• Emergency care

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007436705
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Series: Collins Family Pet Guide Series
  • Edition description: Relaunch edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 853,523
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

David Alderton is an international best-selling authority on pets and their care. He contributes to a wide range of general and specialist publications about pets on a regular basis. These range from The Times Educational Supplement and Woman’s Weekly to Pet Reptile and Bird Keeper. He has spoken at a variety of local, national and international seminars and debates relating to pet care subjects. A frequent participant on radio programmes, David is the voice behind Liberty Radio’s Pet’s Corner advice feature, and has also appeared on television on numerous occasions. David holds a BA Honours degree in Medical Sciences from Cambridge University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Origins of the pet hamster 8

Species and varieties 16

Behaviour and biology 36

Acquiring a hamster 48

Housing 58

Looking after your hamster 78

Breeding 102

Hamster health 112

Index 128

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