The Resource Hamsters: : the ultimate pocket pet, (electronic resource)

Hamsters: : the ultimate pocket pet, (electronic resource)

Label
Hamsters: : the ultimate pocket pet
Title
Hamsters:
Title remainder
the ultimate pocket pet
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since hamsters arrived in the United States in the 1950s, they have topped the list as America's favorite critter. Hailed as "the ultimate pocket pet," hamsters are "small, cute, fuzzy, clean, and easy to care for," in the words of author Virginia Parker Guidry. Filled with terrific color photographs, this Complete Care Made Easy Hamsters encapsulates all the virtues of these flawless little mammals and gives owners practical advice about how to better understand them and properly care for them. Deciding to add a hamster to one's household is the subject of the chapter "The Right Choice," which discusses the virtues of these easy-to-tame children's pets and the commitment they require. The chapter "Locating a Healthy Hamster" offers solid advice about selecting the right pet, where to purchase or adopt, and whether two (or three) is better than one. Two complete chapters on the hamster's homecoming offer the reader excellent advice about acclimating the new pet to the home, selecting the best cage, accessories, setting up the hamster's habitat, and finding a good vet. In "Life with a Hamster," the author discusses the hamster's nocturnal nature, various physical behaviors, temperature requirements, handling, and basic husbandry. The hamster's feeding requirements are discussed in "Dinnertime!" which outlines the ideal diet of dry mix, fresh foods, and occasional treats. Sidebars about common poisonous items, including certain people food and household productions, are requisite reading for all hamster keepers. Preventive care is discussed in the chapter "The Healthy Hamster," along with common health concerns (such as colds, wet tail, abscesses, etc. ) and breeding. The final chapter "Hamster Fun" explores games, toys, activities, and showing. The appendix includes lists of clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included
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Midwest
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Guidry, Virginia Parker
Dewey number
636.935/6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • McKeone, Carolyn A
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Complete care made easy
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  • Hamsters as pets
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Hamsters: : the ultimate pocket pet, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11835769
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11835769
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11835769
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11835769
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Hamsters: : the ultimate pocket pet, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11835769
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11835769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11835769
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11835769
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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