Buying Hamsters

Any person under the age of 16 now has to be accompanied by an adult when buying a hamster. Before buying a pet, first make the following considerations. Are you ready to take on the responsibility of pet owner ship, are you prepared for those unexpected vet bills, and have you prepared a suitable habitat for his home coming?

Buying a hamster from a reputable breeder does have some advantages, in knowing that the pet you are buying has been bred and reared to certain standards. Buying a hamster from the pet shop does not have the same advantage, as most pet shops sell hamsters that come from breeding mills or farms.

Don't be under the impression that all pet shop bought hamsters are nasty and sickly little creatures, that they are not. If you know what to look for there should be no problem in finding a hamster that will make a very good lovable little pet. There are some unscrupulous breeders who have no concerns whatsoever about temperament issues, and are breeding for the profits that can be generated. These are the breeders we want to avoid, and on the next page we hope to outline some of the finer points to look for when you go to buy your pet from the local store.
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