What are some tips for proper teddy bear hamster care?


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Proper teddy bear hamster care tips include cleaning its home, giving ample exercise, giving it plenty to chew on, handling it regularly, feeding it a healthy diet and providing fresh water. In order to keep the hamster healthy, the owner needs to clean out its cage thoroughly. The owner also needs to remove any uneaten food and droppings each day, scrub the cage regularly and replace the bedding every week.

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An owner needs to make sure that the hamster gets balanced diet. A mix of foods are recommended, including pellets, grains and seeds. The hamster can have fresh food two to three times a week as long as any leftovers are removed right away. Nuts are allowed occasionally, but only on a limited basis because of the high fat content. An owner also needs to make sure that the hamster has access to fresh water at all times.

For exercise, a basic hamster wheel in the cage works, as well as a hamster ball that allows the pet to roam around the house in a controlled environment.

An owner should have a piece of wood available for the hamster to chew on. Hamster teeth never stop growing, so the hamster needs to chew on something to keep them short and healthy. Finally, a hamster needs to be handled regularly. An owner can start by hand-feeding the hamster treats, then starting to handle it regularly.

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