The furry little roly-poly animal is a delight for kids. Hamsters are friendly, affectionate and an adorable company. It is never easy to buy the perfect hamster. The article gives you some pointers on how to purchase a hamster.
– It is always a best option to buy from professional breeders as they have full knowledge about the parentage, age and the health of the hamsters. They have pets of their own and they prefer them breeding with the best of the lot.
Some breeders also give guarantee of replacement if found unsuitable.
– Second option is the pet stores. Somehow, it cannot be much trustworthy. Not that I am saying all pet stores are filthy and unhygienic, but the general ones do not care about such things. Their intention is only mass breeding with the sole purpose of making money. Therefore, such pet shops do not keep record of parentage, age, diseases, and nature of hamsters.
The main concern is health. If the hamster is weak and diseased, it will reduce its life expectancy.
– Third option is to adopt hamsters from rescue homes. Search for a reputed rescue home. In addition, there are the legal formalities, which take some time. As with the pet stores, the disadvantage here too is the lack of any background on the hamster. Nonetheless, it is good to adopt homeless hamsters.
Some common things are applicable to all the three options given above. Make sure to the place you are adopting from is well maintained, clean, and disease free. The hamsters should be of good health and have sound behavioural capacities. Most hamsters are social animal, so check on the friendliness.
The workers there should possess knowledge about the pets to give you some insights upon their behaviour. Then, are the animals well vaccinated? Do they give guarantees? These are some of the pointers to remember before getting a hamster.