Homemade Dzhungar hamsters. Residence (part two)

Even such an unpretentious and undemanding animal, like a jungar hamster, requires constant care. In order for him to feel well, it is necessary to select a convenient cage and everything necessary for the pet.

Cell selection

The bigger the cage in which your pet will live, the better. Do not buy a dwelling for him less than 30 cm wide and 50 cm in length, since this can lead to a deterioration in the health of the hamster and its premature death. The width between the rods of the cage should be about 0, 5 cm, not more. These animals can climb even into tiny cracks, so they will escape from the cage with large holes. If the cell is multi-level, the distance between the levels should not exceed 30 cm. Otherwise, these dwarf hamsters may fall and get serious injuries.

You can keep the hamster in a glass aquarium. But, to ensure air access, the aquarium needs to be covered with a grate instead of a lid. In addition, cleaning in such a dwelling will have to be much more frequent, because otherwise there will be an unpleasant smell in it. But the aquarium has its advantages:
  • The mountains of garbage will not accumulate around it;
  • the pet will not run away, because there are no cracks in the aquarium;
  • a hamster can not get a cat;
  • you will be comfortable watching the life of the jungar.

Housing arrangement

Buying a comfortable house is not all. The hamster's dwelling should be comfortable, properly furnished. Tell in more detail what else you will need to buy:
  1. Litter. The most optimal option - sawdust, which collects moisture well, disguises the smell of waste. But if your pet has an allergy to them, replace them with paper. Newspapers, old magazines do not fit, because they are too hard, animals can be poisoned with ink. It is better to use toilet paper or wipes without dyes and a pungent smell.
  2. House. In order for the pet to feel good, he should be able to retire in the house. You can put a house of any material. But a cardboard dwelling hamster will soon gnaw, therefore it is better to take a house made of wood or ceramics. To make it easier to get out of it, buy a house without a bottom. Do not take home with very narrow apertures and windows, because the animal can get stuck in them and get hurt. Buy a spacious house so that the baby can build a nest in it. Especially for the nest, put toilet paper in the cage or torn soft napkins. The hamster will take them to the dwelling.
  3. Feeding trough. It should be small, but heavy, otherwise the animals will constantly turn it over. The best option - ceramic dishes. Once a week, the bowl needs to be washed. Place it so that it is located at a considerable distance from the hamster toilet.
  4. The Drinker. It is advisable to buy a drinker designed for rodents. Do not pour water in the saucer, because the hamster will splash it, because of what will become damp and dirty in the cage. In addition, the animal will quickly dirty water, you will have to constantly change it. Drink jungarikov need filtered water or standing water from the tap. Do not give them boiled water.
  5. Running wheel. In nature hamsters can run up to 10 km, searching for water and food. Therefore, in captivity they need movement. The cage must have a jog wheel. Buy a special wheel with a diameter of 16-18 cm.
  6. Tunnels and manholes. To the animal was not boring, you can divide the cage into several floors, put inside various lazes and tunnels. Or to find snags, branches on which the hamster will be able to climb. These branches will be useful to him and for grinding his teeth. Bridges, stairs, boxes will diversify the leisure time of your pet, since hamsters are very curious and mobile, they like to explore everything new.
  7. Adaptations for tooth grinding. For a hamster to be healthy, he needs to grind his teeth. In addition to the branches of fruit trees, you can use for this purpose chalk, stones created for rodents (they can be purchased at a pet store) or solid vegetables.

Where to put the cage

To animals was cozy, it is important to properly place the cage. What you need to consider when choosing a place for dwelling hamsters:
  1. The cage should be located on a raised platform: on a table, chair, bedside table. These animals genetically laid fear of birds of prey. A man bending over a cage will scare them.
  2. Optimal temperature. The cage should be dry and warm, because jungariki are inhabitants of deserts. However, they do not tolerate heat, so do not leave them near the battery or under direct sunlight. Dangerous for these animals and drafts. Do not place the cage next to an open window or door.
  3. No noise. Hamsters are afraid of sharp and loud sounds. When choosing a place for their home, take care that there is no TV, computer and other sources of noise nearby.
  4. Hide the curtains, bedspreads from them, fence off the furniture with the fabric surface. If the jungle can reach out to the fabric, he will likely gnaw it out to carry the pieces of matter into his nest. A sofa or curtains with holes are unlikely to decorate your home.
  5. Do not smoke near pets. Tobacco smoke is harmful not only to humans, but also to animals. Protect pets from any harmful odors: not only from cigarette smoke, but also from the smell of paint, acetone, etc.
As we see, even such a tiny and unpretentious little animal as a dzhungar hamster requires a dowry: a cage, a wheel, a feeder, a drinking bowl, etc. If you do not create optimal conditions for it, your pet will fall ill and die, tortured in a tight cage . So think about whether you are ready to spend on everything you need, and, only after preparing a comfortable home for your pet, go to the pet store for the animal.
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