Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pets of the Week: Custard and Friends

Any hammie experts looking for a new hammie to love? Meet Custard (A124221) one of a dozen hamsters right now at the Ottawa Humane Society. Custard is a 3 month old, male, Syrian Hamster looking for a new forever home.

It is extremely important for any of the hamsters to get a home with a family willing to socialize them every day. Hamsters that are not handled every day can grow to become fearful of their family and may wish not be handled.

Hamsters need an appropriate cage of size and design for them. Trying to avoid plastic could be key as they are heavy chewers. Providing appropriate dental treats and toys will not only help prevent boredom but also allow the hamsters to naturally file their teeth down. Hamsters teeth consistently grow so for health reason and comfort, dental items are a must for any hamster.

For nutrition make sure to choose a diet that is nutritionally balanced with pellets and/or seeds. Younger hamsters and dwarf hamsters will require seeds in their diets but regular adult Syrians like our Custard need 90% of their diet to come from pellets.

Are you ready for a pocket sized love ball? Then come down to the shelter and meet him and his friends today, or phone our Adoption Centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258.

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