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The Essential Hamster [Paperback]

Betsy Sikora Siino
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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May 21 1999 Essential (Howell)
Owning a hamster is rewarding and fun! Get all you need to know about feeding, housing and caring for your pet's health in The Essential Hamster. Special features include professional color photos and expert tips on how to make your guinea pig a wonderful addition to the family. Learn how to have a great relationship with your pet with The Essential Hamster.

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Owning a hamster is rewarding and fun! Get all you need to know about feeding, housing and caring for your pet's health in The Essential Hamster. Special features include professional color photos and expert tips on how to make your guinea pig a wonderful addition to the family. Learn how to have a great relationship with your pet with The Essential Hamster.

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BETSY SIKORA SIINO is an award-winning writer who has covered animals as diverse as birds and wolves. She is a regular contributor to "Dog Fancy" and "Horse Illustrated" magazines and is the author of a "You Want a WHAT for a Pet?!."
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Hamsters come in all sizes, colors and geographical preferences, yet only a few species have had much long-term experience with humans. Read the first page
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4.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive manual. July 14 2004
Format:Paperback
The Essential Hamster is practically complete redundancy of Barron's Complete Manual on Hamsters. Though excellent in detail, helpful information, and photographs, this is a waste of money if you already own other manuals on this pet. Typical of this type of book, it covers: Feeding, keeping your pet healthy, behavior, medical issues, and the homecoming preparation tips after purchasing a new hamster. There is absolutely nothing new and interesting added to the "Essential" series. If you own it, fine. However, if you seek detailed, new, interesting, and superior all around material, purchase the Barron's Complete Manual on hamsters instead of this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book April 27 2003
Format:Hardcover
It was a great book but there should have been a section on breeding your hamster but it did give the info you need to keep you hamster healthy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Hamster Book March 18 2002
Format:Hardcover
I have owned hamsters for over a year now and have read quite a few books and websites about the cute little pets. In the last few months I have become bored with the same old stuff in all the books - most, however, have adorable pictures that make up for it, but nevertheless I hoped to find one with new information. Then - behold! - I picked up this book. A very attractive, well-made and well-written book, it is filled with new, interesting and useful info. I actually learned something from "The Hamster: An Owner's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet"! On almost every page there is a wonderful color photo of a hamster (or, in some cases, hamsterS). I would reccommend this book to first-time hamster owners as well as the more experienced kind who are looking for new, complete information.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A helpful book Jan. 28 2002
Format:Hardcover
If you are interested in becoming familiar with and keeping hamsters as pets, then this is a good book. Released in 1997, it was written by Betsy Sikora Siino and is 126 pages. There are ten chapters along with informative sidebars throughout. Examples of information are physical characteristics, housing, feeding, and health. Besides a color drawing that outlines the external features of a hamster, the rest of the guide contains nice color photos. I recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for beginners Oct. 20 2001
Format:Hardcover
This Book is great for the beginner hamster owner.it has chapters on the origins of the hamster, buying your hamster and its home, feeding, handling, and playing with your hamster. It covers all the basics to owning a hamster.It has a very good section on illnesses and how to handle them a section most begginer books really lack in.overall it is the best basic hamster care book I have found on the market.
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