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The Hamster [Hardcover]

Betsy Sikora Siino
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July 28 1997 Your Happy Healthy P (Book 138)
This is our sixth set of Happy, Healthy Pet titles. These latest titles will bring our series up to fifty titles, and like the others, they are books pet owners can turn to for the essential information they need to raise a healthy pet. All books contain information on c feeding c housing c grooming c health care c what to expect from the pet c basic training As our series expands and focuses on different kinds of pets, the emphasis remains on making the pet a companion. In addition, owners of more unusual pets will particularly appreciate the expert advice in these books because professional care for their animals may be difficult to come by. As always, the instruction is from experts people who know their pet intimately, but also remember what it was like to have one for the first time. Happy, Healthy Pet guides are rich with professional quality color photos and are designed to be enjoyable and easy to learn from.

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At last, a book that emphasizes total care and companionship! You'll learn all about the captivating world of keeping a hamster as a pet, including the specific traits of your hamster; the best cages, toys and treats; feeding requirements; how to monitor and maintain your hamster's health and how to keep your hamster mentally stimulated. Chapters also cover the history and ecology of hamsters. You'll learn what the world's like from your pet's perspective and how to enjoy your hamster through activities you can do together.

"The Hamster" is written by an expert who understands the special needs of this popular pet. Best of all, the book is filled with informative sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your pet hamster easy and enjoyable.

About the Author

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?!."

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4.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive manual. July 14 2004
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
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
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
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
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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