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on August 30, 2002
This has been a very helpful book, explaining a lot of our hamster's behavior and helping us to care for her better. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is that, once in a while, it leaves you hanging. For example, it explains the potential problems with various types of bedding material, but never comes right out and says which is best. Still, it's well worth getting, even if it's not perfect.
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on May 17, 2015
Written by a veterinarian (Hooray!), this book has lots of very good information and photos of these adorable tiny creatures!
It is about time that we have authoritative information about them. So much of what is online is written by dwarf hamster enthusiasts with no scientific expertise. Having recently had to euthanize a much-loved Roborovski, I have had the sad experience of multiple visits to several veterinary clinics where the doctors and staff were fascinated by our beautiful Robo, but they knew very little - if anything - about this species. I would LOVE for this author to update this 2009 book to include a definitive statement on exactly what kinds of sand are safe for these critters' sand bath. To call it a "dust bath" is a disservice to the animal; their respiratory systems are more fragile than larger hamsters.
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