Dwarf Hamsters Paperback – Sep 1 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
Even though it's pretty thin, this manual is close to complete. It focuses on the eveyday pet owner, not just on breeders. There are not too many home remedies, it mostly recommends taking your pet to the vet. The section on recuperating a lost hamster is smart. Valuable information. It doesn't go too technical but it tells it just like it is. No kiddie speak. Also, most of the hamsters pictured are gray, just like my own Campbell's dwarf. That has made the book so much more enjoyable. There's a section on how to distinguish between 4 types of dwarf hamsters.
Get this book! You will want to eat it!
Phillip T. Robinson, MS, DVM, DACZM
In this book, I found the layout to be a little random. The sequences of information did not go well with my thought-process. There also seemed to be little correlation between the visuals on the page and the information in that section.
On a positive not, however, there is a very valuable section at the beginning of the book where she discusses the different species of dwarf hamsters and their classification under Kingdom Animalia. Other than this, her description of the species characteristics was not completely accurate.
To any buyers out there, I encourage you to do research on a more up-to-date source. A lot of what she says is no longer practiced by hamster enthusiasts and it's up to you to sift through this book, picking out the false bits.
Phillip T. Robinson, MS, DVM, DACZM
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.
Most recent customer reviews
I wanted to hug this book, the pictures of the Dwaf Hamsters are so cute and cuddly. I really enjoyed reading about how to tame you Hammie, breeding, and personality. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2002 by Christina Yeganeh
This book is well written and ideal for new and experienced pet keepers alike. I have kept hamsters for 14 years and I found lots of helpful hints in this book, the section... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2001 by miss r r hughes
I've read several dwarf hamster books but this is the one I keep coming back to for a reference, and for fun. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2000
Hamsters are without a shout of a doubt my favorite animal of all time, and this book gives you so much information on this specific breed of hamster. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2000 by W. Han
This book is absolutely fantastic. Every concern you could have about your dwarf hamsters is covered. Excellent pictures, descriptions, and information.Published on April 6 2000