Hamsters are tiny playful animals commonly taken as pets in many homes. They belong to the family of rodents and have recently become extremely popular as pets in small living spaces.
Hamsters are great choice for people who work full time or children who go to school or such, because they don’t need to be amused a lot during the day. If you have enough time in the evening to play with this little fellow, hamster is an ideal pet for you. They are night animals and easy to tame. Just be gentle with it and don’t use it in hands until it gets used to your household and you gain its full confidence. If you have small children, hamster is probably not so good option. Kids can unintentionally squeeze it during play and results can even be fatal.
Let your hamster out of the cage for a play and walk for a little time in the evening. Mutual game would strengthen its confidence and build a beautiful friendship between two of you. The only sad thing about hamsters is that they don’t live long, only two to three years. However, do your best to provide it good, cheerful and happy life.
Basic food to feed hamsters is purchased pet shop mixture, made of grains or granules. Food in granules is completely balanced and therefore it is recommended as a main ingredient on the menu. Mixture of different grains should be the base of its diet and you could also make it yourself.
However, you should include other types of food, since hamsters are omnivores and they need variety of different viands. You should enrich their basic diet with fresh fruit and vegetable, even some meat or eggs once in a while.
Pears as a treat
Fresh fruit is warmly recommended to be included in hamsters’ diet. There is variety of veggies and fruit you can give them. The list includes melon, apple, carrot, banana, cucumber, peppers, lettuce, peach, grapes, cabbage, turnip and pears as well.
So, you can safely give your tiny friend some pears. Hamsters enjoy sweet fruit juice and flesh and they are good for their health, just do not go overboard. Make sure you wash pears thoroughly before feeding, just as you would do for yourself. Offer your pet a tiny piece of pear, to see if he or she likes it. If it wants to eat it, you can feed it pears one or two times a week.
Fruit is generally good for hamsters, but it contains sugar. Hamsters are prone to diabetes and obesity, so stick to small portions and everything should be completely fine.