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On this page you can find hamster breeders who are members of the Northern Hamster Club. Where a breeder specialises in a particular species or colour of hamsters we have noted this, and you can find contact details. Breeders are listed alphabetically.

Northern Hamster Club members wishing to be added to the breeders list should contact us (see page footer)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 20:54
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Breeding Hamsters PDF Print E-mail

It is important to think ahead before breeding hamsters and not just jump in at the deep end. Consideration must be given to the housing and finding homes or an outlet for the babies. Hamsters can have quite a lot of babies, 15 to 20 is not unknown, although 8 to 12 is normal and when separated from mum another cage will be needed. By four weeks it is recommended that the sexes are separated and this means another cage to find. If homes cannot be found quickly then squabbles may break out and the offenders have to be segregated, so more cages are required. By three months each hamster is likely to need its own cage.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 April 2010 15:47
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Common Ailments PDF Print E-mail
Written by Liz Newbery BSc(Hons) Microbiology, MRes. (Biomedical research) Currently studying at Glasgow Vet School.   

Hamsters are normally hardy, healthy little creatures who will enjoy a good two years of active life. Get to know your hamster because it is then much easier to see if all is well. Open his mouth from time to time to check his teeth. Look after his toe nails and his fur. Make sure he is eating and drinking normally and that his droppings are firm. Even the best kept hamsters sometimes become ill. You can help a lot with the nursing and treatment of a sick hamster, but don't hesitate to consult your vet if you are worried.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 18:53
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Handling Your Hamster PDF Print E-mail

When you purchase a hamster always make sure that whoever is selling it, handles it. Never buy a hamster that has been chased into a box or has been caught by someone wearing gloves so that you are the first person to touch it.

When you get your newly acquired hamster home, place the cage in its intended position, avoiding drafts and direct sunlight. Leave overnight for the hamster to settle down and get used to its new surroundings. Talking quietly to your hamster will help it get used to your voice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 18:53
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