If you’re a frequent visitor here then you’ll know that I published a post on rabbit care in October (if not, you can find that post here: https://disasterdavis.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/hop-to-it/ ), it were proven helpful to some therefore thought it a good idea to publish another, this time for a smaller cuddly critter. Whilst hamsters are considerably easier to care for than rabbits, there are maybe still some things that people are unsure of regarding the correct care for their small friends. I have vast experience of owning both Syrian and Russian Dwarf breeds therefore feel I’m able to give adequate tips and advice where appropriate on this matter.
Are you aware of the Animal Welfare Act? This doesn’t just cater for dogs and cats, it actually includes equine animals and rabbits and it’s not there only for when the damage has been done to an animal but it’s actual purpose is to prevent animal suffering of any type. “Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act places a duty of care on people to ensure they take reasonable steps in all the circumstances to meet the welfare needs of their animals to the extent required by good practice.” (http://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo/changingthelaw/whatwechanged/animalwelfareact 19/10/2015) Every pet owner is obliged to follow this and it’s also inclusive of anybody with domestic animals, such as farms or animal breeders. I may have started off on a serious note here but it’s of incredible importance to be aware of!