You will need
- electronic scale
Look closely at your hamster. On sale homecine kids often come in a 30-day age, but in many species this period is still ongoing, the color change and the growth of fur. So if you have got any books with pictures of adult animals or the corresponding directories with the exact size and weight – you can feel free to focus on them. If your hamster has long fur, and the baby sleeping on the palm of your hand, the fur is still quite short – it means you are lucky and you young thing. If the exterior photo and the original are identical – your hamster is an adult.
Take an ordinary electronic scales and weigh the animal each week during the month. More precisely, it is necessary to determine the age of females, because a too early pregnancy and childbirth at a young age may not only be undesirable, but even dangerous. Puberty in hamsters occurs in the months of age or the age of 40 days, but to give birth to such jamacian yet. At the age of three to four months the young homyachihi steadily gain weight. If you have not changed the diet and notice positive dynamics of a hamster is still a baby. But if its weight is relatively stable, a female older than four months. After the animal is fully formed and reaches its optimal weight, you can start the first mating.
Buying a hamster at the store, be sure to pay attention to his behavior and appearance. Young hamsters are more active, always running, unable even to fight. But their adults to gather even look more sedate and prefer balanced behavior. Often animals carried out within the walls of the pet shop most of his life, and sellers can pass them off young. In any case, you need to carefully inspect hamsters and in case of any doubt, to abandon the purchase. Adult hamsters are quite active life, fighting with fellow and harass females. If you see that the animals are lethargic – most likely in front of you homecine veterans to purchase which is not worth it.
It is best to buy a hamster from a friend or friends. First, only in this case you can be absolutely sure of his age and health. And secondly, the possibility of buying a sick or weak animal.
Too little hamsters also purchase is not necessary. If any of your friends in the family of hamsters was expanded, not in a hurry to bring home a very young homyachat. The optimal age at which to bring them to adulthood – 30 days. Until that time, the kids are still too vulnerable and continue to need to mother and each other.