Dzungarian hamster in your house
Dzungarian hamster (also called jungarikor Songurik) has long and firmly "registered" in the apartments of animal lovers. These cute, extremely mobile, incredibly clever and hilarious funny animals are very popular with both children and adults. Most often they contain a small flock in a transparent container or in a very fine cell, because the jungar hamsters are small creatures, their body length does not exceed 10 centimeters. Most of the backrest is painted brownish-gray with a characteristic dark stripe, which gives the animals some similarity with small chipmunks. The abdomen is white. The Dzhungar hamster differs from other species of its hamster family in that its hind legs are covered with thick wool. Now several breeds of jungariks with different colors, for example, pearl or mandarin, are derived. Unfortunately, these pets live very little, only 3 years.
Dzhungar hamster is a very communicative creature, andeven wild animals that are not accustomed to hands practically never bite. But if you can not give the hamster a lot of time every day, then it's best not to start it. It is surprisingly lively, active animal, which mainly leads a nocturnal lifestyle, and in the daytime prefers to sleep in a house, curled up in a ball. He is able to climb even the narrowest cracks, so do not let your pet travel freely around the house, otherwise it can get lost. For the same reason, it is not worthwhile to plant it in a wooden cage, which can easily be gnawed.
A dwelling for a hamster should be carefully prepared: sprinkle the floor with sawdust, pick pieces of paper, cotton wool, cut pieces of cloth. You can use a filler for cat litter instead of sawdust. Dzhungar hamster does not differ cleanliness, and therefore clean in his cage will almost every day. Some breeders argue that it is possible to accustom the animals to the need for a special flat pot with sawdust or sand, if they are contained in a rather spacious cage. But in practice it turns out that this is practically impossible. But in any case, when organizing the living space for your hamster, you need to take into account that he will make "sticks", and, at once in several places. And when cleaning the cage, it is best not to touch these stocks, otherwise your pet can experience a deep stress if not once it can not find its stocks in the usual place.
Hamster Dzungarian, whose food in the homeconditions should not cause problems, should not eat all that is on the table of its owners. The basis of its food ideally is a mixture of cereals, legumes, seeds and granulated grass. All the rest is an additional lure. Hamsters prefer solid food, which helps them to chop the incisors, so they will be very happy to chew nuts, twigs of trees.
Feeding Djungar hamsters should be carried outin the morning and in the evening, and the main volume of feed should be given precisely in the evening, as the animals are nocturnal. As a rule, one hamster has 1 dessert spoon of dry food. You need to include in your pet's diet protein food, for example, a piece of boiled quail or chicken egg, baby meat, cottage cheese, boiled chicken. In addition, jungariks are very eager to eat cucumbers, apples, pumpkin, carrots, zucchini, pears, and even boiled water porridge. With care, you need to give hamsters fresh greens.
You can not feed dzhungar hamsters salted,sugared, fatty, smoked, fried foods, as well as products containing spices, butter, honey. Also, do not give them onions, leeks, garlic, citrus fruits and exotic fruits. Indigestion in animals can provoke cabbage, mushrooms, bananas and pasta. Bones of fruit because of the content of cyanide in them are also contraindicated.