buying a hamster, there are many aspects to be considered:
- The hamster shouldn't be too young (at least
three weeks old) or too old (not more than three months). If you buy a
hamster with two weeks it will probably die, because tha hamster can't feed
itself suitably. With more than two months a female hamster might be pregnant. A so young "mother" is of course not a healthy
hamster. Another aspect is that young hamsters are much easier to tame.
- Buy a hamster only in the afternoon, because they
sleep during the day and you can't see how active they are
- Maybe the hamster is ill or hurt and the seller
wants to sell you the hamster for the half of the price, but NEVER
buy a hamster in those conditions.
- The eyes of the hamster should be clear and the
hair shouldn't be wet. These marks mean that the hamster is ill.
- Buy only one hamster, because when they grow
they begin to fight. If you want to breed hamsters you have to keep male
and female in different cages. (Exception: dwarf hamsters, if they are
from the same litter)