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Hamster Breeders Wichita KS

Hamsters are small, appealing pets that adapt well to captivity. They do not require a lot of living space and are relatively inexpensive to maintain. With frequent, gentle handling a hamster can easily become tame.

PetSmart
(316) 944-0470
533 S Tracy St
Wichita, KS
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(316) 634-6196
3050 North Rock Road
Wichita, KS
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PETCO
(316) 789-8053
1912 North Rock Road
Derby, KS
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Pet Haven
(316) 942-2151
2524 W 13th St N
Wichita, KS
 
Pet World
(316) 945-6554
601 N West St Ste 232
Wichita, KS

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PetSmart
(316) 630-8026
3615 N Rock Rd
Wichita, KS
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(316) 773-2650
2441 North Maize Road
Wichita, KS
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Aquarium In Old Town Inc
(316) 262-2418
1001 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS

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Pet World
(316) 945-6554
601 N West
Wichita, KS
 
Fin's & Feather's
(316) 945-6554
601 N West St
Wichita, KS
 
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Hamster

Hamsters are small, appealing pets that adapt well to captivity. They do not require a lot of living space and are relatively inexpensive to maintain. With frequent, gentle handling a hamster can easily become tame. However, they are nocturnal animals and will not tolerate being held still for long. Hamsters may bite or show aggression in response to rough handling, sudden disturbances, being around other hamsters (especially female hamsters that are pregnant or lactating), or when they are ill or in pain.

To hold your hamster, care must be taken to maintain gentle control and prevent being bitten. They can be scruffed by the abundant loose skin at the nape of the neck, held in the hands (if friendly), or placed in a small container. A small cloth may help restrain the rodent without the handler being bitten.

A unique characteristic of hamsters is the presence of cheek pouches, which are used to store and transport food to the hamster's burrow. Similar to other species of rodents, hamsters have four incisor teeth, which grow throughout life. For tooth health, it is important to provide a good diet and to offer safe items in the enclosure for the hamster to chew.

Vital Statistics

  • Average adult body weight: Males: 80-130 g, Female: 95-150 g
  • Age of sexual maturity: Male: 10-14 weeks, Female: 6-10 weeks
  • Average life span in captivity: 1.5-2 years

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