Hamsters and Guinea Pigs

There are many small mammals that make good pets, and two of those are the guinea pig and the hamster. If you have chosen one of these small, furry little creatures as your pet, come browse through the Pets Neighborhood for books about taking care of them.

Training Your Pet Guinea Pig by Barbara Somerville is a great book to read if you have a guinea pig as a pet. Somerville gives advice on getting all members of the family involved with their pet guinea pig. She also writes about keeping your pet healthy and suggests activities that will amuse both you and your guinea pig. 

Guinea Pigs by Immanuel Birmelin covers all aspects of keeping a guinea pig. Birmelin talis about feeding, caging, health care, and much more.

For more great information about taking care of guinea pigs, look at the Humane Society’s site at http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/guinea_pigs/

Virginia Guidry’s Hamsters: the Ultimate Pocket Pet has both historical facts and up-to-date information about caring for a hamster. This book includes advice on feeding and caging, first-aid tips, and fun activities for your hamster.

Another great book that the Library owns is Hamster: Your Happy Healthy Pet by Betsy Siino. Hamsters are easy to train and care for, and this book gives you information on the right way to do these things. Siino also gives advice on how to keep your little pet stimulated and healthy. Full-color photos are included throughout.

Again, check out the information provided by the Humane Society, so that you can provide the best possible care for your pet hamster. http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/hamsters/

Find these books and many more in the Pets Neighborhood.

Marta Miles

My name is Marta Miles, and I have been a reference librarian at TSCPL for 32 years. I'm a life-long animal lover and owner. I've owned guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, dogs, rabbits, and birds. I currently share my abode with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Boomer and a cockatiel named Piper. Come see me if you have questions about the Pets Neighborhood. You can also contact me if you have questions about books in our Home Neighborhood.