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The Language Of Hamsters - Critters USA

Use these 14 tips to better understand your hamster.

By Erika Sorocco

The Language of HamstersSmiling, pouting, laughing, crying – emotions are written all over the faces of human beings. For those who own hamsters, however, communication isn’t as simple as A-B-C-, 1-2-3. In fact, it can be downright confusing to figure out what a little hamster is trying to tell us due to its lack of vocal capabilities.

But effectively communicating with your hamster doesn’t have to be a challenge. When you’re armed with the appropriate knowledge to get the job done, communication with your hamster can actually be easy. It can also assist in creating a stronger bond between you and your little guy, and make effective communication and cohabitation with your hamster smooth sailing.

1. Slinky Operator
Hamsters are most often viewed crawling on all fours around their home, hoarding food, standing on their hind legs, and even curled tightly in a ball, fast asleep. But other times hamsters take on a different stance. This involves a hamster slinking around its cage, acting quite a bit like a cat burglar. The hamster isn’t in the midst of stealing anything, it’s simply trying to tell you that something is amiss.

**For the full article, pick up the 2009 issue of Critters USA or click here to buy the issue.**

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