The More You Know About Your Hamster the better you will understand its specific needs and requirements. In Hamsterlopaedia you will find invaluable guidance on every aspect of hamster care and health, broken into the following easy-to-read sections: 1. Principles of hamster keeping, with information on housing, feeding and breeding. 2. Health care, detailing anatomy and physiology, with an A-Z listing of hamster diseases. 3. Breeding and showing, with advice on planning a breeding programme, pregnancy, birth, and rearing the young, as well as tips on showing hamster. Readers will learn how to care for a hamster, how to handle and groom a hamster, how a hamster's body works, how to recognize hamster diseases, how to identify different hamster varieties, and how to breed and exhibit hamsters. Hamsterlopaedia will prove an essential reference for all those who want to provide the very best for their hamsters.