Of the three hamster care books I recently got, this was the best one. It has all the same range of info- history, details on different species, how to pick a healthy animal, needed supplies, what to feed it, proper handling, keeping the habitat clean, health concerns and ways to have fun! but in far more detail. The writing is more sophisticated, too- aimed at adults who are learning in order to oversee a child’s pet ownership (or keeping a hamster themselves). I appreciated that, though, as it made the read enjoyable rather than just something to breeze through. The only thing in here that I questioned was the inclusion of oranges on fresh foods you can give hamsters. I thought citrus was not good for them. Other than that, solid advice and good information. Nice pictures, too.
Edit add: Just realized I read this book before! Last time around we were preparing for a hamster in the house. Our new pet is here, btw. She’s black with a white tummy, and my ten-year-old is so thrilled. Her name is Niki.