Day #24 of the A-Z Challenge
Well, X is an especially hard day to write for, as there are only roughly 17 words beginning with 'x' in the oxford dictionary. I choose Xmas, as I felt this was the only word I could sort of link to animals.
As you all know, hamsters are living creatures with their own minds and personalities, and their own life.If you give a hamster as a present, (for instance and Xmas present), you have to make sure that the person you are giving the hamster to is willing and able to look after a hamster.
If you do decide to give a hamster for a present, then don't put it in a little box and wrap it up, even for the night - the hamster could suffocate, or panic due to being confined.
The best way to give a hamster is to buy a hamster cage and wrap it up, without the hamster in it. Give it as a present, and take whoever you are giving the present to with you to a pet shop to choose their own hamster. This is better in many ways, as this means that the person receiving the hamster will be able to pick just the type and colour of hamster that they want, and it is also much less stressful for the hamster this way, as they don't have to be hidden or wrapped up.
Another safe way to give a hamster for a present is to wrap up the hamster supplies, (food, bedding, water bottle etc.), and put the hamster in a cage already somewhere safe and hidden in the house. This way the hamster will have a small amount of time to settle into the cage before getting played with, and also means the hamster does not have the stress of being wrapped up.