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Hamster Care Index 1940s to 1970s

The hamster care books in this index date from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and are arranged in order of publication, starting with the most recent. The publication dates I have used are the dates of the copies of the books which I own - several popular titles have been reprinted repeatedly and so your copy may have a different publication date or cover image (I have tried to indicate this in the book information where it is especially long-term or potentially confusing). This page links to two separate pages of reviews for ease of navigation - one for the 1940s and 50s and another for books published in the 1960s and 70s. I am hoping that this page and the associated indexes covering the 1980s, 90s and the 21st Century can be gradually built into one of the most definitive internet resources about the wide variety of english-language hardcopy hamster care books that are available to the modern pet owner.

Other pages on this website show my still-growing collection of young children's and older children's fiction books featuring hamsters and my much smaller set of scientific and veterinarian hamster-specific books. On the main library page I also summarise my "Top 5" hamster care book choices for different audiences, based on the selection below.

For anyone interested in starting their own hamster book collection, I would recommend Abe Books as one of the best places to find out of print titles, whilst EBay and Amazon are also good sources of both cheap second-hand books and new publications.