Hamsters


From The Pet Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
White Russian Hamster

Hamsters are popular pets, especially for children. Before adopting a hamster, do your research. Here are some important points to consider:

  • Children love hamsters but need to be supervised when playing with and caring for them.
  • Some hamsters are loners and other enjoy company so you should find out whether you can keep two hamsters in one cage.
  • Illness progresses quickly in hamsters so you should have a relationship with a vet who specializes in small animals and take your pet to him immediately if you suspect your hamster is ill.
  • Hamsters are nocturnal and may disturb you at night if kept in the bedroom.
  • A hamster needs a cage with a secure latch, otherwise he will escape.
  • Hamsters don't like being held and may bite when picked up. Hold them gently and don't take them out of the cage when other animals are in the vicinity.
  • A hamster's teeth are constantly growing and need to be ground down by chewing. Provide chewing toys such as a wooden block.


Types of hamsters:


Articles about hamsters: