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:
- Campbell’s Russian dwarf hamster
- Chinese hamster
- Roborovski Hamster
- Syrian Hamster
- Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster
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