Hamsters are one of the most popular pets in the world and make great pets for people of all ages. They love keeping clean, are cute and are relatively inexpensive and easy to take care of. There are many different kinds, found in a lot of pretty colors.
Before you decide to buy a hamster as a pet, you should buy all the supplies you need, such as:
- hamster cage
- water bottle
- food / food bowl
- toys (eg. wheel)
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Get your hamster house set up and ready beforehand, so that the hamster can relax and immediately begin to make his or herself at home in its’ new surroundings. There are many kinds of cages to choose from, make sure that your cage has a hamster wheel to allow for exercise.
Also, avoid wire exercise wheels, because they can cause injury, it’s best to find a solid plastic wheel. Do not to place the cage in direct sunlight, and don’t expose your pets to excessive temperatures (ie. too cold or hot).
After you have everything set up, you are ready to get your hamster. When purchasing make sure that the hamster is clean and well taken care of. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about anything you’re uncertain of.
Last but not least, hamsters are good at taking care of and grooming themselves, it’s up to you to make sure that the cage stays clean. This is very important to your hamster’s health. It only takes 10 minutes to do and will ensure a happy hamster.
If you follow these simple hamster care guidelines and do your research your hamster will love you for it!