Caring For Hamsters 101

Let's talk about hamsets and caring for hamsters 101. Hamsters are small pets that many people have. If you are trying to decide whether or not to get one this article may help. This article offers the basics on hamsters and how to care for them.

In the wild hamsters actually live in deserts, mostly in Syria. Wild hamsters live in burrows and if you have a pet hamster you will notice that they love to hide under their bedding as if they were burrowing underground.

There are different breeds of hamsters, their sizes and colors vary. Surprisingly, the females tend to be a little larger than males. The average life span of most hamsters is about 2 years to 4 years. If you have looking for a long-term pet, a hamster isn't it.

Most hamsters like to live alone or you may be able to have a couple hamsters if their cage is big enough. Hamsters like conditions between 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Your house is most likely in between that range, but if for some reason your pet hamster is too cold it may actually hibernate.

There are plenty of good commercial hamster foods available. Hamsters will put food in their cheeks, and they sometimes also hoard or bury food, so don't give them food that will go bad quickly. If you do give them fresh fruit and they don't eat it, remove it before it spoils.

Sometimes the most fun part about having a pet hamsters is actually building their habitat. There are a lot of accessories that you can attach to most hamster cages. You can creative a unique habitat full of tunnels, wheels, and so much more.

Hamsters can be a lot of fun especially if you spend time with your hamster and it becomes very tame and friendly. Some hamsters are scared and will bite, if you never handle them again after being bitten, they will never get used to you. Hamsters are nocturnal, so you will most likely have to play with your hamster at night. They are typically full of energy so make sure you can keep up.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.