Look at these adorable little creatures, they are so small they can fit into the palm of your hand. Why wouldn’t you want to own one as a pet? Not to mention how cute hamsters are. Hamsters are one of the most popular pets of the rodent family. They are nocturnal creatures, they like to come out and play at dawn and dusk, so if they sleep all day, don’t be to concerned. To ensure your hamster is happy and healthy, they need fun, stimulation and exercise.
Hamster Balls – Hamster Tunnels – Hamster Chew Toys
Wouldn’t you want one of these tunnels to play with in your backyard? Well Hamsters love them too. The tunnel toy above is under $50 – What a bargain. If you love it and would like to purchase it for your hamster, click here.
Believe it or not, hamsters love a hamster wheel or a hamster ball. Of course it’s a fun way for your hamster to exercise, which they will need. I would suggest limiting your hamster’s time in the exercise ball to 20 minutes as it can get tiring and make sure they have access to water. Provide your cute hamster with several different toys, even changing them week to week so they don’t get bored. Chew toys provide amusement, however they also provide something for your hamster to chew on. Chewing is important because their teeth are growing all the time. Gnawing keeps the teeth filed down. Hamster tunnels are also a great toy for amusement and exercise.
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Types of Hamsters – Hamster Breeds
Generally speaking there are around 24 species of small rodents referred to as hamsters. However there are only about five commonly known ones available. The most popular being “Syrian”.
Syrians are larger than others, they can grow to 6-7 inches long. They are usually golden brown with a white belly, but can come in other colors and types of hair. The long-haired hamster is referred to as the Teddy Bear hamster. Syrian hamsters usually like to live alone. “Campbell’s” are dwarf hamsters, they are about 3 – 5 inches long. Campbells are usually gray with a white belly.
“Winter White” can also be called Siberian, is another dwarf around 4 inches long. They have a dark stripe down the back and a gray-brown color, but in the winter the gray-brown is replaced with a white coat. “Roborovski’s,” is another small 4 inches long hamster. This type of hamster is a brown color and are very quick and curious. “Chinese”
The Chinese hamster is about 4-5 inches and are known as striped, gray, or rat-tailed hamsters. They are dark gray with a dark stripe down the back and have a longer tail than other cute hamsters.
How long do hamsters live – Hamster Life Span
The hamster life span is different depending on the species of hamster. We will go through the 5 most common species as above.
Syrian – Syrian hamsters live up to 2 – 2 1/2 years, they prefer to live alone
Campbells – Campbell hamsters live up to 1 1/2 – 2 years and can do well living together, but also do fine living alone.
Winter White – Winter White hamsters live up to 1 1/2 – 2 years and can sometimes live together
Roborovski’s – Roborovski’s can live up to 3 – 3 1/2 years, they can live in pairs or family groups, but it is not necessary.
Chinese – Chinese hamsters can live up to 2 1/2 – 3 years and can happily live alone.
What do Hamsters Eat?
Hamsters generally are given processed hamster food that can be brought from your local pet store. The food typically consists of a mix of seeds and pellets, this is a good basic diet, but hamsters will also need some fruit and vegetables too. Hamsters are known for overeating, so it’s wise to always watch exactly how much you are feeding your cute hamster as it may turn into an overweight cute hamster.
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To begin with fresh fruit and vegatables, only give a small cube once or twice a week and over a period of weeks this can be increased to a small cube every day. If at any time the hamster shows signs of diarrhea then you should stop until the hamster has recovered and then gradually re-introduce them into the diet. Please make sure you wash any fruits or vegetables, so they are safe from any pesticides, chemicals, etc. Some great food choices would be : carrot, chicory, cauliflower, broccoli, pear, peach and banana.
You will need a cage or aquarium that is at least 15 inches long by 12 inches high. Get the largest size possible. The bigger the cage the happier your pet will be. You will need bedding for the bottom of the cage where your cute hamster can burrow and hide. Don’t forget water bottles and food dishes along with your toys!
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