Hi, this is Princess and today I am going to share with you 7 things you need to raise a hamster. I did lots of research and had to clean my room before my parents let me get a hamster. I read books from the library learning all about the different types of hamsters and what thins they need.
1.Cage- The type and size of cage needed depends on two things. 1. What size of a hamster are you getting? 2. How many hamsters are you planning on housing (If you want to have more than one Hamster buy 2 cages or get a giant aquarium)? Since I wanted to buy 2 small dwarf hamsters this allowed me to buy a smaller cage. I researched multiple cages online and at the local pet stores before deciding on a Kaytee Critter Cage.
2.Water bowl or bottle- All small critters need water to stay alive. You don’t want a bowl too big otherwise your hamster could drown.
3.Food bowl & Food- Make sure you check what types of food are good for hamsters. Some items that other animals (gerbils, rats, & rabbits) can eat may be poisonous to hamsters like iceberg lettuce.
4.Bedding- You want your hamster to be warm and cozy in whatever cage you choose. You will want to research types of bedding that you can buy easily in your area.
5.Wheel or ball( depends on the cage you buy some cages come with one)- It is very important that your hamster get’s enough exercise and activity to stay fit and healthy.
6.House (something for the to hide in/ sleep in)- A small place to hideaway and stay cozy. Hamsters tend to stay hidden in their house while sleeping. I think they don’t want people bothering them much.
7. Toys- You can make or buy toys. Hamsters really like tunnels, swings, tubes, and a place to run around. I bought a playpen which had a plastic mat and a high fence around it so the hamster can run around without getting loose.
I got 2 Robo Hamsters and they were fine together for 2 months and on morning when i woke up i looked in the cage and saw that one of them was missing fur and the other was bleeding i was very up set about it. so we quickly separated them (in a makeshift cage out of a ice cream pail and put bedding and a makeshift food bowl out of a small container) so they could not hurt each other any more. So note: DO not buy more than on hamster unless you want to have 2 cages.
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