You can feed your hamster fruits and vegetables like carrots, squash, broccoli, cucumbers, apples, pears, and berries. Make sure you get a chew proof water bottle for their cage.
Your hamster will need a cage to feel safe and comfortable. You can get tubes for your hamster to explore, and bedding. Place the cage in a place that is near people but not too busy. Many people put their hamsters in their bedrooms.
Hamsters can live to be 2 or 3 years old with good care.
Taking Care of Your Hamster
· Make sure to clean your hamster’s cage each week.
· Give hamsters plenty of time to exercise and bond with you outside their cage.
· Cradle your hands when holding your hamster to keep them safe.
Visiting the Veterinarian
It is recommended that hamsters visit the vet once a year for a checkup.
· Hamsters are nocturnal: They sleep more during the day and are more active at night.
· Hamsters are smart creatures that can even learn their name if you talk to them a lot.
· Hamsters are born blind and can only see a few inches in front of their face when they are an adult.
· Hamsters can run long distances in their wheels, up to 5.6 miles!
· Hamsters do not like citrus smells.