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.

Fun Facts

· 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.