Pet Owner Guide to Caring for a Hamster

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Pet Owner Guide to Caring for a Hamster

Hamster Facts & Tips

Varies by species
Size
Varies by species
Up to 3 years
Lifespan
Up to 3 years
Nocturnal (they like to be active at night and may nap during the day)
Activity
Nocturnal (they like to be active at night and may nap during the day)
Generally quiet (are capable of making several unique vocalizations)
Noise Factor
Generally quiet (are capable of making several unique vocalizations)
Not recommended for young children
Good with Children
Not recommended for young children
Behavior

Behavior

  • Hamsters are independent pets that will entertain themselves.
  • They startle easily and dislike loud noises.
  • Hamsters are nocturnal by nature - this means they like to be active at night and may nap during the day. They will make noise at night - possibly from a squeaking from an exercise wheel.

Diet

Diet

  • Pet Supermarket is here to help you choose the right food for your hamster.
  • Vitamin C is especially important in their diet and extra supplements are recommended to keep them healthy.
  • Avoid: chocolate or other candy, onions and uncooked beans.
  • They should always have access to fresh, clean water.

Caging & Environment

Caging & Environment

  • Housing will depend on the type of hamster you have. Syrian hamsters are solitary animals and should be housed alone. Dwarf hamsters may be housed in pairs but can breed quickly.
  • Caging should include a hiding area, food bowl, water bottle, and exercise wheel Bedding should be about 1" deep. Offer additional nesting material to satisfy the hamster's natural gathering behavior.
  • You will need to clean the cage weekly.

Bring Home a New Pet Hamster

Once you've decided that a hamster is best pet for you and your family, it's time to visit your local Pet Supermarket. We have an assortment of hamsters in-store.

Special orders are also available for more unique options.

Hamster
Hamster
Black Bear Hamster
Black Bear Hamster
Chinese Dwarf Hamster
Chinese Dwarf Hamster
Dwarf Hamster
Dwarf Hamster
Djungarian Winter White Dwarf Hamster
Djungarian Winter White Dwarf Hamster
Fancy Bear Hamster
Fancy Bear Hamster
Teddy Bear Hamster
Teddy Bear Hamster

Hamster Essentials

  • Cage
  • Cage Line & Litter
  • Perch (Wood or Rope)
  • Food
  • Spray Millett
  • Feeder Cups
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Ladders & Swings

At Pet Supermarket, we have everything you need to help your new pet thrive - from habitats and feeders to toys and treats.

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