Pet Hamster Breed Information | PetSmart

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Breeders often advise pet owners to give lots of attention to their Syrian hammy. These cute animals become very close to their owners. To avoid your hamster being unhappy, you can give him a number of toys. Wheels, wooden log rolls, cardboard boxes, and tubes, and cereal boxes are some of the best toys. Owners can also check at their local pet shops to find a good selection of accessories for their little pets. Syrians are social and docile, especially with their owners. When they are well-handled and happy, they react well to frequent handling. It is very rare to see a Syrian biting, without reason. They are also not prone to urinating, or defecating much outside their cage. You can also allow your children to handle these cute pets on their own once they have been taught how to properly interact with their small furry pal.
Hamster owners can share some  with their hamster pets, but not everything that’s safe for people to eat is safe for hamsters.
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You should NEVER give a hamster of any kind a water bath. Sand baths provide an excellent alternative without risking their health. Watching your pet dwarf hamsters roll around in a sand bath can provide hours of amusement for owners as well as enjoyment for your pets! Rats and Hamsters have been popular pets for children for a long time, with many who own Rats swearing that they make better pets for kids.
Photo provided by FlickrYoung hamsters can be shy and need to be tamed, so they make good pets for adults and older children.
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I am a lover of hamsters and have done so since I was at junior school. I have 7 of them now which are 2 Syrians, 3 Russian dwarf and 2 Roborovskis.. I think hamsters have a fascinating history thank god they found that mother and her 11 pups. I am sad that they put the mother to sleep when they could have easily kept her seperated. They make excellent pets and they are very cute. A pity that they have only a short life for such an adoring creature. The only other creature that I like better are dogs but Hammy comes a very near second.Due to their docile nature, it is very easy to handle these wonderful pets. Even kids can easily handle these pets without any hassle. However, these animals are not as social as dogs or cats. After they reach the age of 4 to 5 weeks, they should be kept alone in separate cages. If you are raising more than one hamster, then buy separate cages for them. Syrians and may kill or seriously injure one another if they are kept together.Hamsters are not happy pets. They naturally roam far every night and cage life is particularly stressful for them, which is why they can drop down dead from related heart attacks. An 80 yr old may be able to give a hamster more time and freedom than a child, but when the inevitable escape comes, good luck getting on all fours to fish under the kitchen cabinets.More Sturdy For Handling: It’s no secret that kids can be a little rough when handling pets, for this reason rats are a great choice. They are thicker built and on average weigh up to 4x more than hamsters.Simply put, guinea pigs are bigger than hamsters, so they'll need way more space in order to live healthy, happy lives. Syrian hamsters (aka Goldens and Teddy Bear hamsters) are typically between 5 to 6 inches long (even up to 7 if they're female), while Dwarf hamsters can be anywhere between 2 to 4 inches in length. Guinea pigs can grow to be between 8 to 12 inches long, need lots of room to exercise, and, being very social, make happier pets if they're housed with a buddy--which would mean an even larger enclosure. Hamsters, however, should be caged individually (they have a tendency to fight!) and need less room to exercise if they've got a hamster wheel. Though pet stores sell exercise wheels for guinea pigs, experts advise against them. Unlike hamsters, guinea pigs' delicate spines are not suited to running on wheels, so they'll need to get their exercise the way nature intended--by scurrying around.Teddy bear hamsters, a longhair type of Syrian hamster, are small, cute and cuddly, giving them considerable pet appeal. Although some of their characteristics make them good pets for many people, other aspects might not be what you're looking for. Consider the requirements of hamster care and their general habits to decide whether a teddy bear hamster is right for you and your family.