Share. Pin. Tweet. Submit. Stumble. Post. Share. By Adrienne Kruzer, RVT. Exotic Pets Expert. By Adrienne Kruzer, RVT. Updated December 05, 2016.
Unlike mice, hamsters do not enjoy the company of their fellows, except to produce more hamsters. A related animal, the dwarf hamster, may be kept in groups in places where they are legal pets.
What are hamsters like as pets? How much do they cost?
Hamsters as Pets Hamsters have no detectable body odor. They are inexpensive to buy and outside of cage cleaning and proper food are relatively maintenance free.
Because of their small size, hamsters are often purchased as pets for children who want to play with them during the day.
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Hamsters make good family pets as they need very little space, and are easy to look after. They are nocturnal and therefore like to hide away during the day, but will come out to play in the evening.
The most popular variety of hamster kept as pets and used in laboratories, are the golden (Syrian) hamsters. They come in cinnamon, cream and white.
Keeping hamsters as pets seems like a nice alternative in place of a bigger pet, but there's a plus side and certain drawbacks when taking care of them.
Hamsters as pets: Pros. 1. Hamsters are little animals which can be kept in a small space. A cage for a hamster doesn’t take up much space in the house.