Are you or your kids thinking about getting a hamster? Do you think it’s a lot of work? Well, I’m here to help.
My name is Molly and my hamster’s name is Nugget. Hamsters are funny, smart and cute — they are also very easy to take care of. If you want a small hamster too, the best for you is a Robo Dwarf hamster. Nugget is a long-haired hamster, so he is pretty big and hairy. Hamsters live to about two years or more.
Hear are 8 tips to keep your hamster happy and healthy:
When you first get your hamster, don’t touch or hold your furry friend until a week. After that you can start slowly touching him/her.
Feed the hamster one time a day. I would suggest the Oxbow brand that my dad buys from Petsmart, but any other hamster food will do. Did you know hamsters can also eat: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cucumbers, celery, bok choy and sweet potatoes? Just make sure you peel the skin off before giving to your hamster.
Don’t give your hamster apple seeds and skins, grape seeds, fruit pits, almonds, peanuts, garlic, onions, eggplant and any chocolate or sweets.
Hamsters love when you talk and sing to them. If you sing or talk to him/her they will get used to your voice and won’t be that scared.
Change your hamster’s water every day with fresh new water.
6- Be Careful
Always keep your door shut– sometimes you might forget to lock the cage or something like that and then he escapes and goes missing in the house. When your door is shut you can find it somewhere hiding in your bedroom
Purchase a ball for your hamster to run around in. This also comes in handy for when you’re cleaning their cage.
8- A tidy home
Clean their cage once a week so they can be healthy and your room doesn’t stink like hamster poop!
Now you know how to keep your hamster happy and healthy. I hoped you enjoyed it Stay tuned for my next post .