Hamster (Teddy Bear)
Hamsters are easy to care for and easy to handle, as long as you’re careful not to startle them. They love exercise so make sure to provide them with an exercise wheel or (when supervised) a hamster ball.
Other Animal Facts
Originally gold, now comes in many shades of brown, gray, black, and/or white
2-3 years on average
Hamsters are gentle, playful, amusing pets. They are most active at dawn and dusk.
Enjoys pellets or a seed mixture, supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables. Don’t overfeed - they love to hoard!
Keep in a roomy, escape-proof cage with fresh bedding, chew toys, and an exercise wheel.
Hamsters prefer to live by themselves. Gently handle them once per day to get them used to socializing.