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The world is full of beautiful animals that can serve as wonderful pets. One creature in particular becoming more popular these days are hamsters. If you are thinking about getting a pet but want to explore your options, this article will help you decide if a hamster would be a great addition to your home.
This article will go over the following information:
- A brief intro on what actually makes up the best qualities of having a hamster as a pet.
- Some of the challenges and drawbacks that come with owning one (that may be offset by the benefits).
- What might make it difficult for you to decide whether or not it is right for you and your family.
- What they do and how they act and behave.
- Any pros and cons you need to consider.
Pros of Owning a Hamster as a Pet
Hamsters are great additions to your family because they offer a lot of fun and entertainment. They do not require a tremendous amount of interaction and attention from you, but they can give back a lot as well. Hamsters are great for children because they have a playful attitude that will make them very entertaining pets to watch and grow with. They are small so you do not have to worry about them getting too big or out of control. A hamster can be a good getaway pet for those times when you need some time to yourself as well. It is something that will not go up and bother you constantly but it is still there to entertain you when you want it to.
Although they need regular cleaning, hamsters are a relatively low maintenance pet compared to a cat or a dog. Plan to clean out your hamster on a weekly basis and exercise him or her every night.
They are cheap pets to buy and you can get a relatively cheap cage for between £20 and £100 for your hamster. The general cost of maintenance for your hamster is very low with food…