Hamsters are loved by so many worldwide, these small, yet cute and cuddly creatures are so adorable! Great for kids and just about anyone!
When and where were they found?
Hamsters are a worldwide known creature mostly known for being kept as pets in little cages.
They have actually been around for a long time and haven't always been known as pets. They were originally discovered in Syria but have lived in many places around the world. In 1936 they lived freely in the wild eating berries and greens but were soon found and later domesticated to begin the tests. Vets did tests on them and later bred them to start making them to be what they are today. Originally they were only used for labs or food for other animals and according to live science they officially became “pets in 1942.
All types and personalities
Hamsters are so distinguishable from other rodents with small ears, and stubby tails making them so cute! They come in all different colors and have so many different personalities and are such an adventure to get one. They can adapt to you and know you apart from everyone else they can recognize you and just generally remember your smell. They keep you company and always make you smile with their cute faces and little claws. After reading humane society I realized how sweet they really can be! Some hamsters are a little aggressive so some kids can get startled if they bite so just remember that they do need time to sleep and just chill alone. Although hamsters seem easy to take care of that might not be the case so be prepared before you adopt one.
Taking care of a hamster
The average lifespan of a hamster is 2-3 years; it can depend off of the breed though.
Many hamsters are put into small cages for those 3 years not getting the physical activity that they need so here are a few ways to take care of them.
1.Provide play time when they can come out of their cage and roam around to reduce energy.
2. Give them chew toys and fun hides to climb around in.
3. Keep them in a large enough home for room to play, and sleep.
4.every once in a while give them a bath to clean them and watch them roll around.
5. Hold them and let them crawl and play on you and in a rolling ball on the floor, according to Wiki-how let your hamster run on its wheel.
Story by Stella Ballard