How to Care for Hamsters

Hamsters make great first pets, especially for kids, because they're cute and small and relatively easy to care for. Learn how to be a responsible hamster owner with our tips and advice.
Tan and white hamster held in owner's hands closeup
Learn How to Handle and Tame Your Pet Hamster
Light brown and white hamster sitting on wooden surface closeup
All About Keeping Hamsters as Pets
Brown and white hamster on a white background.
How Are Abscesses in Hamsters Treated?
Robo (Roborovski) hamster
How to Care for a Pet Robo (Roborovski) Hamster
Essential hamster supplies
Essential Supplies for Hamsters
winter white dwarf hamster in grass
How to Care for a Pet Winter White Dwarf Hamster
Chinese hamster in hands
How to Care for a Pet Chinese Hamster
Campbells Dwarf Hamster running in bogie wheel
How to Care for a Pet Campbell's Dwarf Hamster
Syrian hamster in commercial cage
The Right Cage Will Be a Happy Home for Your Syrian Hamster
Pet hamster
Here Are the Most Popular Hamsters to Keep as Pets
Hamster with wheel
How to Stop Your Hamster From Biting
hamster in nesting material
What Can You Do to Keep Your Hamster From Eating Its Own Babies?
Hamster chewing on metal cage bar.
Why Does Your Hamster Chew on the Cage Bars?
hamster as a pet
Is a Hamster the Right Pet for You?
Hamster mother with babies
What to Do If Your Hamster Has Babies
Hamster in hands
What Cage is Best for a Dwarf Hamster?
Well manicured hands holding a hamster
How to Pick Out a Hamster at the Pet Store
Pet hamster in cage
The First 30 Days With Your Pet Hamster
Sexing Hamsters - Diagram - Female or Male Hamster
How Do I Determine if My Hamster is Male or Female?
Hamster looking out from cage
How to Clean Your Pet Hamster’s Cage
Baby hamster
Is a Hamster a Right Pet For You?
Hamster curled into a ball on a white background
What Kind of Diseases Do Hamsters Get?
Dwarf Hamster
What Is Wet Tail in Hamsters?
White and brown hamster eating cheese and looking at the camera
How Do You Find a Lost Hamster?
Close-Up Of A Hamster Eating Groundnut
Learn All About Pet Hamster Cheek Pouches
can hamsters eat cheese
Can Hamsters Eat Cheese?
Hamster portrait
7 Reasons Why Hamsters Make Great Pets
Syrian hamster sleeping in a clay pot.
How Long Do Hamsters Sleep and What if They are Sleeping Longer?
A white face roborovski dwarf hamster (pet) held
Breeding Information for Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters
Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) playing with ball, side view
What Kind of Toys Do Hamsters Like?
Hamster eye close-up.
Find Out What Kind of Eye Problems Hamsters Get And How You Can Help
Dwarf hamster
How to Breed Dwarf Russian Hamsters
Chinese hamster in hands
Why is Your Hamster Circling and What Can You Do About It?
hamster sitting on a cloth nibbling food
What Are the Potential Issues for Hamsters' Teeth?
Hamster in wheel
Find Out What Kind of Hamster Wheel is Best for Your Furry Friend
Syrian Hamster with babies
Why Syrian Hamsters Prefer to Be Alone at Home
Two Gerbils in aspen bedding
Do Aspen Wood Shavings Work as Pet Bedding?