Hamsters are small fury pets that come in a variety of sizes and personalities. Although they are typically seen as easy pets to look after, they have very complex needs and can be easily injured if handled incorrectly. It’s best to do some research into the specific type of hamster breed you are thinking of getting as a pet to understand any needs specific to their breed.
Hamsters are nocturnal, so it’s best not to house them in your bedroom or you’ll probably struggle to sleep! They need to be kept somewhere dry, where the lights get turned off at a similar time every night. Hamsters are very social creatures and even though you should only have one per cage, they like being part of the family. In order for you to build a strong bond with your hamster, talk to it regularly and keep it in a room where it is not alone.