Hamster Care

Find information relating to hamster care including the equipment needed, what to feed, routine care, handling and hamster health information.

As with any pet, keeping a hamster requires a commitment to care for it during its life which could be 2-3 years or longer. The commitment required includes not only routine feeding, care and time spent with the hamster but also the provision of veterinary treatment if the hamster becomes ill which can be costly. Although proper care will go a long way to ensuring that any hamster remains happy and healthy there may still be times when prompt veterinary treatment is needed as once a hamster is ill it can deteriorate quickly.