What do hamsters need?

Answer Hamsters as pets are low-maintenance, low cost, generally do well with children and can be entertaining. Though a hamster's average life span is 2½ years, with proper care, they can live even long... Read More »

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Can female hamsters live with male hamsters?

Animal World recommends keeping only one regular-sized hamster per cage. Hamsters are territorial, and they will fight over food and space. Males and females should be kept together only long enoug... Read More »

Do hamsters eat other hamsters when dead?

Hamsters eat other hamsters when dead due to fighting or balance of the litter. It is also common that nursing mothers can kill and consume their weakest pups when the food supply is low or when th... Read More »

How big do hamsters get?

Hamsters can grow up to 18 inches long, depending on the breed. The most popular pet breed is the Syrian hamster which grows to 4 to 6 inches in length and weighs less than three pounds.Source:ASPC... Read More »

What can&can't hamsters eat?

Hamsters have very small stomachs that fill up quickly, so hamster owners need to offer nutritious foods, otherwise the hamster will fill up on junk food. In the wild, hamsters eat seeds, grasses a... Read More »