When thinking of what your child’s first pet should be, a hamster often springs to mind. After all, they are small, don’t require walking and are easy to care for….aren’t they?
A hamster is actually a great pet for children to learn about caring for someone else and to give them some responsibility. However, it is important to ensure that they are doing everything right for the small furry bundle, in order to ensure that they live a good, healthy life as a part of your family.
It is important to choose a hamster that will be friendly, especially if you have children.
Hamsters generally live for around 2 years, although they can sometimes live longer if they are cared for really well.
Usually hamsters are not expensive to buy and can be found at any good pet shop. However, you will need to take into account the cost of buying a cage, running wheel and ball, as well as the running costs of food and bedding.
A hamster may be small, but it will need a proper home and accessories in order to settle in and live a healthy life.
A hamster will be a wonderful addition to your family and as long as you treat it well, it will love you back!