The Humane Society of the United States

Hamsters

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Hamsters make great pets, but their small size and widespread reputation as a “starter pet” may encourage impulse acquisitions. Find out if a hamster is the right match for you and learn how to provide top-notch care.

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Is a Hamster Right for You?

Popular as "starter pets" because of their small size, hamsters are often purchased on a whim and then neglected. Find out if a hamster is right for your household.

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