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Pros and Cons of Owning a Hamster

This article is going to be on the pros and cons of owning a hamster, and first we are going to start out with the pros:

  • They are a great pet to interact with due to their cute little faces and playful nature.
  • They are a good pet to teach responsibility, I know that people don’t want to advertise that hamsters are low-maintenance pets but they do require less work than say a dog or a horse.
  • That they are a good pet to introduce people to the small pet world and if you don’t know what a small pet is, it is basically like guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, mice… I believe that hamsters are a good pet to introduce people to the small pet world because they do have a shorter lifetime than I rabbit for example.
  • They are very fun to watch especially Robos hamsters! sometimes sitting in front of their cage at night and watch them run around,  it’s really one of the most entertaining things.
  • Hamsters don’t make a lot of noise, for example during the day your dog might bark or your bird might be chirping away but your hamster isn’t going to make a lot of noise.
  • Hamster cages don’t smell, long as the cage is cleaned regularly, the cages won’t smell.
  • Hamster cages are not messy, depending on what type of cage you have they usually won’t be messy unlike a dog that will go do its business in your yard, a hamster isn’t very messy due to their cage and because since they live in tunnels in the wild they naturally want to keep their homes clean.

Now let’s talk about the cons of having a hamster as a pet:

  • Hamsters can become pricey especially if you are a kid and well you aren’t going to have a very high-paying job, if you are a kid they can become a little bit pricey.
  • They are not a good pet for young kids who don’t know how to handle small animals they come with a reasonable amount of work for a responsible eight-year-old to take care of, and very young kids such as four or five like to squeeze things even when handling animals. They have this tendency to squeeze small things, so if a child did happen to squeeze a hamster it would not only injure the hamster but the hamster may very well injure the child by biting him, then the child will probably not want to keep or take care of their hamster from then on up, therefore a hamster would not be a suitable pet for a child who is not very responsible and is not mature enough to know how to handle small animals.
  • Hamsters are nocturnal, this means that you might not be able to see them often, if you go to sleep early.
  • Hamsters can be noisy at night, because hamsters are nocturnal they are noisy at night and they will be up at night running around and making some noise, especially on their wheel, so if you’re a light sleeper this may be a problem for you.
  • Hamsters need a large cage, this is pretty much self-explanatory, if you have a hamster you will need to find a space large enough for their cage.

I hope you enjoyed this article and of course the cons sometimes don’t apply really, all it is that hamsters are amazing pets and people absolutely love them, they are amazing pets to have. But of course before getting any pet you should always make sure to see if it is the right pet for you.