Is a Teddy Bear Hamster a good pet? Supplies needed
Wondering if teddy bear hamsters are awesome?
What goes into owning a hamster?When considering a Teddy bear hamster, know that they require around a three-year commitment. Their cage care is fun and minimal compared to larger species like guinea pigs and rabbits.
They do require bedding that will not irritate their bodies or airways. Aspen and Pine are prone to do this and other bedding is available like wood pellets or recycled paper bedding. Some aspen has had dust removed. Teddy bear hamsters will thrive with love, care, and proper setup.
- bedding Keep your pet's habitat dry, comfortable and lavender fresh with eco-friendly Kaytee Soft Granule Blend Lavender Scented Small Animal Bedding. Despite a reputation for being smelly, small pets are actually fastidious. The odor is often caused by poor quality bedding or infrequent habitat cleaningsCarefresh Confetti Small Animal Paper Bedding provides superior odor control and absorbs three times more liquid than wood shavings to keep your small pet healthy and clean. It's made from natural reclaimed paper fiber, a renewable resource that's biodegradable and compostable.
- bedA cozy place for your hamster to rest is ultra important. A lot of hamsters enjoy burrowing in their cage but having a bed while they are out with you to sit on is also nice.
Teddy Bear hamsters are not known to bite but I had a Teddy that would bite at first and that startled me and did cause pain. The gloves prevented me from getting injured but also from having a reaction that might cause me to drop my little guy. As time progressed, it was obvious that he trusted me and a bond grew.
Is your hamster scurry driven when they are out of their cage? Let them get a little pent in energy out before handling with an exercise ball.
Hamster PersonalitiesHamsters have unique and individual personalities. I was very surprised at the very unique personality my Teddy Bear had. He was very different than Bill. Bill was rather laid back and liked to lay around. Teddy was rambunctious and silly.
He always seemed to be playing a game. He would try different jumps off different levels of his cage while I was watching. He always wanted to make sure that I was watching when he was doing something "cool". He was so intelligent and he always made me smile.
Your hamster will become attached to you. They do need this bond as they will become lonely otherwise. They require time out of their cage to play and interact even if they have a cage mansion. It is recommended to play with your hamster for at least one hour a day.
Hamsters do a lot of their playing in the night but with time your hamster will begin to be awake around the time you both play together.
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Right now you are likely very excited to get a hamster! Keep in mind that they need supervision when you take a vacation or are away. They are a wonderful pet. I hope your learning continues.
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