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How do Asians take care of their hamsters

Hamsters are good pets, especially for small children, since they require low maintenance and are fun. They are interactive and friendly to many people. In short, the hamster provides lots of fun. They are loved worldwide from all walks of life from all races, especially Asians.

If you have small children, probably they have started begging to have pets. You may be considering buying a hamster, and all is set now. The cage is ready, and then, what next? It's not difficult to care for your hamster since they are clean pets. Most will have a special corner in their cage, while the other areas stay clean. Consequently, it's important to take good care of your hamsters so that they can live a healthy life.

Children love pets and parents are usually apprehensive about allowing them to care for live pets. Luckily toy pets can help you overcome this fear. 

In our article, we shall look at generally how to take care of hamster pets and introduce a hamster pet toy that can help your child learn how to take care of hamster pets. Letís jump right into the discussion.

Attend Pet Fairs

In Asia, Pet fairs are very common. Most people, especially pet owners and players, attend these events to have a general understanding of how to take care of pets and their feeding.

Get your child a hamster talking toy

So that your child can appreciate, accept and love hamsters, you can buy them a hamster talking toy. This type of toy mimics speech and is useful in the development of children in their early days.

Caring for your hamster pet, an in-depth analysis

Cost of maintenance

Hamsters are a group of tiny pets that live in tiny dwellings. As such, the cost of maintenance is low than when caring for bigger pets such as cats and dogs.

The main cost is when buying a cage. However, food and bedding are other low costs. Don't worry too much about veterinary costs because hamsters are hardy animals that rarely fall sick. However, that is not to mean that you should relax as far as their health is concerned. It's important to provide a healthy diet and a good place to play and exercises.

Get a spacious cage

Although in the wild, there is the freedom to run around and hide, its important to keep them in cages so that they don't escape.

The cost of acquiring a cage will depend on different providers. Some cages can have simple structures; however, others are deluxe with multiple compartments. When shopping, consider a large cage where there is plenty of space to play, exercise, and feed.

Have a clean and safe environment

Your hamster needs all the suppliers for comfort and maximum relaxation. These include bedding and nesting structures. Your choice of bedding matters a lot since hamsters can chew anything.

Ensure the cage is clean all the time and have a weekly routine to clean the bedding. To prevent any allergies, you can use mild soap and water. However, there are some pet-friendly detergents you can buy from the stores.

When cleaning, remove the hamster, and keep them in a safe place where they can play as you clean the age. If you have another cage, you can keep them there. Next, remove the bedding materials. You can throw away or buy new and fresh bedding. Surprisingly, you might find food hidden under the bedding. Therefore, it's crucial to toss the bedding when cleaning. After washing, sprinkle with vinegar for freshness.

Choose suitable bedding materials.

The type of bedding materials is also an essential consideration. Wood shavings are not desirable. Consider getting plant-based shreds or paper fibers. Other things to avoid are cat or dog litter, corn shreds, newspapers, and perfumed bedding materials. These may contain harmful chemicals that can cause problems with their respiratory system.

Play with the hamster

Hamsters are social animals and like playing and interacting with children. You can show your kids how to handle hamsters and spare some minutes every day to make them happy. The little pets will enjoy the attention, and you'll be happy to note that they are good for companionship.

Get them toys

Hamsters spend a lot of time playing, burrowing, hiding, or retreating to their hideaways. Consider ordering toys, and this will kill boredom. Some of the best toys include exercise wheels and balls. You can also consider getting a branch-like cage so that they can hang and play like they do in the wild.

Feed them

Hamsters have a short lifespan, and the good news is that they rarely fall sick. However, it's important to feed them with a balanced diet. Their diet is in the form of pellets, and they do need water. Establish a meal routine and always have a water bottle. You can find hamster feed that is a mix of seeds, vegetables, and fruits.

Study their behavior

Hamsters are friendly animals and good companions. However, they can also be a bit aggressive. Some are timid, rarely interact, and will hide from humans. It's crucial to know the specific behavior of your little pet so that you can learn how to properly take care of them.

It's important to note that hamsters need training, especially on how to hold them. Although they are naturally timid, they can be uncomfortable in the first days.

When studying their behavior, consider whether your hamster is comfortable with being held. Some hamsters can enjoy some little time outside the cage while others would not.

Caring for baby hamster

If you buy a pregnant hamster, chances are there will be babies, and it is important to take care of them too. Since they'll spend time nursing, feed the mother with a nutritious diet so that the baby hamsters can stay healthy.


Hamsters are good pets for children, and it's important if your kids can learn how to take care of them. However, a very young child may require guidance on how to take care of the hamsters since they require handling with gentleness. Overall they are fun and require little maintenance. Any child will love to have a hamster toy.

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