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What do i need when I get a hamster?

I may get a hamster and need to know what I need

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Well, here is some of the most important things you need;
- A cage (the bigger, the better)
- Some furnitures to the cage (like a house/bed, food bowl, wheels etc.)
- Sawdust/hay to cover the floor of the cage/so the hamster will have somewhere to sleep
- A water bowl/dispenser
- Food (would recommend some mix of different seeds, but sunflower seeds are often a favourite)
- And, of course, the hamster ;-)

God luck, you should look forward to get him/her

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*cage
*food:hay
*water
at least have that to start with

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Hamsters nibble on hay, but that is not their main diet.
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you'd need a cage of course, food(i would suggest a mix variety of bag, also natura) a wheel for exercise(toys for example) water dispenser, food bowl or a place made specifically for their food so the cage would not be a mess, and of course hay or whatever you may like for their bedding so the cage would not be too cold or just for it to be comfortable for them. and extras such as cage cleaner,(smells so good) found at petco.
**--rodent exp.
best of luck,
evelyn mouse.

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exercise wheel is very important. this isn't relevent but if you get two hamsters make sure they are the same sex and from the same litter.

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same sex is important! i had a boy and girl once. the guy abused the girl, which led to a disease break. she died within a week or so, vet said there wasn't much left. they were from the same litter but he was too much for her. due to the disease, he also died in about 2 weeks more.
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I had 2 hamsters once they were both girls and from the same litter but after they were about 3 months old we had t separate them into separate cages due to them often fighting with each other. It’s best to not have two in the same cage at all. Or even out at the same time in the same place.
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Only dwarfs can live together, and even then there is a good chance they won't put up with each other. Syrians (the big ones) will not put up with each other.
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Check out this website, there is a lot of great advice. Don't be afraid to make an account and chat with the users on there!

http://hamsterhideout.com/forum/topic/73382-beginners-guide-to-hamster-basics/

Cage: I would suggest either an aquarium (20 gallon "long" or larger) or making your own out of a storage bin. It's soooo much cheaper and easier than those expensive plastic cages! Plus remember, your hamster needs LOTS of room to run which those little plastic cages just won't provide. Plus, bigger cage = cleaning less frequently.

Wheel: absolute necessity. Get a Wodent Wheel or a Silent Spinner, they are very quiet. 8" or bigger for Syrians, 6 1/2" or bigger for dwarfs.

Food: there are a lot of different types of food you can get. Some have waaaay too much sugar in them, and dwarfs *can* get diabetes. Look on this page for good foods:
http://hamsterhideout.com/forum/topic/71864-master-food-list/

Water bottle: nothing bigger than 8 ounces. Don't use a water dish, it gets spilled and dirty.

Bedding: aspen wood shavings, or paper based. Don't get corn cob, cedar, pine, softwood, or unlabeled bedding.

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Toys: lots and lots of toys! Buy them, make your own, whatever! But they definitely need toys.

Sand: hamsters do NOT get water baths. Instead, offer a dish of sand a few times a week. They roll and play in it!
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Well everyone has seemed to cover the basics but here's a few tips tips to keep your hammy, happy and healthy ;)
- when you first get it, give it 24 alone without touching or holding it. They need to adjust to their new home
- change the cage every 4 or 5 days. I know on the package, it says once every week, but the acid in the urine can harm the hamster
-always pick up your hamster with two hands and always make sure all four of his paws are on your hands. If you pick him up by his ribs, he can't breathe
-don't treat your pet like a toy. They are small and need to be treated with respect:)
-make sure it always has CLEAN water.
-have fun and play with your hamster whenever possible, but don't wake him from his sleep:)

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