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A hamster is for life , not just for christmas
Member Name: Mitch285
Advantages: wonderfull creatures and great fun to have as a pet
Disadvantages: like any other animal , they need looking after if you go away and they only live for a short time.
I must admit, I don't own a hamster, but my girlfriend does but I find that I do the cleaning while she does the playing.
We have a 9 month old Syrian hamster, we got him in February when he was just 6 weeks old for a local farm , sandy in colour but we called him cookie because we let him run on the bed on the first day of getting him and went straight for the box of cookies that we were eating though the day.
A hamster is such a wonderful creature, loving and has a personality all to itself, Our hamster is very shy with new people and then by the end of it will become very playful, although with me, he'll happier just sleep on my legs if you give him a chance, although when I have my shorts on during the summer, he would quite happily play about in my pockets on the legs.
The cage is more expensive then the hamster, cookie cost us £4 to buy him and about £35 to buy the cage, wood shavings and everything else that goes with a hamster. Now his bigger, we brought him a bigger cage and I took a day to join them together to make, what can only be described as a mansion for a hamster.
We normally clean him out on a Saturday but normally clean his wee corner out at least once during the week if it gets too bad. Although we do change his water every other day and his food we normally fill every 2 or 3 days depending on how much his storing in his bedding area.
Cookie is probably one of the few hamsters I know that is up by about 5 in the evening and back asleep by about 12 at night and then up again at about 5, in time for my alarm to go off. Once I leave to go to work, apparently within 20 mins his normally back asleep.
Although like all hamsters, his teeth grow constantly and this shows due to the fact that the bars in the corners of his cage are now bare metal and very very slowly wearing away. We keep all sorts of hamster safe wood treats in his cage to give him a chance to keep on norring and they seem to be enjoyed very well.
Unfortunately, they only live for a max of 3 to 4 years and once your attached to any hamster, it's hard to think there be gone in the next couple of years, but I do try to make my time worth it with cookie and his normally out running around on the living wood floor, finding the next thing to nor on.
As a summery, I feel very lucky to have a hamster as tame as our cookie and well behaved with kids. I'd suggest a hamster to anyone who wants a pet that is both love in maintenance, cheap to keep but gives tons of pleasure.
Summary: There fun , loving and livly animals and are great for kids and adults alike