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7 Reasons To Adopt A Hamster

August 15, 2021

Are you looking for a tiny new addition to your home? A hamster may be a perfect fit. These little guys are quite charming, and really do make cute pets. In this article from Arapahoe, Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO veterinarian, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a vet lists some reasons to consider adopting Hammie.

Easy Keeper

One great thing about hamsters is the fact that they are actually very easy to care for. This is one reason they are such popular children’s pets. Most days, all you’ll need to do is give your little buddy fresh food and water, and remove any waste or leftovers from his habitat. No walks, training, or playtime required! 


Hammie doesn’t eat very much, and you probably won’t need to run to the store for his food too often. His bedding is also fairly inexpensive. Once you have your pet and his cage set up, you’ll likely find that your tiny pet only makes a tiny dent in your budget. 


Noise is always something to consider when getting a new pet. Hamster is very quiet, so you don’t need to worry about fielding complaints from angry neighbors. That isn’t to say that Hammie is completely quiet: hamsters are nocturnal, so they’re most active after dark. This is something to keep in mind when choosing a spot for the hamster cage.

Short Term Commitment

With some pets, you are signing on for years—or even decades—of providing love and care. Some birds, for example, can live 50 years or more. Hamsters only live a few years, so you don’t have to think too far ahead.


Hamsters are often chosen as children’s pets. One reason for this is because they are usually quite tame and gentle.

No Special Environmental Needs

As you may know, reptiles need very specific conditions in order to thrive. Hamsters don’t require UVA or UVB lights, and they’re fine with average humidity. You do need to keep Hammie’s room within certain temperatures, but this is just room temperature for most people.

They’re Cute

Last but certainly not least, hamsters are actually super cute. You may find yourself becoming extremely attached to your pint-sized pal!

Do you have questions or concerns about your hamster’s health or care? Contact us at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO veterinarian, serving Louisville and surrounding areas clinic, anytime!