Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hamsters: Cute; May or May Not be the Right Pet

Humane Society of the United States

"Hamsters make great pets, but their small size and widespread reputation as a “starter pet” may encourage impulse acquisitions. Find out if a hamster is the right match for you and learn how to provide top-notch care."

There's a 59-second video on the page, and links to:It's a pretty good resource for someone wondering if a hamster would make a good pet: or what sort of cage/box/enclosure would be a better choice for their hamster.

And there are some photos of the cute little fur balls.

One thing I didn't know: hamsters do not play well together. They're territorial, and the more common sort are strictly one-to-an-enclosure pets.

The 64-dollar question is: is the hamster a good pet? The Humane Society's answer is, it depends. They've got a pretty good discussion of it here:

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