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Hamsters and Children

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For those people who can't have cats and dogs in the home, a hamster may be one of the best pets to own. Don's be tempted into an impulse buy, however. Hamsters, while adorable and snuggle and inquisitive, may not be the best pet for everyone. Here are some important questions to consider before you dive headlong into a relationship...

Consider adopting a hamster rather than purchasing one at your local pet store. There are many young hamsters who were purchased on impluse and later surrendered to the local animal shelter when people realized there is, indeed work involved with these cute critters.

Although they must stay in a cage, they can still roam the house when handled with care. Small rolling balls make excellent ways for hamsters to roam the house, and can provide hours of entertainment (but never let them roam outside of the cage unattended).

Small children should always be watched when around hamsters so neither one gets hurt.

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