What do you need to know when you buy a hamster
- 1 What do you need to know when you buy a hamster
- 1.1 1. A cage
- 1.2 2. Cabin in the cage
- 1.3 3. Water bottle with holder
- 1.4 4. Cage filler-small animal bedding
- 1.5 5. Exercise Wheel
- 1.6 Hamster Exercise Silent Wheel 2020 Review
- 1.6.1 1- Silent Runner 9″ – Exercise Wheel + Cage Attachment – for Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice and Other Small Pets
- 1.6.2 2- Zacro Hamster Exercise Wheel – 8.7in Silent Running Wheel for Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice and Other Small Pets
- 1.6.3 3-Suncoast Sugar Gliders Wodent Wheel Senior & Tail Shield – 11″ Running Wheel for Small Pets
Hamsters are night animals, if you decide to have a hamster, be prepared for the noise at night. It’ll run, chew on something, make a noise. If you decide to have hamsters- a boy and a girl, be prepared for the fact that in a month you will have from 8-14 babies hamsters. Hamsters are very quick to breed. They just have to be together once to have offspring.
Let’s say you decided to buy yourself a hamster. What do you need to buy for this cute animal?
1. A cage
No glass jars with sawdust will not replace the hamster cage. The cage has to be with the right size rods so the hamster can’t escape. If the hamster is large enough, the distance between the rods of the cage can be wider. If the hamster is small, the rods are thinner and the distance between them is narrow.
2. Cabin in the cage
The cabin has to be safe. Check the width of the ‘windows and doors’ of the cabin so that your pet can walk freely through the holes and not get stuck.
3. Water bottle with holder
Fill the bottle with fresh water every day. Hamsters drink a lot of water, especially when eating dry food.
4. Cage filler-small animal bedding
Hamsters like woodchips very much – they dig in it, drip. There’s no smell if you change the chips at least once every 3 days.
5. Exercise Wheel
If you want to keep your little friend fit and on the shape, you must organize a tiny gym for him. Make sure you buy your pet a wheel. Because in the wild hamsters run long distances, they are constantly on the move. They need to run. If your hamster doesn’t run, it’ll get fat and could die of obesity.
Let,s have a look at the best Exercise Wheels for your lovely little friend.
Hamster Exercise Silent Wheel 2020 Review
1- Silent Runner 9″ – Exercise Wheel + Cage Attachment – for Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice and Other Small Pets
IDEAL FOR – Hamsters (Teddy Bear, smaller Syrians, larger Dwarfs / Robos, etc.), Gerbils, Mice, and other similar small animals (not suggested for chewers).
SAFE – The axle-free design eliminates a dangerous center bar, reducing the risk of fur/tail entanglement, pet wrap-a-round, curvature of the spine, and other injuries.
SILENT – Innovative dual ball-bearings create a whisper-silent spin. Two stainless steel ball-bearings are within the backplate of the wheel, ensuring the wheel glides smooth and silent. The bearings SPIN around the bolt as your pet runs, unlike annoying squeaky wheels on the market that have a center axle that creates friction and noise.
PACKAGE SET – Includes wheel, stand, and cage attachment washers for easy installation.CHECK PRICE
2- Zacro Hamster Exercise Wheel – 8.7in Silent Running Wheel for Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice and Other Small Pets
This running wheel is designed for hamsters, gerbils, hedgehogs, mice and other similar small animals.
Silent: This exercise wheel is made of stainless steel ball bearings， which can ensure the wheels slide smoothly and quietly.
Safer design: The shaftless design eliminates the dangerous center rod, reducing the risk of fur / tail entanglement, which is safer for your small pet.
Easier to clean: Adopt a transparent and fully open design, it’s helpful for a deep cleaning because there are no corners to hide feces. Dimensions: 8.7in (22 cm) diameter, wide 3.74in(9.5cm).
Tips: Acrylic products have a thin protective film on the surface like a scratch but this is not a defect, if you don’t like it, you can remove the protective film.CHECK PRICE
3-Suncoast Sugar Gliders Wodent Wheel Senior & Tail Shield – 11″ Running Wheel for Small Pets
Running wheels are the best in the cage exercise device we know of. The Wodent Wheel Senior will provide years of fun on the run for your pets.
We’ve used Kaytee Silent Spinners in the past and found that sugar gliders, rats and other small pets prefer the closed wheel design. The Wodent Wheel has also proven to be more durable.CHECK PRICE