well, a hammie is a great pet! first off, know that their eyesight is bad, so ALWAYS talk to them before scooping them up. NEVER wake a sleeping hammy, they usually awake around 8 or 9 pm. DO NOT use pine or cedar, it's bad for them, there's plenty of other affordable options like carefresh or just aspen shavings. lots of chew toys, water bottle (nice big one), food bowl. don't get a cage with tubes, they just fill with poo lol YUCK! a good diet of block food with seeds on the side, fresh veggies everyday or when you can. i wouldn't recomment that hamster fluff stuff for making beds, they could ingest it and get a blockage, or it could catch their little toes and get tight and sore. they like toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, and the tp and pt itself. newspaper is fun, they'll shred it and make a cool bed. half a kleenex box for a hut and you're set!
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