Hamsters

Caring for your Hamster

Just because they are small, don’t go thinking that hamsters take any less care, commitment and love than you’d give to a bigger pet. In this section, we show you the best way to give your pet hamster, be it a Syrian or Dwarf, the time of his little life.

Quick Tip

A hamster's diet should consist of dried food, nuts and seeds but they are also omnivores which means they can't resist the occasional juicy mealworm.

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Dwarf Hamsters

Dwarf hamsters can make great pets. but, because they’re so tiny and fast, they suit older children best. They’re inquisitive, gentle-natured and very energetic. Good things come in little packages, they say; spot on for Dwarf hamsters. Dwarf Hamsters are crepuscular (most active at dusk), so they’ll spend most of the day sleeping. But in the evening and at night, get ready – and let the fun begin. You’ll find the best way to care for your dwarf hamsters in the following pet care pages. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.

Did you know?

Hamsters don't have a very good eyesight, they are short sighted so they rely on their senses to find their way around.

Did you know?

Male hamsters are called boars.

Syrian Hamsters

A Syrian hamster (Latin name Mesocricetus auratus) makes a great pet for children and adults. They’re inquisitive, gentle-natured and very energetic. They’re also crepuscular (most active at dusk), so they’ll spend most of the day sleeping. But in the evening and at night: the fun begins. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.

Quick Tip

It's important to handle your hamster from an early age so they get used to socialising.

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Burgess Hamster food

Have a question?

If you have a question, please email us or call us on 0800 413 969. Our dedicated consumer care team are available to answer any questions you may have. If you are concerned about the immediate health of your pet, please seek the advice of your vet as soon as possible.

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