Hamsters are a good beginner pet because they are quite easy to care for and require no grooming. They are friendly and are very easily tamed, however Hamsters are nocturnal animals and therefore will only wake at night time.
Popular species of hamsters include:
Syrian Hamsters are a large species of hamster, growing up to 18cm. These hamsters tend to be easier to tame than other species, but they prefer to live alone, and will fight with others if kept together, so if you have more than one Syrian hamster, you will need a cage for each.