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HamstersHabitat, Exercise & Play

Where Hamsters Like to Live

Hamsters need a lot of living space and room to exercise in their cage, but they also love to chew, so choose a cage that they wont be able to chew their way out of! Lots of toys and gnaw sticks will keep your hamster entertained, and provide exercise and keep their teeth trim so adding wheels, balls, tunnels and hides to your hamsters cage will keep him very happy.

Your hamster will also need a place to hide, and some nesting wool to make their bed, while the base of their cage should be covered in clean sawdust.

Locate your hamsters cage in a room that has a steady temperature and away from draughts, radiators and out of direct sunlight. 

Exercise & Play for Hamsters

Hamsters are naturally playful, active and inquisitive, so it is important to provide toys that will help to stimulate this natural behaviour.

Hamsters love to hide food, and forage for it later, so providing houses, hides and tubes will give your hamster lots of places to do this. You should also give them some wooden gnawing toys which will not only keep them entertained, but also keep their constantly growing teeth short and trim!

A hamster ball is great for allowing your hamster out of the cage, but this should only be done under supervision in case your crafty pet manages to get out! 

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