Hamsters for Sale
Hamsters are adorable pets and easy to care for. These small animals come in a variety of types, sizes, and colors at Uncle Bill's Pet Centers such as: Golden; Fancy; Teddy Bear; Siberian; Snowflake; Black Bear; and Panda. They have tons of energy and love human interaction with care. Hamsters are also nocturnal, meaning they will mostly be active at night and will not miss lost company during the day.
Proper exercise is a must, so it is a good idea to give your hamster a running wheel (like the Ware Flying Saucer wheels) and plenty of toys. They can live up to 2 to 3 years with proper care.
Hamsters love to eat vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts with their pellet hamster food (like SunSeed Hamster Diets) as well as chew toys to help wear down their ever-growing teeth. Unlike many small animals, however, they like to live in solitude; hamsters will often disagree with each other and stress out if living with one or more other hamsters. Yet, they will love any and all attention they get from their caregiver! The spirited demeanor and cute, furry appearance of these pets may cause them to steal your heart.
A vitamin enriched mix of garden vegetables, milo, light and dark sunflowers, oats, wheat, white and red millet, kibbled, flaked and cracked corn, and alfalfa pellets plus peanuts, peas and crispy corn crunchies does well for diet. Specialty Hamster diets are also available in our stores.
Water is best provided from a hanging water bottle to keep it clean and also for ease of use. It should be changed as needed and food should be offered from a chew-resistant ceramic or hard plastic crock-type bowl. Hamsters will often fill special pouches in their jaws with food and carry it back to their nest when the food bowl is filled, so check the nest area first before refilling the hamster's dish. The cage should be emptied and washed out with hot soapy water then rinsed and dried once a week or so, and refilled with fresh bedding. An exercise wheel with a solid running surface should also be provided and cleaned as necessary. The cage should be placed in a well-ventilated area, but out of the direction of drafts or direct sunlight.
Housing requirements are usually fairly uncomplicated and temperature/humidity ranges are easily reproducible. Try utilizing the Super Pet Critter Trails and personalizing their habitat with extension tubes for more fun! Most small animals aren't too opposed to occasional or regular handling, as long as it is done with care.
Hamsters are easily housed in a simple habitat with a fitted screen top if necessary with a generous layer of soft bedding and or nesting material meant for small animal use (SunSeed™, Carefresh™, or Gentle Touch™). Commercially available units that connect together with tubular sections for tunneling are also available, although they will require a bit more effort to keep clean. There are units with a rectangular plastic bottom with tabs where the wire top snaps into it that will also work well. Generally hamsters will use the same corner to deposit wastes, but that is not always the case. They are burrowing animals and a layer of bedding that is too thin may leave them feeling exposed and nervous. Two to two and a half inches of loosely packed material should be plenty for most types, but the Siberian or Russian and Chinese varieties are comfortable with a deeper layer (around four inches). There are commercial nesting materials available so the hamster can construct a comfy nest to sleep in and other various curiosities for them to explore should be provided, like the plain cardboard tubes found in the center of paper towel rolls.
Are Hamsters Right for Me?
This animal can be easily kept by all hobbyists, even the new comer or novice, as it is very hardy when properly housed and fed, though the Dwarf or Siberian / Robo hamster may need a more experienced small animal caregiver.
At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Hamsters for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure!