Outside is a no-go area for hamsters. Inside, it’s a bit of a balancing act. You want to keep your hamster at a constant temperature. Avoid putting them in direct sunlight or near draughts and radiators. In very cold weather, give your hamster more bedding or move their housing somewhere warmer to keep them nice and cosy. Hamsters are also very sensitive to high frequency sounds (known as ultrasound) which we cannot hear. House your hamster away from anything that can generate ultrasound, such as TVs, computer screens, vacuum cleaners or sources of running water.
Your hamster needs a nesting box or shelter to retreat to to keep warm, feel safe and sleep in. It should be big enough for them to move around in too. There are many options available or you can use everyday cardboard items, such as empty tissue boxes. Your hamster will enjoy using them and chewing them up!
The essentials you need to make the perfect set up for your hamster are:
Excel NuggetsWater bottle Scattered food Platforms Solid base Thick layer of bedding Nesting box or shelter Cardboard tubes Rope treats TunnelsGood quality running wheel Tunnels