Once you know which type of hamster you want there are some things that you need to consider when you go to the store to choose your new pet.
The thing is, there are a lot of people here who know very well where hamsters in pet stores come from, yet still argue that buying a hamster from a pet store is okay because "they need a home too".
This argument is used in particular by those who have no luck finding adoptable hamsters on craigslist, petfinder, kijiji, their local shelters, etc. That makes them resort to buying a hamster from a pet store if they want one.
RT : where tf do hamsters live outside of pet stores?
" where tf do hamsters live outside of pet stores?"
Exotic animals aren’t the only ones who experience extreme pain and even death on their journey to pet stores. Other animals, including guinea pigs, and hamsters, often arrive dying from starvation, very ill, pregnant, or injured. Many animals are forced into tiny boxes and containers and suffer for days before being unpacked from the containers they were shipped in.Campbell’s dwarf hamsters are the other Russian dwarf hamster and are the most common dwarf hamsters found in pet stores. They are very similar to winter whites in appearance. Sadly, scenes like this are the rule, not the exception for animals sold in pet stores. Whether it's a dog or a hamster, animals bred for retail are often kept in filthy conditions, exposed to abuse and illness, and deprived of water, veterinary care and other necessities. Most people Go to the petstore without research choose a Hamster and just go by the name it's cage says Petstores often use names like; Panda Bear Hamster, Teddy bear Hamster, Black Bear Hamster and sometimes Fancy Bear hamster Which are all Syrian Hamsters! They are not Species of there own they are nicknames and are often call those names because of the fur pattern, type or color. Here my's videos on Syrian hamster Fur Types, Colors and Patterns: makes a good hiding spot for your dwarf hamster if you prefer something that’s more aesthetically-pleasing than a toilet roll. This two-storey hamster house has plenty of openings for your pet to explore, hide in, and stash his goodies.If you ask the pet store owner to show you a hamster close up this will do two things. It will show you how the hamster reacts to being handled, and it will enable you to see if your future pet looks healthy. You should never buy a hamster that has a wet tail, bald spots or lumps (except for the scent glands on their legs). You should also make sure that the hamster you buy has clean ears and a clean, dry bottom. Obviously there is always the chance that your pet will become ill at some point after you take them home but you at least want to make sure they are healthy when they leave the store.