syrian hamster natural habitat (By Erin B)

Syrian hamsters come from the Syrian dessert. There is not much food on the ground where they live so they have adapted to climb up trees to find sap, grubs, insects, leaves, possibly fruit and bark. Although hamsters are usually known as pets for small children, they are delicate so they are not suited to small children who might drop or hurt their hamster. Although people think hamsters are lazy and sleepy, they are actually very strong and enjoy climbing and running. In the evening(when hamsters are most active) they run on average 8km on their wheel!!! Small cages are a big problem for hamsters because they are very active and need a lot of space to prevent getting overweight. Another problem which occurs due to small cages is cage aggresion. This happens because hamsters can get very protective about there cage because it is so small and then they become aggresive. In the wild, hamsters use sand for many purposes such as washing, playing, burrowing and doing there business. The feeling of sand is very calming to hamsters and it can prevent stress.

2 Responses to “syrian hamster natural habitat (By Erin B)”

  1.   Mr Alderdice Says:

    Great post, Erin.

    Please can you find out the credit for the picture that you want to put on your post?

  2.   Caitlin Says:

    WOW you really love Syrian hamsters 🙂

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