is a hamster good for small kids?

Discussion in 'Small Animal Frorum' started by abbey, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. abbey

    abbey Guest

    is a hamster good for small kids?
  2. pdgal

    pdgal New Member

    Yes - it's a great medium between fish (which are often times described by kids as 'boring' lol) and dogs (which take a LOT of work). Hamsters are entertaining and easy enough for kids to take care of and start learning the concept of responsibility. I would recommend "friendlier" breeds like golden hamsters or teddy bear hamsters - they are typically more good-natured and used to small hands grabbing than dwarf hamsters and easier to hold than roborovski hamsters.