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Hamsters are popular pets, and for good reason. They are easy to care, usually bond well with their owners, and on top of everything else, the are very cute! Learn about choosing a pet hamster, pet hamster care, and providing all the necessities for your hamster in this handy hamster care guide. 1. Is a Pet Hamster Right for You? Hamsters make good pets, but they are not the right choice for everyone. Learn about the pros and cons of hamster as pets before deciding if a hamster will be the right pet for you. You will also need to consider whether you want a larger Syrian hamster (always keep one to a cage), smaller dwarf hamsters (can be kept together), or even the less common but still lovely Chinese hamster. More about choosing a pet hamster: Syrian Hamsters – other names include: golden hamsters, teddy bear hamsters (long hair), black bear hamsters (black coat) Dwarf hamsters – includes dwarf Campbells Russian hamster, dwarf winter white Russian hamsters, and Roborovski hamsters Chinese Hamsters