In the wild hamsters can have a vast territory of residence, so for them picking up the cage and focus only on large enough of them. There are many different forms of cells. Perhaps the most expensive of them is the special hamster cage with artificial burrows. Such cells may be few. Combining them you can create quite an extensive network of burrows.

If you are ready to spend money on special cells can be limited to the traditional product. Normal cells have their advantages, they are easy to clean and convenient to carry. However, keep in mind that the size of a cell must be large enough. Try to choose high model, perhaps several floors. The Syrian hamster is a very active animal, it is fun to climb up the walls. Don't limit his movement easy running wheel.


In the wild a hamster is constantly in search of food, this causes him to travel extensively. The simplest thing you can do for him is to set the wheel in which it will run. Please note that Syrian hamsters can be quite large (to 25 cm), so choose the appropriate wheel size.

If you are not using a special cage with artificial burrows, you can make them yourself. Such rules can be done, for example, from a piece of cardboard.


In the wild Syrian hamsters often feed on cereals and seeds. You can use special food that is sold in pet stores. Feeding a hamster you can use fresh produce such as cauliflower, carrots or corn. Hamsters also love to eat apples, bananas, cucumbers, dandelion leaves, melons and other products.

There are also a number of products that feed the hamster which is not worth it. These foods include: raw potatoes, seeds, apples and grapes, seeds of any fruit, pastry, watermelon, oranges, tangerines, etc.

Disease and treatment

Syrian hamsters are quite strong animals, they rarely get sick. However, there are a number of symptoms, you need to pay attention. For example, wet tail suggests that the hamster diarrhea. In the most severe forms it occurs in rodents under the age of 2.5 months. If you find your pet similar symptom, immediately contact your vet, he will prescribe the necessary medicines. To seek help to the experts especially important if the hamster is still young (a few months). At this age, the high probability of death.

If you hold the cage with a hamster under the sun, for example, on the windowsill, put her in a shelter, or the hamster could get heat stroke. It can be cured on their own, wrapped in a hamster dipped in cool water towel. If this does not help, contact your veterinarian.

Be careful, if you notice that the hamster is lying motionless. Quite often this is due to the fact that he falls into a deep sleep. This happens if the temperature drops below 5 degrees. To Wake the hamster, take it in hand and hold it in for 10 minutes. In the future, try to keep the temperature in the room at 10 – 25 degrees.