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    Just 18 Things On Amazon You’ll Probably Want If You’re A Hamster Parent

    If your fur baby is a sweet little hamster, don't fall asleep at the wheel and check out these hammie essentials.

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    1. A spacious favola hamster cage that comes complete with a water bottle, exercise wheel, food dish and special hamster hide-out, as per their quirky yet essential habits. Make sure any habitat you get has a solid bottom like this one, as well as minimal bar and wire spacing to stop escape artists.

    Review photo of the hamster cage
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    Promising review: "I have purchased every kind of hamster cage there is over the years, and I think this one beats them all. The deep pan fully contains the bedding and gives plenty of space and depth for my pet to burrow around. It's about twice the size of your average Critter Trail cage, and it has well-defined corners, which help hamsters orient themselves. The wheel isn't silent but it doesn't squeak, and it's the best kind: solid, one-piece construction that's safe for tiny feet and tails, and also very easy to wipe clean. I love cleaning the cage, which is extremely easy. I make sure my hamster is on the lower level, then remove the wire top and the ramp." —Naya

    Price: $53.59 (originally $73.59)

    2. An absolutely bananas super soft small animal pet bed with a warm, comfy cushion pad begging to be regularly featured on your hamster baby's Instagram page. Clean every two weeks and replace after three months.

    The small animal pet bed
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    Promising review: "Very good quality. It ended up bigger than I expected. Our hamster really enjoyed this plush banana hideout. It was a Christmas present for him." —Anna

    Price: $12.99

    3. A bag of all-natural aspen bedding great for both nesting and resting. The shavings are specially processed to eliminate excess dust and wood debris. Cover their floor with one to three inches of this and be sure to remove & replace any wet or soiled bedding daily, while doing a full cage clean once a week.

    Review photo of the aspen bedding
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    Promising review: "Ever since the shutdown, it’s gotten harder and harder to find the usual brand of aspen that I use in stores. I’ve looked into many alternatives and they were all bad, until I bought this. It’s more expensive than the $4 bags I buy in pet stores but the quality makes up for it. No dust in the entire bag, no pointy bits, the pieces aren’t minuscule, and the texture is perfect. Not too soft, not too hard. Hamster loves it too!" —Vivian

    Price: $15.17+ (available in four sizes)

    4. An incredible 10-pack of wooden pine toys & accessories (yes, there's even a seasaw, swing and climbing ladder) that is basically Gymboree class for your critter We love a bundle of joy-inducing toys.

    Review photo of the toys and accessories pack
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    Promising review: "These hamster toys are fantastic. First of all, you’re getting an amazing deal for a large selection of toys for your hamster. I’ve only had to use two or three so far and none of them have even worn out yet. There is literally bound to be something your hamster will take a liking to in here. The one I found to be the best is the large hanging chew of the different log pieces. My hamster took a liking to it immediately and it’s still the one he uses the most. Honestly, I think this is a no-brainer purchase if you’re looking for good toys for your hamster." —Brent

    Price: $22.69

    5. A premium plastic sand hamster potty providing a great way for your fur baby to relieve some stress while relieving themselves. Hamsters loves to have a sand bath as it helps them keep their fur naturally clean.

    Review photo of the hamster potty
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    Promising review: "After reading some reviews that it might be too small for a Syrian, I was nervous to buy it, but decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. He REALLY loves it, and I use the little scoop to clean it out every day and replace the sand in it every three days to make sure he isn't cleaning himself in soiled sand. The scoop is my favorite part." —Brittany

    Price: $10.99

    6. A darling two-piece set of ceramic kiwi and watermelon food dishes that takes just 30 seconds to scrub clean and helps prevent spills. Having these around may also make you crave a fruit smoothie...

    Review photo of the two-piece set of food dishes
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    Promising review: "These bowls are adorable and also nicely made. They work perfectly for my Syrian hamster. They are sturdy enough that she doesn’t tip them over." —Amazon reviewer

    Price: $13.99

    7. A super *silent* quiet spinner hamster exercise wheel because as much as you love to watch your hammie do their daily cardio, you'd prefer if it was a quiet, peaceful process.

    Review photo of the transparent hamster wheel
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    Promising review: "Don’t hesitate, this wheel is great! Our Syrian was having trouble with the pet store wheels. They would tilt and were too narrow for him to run comfortably. This wheel is super quiet, wide enough for our chunky Syrian boy and nice and sturdy. Overall great quality." —JP

    Price: $29.99 (available in seven colors)

    8. A one-pound bag of chicken-flavored fortified hamster pellets so you know your babies are getting the very best nutrition possible. Perfect for picky eaters, these pellets were formulated with the guidance of the top vets and nutritionists and can be nicely complemented by grass hay.

    Review photo of the hamster pellets
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    Promising review: "So I went out on a limb and paid extra for this food because it’s healthier and wow my hamster sure appreciates it! He used to leave half of his food in the bowl with the other brand, the generic colorful one, that I gave him but with this brand he eats every single piece of it and leaves nothing behind. He loves it!!" —Brittany

    Price: $5.52

    9. A cute wooden hamster hideaway house that promotes healthy nesting and chewing while giving your fur baby their own private compound to call home.

    The wooden hamster house
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My very large fatty Syrian loves that he doesn't have to wear his house as a shell anymore bc he's too big for it. He's so happy he can store food inside his house. So roomy." —Amazon reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    10. A secure no-drip water bottle featuring a user-friendly screw-on bracket to keep your hamsters well-hydrated without worrying about leakage into their habitat.

    Review photo of the no-drip water bottle
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    Promising review: "It never drips and is very easy to attach to the cage or readjust. It's a lot more secure (or at least feels a lot more secure) than bottles which are held in place by chains or wires. The product is separated into three parts (the attachment, the nozzle, and the actual bottle) and once the attachment is on the cage, it's very easy to take the nozzle and bottle off to refill (without having to readjust and position everything as with others) and you just snap the bottle back on when you're done. They've also never had any issues drinking from it, as with some other bottles where they have difficulty moving the ball." —Kristen

    Price: $10.99+ (originally $11.99+, available in six colors)

    11. A long, chewable suspension bridge toy so your hamster can get their daily steps in, reach higher areas in their habitats or hide underneath it when they're in the mood to take a snooze.

    The suspension bridge toy
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect for my hammies. There are so many different ways it can be used! It really makes their cages look nice and organized." —Gracee

    Price: $9.99+ (available in two sizes)

    12. A small ceramic hamster hideout designed as both shark (note the mouth full of teeth) and watermelon (the fun pattern). Truly, this belongs in some kind of post-modern pet museum.

    Review photo of the hamster hideout
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    Promising review: "I have a hamster from European descent. This makes him larger than most Syrian hamsters in the U.S. I have bought hideaways that are way too small. This one is nice and large. It is cute and he enjoys it." —Kurly

    Price: $24.99

    13. A tasty veggie cranberry hamster treat stick baked for both crunchiness and superb flavor. The seeds contain essential vitamins and minerals, and chewing helps prevent hamster boredom (and overgrown teeth).

    The treat stick
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Yum! My hamster loved the treat." —Michelle

    Price: $2.99

    14. A spacious high-rise tank topper with strong, sturdy wires so your hamster can climb back and forth between levels while staying safe and enjoying the added space.

    Review photo of the tank topper
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    Promising review: "My hammies love this penthouse addition to their cage. I keep the running wheel and food dish up top and keep their beds downstairs. It is great for them to have the ramp to run up and down to get to their food and running wheel." —Margaret

    Price: $31.49

    15. A coconut hamster hut your hammie will go nutty over. The coolest part? It's made from eco-friendly coconut shell materials, acting as both tropical decor and hideout.

    Review photo of the coconut hamster hut
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    Promising review: "Love the coconut! It's adorable. Our hammie loves her coconut house! She’s a Syrian and fits perfectly in it. I think she feels very safe in it." —Jennifer

    Price: $9.99

    16. A delightful small pet Christmas costume made from warm, soft material. The set includes a mini red wool hamster hat, mini Santa Claus hat, and two holiday scarves. Yeah, these are definitely going on the 'gram (and holiday card).

    The Christmas costume
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great product and worth the money. Very easy to put on the animals and good quality. Would recommend" —Amazon reviewer

    Price: $11.99+ (available in sizes S and L)

    17. A trusty pet-safe bottle of small animal cage cleaner that both sanitizes and deodorizes your hamster's living quarters. They try to keep their room clean, but alas...they do need your help each week.

    Review photo of the cage cleaner bottle
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    Promising review: "This is perfect to clean my guinea pigs and hamsters cages. It smells great and cleans urine very well. Gets tough stains out as well." —Martin

    Price: $5.46 (originally $7.99)

    18. A portable, breathable (and very chic, we might add) hamster carrier bag including a shoulder strap for safe and easy transport and an ultra-adorable leash to keep your hammie from running off mid-vet visit.

    The hamster carrier bag
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Too adorable. The little guy has been to Publix, bike rides and more. He has become my nephew ‘s support animal and being able to take him everywhere has made him happy. Best pet luggage you can buy. Well-made and very good." —Reen

    Price: $20.99

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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