Common questions

Is it OK to buy a hamster from PetSmart?

Is it OK to buy a hamster from PetSmart?

Some people look down on buying hamsters and other animals from pet stores because it promotes over breeding of the animals from the suppliers. I bought my hamster from the Petsmart in Newmarket. It’s a really clean store and the animals are all very healthy. The store owners are quite knowledgeable too.

How much does a hamster or guinea pig cost?

Hamster vs guinea pig: Overall costs Hamsters cost an average of $10 to $20, while guinea pigs are more expensive, typically ranging between $20 and $40 each. Guinea pig cages are also more expensive, mainly because they’re larger than hamster cages.

Which are better pets hamsters or guinea pigs?

Temperament Typically, hamsters are far more temperamental than guinea pigs. And because they are smaller and more fragile to handle, they are more likely to nip or bite. If you have very young children in the house, a guinea pig is probably a better option.

Can guinea pigs stay with hamsters?

The guinea pig is a very social animal. The hamster, on the other hand, is a loner who, despite its small size, can become very aggressive if it has to share its territory with another animal. And it can go wrong very, very quickly. Hamsters are nocturnal animals, guinea pigs are not.

How much money do you need to buy a hamster?

As for the actual hamster, he will usually only cost $15 to $20.

Where should you buy hamsters?

Choosing your hamster

  • Look for small animal rescue agencies established near you.
  • Petco stores have hamsters for sale.
  • You can seek out a breeder if you are looking for a certain species or color of hamster.
  • Look for a hamster that matches your personality and circumstances.

Where can I buy a guinea pig or hamster?

Be sure you research your future pet and establish their setup before buying your new hamster, guinea pig, chinchilla, mouse, rat or gerbil. Browse our selection of live small pets online, then stop by your local PetSmart store where friendly, knowledgeable associates can help you pick out your new perfect pet and take them home.

What kind of PET can hide in a hamster?

Browse our collection to find the perfect hideout for your small pet, whether your furry friend is a ferret, guinea pig, bunny, hamster, gerbil, mouse or rat!

What kind of PET is a guinea pig?

From tiny pocket pets like hamsters, gerbils and mice to larger animals like chinchillas and guinea pigs, we’ll help you find the perfect little friend to welcome into your home and family. Did you know there are multiple types of hamsters? They range in size, colors, temperament and care.

Where can I get a cage for a guinea pig?

Provide your small pet with the home they need at PetSmart. We understand that pets need a home that they love. We carry many types of small pet cages to meet the needs of your small pet. Shop our selection of small pet cages that are specially designed to meet the needs of your hamster, guinea pigs, and rabbits.

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