Acquired: Pet store
Posted Feb 26, 2013
Every kid needs a hamster at some point in life. A hamster was my first pet that was "my very own", and I loved it. It's a great animal for teaching kids responsibility - there is a lot of cage-cleaning involved! Also, the cages can get very smelly, and floors can get dirty when the you let the hamster roll around in those hamster balls. One of the most fun things for kids (and the hamster!) is to get one of those cool colorful ages that the kids can add tunnels and loops to. I have great memories of this animal! They're very cheap and low-maintenance, and a great starter pet.