Are you determined to get a pet hamster but unsure of how to persuade your parents to support you? You may offer yourself the best chance of persuasion by doing your homework, getting ready, and being determined! Concentrate on getting as much information on hamsters as you can, and only approach your parents when you’re prepared to argue your case and demonstrate why you’d make a wonderful hamster owner.
How to convince your parents that a hamster is the ideal pet for you.
Are you determined to acquire a pet hamster? Once your parents realize how well-suited hamsters are as pets, convincing them to get you one shouldn’t be difficult. Your parents ought to agree with you when you’ve done your homework on hamsters and presented your case.
Pros and cons of owning a hamster.
Discuss all the benefits of owning a hamster with your parents. It’s likely that your parents are not aware of the benefits of hamster ownership. Inform them that having a pet hamster genuinely helps you feel less lonely and stressed out. In your spare time, you’ll have someone to play with.
Comparing the advantages of keeping a hamster to those of other pets could be quite helpful. The following are some points you can make in order to persuade your parents to get you a hamster:
When compared to other pets, hamsters are much less expensive. Most nations likely have Hamsters available for under $20. Other pets, like dogs or cats, cost more than $500.
Hamsters don’t require a lot of social interaction to survive. Hamsters are not kept in pairs or groups like other rodents are.
Feeding hamsters is not very expensive. They pay very little for their food. Additionally, in comparison to other pets, we eat very little. Pellets, seeds, and grains for hamsters make up the majority of their diet. They also enjoy occasionally munching on fruits and vegetables.
Hamsters are cute and entertaining. They make a great pet for kids who are in school. Watching them is pretty fascinating. Hours can be spent watching a child play.
Hamsters quickly pick up the skill of using a corner of their cage as a bathroom. By routinely spot-cleaning their cage, you can just disappear. It works wonderfully to give the cage an occasional deep clean.
Which breed of hamster and sex do you want?
This is 5 major hamster species,
Campbell Dwarf Hamsters
Campbell Dwarf Hamsters are smaller, bolder and much friendlier, making them more likely to be social. The easiest way to keep Campbell dwarf hamsters is in couples or groups, but you should keep an eye out for any aggressive or territorial behavior. These hamsters often live for two years or so.
Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster
Similar to the Campbell hamster mentioned above, but more restrained, is the Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster. It can be challenging to acquire a genuine Winter White Russian hamster because these two species sometimes interbreed, but if you are fortunate enough to get one, it should stay a steadfast member of your family for at least two years.
Although not nearly as huge as Syrians, these hamsters are a little bigger than the dwarf type. Chinese hamsters love to run about and are very playful animals. These swift balls of fluff can live up to two years and are challenging to catch. Please verify regulations before purchasing one as this species is prohibited in some jurisdictions, including California.
The Roborovski Hamster is a kind of dwarf hamster that is exceedingly adorable, entertaining to watch, and has a tendency to sleep more during the day than other hamster species. A Roborovski hamster can be more difficult to train because of its extreme speed and frequent shyness. When kept in good conditions, these can also live past the age of three.
Syrian hamsters are typically the most popular variety of hamster among children in America because they are typically tame, enjoy being handled, and live alone. Additionally, it is not unusual for these hamsters to reach the ripe old age of three.
Do you want a budget for a hamster before getting one?
You may find hundreds of various hamster cages, toys, tunnels, and accessories for sale both online and in physical stores. Despite what your parents might assume, hamsters are pretty easy to care for and don’t require a cage stuffed with gadgets and gizmos. The essentials you’ll need to buy (with assistance from your parents) don’t come cheap, and some of them can be made at home.
Cost of a hamster
A hamster doesn’t have to be expensive; in fact, if you choose to adopt, you can give one a home for nothing. However, you could expect to pay up to $20 if you decide to buy a hamster from a breeder or pet shop.
Cost of a Cage
You need to have a cage big enough for the hamster to live and run around in, depending on the species you choose. Hamsters require a lot of area to play because they are so energetic. Cages cost between $20 to $100.
Since hamsters naturally burrow, you must provide enough bedding for them to do so. A layer of about 6 inches is required for a typical Syrian hamster, and bedding made of paper works best. Prices vary from $12 to $40.
Despite the fact that your hamster may scoop up food and store it in its cheeks, a basic feeding bowl is often only $5.
A vet fund
Please be careful to save some cash in case your hamster becomes ill. Amazing how much a brief trip to the veterinarian can cost
What should you be concerned about?
Your parents will be excited and will have questions!
Parents may refuse because they believe they will handle it in the end. If you have another pet at home, take care of it to show your parents that you can take care of a hamster. If you don’t have another pet, you can perform tasks to demonstrate your diligence and responsibility.
Please be patient and don’t whine or complain.
Don’t complain too much to your parents about getting a hamster. They will feel under strain. Pay for the hamster and supplies for yourself (at least half). Make sure you have the room and the time. Get one for duty’s sake, not just because it’s cute. Get a large cage without wire wheels; hamsters can be killed by the wire wheels. Keep in mind that their lifespan is short.
Get a guinea pig if you want an animal that is stationary. If you want an animal that moves, get a hamster. Also, give a hamster the required number of square inches of space.
If your parents don’t think you’re mature enough, try completing more tasks, caring for your current pets, and finding a suitable location for the hamster cage. Your parents will believe you can take care of pets on your own if you do this. Be careful not to irritate them too much. There is a possibility that they will disagree.
Hello, my name is James and I’ve been caring for tiny pets for over 14 years with a passion. I enjoy passing on my expertise to other individuals in order for them to have the same amount of enjoyment as I do.