It turns out, cages sold for hamsters aren’t truly intended for the type of hamster you have. A teddy bear hamster, or Syrian Hamster, is much happier in an aquarium; as opposed to a cage.
So last week, on a random school night, I took you to the pet store to help me pick out a 20 gallon aquarium for Alpha.
Not only is he clearly much happier in the open space, but it is undeniable that you are much more excited to have a pet hamster now!
You are actively involved and excited each evening when we get him out to play.
Plus, it is much easier to clean his home that he predictably pees in the same corner now! Out with the cage, in with the aquarium.