Choosing a Hamster Name

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dwarf hamster names

Part of the fun of bringing home a brand new pet hamster is choosing a hamster name. However, what’s the best name for your hamster? How do other people want their hamster names? There are lots of ways to decide.

Some people name them after other hamsters. Just like people like to name their children John Jr. or Tyson the Third, some people like to name their pet hamsters after previous hamster pets.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Hamster Names

Some people name all of their hamsters the same name, just like George Foreman has called all of his children George. Hamsters live in hamster cages. If you like this idea, you could use a variation of this concept by giving them all the same first name but different second names. For example, Casey Jo, Casey Bob, Casey Shania and so on. Alternatively, you can do the reverse and give them all different first names but the same second name. For example, Brenda Lou, Shanequa Lou, Lisa Lu and so on.

Sometimes people name their pet hamsters after people they know or admire. You can name your pet after your favorite coach, your favorite teacher, your favorite athlete, or your favorite American Idol. If you have a colony of hamsters, you could name them for each player on your favorite basketball team or your favorite soccer team. Alternatively, what about using the names of characters from your favorite movie, like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia?

Chapter 2. The Best Hamster Names

Other people think of things they like and make a list. You can choose your favorite colors (like Blue or Pinky), your favorite foods (like Peach Pie or Lemon Drop), or just things that make you happy (like Rainbow or Sunshine). If you cannot decide, you can cut each name into a little piece of paper, put them all into a bowl, close your eyes and select at random.

Of course, you can always use your hamster for your inspiration. Is she cream-colored and fluffy? Then name her Creampuff. Does he squirm around so much you can hardly keep him in your hand? Call him Mr. Wiggles. Did you bring them home on St. Patrick’s Day? Then call them Paddy and Leprechaun.

chinese dwarf hamster

Chinese hamster

However, no matter which method you use for choosing your hamster’s name, once you decide on it, use it whenever you talk to your hamster. Believe it or not, you can train your hamster to come to you when you call him by name. So be sure to choose a name that you like and that your family likes because you will all be hearing it a lot.

Chapter 3. Good Hamster Names

Do you find yourself wondering how you’re going to find a good hamster name your new little pet? Finding a name that you not only really like, but one that suits your new pet can be challenging. Compared to other household pets, hamsters tend to have more cute and unusual names like Buttercup, or Mr. Nibbles, for example.

So here are some suggestions for good hamster names to get you started:

Chapter 4. Boy Hamster Names

Boy hamster names can be more creative and fun. Here’s a small sample:
Coco Bean

Chapter 5. Female Hamster Names

Female hamster names tend to be more feminine but they can also be cutesy. Here’s a list:
Abby, Bella

Chapter 6. Dwarf Hamster Names

Due their small size, Dwarf Hamster names tend to lean towards names that reflect their small, adorable stature.
Here’s a list:
Boo Boo

Once you have decided on a name, use it often around your hamster. He’ll get used to hearing you call him by his name and you can actually train him to come to you when you offer him a treat and call his name.

Dwarf Hamsters as Pets


The hamster may be slightly nervous (which if you think about it is entirely natural), so it is probably best to leave it alone, this is what we call ‘settling in time.’ ‘Settling in’ is a key factor as the hamster may need to adjust and calm down to its new surroundings. So make sure you keep your fingers out, or you may not see them again!

Many people think dwarf hamsters lack intelligence, but this small fact proves quite against it.

Did you know: Dwarf Hamsters remember your scent and recognize you from the way you smell!

chinese dwarf hamster

Chinese hamster

Chapter 1. Introduction to Dwarf Hamsters

So if you get committed to handling your hamster after the settling in process it may just pick up your scent, and consider you as a friend! Hamsters can find it very stressful adapting to their home, can you imagine moving house in a matter of ten minutes. I do not think so! I find very useful tip is to look out of the hamsters perspective! Dwarf hamsters can be especially violent when handling; not all but most are, so it is essential to give them some time before attempting to play or handle with them. After leaving the hamster alone for a day or two, it should feel more relaxed. So at this time it is recommended to take your first steps on handling your hamster.

Chapter 2. Dwarf Hamster Biting

If your hamster is consistently nervous you place your hand in the cage; your hamster may become interested and sniff and rub against your hand this a great sign, and it eventually your hamster will begin to pick up your scent, make sure to avoid sudden movements to prevent startling your hamster.

Note: Never pick-up your Dwarf hamster while sleeping as they will be nervous and could administer a painful bite! It is understandable really; I bet you do not like being woken up on a Saturday morning!

Chapter 3. Escaped Dwarf Hamster

robo dwarf hamster

robo dwarf hamster

Most people when buying hamsters and look after them have a few problems such as escape attempts; or your just not paying attention to where your hamster is off to it swiftly dodges your eye and hides somewhere for a while. More information about Escaped Dwarf Hamsters – Dwarf Hamster Home –

There are many different methods that people have come up with as its becoming a reoccurring problem; however, I am only going to explain one thoroughly as I find it’s the safety most efficient way of detecting your hamster and capturing it safely.

Dwarf Hamster Top Tips

  • When buying your hamster from the pet shop, it is better to go later in the evening as they are more active then than in the afternoon.
  • Treat your hamster! larger cages provide more freedom.
  • If you already have pets, its best to consider seriously whether your hamster will be safe.
  • Before you buy your hamster make sure no-one in your house is allergic to them.
  • Hamsters enjoy a good run around so why not give them a roam? Make sure the room is closed and there are no unsafe objects or locations that the hamster could halm itself or hide!
  • If you decide to let your hamster run around for a bit make sure to put a towel under the door, and keep an eye on them at all times.
  • Hamsters require a clean cage which is essential so before buying your hamster make sure you are dedicated to cleaning it out at least every week.
  • Place your hamster where it can be quiet in the daytime and noisy in the evening.
  • Using a hamster ball is a great way of exercising your hamster and being safe from a humans foot! Make sure you put it in a closed room.
  • If your hamster does bite it will hurt obvious as it sounds. If your hamster does try not to make a big reaction keep it cool and lower your hamster to the floor. Usually if you are bitten by a hamster you are holding your hamster incorrectly or your fingers smell like food!
  • Hamsters require a good nights sleep to keep it healthy
  • If your hamster does escape which it probably will! Shut all doors and slowly patrol around the rooms individual. If you fail in finding your hamster try leaving a box with a treat hanging down into it with books leading up to the box, this will attract the hamster and usually it should just appear there the next morning!
  • When going on a holiday or vacation make sure you have somebody to give your hamster too or give it too pet care home.