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How Much Does a Hamster Cost per Month?

Adorable hamsters dig their way into our hearts in no time, quickly becoming much loved members of the family. But before you buy, any hamster fan should carefully consider its cage, care and food - and how much a hamster can cost.

It usually doesn’t cost a lot to buy a hamster. You can even get one for $ 4-5. Some breeds of hamster can cost $ 13-20. But they’re pretty cheap to keep. The most expensive investment is the cage, which should be nice and spacious, and possibly a hamster sitter if you go on vacation.

What Do You Need for a Hamster?

Food and straw


Hamster sitter

Equipment and care


You can find detailed information about costs on the next page:

Monthly Costs for a Hamster

Hamster in a cardboard box Hamster in a cardboard box - Photo: Ilyashenko Oleksiy/Shutterstock

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