People can get free hamsters from pet adoption agencies and local breeders. Popular pet adoption agencies include the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and AdoptAPet.com. Breeders also often advertise free hamsters on classified listing websites.
Friends that have hamsters or know people with hamsters are another good source. Make sure prospective hamsters are healthy and without any transferable diseases. Hamsters' teeth should be aligned. They should have clear eyes and full fur. The rear end should be dry and clean. Hamsters are a popular household pet because they are easy to breed. Depending on the specific species, hamsters normally live between two and four years.