FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) For Pet of the Week, we meet three hamsters who will dance with joy once they meet their forever homes -- Sophia, Angel and Alvin.
Sophia enjoys her spotlight (Carly Sjordal, KTVF)
The following was shared with us by the FNSB Animal Shelter:
“Hi my name is Heather Ritchie and I’m here at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter and today we have a few hamsters to share. We have Sophia, this is Angel, and we also have Alvin.
They’re good pets to have, they’re all pretty friendly as you can see. The main thing with them is that they require a lot of space, keeping their teeth from overgrowing, and make sure they have constant fresh food and water.
They are nocturnal so they’re going to get most of their activity at night. Syrian Hamsters need a good bout to run around. They also require a normal amount of hamster food. They appreciate seeds, along with other things and regular blocks.
There’s a lot of good brands to choose from. Hamsters also like to burrow so it's good to supply them with a good couple inches of bedding at least so they can make their own tunnels and everything.
Sophia, Angel and Alvin also have some other friends at the shelter. We have lots of puppies, a dog and a rabbit!”