72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names

Updated on August 3, 2016
Not ready for a dog? Hamsters make great first pets for children!
Not ready for a dog? Hamsters make great first pets for children!

Naming Your New Hamster

You recently went to the pet store and “tried on” all of the animals that they had there. The birds were way too loud, the fish were all too boring, your stomach turned at the thought of feeding a mouse to a snake, and the other reptiles were just not cuddly enough.

Then something caught your eye: The motion of a wheel turning and turning and this adorable little ball of fur keeping it going. You watched in awe as this little thing shot off the wheel, dove into its tunnel, and squeezed its way to the very top to peek at you.

"That’s the one: the hamster," you said. The perfect pet. And now, the perfect name....

Hamsters make great pets because not only are they small and cute, but they're also easy to bond with, quiet, simple to care for, and not too expensive. Plus, since they are contained in a cage, so is any mess they make.

There are as many reasons to love that adorable little fuzzball as there are names to name it! When it comes to sorting through numerous hamster names, one will surely stand out from the others, ultimately becoming your hamster’s name.

Try looking through the following list of hamster names to see if there is one for your hamster!

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Cute Hamster Names

 
 
 
Boo Bear
Lovebug
Sugar Cookie
Skittles
Bunny
Gingersnap
Paws
Tigger
Bebe
Butterscotch
Brown Sugar
Snowball
Sweety
Snookums
Whiskers
Chocolate Chip
Fufu
Cocoa

You know those super over-the-top, completely harmless-sounding names that only something painfully cute should have? Well, a hamster meets this criteria.

Funny Hamster Names

 
 
 
Hamburger
Budweiser
Tank
Napolean
Hampton
Churro
Dorito
Ricky Bobby
Einstein
Chongo
Beefcakes
Foodstuff
Hamlet
Paul Bunyan
Sexy Beast
Orange Soda
Mouse
Chumlee

Funny and clever names are great for pets. Our favorite? Puns! You can't spell hamster without “ham,” so why not give it a name that you can’t spell without “ham”?

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Male Hamster Names

 
 
 
Maximilian
Franklin
Teddy
Buster
Gus
Caesar
Lucius
Bernard
Pepper
Rex
Sparky
Tiny
Taz
Pablo
Jo Jo
Larry
Cooper
Ripley

A lot of people enjoy giving their male hamsters macho names, such as "Monster" or "Rex." Names like these are fun for boys, especially since hamsters are such rough and tough pets!

Female Hamster Names

 
 
 
Lady
Pearl
Goldilocks
Holly
Lily
Tinkerbell
Bonnie
Gretel
Honey
Cinderella
Peppermint
April
Magenta
Maggy
Cashmere
Precious
Dolly
Snow White

Females often have cute, sweet-sounding names and are often named after food. Sweet food, though, because girls are sweet!

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Let Your Hamster Help Pick Its Name

And the list goes on. As you can see, there are a whole lot of names to choose from.

  • If you really can’t think of a name that goes well, or if you are stuck between a few names, take a paper plate and write some names on it, spacing them out well. Next to each name, place different foods: a piece of cheese, hamster food from the pet shop, maybe a cracker and a piece of carrot. Whichever the hamster goes for first will be its name!
  • Another fun way to let the hamster “choose” its name is to place it in a hamster ball if you have one, and place a bunch of sticky notes with different names on them on the outside of the ball. Whichever one falls off the ball first is the name!
  • If you have a really curious hamster that wanders into other rooms, assign a name to each room, decide on a time, and let your hamster loose for ten minutes. Whichever room the hamster is in when the time is up determines the name!

Deciding on a Hamster Name

Whatever names you are choosing between, make sure you take a long look at the hamster for a sign that it's a good fit.

If you're thinking about naming the little guy Bob, but he doesn't “look” like a Bob (and there’s a chance he won't!), then maybe the name Bob should not be considered for your hamster.

(Unless you really, really want to name him Bob; it’s personal preference, of course. I think you get the point!)

Questions & Answers

  • How can I convince my parents to let me have a hamster?

    Parents are most worried about you taking good care of it. To convince them, you need to start with demonstrating you can be responsible. I would suggest keeping a notebook where you write down all of the responsible things you do. For example, do your chores without them asking, then note the date and what you did in your notebook. Do other things around the house without them asking also. Make sure to write everything down in your notebook.

    Here are some more ideas you can do and write down in your notebook:

    Do your homework, and get good grades.

    Be extra good at school so your teachers will let your parents know on your report cards or during meetings.

    Clean up any messes you make around the house such as dishes and food wrappers.

    Help your parents cook dinner, and do the dishes.

    Take out the trash

    Make your bed in the morning

    Don't leave clothes or towels on the floor

    Save your allowance instead of spending it

    Make notes of all of the responsible things you've done and once you have a few pages full of notes, then bring it to your parents and show them. Let them know you've been working on being more responsible, you have proof of it, and let them know that you would really like a hamster to take care of and you saved your money to buy it.

  • I am trying to think of a name for my black and white hamster, any ideas?

    Here are some ideas for a black and white hamster:

    Angel

    B&W

    Baymax

    Checkers

    Chess

    Chevron

    Cookie

    Cookies 'N Cream

    Dalmatian

    Diamond

    Dice

    Domino

    Dottie

    Felix

    Houndstooth

    Ink

    Mickey

    Minnie

    Oreo

    Panda

    Penguin

    Piano

    Salt 'N Pepper

    Sesame

    Skunk

    Snoopy

    Snow White

    Sushi

    Sylvester

    Truffle

    Tuxedo

    Yahtzee

    Ying/Yang

    Zebra

  • Is Bob a good name for a hamster?

    Bob is a solid name. You have my approval.

  • Can hamsters get rabies?

    While it is unusual for hamsters to get rabies, it is possible. Cite: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/pets/index.html

  • What is a good name for a male light brown hamster?

    How about:

    Acorn

    Bear

    Brownie

    Burlap

    Butternut

    Butterscotch

    Caramel

    Charlie Brown

    Clay

    Cocoa

    Cowboy

    Dusty

    Freckles

    Gingerbread Man

    Grizzly

    Nomad

    Peanut

    Pecan

    Portobello

    Pretzels

    Suede

    Tawny

    Toffee

    Twine

    Waffles

    Walnut

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      hamster lover 

      12 hours ago

      whats a good name for a white hamster? Mine already passed, name was snowflake, but it is a good one to have here. there r a bunch of white hamsters

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      Poop 

      17 hours ago

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      Kylee 

      9 days ago

      What if my parants still wont let us have a hamster after doing what you told us to do

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      Sarah bellwether 

      9 days ago

      What is a good name for a hamster with white paws that is black and has a white tummy besides mittens

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      D Mcgee 

      10 days ago

      what should I call my hamster that is golden?

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      skippysnowflak 

      11 days ago

      should i name my hamster after the name of my youtube channel skippysnowflak

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      Juliet 

      12 days ago

      Well my hamster is fluffy and color white so i name it marshmallo for short mallow

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      magindel 

      2 weeks ago

      I think the name mcdoodle would fit a hamster

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      Pizza 

      2 weeks ago

      I have a fancy bear syrian and her name is cheerio

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      andrea 

      2 weeks ago

      JoJo

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      I love Hamsters 

      2 weeks ago

      Hamsters are the best pet in the world !

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      Fluffy 

      2 weeks ago

      He is a cute hamster

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      sexy beast is my new hamster name 

      3 weeks ago

      awesome name

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      Bear Moonlight 

      3 weeks ago

      I named my hampsters Bear the 2nd, Cookies, Sugar Plum, Luna, Sparkles, Sprinkles, Lil’Boo Boo, Watson, Storm, Moonlight, and Midnight. Yes I have 11 hampsters. They all share one room in the house, but they each have their own cage. It’s a little hard to feed them with school in the way though.

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      This Is My Nameeee 

      4 weeks ago

      I need a golden brown female name! :))

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      Ashlee durbidge 

      4 weeks ago

      I have no idea what to call it

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      horse13 

      4 weeks ago

      i have a fancy bear named Rosie BTW she is black/brown

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      POOBEAR 

      4 weeks ago

      If I have a brown hamster, can I name it PooPoo?

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      Rena 

      5 weeks ago

      What's a good name for a white male hamster?

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      AriaC 

      6 weeks ago

      I'm geting a hamster this xmas and I'm stuck ob the name Nike, chewie, hercules , zeus and pandora.Which one should I choose?

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      Rebecca 

      7 weeks ago

      getting my first hamster this weekend he is an albino(white with red eyes) with a grey head what should I name him

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      meisha 

      8 weeks ago

      what are good names for orange and white hamster

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      jacqueline 

      8 weeks ago

      do hamster make good pets

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      Malachi 

      2 months ago

      Is gus okay though let me know

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      Coco 

      2 months ago

      What are good names for grayish hamsters

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      Jenna Mortetta 

      2 months ago

      How long is the original lifespan of the Chinese Hamster

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      Coco 

      2 months ago

      I love Cocoa but my hamsters name is Coco. Hey I like the name Canada!!! Hey I need too make up a name... Fluffy Pants!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chloe is one.

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      Emery 

      2 months ago

      How do you convince your parents to get a hamster?

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      Jane Bradley 

      2 months ago

      What's a good name for a brown and gray-ish ,chubby ,female,dwarf hamster?

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      Chrissy 

      2 months ago

      If ur hamster gets loose in a basement or room ...take the cage and make sure there is lots of smelly good food they eat and stick the cage open on the floor and then go back every hour and check and see if its gone back in cage ...it might take awhile but it has worked

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      Alexis 

      2 months ago

      Jayden

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      Julianna 

      2 months ago

      Who thinks Autumn is a good name

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      Anika 

      2 months ago

      Canada

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      Jordyn Taylor 

      2 months ago

      whats a good name for a female black syrian long haired hamster

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      Willow 

      2 months ago

      What’s a good name for a ginger and white hamster

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      Mae 

      2 months ago

      I named my hamster, Lola. i think Lola, it's a cute name and funny for Energetic and strong female hamsters. and also it really suits my hamster. she always climbs on the cage and running on her tiny wheel.

      hope you like it!

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      Cherry 

      2 months ago

      I’m getting a hamster today I’m still not sure on the name but I’ll know when I see the hamster I want

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      Cassie 

      2 months ago

      What is a good name for a female light brown and white hamster

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      geoffrey 

      2 months ago

      Dorito is a funnyyyyy nameeee

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      mimi 

      2 months ago

      I named my hamster chestnut because of his color is it a good name?

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      Lulu 

      3 months ago

      I named my hamsters Mochi And dumpling. Another name suggestion is Pickle Puff. I have a Syrian name pickle puff and another named Pumpkin. Hopefully my Hamters names will help you name yours. ( I have four hamsters)

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      Rose 

      3 months ago

      My hamster had a big tumor on his chest and died. How did he get it? Did I do something?

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      Katie 

      3 months ago

      I spelled my hampers name boonie not Bonnie but we ha e just learned to love the name

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      Jasper 

      3 months ago

      One of my hamsters name

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      Emma 

      3 months ago

      What should I name my all black hamster.

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      Karolina 

      3 months ago

      What can I name my Syrian hamster?

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      Holly 

      3 months ago

      What good /cute name for a golden hamster (girl)

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      Dennise 

      3 months ago

      I recently found out my female hamster (mocha) is bleeding from her private, why? (ill let you know she has been with a male and 2 other females, she is over a 4 months of age and is mixed of white, brown, and light brown)

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      Kate 

      3 months ago

      What’s a good name for a golden hamster

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      Nae 

      3 months ago

      Is Socks a good name for a black and white hamster?

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      Bellie 

      3 months ago

      I like ginger bread man

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      Sophie 

      3 months ago

      I like butterscotch and peanut and toffee

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      Jdjfjgnfjf 

      3 months ago

      Why do hamsters get scared when people blow on them

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      Jack 

      3 months ago

      Thanks for your help

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      Amy 

      3 months ago

      What is a good name for a silver beige hamster?

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      Tyliia & lavienna 

      3 months ago

      Is pearl a good name for my hamster and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HAMSTER BABY SISTER

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      Dana 

      3 months ago

      Is Oreo a good name for my hammy?

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      i need help naming my dwarf hamster 

      3 months ago

      i need help

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      Fnaf master 

      3 months ago

      Maybe dice

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      Bruno 

      4 months ago

      im looking for a pair of female dwarf hamster names ?

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      Asra Ahmad 

      4 months ago

      Hamster master it can be snowy

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      Iris 

      4 months ago

      I am getting a hamster this thursday any tips

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      Madaleigh 

      4 months ago

      I'm getting a hamster on Wednesday.I'm getting a winter white dwarf hamster and i'm going to name it Blueberry.

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      Alex 

      4 months ago

      I don’t know what kind of hamster to get. I would like something small, black and likes to be cuddled with, so which hamster would be best?

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      Hamsterloverxxx 

      4 months ago

      Pepper

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      hamsters_are_my_thing 

      4 months ago

      i need a name for a all black female any ideas???

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      Hamstermaster 

      4 months ago

      I need a name for my white hamster. Any ideas?

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      Hamsterloverxxx 

      4 months ago

      I am going to call my Syrian hamster Humphrey

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      Hamster person 

      4 months ago

      I was thinking of naming my hamster Venus

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      Ruby 

      4 months ago

      I lost my hamster yesterday but i git a new hamster today and its a she but it broke my heart about losting my hamster

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      Sasha 

      4 months ago

      MY HAMSTER IS NOW NAMED WAFFLES I GOT HIM TODAY I LOVE HIM!!!!

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      Ella 

      4 months ago

      what are some cute/funny names for a female hamster(s)

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      Pizza 

      4 months ago

      Pizza for life

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      Gaby 

      4 months ago

      Hamburger

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      Paisley smith 

      4 months ago

      My hamster is so cute

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      Mia 

      4 months ago

      I’m getting one tomorrow

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      Alyssa 

      4 months ago

      I hope I get a hamster and I thought of the name Delta for a girl.

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      Wiskers 

      4 months ago

      She’s so cute

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      Blobs 

      4 months ago

      Why did you make those names you almost made my friend die of laughteerrrrrrr

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      Mr & Mrs Kevin Allen 

      4 months ago

      We previously had a little caramel colored Syrian hamster! His name was Hamilton!!! He was such a little sweetheart and a wonderful addition to our family! He fell from the upper deck of his habitat. We were all heartbroken.

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      Vickie 

      4 months ago

      My daughter and I have had 2 male hamsters Sniffles and Scamp. Now we have a dwarf female Lily Bear.

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      sophie 

      4 months ago

      is deasel a good name for a mail hamster

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      Bakkybukly 

      5 months ago

      What’s a good name for white hamster?

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      kawaii sis 

      5 months ago

      is cuddles a good name for a female hamster

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      Lindzey8 

      5 months ago

      Is Chrisy a good name for a male hamster?

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      hadleyv 

      5 months ago

      I'm naming my hamster sexy beast

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      Kendall.wilson 

      5 months ago

      My black hamster won't eat it's been like this foe two weeks now.

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      Bob 

      5 months ago

      im naming my hamster potato

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      Sophia 

      5 months ago

      I am getting a hamster and my original name was Gingernut. But now it might be Skittles, Gingersnap , Mousy or Gretel

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      Lola 

      5 months ago

      When I was five I named my hamster pettal and the website is great

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      Charisma 

      5 months ago

      If u get a ginger girl hamster u should name it rose

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      Sky 

      5 months ago

      This website is great

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      FerretPaws88 

      5 months ago

      What is an angelic, beautiful name for a white hamster?

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      Karsyn Roberts 

      5 months ago

      What should I name my hamster she has a ginger color all over her, any ideas?

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      Walter 

      5 months ago

      To n well I got my hair a couple days ago and all I did was honestly ask but I would prepare first when she asks what you are preparing for tell her your pet hamster. I would also tell her facts like how they only live about two years.

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      mylo 

      5 months ago

      should i name my dawf hamster stormy or tiny

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      SAPPHIRE 

      5 months ago

      Need names for a female hamster she is dark brown with a large white strip in the middle??.

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      5 months ago

      I really. Want a hamster but my mom would never get me one my birthday is coming up and I going to beg her but I don’t know I don’t think she will get me one I have a stuffed animal and his name is bunny if my mom will yes to an you animal I ask her to get me this list befenitly helped. I just really want some one I can talk to and play with because my sisters always on her phone and never wants to play with me and with a hamster I can laugh and talk to him. I know it’s silly writing this but I just wanted to tell it to someone hopefully you understand.

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      Brooklyn 

      5 months ago

      I chose buster it’s a great awesome name!!!

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      Nobody 

      5 months ago

      Thanks

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