72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names

Updated on May 18, 2019
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!)

When Should Your New Hamster Go To the Vet?

Questions & Answers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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      Paige 

      2 days ago

      I had a white dwarf hamster when I was younger. It was a male. And, the weird kid I was, I literally told my parents, “I want to name him Sushi”, and I had no second thoughts about that. I was a really weird kid... :/

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      Sophie 

      4 days ago

      I have a dwarf female hamster what is a cute name for her?

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      #Carrielovesanimals 

      8 days ago

      I have two adorable hamsters called Sammy and Harry. Sammy is dark brown and white and harry is ginger and white.

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      charlie bob 

      9 days ago

      I dont know what my hamsters gonna look like what do i call him or her

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      Cadence 

      12 days ago

      Names for a robo female

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      Hamster love 

      12 days ago

      Pet lover should name it cozmo

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      Unicorn 

      2 weeks ago

      i want a cute name for my hamster

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      Pet lover ❤️ 

      2 weeks ago

      I am getting an all black male hamster. What should I name him?

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      Seal Lover 

      2 weeks ago

      My hamster is light brown on the top and white on the back, I named him Mister

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      Drawing with kayzuie 

      2 weeks ago

      I am getting a hampster i am so excited.

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      Kazlyn Muncy 

      3 weeks ago

      I’m getting a hamster and I like the names salt n pepper and potato

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      Jasmine 

      3 weeks ago

      Nice names for a hamster

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      K dog 

      3 weeks ago

      Getting winters white names?

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      Emily 

      3 weeks ago

      How do u keep your hamster healthy what are some thing she I should know

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      Paisley 

      3 weeks ago

      my hamster Jackson had got out of the cage i don't know what to do i am so sad my mom sad i can get a new one now so i need a name i am happy/sad

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      maybel 

      3 weeks ago

      I have adpot a hamster for 8 months. These days i don't know why ants keep coming to my hamster cage.

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      Ellie 

      3 weeks ago

      I’m getting a hamster and have 3 names in mind, they are: Bruno, Baxter and bubbles. I can’t decide. Also I hope this helps people who want cute boy names

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      ginger 

      3 weeks ago

      my hamsters name was cookie but then i think about it and his name now is ginger

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      Taylor5678901010100 

      4 weeks ago

      chubs is a good name

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      Sadie Owens 

      4 weeks ago

      What is a good name for a dwarf hamster

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      Kendall 

      4 weeks ago

      I didn't read it all so idk if it said axle for a boy or not but thats a name i really like

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      amelia 

      5 weeks ago

      I just got a grey hamster what should I call it

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      Foxy101 

      5 weeks ago

      I like truffle but peanut to what should i do!!

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      CamperHamster 

      5 weeks ago

      Is vladimir A good name for a Robo hamster?

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      Ryland M 

      6 weeks ago

      kaysie, i think a good name for your hamster could be, angel, snow/snowey/snowball, whitey, or pearl, hope this helps :)

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      Kaysie Armstrong 

      6 weeks ago

      So I got a hamster for Christmas still haven’t named it yet. (Me being stupid for 5 months) I want to know what is a good name for a female, white, robo dwarf hamster?

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      Lily 

      6 weeks ago

      I really want a Russian dwarf hamster

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      Rylah 

      6 weeks ago

      I think amigo is a good name for a hamster because it means friend

      In Spanish and a hamster is going to be your friend

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      Aliviah 

      7 weeks ago

      What are some cute boy hamster names?

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      I rlly want a hamster named Oreo 

      7 weeks ago

      Lol so cute

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      Bella 

      7 weeks ago

      If got two if mines a girl then. Molly if a boy then Oreo ps my hamsters black and white

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      Sophia lol 

      7 weeks ago

      Cute names and images!!!!

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      Hi guy 

      7 weeks ago

      Is yoda good name

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      kolby 

      7 weeks ago

      can a name be kolby

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      Mia 

      7 weeks ago

      I just got one I named it sexy beast

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      coco 

      8 weeks ago

      I got a hamster today and its called waffles

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      my names jeff 

      8 weeks ago

      Is it safe to eat a hamster?

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      Hammy 

      8 weeks ago

      What is a good name for a female ginger hamster

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      Brooke 

      8 weeks ago

      What is a good name for a white hamster

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      amelia 

      8 weeks ago

      i’m not sure what sex hamster imma get but i think a girl. any names? any color

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      April Omega 

      2 months ago

      What should I name a white hamster

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      Riley 

      2 months ago

      I have a hamster and I always change her name can you help me find a perfect name for a white and medium brown hamster that’s female?

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      Martynka 

      2 months ago

      You can name a hamster Ruby.

      My hamster is Sick she might die

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      Billy 

      2 months ago

      What is a good name for a tan and white hamster

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      xena 

      2 months ago

      i got a hamster and named him chewbacca or chewy for short

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      Lucy 

      2 months ago

      A name for a girl hamster could be pompom of fifi

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      Peanut 

      2 months ago

      Cute , brown , small , furry .

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      Hamsterlover123 

      2 months ago

      Maple is a great name for a ginger hamster

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      Millie 

      2 months ago

      What would be a cute name for a blond roborovski dwarf hamster

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      Rumble 

      2 months ago

      This is a very cute name for a hamster . Like my one

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      fivle 

      2 months ago

      I like all of those names

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      2 months ago

      I’m considering getting two dwarf hamsters, have any cute duo names?

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      elliott 

      2 months ago

      what should i name a baby teddy bear hamster

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      Bob 

      2 months ago

      What should I name a White hamster with a little bit of brown on his back?

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      Cara 

      2 months ago

      Need help picking a name for a female hamster with a black body and her tummy is white?

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      maddy 

      2 months ago

      what is a good name for alight brown female hamster with two white spots?

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      amber 

      2 months ago

      Thanks for helping me find a name for my hamster because of your help i call my hamster truffle caesar.my hamster loves the name

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      Megan 

      2 months ago

      What should I call my light brown with a stripe of white small hamster

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      Gwen 

      2 months ago

      whats a good name for a super sweet huge long-haired grey and white Syrian hamster?

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      Aryanna 

      2 months ago

      I think a good name for a boy or girl hamster is Jaiden cuz I have a crush on a boy named Jaiden and I love him

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      Lyric 

      2 months ago

      I'm getting a hamster Saturday and Ima naming it peanut

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      At 

      2 months ago

      Idk what to name my female sandy brown syrian hamster, any ideas

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      Unicorn  

      2 months ago

      My hamster died a while ago and I got anew one today it is orange and is named caramel

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      Emma Fritz108108 

      3 months ago

      Hello! I have a white winter dwarf hamster and his name is Jerry and I have a White mouse named Tenni what do you think about their names

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      Elsicorn3 

      3 months ago

      My hamster is a grey dwarf one and his name is popcorn.

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      Evie 

      3 months ago

      My hamsters names are blue oreo and Milkshake !¡

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      Molly 

      3 months ago

      My hamsters name is Ash and the other one is blue!

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      Jordan Theisen 

      3 months ago

      I was wondering what I should name my winter white can you help

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      kay 

      3 months ago

      I'm getting a girl and boy and I need names for then

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      person 

      3 months ago

      my hamster's name is jose and a good girl name is bonita

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      Emilia And Summer 

      3 months ago

      My Hamsters name is Summer, i want a family hamster too but my parents sayd no :(

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      beth 

      3 months ago

      i have a brown and white hamster and it likes to climb but dont know what to call her

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      Matthew Soan 

      3 months ago

      Good names could be better if there was grey and white

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      ljgl 

      3 months ago

      we have a hamster named Hamilton

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      Maisyn 

      3 months ago

      I have always wanted a hamster and I got one ! Thanks you for this site it help my name my light brown hamster ❤️

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      Chloe 

      3 months ago

      I like taz I am choosing taz

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      Kaiden and Channing 

      3 months ago

      Coco and Hammy are the best hamsters in the world

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      pugs and squirrels 

      3 months ago

      my hamster is called max

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      Hey 

      3 months ago

      Teddy bear

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      ZZZZ 

      3 months ago

      I have a hamster called popcorn

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      collin 

      3 months ago

      i have a dwarf winter white hamster named mcfluffnugget or just mcnugget for short

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      hunter 

      3 months ago

      jk i love this website

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      Jonah Robert Lucas 

      3 months ago

      Why not "Hammy", Many people have hamsters with names that are "Hammy" , Or maybe "Vanilla".

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      iralyn 

      3 months ago

      I want to get a hamster and I found so much good names I dont know what name to choose :) (also guy that is going to sue pet helpful YOU GOING DOWN!!!!!!!)

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      hunter 

      3 months ago

      i hate you so much that i am going to sue you

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      Leah 

      3 months ago

      What can i name my blonde and whote hamster that has red eyes ??

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      Angel 

      3 months ago

      I have a hamster named Teddy Bear.

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      Melanie 

      3 months ago

      What is a good name for a light brown hamster with white?

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      Morgan 

      3 months ago

      Hazzlenut

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      sirenna 

      3 months ago

      my hamsters are named toopy and sloppy joe pretty smart ehh

      oh and oreo

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      Alexa Garcia 

      3 months ago

      I love the great names here I now know what to name my little guy

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      Charlotte 

      3 months ago

      I like Oreo

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      Chicken nugget 

      3 months ago

      This helped me to find a good name

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      Poope wee 

      3 months ago

      Baymax is a good name

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      Jamily0886 

      4 months ago

      I don’t have a hamster so what do I do cuz I’m broke. THANKS

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      Oofaloofa 

      4 months ago

      What are some REALLY good names for a hamster(prolly female)

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      Remmy W. 

      4 months ago

      I have 7 dwarf hamsters i names them

      1.Oreo (daddy)

      2.Cashew (mommy)

      3.Cupcake (baby)

      4.Vanilla (baby)

      5.Cookie (baby)

      6.Mochi (baby)

      7.Sugar

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      Lena Bena 

      4 months ago

      My lil hammies name is Nugget. I think the next hamster I get witll be sexy beast, I like that one. Or a sexy way to say nugget like nuleno or nuggito

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      Savannah 

      4 months ago

      Caramel corn is a good name for a hamster

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      Aiden powell 

      4 months ago

      What about gus gus?

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