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!)

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      Harlow 49 minutes ago

      So strong

      So pride

      So curious

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      KatelynFitzgerald 4 hours ago

      I named my hamster misty

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      Harlow 8 hours ago

      I

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      da real spinny boi 9 hours ago

      i named my hamster caramel... it wasn't on the list, but i thought it would match her color :3

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      Harlow 10 hours ago

      So cute!

      So proud

      So nice

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      Harlow 19 hours ago

      I

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      Tatiana 21 hours ago

      I

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      DJ 21 hours ago

      I love the names Tatiana!

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      Ktora 31 hours ago

      I love hamsters

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      Tyrakim 38 hours ago

      I have a female hamster, I named it quinn(snow quinn)..than her husbandthey etheyhaj(my friend’s hamster) named Big Brother..and now they have 5 babies..and I don’t know how to name them..haha they all look the same.. BUT!!! I LOVE THE BOO BEAR name so much...omg so cute...

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      Sophia 2 days ago

      So cute

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      ava 2 days ago

      that was very help full.I named my hamster precious

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      poopy 3 days ago

      best name ever for a hamster

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      Lilly 3 days ago

      So cute

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      Crystal 3 days ago

      I just recently picked up a male dwarf hamster russian winter white, very cute :) I for the life of me couldn't think of a name for him until I was watching him, decided porkchop suited him very well and hilarious watching him eat.

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      Soph 4 days ago

      My friend has a hamster named ham

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      Arista 4 days ago

      my hamster is named Gus Gus

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      Jeef 6 days ago

      This is so helpful

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      Vali 8 days ago

      Harry potter

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      Liam 8 days ago

      So in trying to find a name with the letter l

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      Rose 9 days ago

      Any more?

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      Larry 9 days ago

      Larry?! Who came up with THAT?

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      Issy 10 days ago

      My hamsters name's royal

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       10 days ago

      My hamsters name is Olivia

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      Emalyn 11 days ago

      I’m going to name my male gerbil Bailey

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      bro 12 days ago

      i need more names other than sexy beast

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      grace 13 days ago

      your website is very hlepful

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      Violet Hills 13 days ago

      My first Hamsters name was toney and The hamster I got yesterday is Akelia

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      Guinea girl 2 weeks ago

      I don't have a hamster or a guinea pig because I have to dogs who may eat one of those!

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      pancake 2 weeks ago

      This is my hamster's name. Her name is pancake because when she went behind her potty she was as flat as a pancake!

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      Joris 2 weeks ago

      I named my hamster David Beckhamster

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      Nicole 2 weeks ago

      I adopted a Banded Hamster today (: I named her Cheeto!

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      Hannah 2 weeks ago

      I picked scittles so cute

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      Michelle 2 weeks ago

      My daughter is getting a hamster and she is going to name it Cookie.

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      kate 2 weeks ago

      my hamsters name is paul-anka

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      Dayana 3 weeks ago

      I really want a white male hamster. They are so cute the are so playful

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      hummen 3 weeks ago

      i got one 2 days ago and named him harry pancake

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      Hamster love kassandra 3 weeks ago

      My hamsters name is Nuggi my past hamsters name was nadja

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      Alaina Martin 3 weeks ago

      I just got a hamster yesterday..And I named it Chloe.

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      Cadence Gobrick 3 weeks ago

      I picked teddy for my hamsters name.He is just so cute!!!!!!!!

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      Emily 3 weeks ago

      Three years ago, I named my old female long- haired syrian hamster Lucy, she was the absolute sweetest. I recently got a new male short-haired syrian because i miss having a hamster, im thinking about the name Monty or Sullivan so i can call him Sully!!

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      ....... 3 weeks ago

      Love so cute I want one

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      hamster pro 321 3 weeks ago

      hi neevey, I'm sooooo sorry to hear that. It makes me want to cry!

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      paris 4 weeks ago

      Thanks a lot for the help! It was fun choosing a new name for my hamster.

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      neevey 4 weeks ago

      Hi I loved my hamster so much but she ran away in my basement and had now been running around loose for about 3 weeks. Do you have any tips for finding her? Btw her name is tater tot and she was the sweetest thing ever. Plz get back to me as soon as you can bc all of the other websites I’ve asked and looked at have not been helpful AT ALL. Thx!! Bye

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      Haley 4 weeks ago

      I have a hamster named Jack the hamster king. I named him after my fave caractor in the NightMare Before Christmas movie.

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      Molly 4 weeks ago

      Name it molly

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      Belle 4 weeks ago

      I have 2 hamsters and their both Winter White dwarf hamsters and their males! I love them so much one is named Pebbles and the other is named gingersnap

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      cheek sauce 4 weeks ago

      I'm getting a hamster today and don't know what to name it

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      Eva Angell 5 weeks ago

      I have a pet hamster named Chubby Willy

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      crystal 5 weeks ago

      i might get a new hamster since mine died. I will get a bear hamster. but im not sure what to name it!

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      hamster pro 321 5 weeks ago

      Hi I wanted to tell you that rebel died yesterday sad!

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      lulu 5 weeks ago

      nyla

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      Hamster 5 weeks ago

      Squeak

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      Hamster 6 weeks ago

      Hi my name is lolo and I’m a dwarf hamster at the age of 6 months and my name was inspired by this web site

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      Jake 6 weeks ago

      I called mine Gary Laser Eyes

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      Morgan 6 weeks ago

      My hamsters are called chubbs and whiskers

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      Aanya 6 weeks ago

      they are nice. hamsterlife

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      hamsterlife 6 weeks ago

      i called mine Rosebud and Coco

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      Aanya 6 weeks ago

      I think that you should call it chubs

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      Aanya 6 weeks ago

      Hi again I have decided to call my cute hamster Abu

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      Heidi 6 weeks ago

      I’m getting one tomorrow this is my list of names (some are to do with personal things others I thought were cute but haven’t seen hamster yet so idk)

      Oggy

      Rockeyroad

      Cheddar

      Pipsqeak

      Eggo

      Chubs

      Churro

      Dorito

      Teddy

      Gus

      Waddle

      Wt do u think I’m getting a Syrian Btw

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      Maggywaggy 6 weeks ago

      one of my hamsters is named Piggy and the other is Harry.

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      ELLA 6 weeks ago

      My cousins hamster died today so sad

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      Ella sebia 6 weeks ago

      my hamsters names are hammy and kimmy kimmyble.two hermit crabs named sally and joseph.My crazy dog is named cooper.And I have two fish named sara and plablo.And a best friend named mia swaditch.And a catttttt

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      Morgan 7 weeks ago

      I need some ideas for a girl hamster!!

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      ME 7 weeks ago

      mine is named Ham Solo

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      Me 7 weeks ago

      My dwarf white hammy is named Milky ❤️

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      BunnyAwesome77 7 weeks ago

      Anonymous, I think maybe this may be helpful to choose a name for your hamster , see what it likes to do, look at it and see what name the hamster wants. I will suggest you to take the tip on this website. I hope my suggestion helped you!

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      ashley 7 weeks ago

      I named my Campbells russian dwarf hamster Stitch.but at first i wanted to name him scooter

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      Sarah Quinn 7 weeks ago

      I named my hamster egg boi

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      Marie 7 weeks ago

      I recently bought a pretty female Syrian hamster but had no idea what to name her. My dad thought that calling her Nagini would be funny, and it stuck to her mysterious personality very well!

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      Lois Nicholson 7 weeks ago

      I have had loads of hamster's eg Fluffy Muffin Tuft Melody Smokey Jerold :3 lol Smokey Jerold

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      Aanya 8 weeks ago

      Hi, I am new. I am getting a hamster in March and I am going to call it chicken or moo.( It’s a Syrian male)

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      anonymous 8 weeks ago

      Going to get a boy and a girl need the Best names

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      Anonymous 8 weeks ago

      I'm getting a male fluffy hamster in spring, so I want a cute hilarious name. Ideas?

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      Dani 8 weeks ago

      So clearly I named my hamsters Hammy and Pammy but I really like the names on the top I got them for xmas

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      amayah 8 weeks ago

      I have a hamster but I don't have but she so cute and this was help my hamster name is skittles

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      I got a hamster for Christmas and i don't have a name yet!! 8 weeks ago

      I got a hamster for Christmas and it doesn't have a name yet. The poor thing!!

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      Clara 8 weeks ago

      have fun with your little creature

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      HamsterAwesome77 2 months ago

      Facts about hamsters:

      Hamsters are not rodents, they are marsupials.

      You should not take your hamster to play until they are comfortable with you and thier new sorroundings

      Also be careful with letting real young children handle hamsters they may not know how to hold them and the hamster might bite thethem by mistakes and p lade do not name your hamster after food

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      BunnyAwesome77 2 months ago

      Hello everybody, merry Christmas to all the hamsters out there .

      All hamsters like to to play outside thier cage so play with them more often

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      HamsterAwesome77 2 months ago

      Hi everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy new year! I have a hamster nnamed Alice. She is so adorable! I LOVE HER SO MUCH! Her b-day is November 10th. She is 1 year old.

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      PuppyAwesome77 2 months ago

      Who has a Christmas hamster

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      caroline 2 months ago

      i named mine lil g short for little gus gus

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      Danica 2 months ago

      Hi, hamster pro 321. I can answer your questions!

      1. Hamsters are nocturnal or crepuscular. Meaning they should be awake in the night. So no, it's not normal. Maybe your hamster just got really tired lol.

      2. If your hamster wants to get out of its cage, it's really bored. Try playing with it or getting a bigger cage.

      3. If your hamster does not chew the toys, maybe it does not like the flavor.

      4. If your dog is gentle, you can let him play with your hamsters but make sure you watch them so if the hamster gets hurt you can help.

      5. Just a tip: Syrian hamsters will fight if they are together, so make sure they are in seperate cages :)

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      hamster pro 321 2 months ago

      I have 5 hamsters Humphrey rebel gumdrop bunny bop and chip. Humphrey and rebel are in the same cage because they are brothers gumdrop is be herself bunny bop and chip are together to and I have my sister to help with my hamsters.

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      hamster pro 321 2 months ago

      Hi! I am back! My mom said it is ok if I talk to you! Well anyway Humphrey wont wake up in the night. Is this normal?

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      hamster pro 321 2 months ago

      My mom said this is the last time I will see you but before I go my hamster rebel keeps begging to get out of his cage is this normal?

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      hamster pro 321 2 months ago

      My hamster will not chew on his chew toys I got him is this normal?

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      Bea 2 months ago

      I named my hamster Toaster.

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      hamster pro 321 2 months ago

      I think chip is a good name for a hamster!

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      hamster pro 321 2 months ago

      Hi again I have 2 dogs and they try to get my hamsters oh yes I am a kid I am not telling you my age ok? Good

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      Jojjo 2 months ago

      Snuggles is a cute name

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      hamster pro 321 2 months ago

      Hi again its me hamster pro 321 just to let you know all of my hamsters died and we just moved I don't know if I should get a new hamster or not? What should I do?

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      Gus Gus 2 months ago

      It is helpful but not a lot

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      hamster pro 321 2 months ago

      Holy crap my hamsters name is bunny bop and she is SO cute you need to see her but you can't because I don't know you... Well I know your website,though

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      The Best Person In The Universe 2 months ago

      Thanks for the help! I named my hamster Sparky, and whenever I say his name he goes crazy!

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      hamster pro 321 2 months ago

      Hi I am new here and I have 3 hamsters and the names are Humphrey and rebel and gumdrop. Hope you accept this bye

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      hamster girl 741 2 months ago

      I named my hamsters Humphrey and rebel!!!!

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