72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names for Males and Females

Updated on August 17, 2019
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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! A hamster," you realized. The perfect pet. And now, you need 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!

There are as many reasons to love that adorable little fuzzball as there are names to name it!
There are as many reasons to love that adorable little fuzzball as there are names to name it! | Source

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 definitely fits the bill.

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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      2 days ago

      I’m going to get a

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      more 

      3 days ago

      This is sooo sissy!

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      Zeldris 

      6 days ago

      I have just got a male Roboroviski hamster 7 weeks old yesterday and he's very shy and small. I love some of these names but the one that has clicked with me the most as a suggestion was Declan. But these names are very good.

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      zixi 

      8 days ago

      i just got a hamster like last month. i got a winter white dwarf hamster. i'm not really good at giving it a name, so i just called it siri

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      Katie 

      9 days ago

      So I got. Grey and Black and white dwarf hamster I need your help I don’t know what to name her.

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      Bubleaetor 

      9 days ago

      I am getting a Roborovski very ,very soon!!! Maby like in two weeks!!!!

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      Madeline 

      13 days ago

      my hamsters called Tiny

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      Brynn 

      13 days ago

      I’m thinking of changing my Russian Dwarf hamsters name and I can’t choose between Charles or Charlie what do you think???

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      Hamburger 

      2 weeks ago

      You could name him or her tater tot or mocha

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      Hamster 

      2 weeks ago

      I’m trying to think of a cute/ funny name for my grey Russian Dwarf hamster.... do you think you could help??????

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      My first hamster 

      2 weeks ago

      I got a light brown, dark brown and white male hamster today and I can’t decide a name I’m thinking about cookie and chip? do u have any other cute baby boy hamster names?

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      Gabby 

      2 weeks ago

      I have a hamster now and I named it churro lol

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      Georgia 

      3 weeks ago

      I think this list was great!! I had a hamster called Fudge but she dies . My mam said I’m getting another one but I’m not sure to call her: fudge or coco . Or if it’s a boy ; stitch or Bruno

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      hamster 

      3 weeks ago

      hello. i’m looking for male hamster names such as Gingernut or thing’s like that. Also, how can you tell if a hamster will bite or not

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      Betty 

      3 weeks ago

      For people looking for cute names, I know one that isn’t on the list that is cute for any type/colour hamster, Bibble ♥️ I named my hamster this after watching a movie which had a little pet called Bibble

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      Ishabob 

      4 weeks ago

      Im trying to find a name for my white hamster. Can you help?

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      Emma 

      4 weeks ago

      For Hope it could be Dark Chocolate

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      Maddie 

      4 weeks ago

      I need a name for my brown and white hamster

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      Emma 

      4 weeks ago

      I need a name for my light brown/ tan hamster any ideas

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      India 

      4 weeks ago

      I found a couple names from this website and so uneasily and cute

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      Rosie 

      4 weeks ago

      I called my hamster Gingersnap!

      I need a name for my second one........ Any suggestions?

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      Gracie 

      4 weeks ago

      Can I put 2 dwarf hamsters together

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      Katelyn 

      5 weeks ago

      What name is cute for a grey female dwarf robo hamster

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      Ben Hargenner 

      5 weeks ago

      any usggestions for 4 adorbale babaey frogs

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      Hope 

      5 weeks ago

      I'm going to buy a dark brown male hamster and I have no idea what I should name him, any suggestions?

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      hola 

      5 weeks ago

      hi, my name is hola... and i have a orange hamster. What should i name it?

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      Joyce Poole 

      6 weeks ago

      1 good hamster name

      Nibley (she stuffed 20 sunflower seeds in her pouches)

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      Saydey 

      6 weeks ago

      I have a Syrian hamster I called it sparkle do you think that’s a good name

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      bob 

      6 weeks ago

      hammy

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      Alfredo 

      6 weeks ago

      Good name for an orange and white hamster

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      rosa 

      6 weeks ago

      what if your parent ssays no to you for getting a hamster

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      Areanna 

      7 weeks ago

      Those are cute names for hamsters

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      Sprout 

      7 weeks ago

      I just got a black shorthaired female Syrian hamster. Do you have any ideas on what to call it?

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      Shai 

      7 weeks ago

      My hamster is called lady do you think it is a good name

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      kiy 

      7 weeks ago

      i want a hamster. what should i name it

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      Kellie 

      8 weeks ago

      I have a little baby female longhorn I can't think of a name so what is a good name I should name her

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      Aaylah 

      2 months ago

      I getting a Russian dwarf hamster and I think I'm naming it maple is that a good name?

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      Coco dotty 

      2 months ago

      I need a name for a baby hamster what would it be (btw it’s grey)

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      LuLu 

      2 months ago

      Hashbrown for brown

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      Trinity Bustamante 

      2 months ago

      I have a Russian Dwarf hamster and he is light brown and white. I have no clue What tho name him. Any ideas. I just got him this morning but I’m thinking MOCHI but idk. Any ideas or advice

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      Chubs 

      2 months ago

      I like the name cheerio for a peach hamster

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      Millie 

      2 months ago

      Is Pixie a good hamster name???

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      Hazelnut 

      2 months ago

      Is Hazel a good name for a Syrian or should I name her something else

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      kayk 

      2 months ago

      what are good names for orange hampsters

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      clare 

      2 months ago

      what if you hamster is gold

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      sjdftv 

      2 months ago

      What isa good name for a teddy bear hamster, that is red and white

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      jfhrukyrk6ku6 

      2 months ago

      I named my hammy churro

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      DEqueen_ofHAMSTERS 

      2 months ago

      love all thesse names thanks it helped so much

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      Jaylee 

      2 months ago

      I might get this black hamster what’s some good Ideas?

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      Hamsters are Awesome!! 

      2 months ago

      Actually, the definition of Hammy is: (of acting or an actor) exaggerated or overly theatrical. It is an adjective.

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      Hamsters are Awesome!!!! 

      2 months ago

      Does anyone know how I can tame my robovoskii hamster? His name is Buddy. He is always scared of people and he is always running away. Is it because my grandpa hates him??

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      Mia the Hamster Lover 

      2 months ago

      I’m going to get a dwarf hamster soon. I don’t know what it will look like, but I’m going to name her/him Minni. Is this a good name?

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      Lyla 

      2 months ago

      What color hamster would be named Pickle.

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      Madison 

      2 months ago

      What is a good name for a brown and white hamster

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      canaan 

      2 months ago

      my mom said yes to me having to hamsters

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      George 

      2 months ago

      What would be a good name for an albino hamster

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      skyyy 

      2 months ago

      what is a good name for a winter white hampster??

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      arabella 

      2 months ago

      i have a hamster but i cant figure out what to name him i have a list of saying these names : cotton happy combo gus muffin paws wiskers skittles cookie. that is all im looking for a hamster name that its meaning means it is fast so pls help me find a sight that can look for fast hamster names #lovehamsters

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      I LOVE HAMSTERS 

      3 months ago

      I asked my mom can i get a hamster and she said mayby

      AND I LOVE HAMSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Ali 

      3 months ago

      Can hamsters get a flu

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      Josefina Romero 

      3 months ago

      i named my 2 hamsters Pollo and Josefina are history! the names are so funny

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      MAWH 

      3 months ago

      I’m getting used to hamsters and naming them Phineas and Ferb! Hope you like the names

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      Animal lovers 

      3 months ago

      What are names for a winter white hamster

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      Carley 

      3 months ago

      i am turning ten tomorrow and i might get a hamster tomorrow :)

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      Jordan 

      3 months ago

      Blue and yellow hamster?

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      Stacie 

      3 months ago

      what is a good name for a gray and white hamster?

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      Waffles 

      3 months ago

      I hope my parents let me get a hamster. I want one really bad.

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      Katie Simpson 

      3 months ago

      Name it re bon

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      Heehee 

      3 months ago

      I’m gonna name my hamster sonic or hegie

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      Hamster lover 

      3 months ago

      I am getting a hamster this week and I don’t know what I should name(it is a boy) if you guys could help me this are some ideas I had

      .Hammy

      .Jackson

      .Fluffy

      .Sushi

      .Sammy

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      Unknown 

      3 months ago

      You could name your hamster Mochi

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      Saige 

      4 months ago

      Hi! I have a list of female hamster names I think you all will like:

      Saige

      Tiger

      Babe

      Boots

      Dolly

      Ginger

      Holly

      Lady

      Precious

      Pearl

      and

      Tazzy

      I hope you enjoy these hamster names!

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      Boiiii 

      4 months ago

      Boiiii

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      Paige 

      4 months 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 months ago

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

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      #Carrielovesanimals 

      4 months 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 

      4 months ago

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

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      Cadence 

      4 months ago

      Names for a robo female

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      Hamster love 

      4 months ago

      Pet lover should name it cozmo

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      Unicorn 

      4 months ago

      i want a cute name for my hamster

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      Pet lover ❤️ 

      4 months ago

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

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      Seal Lover 

      4 months 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 

      4 months ago

      I am getting a hampster i am so excited.

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      Kazlyn Muncy 

      4 months ago

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

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      Jasmine 

      4 months ago

      Nice names for a hamster

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      K dog 

      4 months ago

      Getting winters white names?

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      Emily 

      4 months ago

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

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      Paisley 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months ago

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

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      Taylor5678901010100 

      5 months ago

      chubs is a good name

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      Sadie Owens 

      5 months ago

      What is a good name for a dwarf hamster

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      Kendall 

      5 months 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 months ago

      I just got a grey hamster what should I call it

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      Foxy101 

      5 months ago

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

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      CamperHamster 

      5 months ago

      Is vladimir A good name for a Robo hamster?

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      Ryland M 

      5 months 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 

      5 months 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 

      5 months ago

      I really want a Russian dwarf hamster

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