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Can Hamsters Swim

Can Hamsters Swim?

Hamsters are favorite house pets all around the world. They are small and sweet and they don’t require too much attention from their owners. If they have food and water, they can be alone for hours. These small creatures are especially attractive for children. There are different species of hamsters, so you may find these animals in different breeds and colors.

Before you go to the pet shop to buy a hamster, it is important to learn some things about this animal and its life.

Also, it is important to know the difference between hamsters, so you could choose the one that is most suitable for you.

A very common question about hamsters is if they can swim. It is known that most animals love swimming, so you may be wondering if your hamster loves it as well.

In this article we will try to answer to this question, but before that you will find out some basic things about hamsters in general and about their life. Or you can also head over to a common diet query: can hamsters eat celery?

Basic Things About Hamsters

Hamsters are small rodents and they have very short tails. Hamsters’ short tails are the most important difference between hamsters and other types of rodents.

As we have already said, there are many different types of hamsters, such as European hamsters, Chinese hamsters, Syrian hamsters, etc. You have to be well informed about these hamster species before you decide to buy a hamster.

Hamsters are solitary animals and they love to live alone. It is best to keep your hamster alone in the cage. If you put two or even more hamsters together in the cage, it could cause many problems. It will probably cause a big stress for your pets and their mental health can get worse. That’s why we recommend you to have only one hamster.

When we talk about hamsters diet, it will not be hard to take care of them. There is special commercial food for hamsters that you can buy at any pet store. Also, it is important to know that hamsters eat fruits, seeds, nuts, vegetables, etc. Certain types of hamsters should avoid eating sugar because it may lead to diabetes and other serious diseases.

Now when you know some most important things about hamsters, you will find out if you should put your hamster into water or it may not be good for him.

Can Hamsters Swim?

If you are a hamster owner, you may be wondering if your pet can swim. Now we will tell you the real truth. The answer to this question is yes, hamsters can swim, but you should have in mind some important things. Hamsters live in dry places, so going into water is not something they really like. Hamsters don’t like to be wet and to go into water.

Also, it is not good for them to go into water, so you should be careful.

If you put your little hamster into water, it can cause a big stress to him, which is not good for his overall health. It may happen that this stress has a negative impact on the immune system of a hamster, so your hamster may get sick. It is not recommended to put your hamster into water, especially if the water is very cold. It could lead to pneumonia or lethal cold, so you should not risk.

If you watch any video about putting a hamster into water, you will see that a hamster is very afraid and that it has an attack of panic. If you put your hamster into the swimming pool, you can be sure that this animal will try to go out of the water as soon as possible.

Also, we recommend you not to even wash your hamster. You have to know that your hamster is able to stay clean at any time. You don’t need to wash him because it can make his health worse. You should keep in mind that only a small amount of water is enough to cause big problems to your little pet.

Actually, the water will move important oils that are protecting the coat of your hamster, which can cause fatal consequences. If your hamster catches a chill, it may be very bad for him, so you have to be very careful.

Now when you know that hamsters don’t like swimming, we are sure that you will not force yor hamster to do that. It is better to find some other activities for your little pet.

To sum up, we can say that hamsters can swim, but they don’t like it and it is not good for them. So, it is best to avoid any contact of your hamster with water.  It could be very bad for his health and it could lead to many serious complications. You should not even try to put your hamster into water because it may be fatal for you pet.


Now when you know how dangerous water can be for your hamster, we are sure that you will not try to put him into water. You have seen that hamsters actually can swim but it is not good for them and their health. If you have a hamster, we recommend you to find other interesting activities for your little pet.

Now you know some most important things about hamsters and their lives. You have seen that they are small creatures and that they need protection.

If you buy a hamster, you will be responsible for his health. You need to protect him and you need to do things that are good for him.

We are sure that tomorrow you will go to the pet store to buy a pet hamster for you or maybe for your child. Of course, it is important to choose a healthy and young hamster.

You have to be well informed about hamsters before you go to the pet store and you should ask the person in the pet store all you want to know about hamsters before you buy this animal. We wish you good luck and we hope you will choose the best pet for you.