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Q: Cost of hamsters vs. gerbils in your area?

August 20, 2009 | By Tracy | 5 answers | Expired: 1873 days ago

Tracy

I checked my local pet place today and found gerbils listed at $9.99 (average lifespan 4-5 years) and hamsters listed at $18.99! ( average lifespan of 2-3 years) What kind of prices are charged for the both in your area?
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From reading some of the answers below I think I have been misunderstood a bit. I have no problem with paying any amount for my new furbaby. I just wondered why my local store charged double for hamsters and wanted to see what other zootooers found for prices in their area. I lost my beloved mouse Chester a few months back and already have a large aquarium cage and assessories and bedding. I was just waiting to pick up food till I chose my new furbaby. I think all animal's are precious and believe me my new little one will be very loved and very spoiled indeed. Thank you... :)

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Kavykeeper
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Aug 21, 2009

Call you local shelter and see if they have any for adoption. They might also be able to sell you a cage and other supplies at a much lower cost. The price is usually high enough to keep people from buying them for snake food.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Aug 20, 2009

$18.99? Are you SURE they were hampsters? I really like the dwarf siberian hampsters. Did you look at those PETCO care sheets I gave you the link for? Hampsters are usually like...5-10 bucks just like gerbils. Usually the g pigs are $20! What store were you at!?!

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Ethel02
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Aug 20, 2009

What if your pet should get sick? You do know they can get sick, and they feel pain & they need a Vet, & $18.99 is making you nervous, you also need a a cage, toys's, food & bedding, & they should also have fresh fruits & veggies, whatever the Vet or site on here says, they also have to be kept clean, which means fresh bedding & they eat every day so you will have to spend money before their lifespan is over.

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