Hey guys, it’s me, and today’s video is going to be going through The startup cost of owning a hamster I’m not going to be talking about monthly costs This is just going to be going through each of the Things that you need to purchase when you are first getting A hamster and just going through the costs. This is Using Canadian and American Pricing so it might be different in your country and I For most of this I did use PetSmarts Website to look at the products and pricing So the first thing you obviously are going to need to purchase is A cage, the hamster should have a large cage So this is going to take you around $20 To $100. This depends on what type Of cage you are going for. If you are going for a cheaper Option, there is bin cages. Which can cost around $20 And then the more expensive you go which would be Aquariums and then there also is the IKEA detolf which is around $70. It just depends on what Option of cage you’re going for. Next, you do need hamster bedding. Hamsters are burrowers So you’re gonna need some type of substrate to go on the bottom of the cage I recommend anything that is paper based or Aspen. Usually these will run from around $12 to $40 Being the most expensive But it just really depends on the size of the bag you get and Material usually paper based will be A little bit more expensive, but it is definitely worth it So next, you are going to need a food dish for your hamster This option you don’t have to get a Food dish from a pet store specifically You can go to your local dollar store and pick Out some type of dish like this. And these can go for over $1 If you do go with the Pet store option it is going to be around $3 to $5 So it will be a little bit more expensive Next, you are going to need a water bottle. This is my favorite water bottle It of course is the most expensive kind though Because it a glass type but if you want To go with a cheaper option, there is plastic It ranges for around $6 to $12 for this bottle Next, you are going to need a hideout for your hamster Even if you hamster doesn’t use a hideout, I still recommend having one In their cage just because it’s a place where they can feel safe Now these really depend on the material I guess You choose who you like buy The plastic kind of tends to be a lot cheaper Then something that is ceramic or wooden so it usually ranges From around $5 to $12 The next thing you will need is chew toys You definitely definitely definitely need these And they are going to vary in price, its usually not too expensive It could go from around $2 to $5 The next thing you are going to need is toys for your hamster So to stimulate their brain. Here I just have A tunnel and like a bendy bridge, these are pretty cheap And toys can vary from $5 to $10 It just really depends on what type of toy you’re buying Usually a bendy bridge is cheap and then sometimes Depending on the material, it will make it more expensive Next, you will need a hamster wheel. Because hamsters are very very Active during the night so you need something for them to Get their energy out of And this really depends on the size of your hamster A dwarf hamsters wheel is going to be a lot cheaper than A Syrians because there wheel is going to be smaller then a Syrians So it usually ranges from around $7 to $40 Next, you are going to need a hamster food of course Now, I recommend getting a pellet and seed mix When you are Picking your hamsters food Because it gives them the best variety in them Plus nutrition because there is no seed mix that That is going to give them all the nutrition they need So for me personally to buy pellet and a seed mix Costs around $18 and It depends on what type of mixes you’re gonna get but Generally it costs around $18 Your next thing you are going to need is a hamster carrier Now, it is really important you have a hamster carrier Because incase you need to take your hamster somewhere such as the vet Or just anywhere really in general It’s really good to have a hamster carrier They can range from around $10 to $12. They’re not too expensive You could also even DIY your own out of a little Bin or something like that, they really don’t have to be that expensive One of the last things you are going to need is a Medical Fund because hamsters are animals, they Do need to see a vet if anything happens to them and I do Recommend having at least $100 saved up Because incase they do need to go to the vet, you have money Saved for that special occasion if something does happen And the last thing is the hamster itself This really varies because it depends on where you are getting your Hamster. If you’re adopting, buying off of someone who Can’t have their hamster Maybe they’re selling their hamster, or if you’re buying from a pet store So really it can range from $0 To $20 So yeah guys, that is it for this video. Of course these prices vary You don’t necessarily need to buy everything from a pet store You can look in dollar stores and things like that And see if you can like make little hideouts or toys out of things You don’t have to buy the most expensive stuff So yeah guys, thanks for watching, bye!