How much do they cost?
Like I said many times before, pet hamsters are really affordable. From the initial purchase of a hamster to recurring supplies, the costs are low.
Their Price At Petco?!
This is an update! Sooo many people have asked for the price at Petco. I've answered the question in my FAQ section. But remember that the price does differ depending on where you are!
Below are three lists with the estimate price listed: one for essential items, one for really-great-to-have items, and for-fun items. Start with essential items and get a few things from the other lists along the way!
Here are the rough amounts for items you need for a new hamster (last updated 2013):
Tips for finding/buying quality pet items
Semi-Essential ItemsThese are highly recommended items which won't inflate your hamster cost:
Total Estimate: $30
Fun ItemsThese items aren't exactly essential but a great addition:
Total Estimate: $78
Hopefully, this gives you a ballpark of the amount you'll spend and allow you to take great care of your new pet hamster!