Hamsters Are Happier When They Have Toys

From networks of tubes to running wheels and plastic balls, pet hamsters get all the best accessories. And, it turns out, they probably appreciate it.

A new study has found that hamsters with enriched living conditions – including cushy bedding, chewing sticks, and hiding places – are more optimistic and probably happier.

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Biologist Emily Bethell at Liverpool John Moores University and her colleagues wanted to test whether comfier living conditions would boost hamsters’

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