Hamsters are pretty cute little furballs. They are very popular as children's pets. This makes sense, as they have many qualities that make them great choices for kids. They're inexpensive, gentle, and easy to care for. They also have a fairly short lifespan, so you don't need to worry too much about making a long term commitment.
There are a few things to consider when buying a hamster for a child. If your youngster is below the age of five, you'll need to take on most of the responsibility of caring for the hamster. Children can help with feeding and cleaning, but you'll need to supervise. You'll also need to monitor their interactions with the little furball.
Fortunately, these things won't take much time. You may also find that hamsters are quite charming and adorable.