I just bought one today for my kids (and me, I always wanted one) I've read a ton of books about them, but I don't know anyone who has ever owned one. If you do/have, let me know your experiences, tips etc. Good and bad I'm a realist. ps- the hamster is really cute, but we don't know whether it's a he/she because it's too young to sex. girl= penelope, boy= arthur according to the kids.