After the holidays we were thinking of getting a hamster of some kind. A lot of them will be in the shelter in January so it is a good time to adopt anyway- later in the month all the babies of the ones people bought and did not sex properly will also be there. But I am having a lot of trouble finding good resources about taking care of them. I know from rats that most commercial food they sell for rodents is totally inappropriate for them and I want to do the right thing by a hamster. I am also looking for resources/suggestions about the different species. I would rather have a more active hamster that was less handle-able but more fun to watch if anyone has suggestions. My rats ate a mix of fresh foods and grain mixes supplemented with Harlan Teklad- a high quality block food I purchased online, so I am willing to do whatever for a hamster I just don't know what would be best! I get the impression that the UK is much more into hamsters than we are over here so I am hoping some of the UK people (or anyone) might have some info for me.