Only choose a long haired hamster if you are prepared to groom your hamster to prevent its hair from becoming matted. Hamster grooming needs to be carried out gently, because the fur is quite fine and can be damaged quite easily. Long haired hamsters should have paper bedding
instead of shavings as paper bedding
is far less likely to become caught up and matted in the hamsterís coat. The hamster's coat can be groomed with a clean toothbrush.