Yea my mom has like 6!!!! One died kinda quick, but the others lived at-least 3 years..I think she has one now that is 5. I explained to my daughter that they are more like fish than dogs when talking life span, she understood as we have had bunnies, gerbils, guinea pigs, etc.
Cute......I have a rescue hamster named HAMMIE. Someone returned her to Petco, she was scared to death, skinny & dehydrated. I couldn't help myself, I went over to the aquarium to see her and when I moved her house so I could see her, she screamed. It broke my heart, so I adopted her. She lives in a bedroom with a gerbil (GERBIE) and my feral cat. She loves pumpkin seeds from Whole Foods.