Even though a lot of parents think that the Mr Squiggles hamster is expensive, he really isn’t that much more than a regular hamster. Although the real hamster itself is only between $5 and $10, you have to buy it food, a cage, a water bottle, and shavings to put on the bottom of the cage. Then you have to keep buying the food. But if you buy a mr squiggles hamster, all you have to do is keep his batteries charged. So although you pay more up front, you are going to save money in the long run by choosing mr squiggles over a real hamster.