|Saturday, April 12, 2014, hamsters across the nation will satisfy their "need for speed" with the highly anticipated return of Petco's Hamster Ball Derby. Starting at 1:30 p.m., families are invited to bring their pet hamster and their hamster ball to their local Petco store to watch these tiny companions race to the finish line in an effort to win the grand prize, a Super Pet Hamtrac Exercise Loop.|
Participants will learn about the different ways they can continue the high-speed fun at home such as adding a tunnel or wheel to their hamster habitat. For those who don't have a hamster to compete this year, families are also invited to Petco to learn why hamsters are one of the most popular small animals around the world. Knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help kids 6- to 13-years-old learn why hamsters make such great pets and also how to best care for these furry critters.