Even if you are traveling for several days you most likely do not need to board your hamster at a boarding facility. In fact, your hamster will do much better if left at home and someone simply come by to check on him and feed and water him. If you leave your hamster alone during the day while you’re at work or school then he’s probably already used to being by himself. He really just needs someone to talk with him, interact with him and of course feed him in the evening or in the morning (sometimes both). Ask your vet Scottsdale, AZ to find out if he knows of local pet sitters that can drop by and check on your hamster or even be willing to keep your hamster in their own home. Check community message boards on social media and at the pet store as well.