The Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamster is the most common type of dwarf hamster kept as a pet with their low cost, ease of care and range of colours.
Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamsters are sociable and so are best kept in pairs or groups provided they are introduced at a young age, so not suited to someone looking for a single pet. Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamsters make ideal pets for those at work or school during the day as they are nocturnal so are most active during the evening.
Due to their small size Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamsters can be difficult for small children to handle and they are also less tolerant of clumsy handling than the bigger Syrian Hamster and more prone to nip when annoyed. The Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamster is therefore best suited to teenagers and adults, rather than young children.