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Pet Hamsters

Hamsters are the most popular of small rodents kept as a pet with five species of hamsters commonly kept as pets. Find out about the different species of pet hamsters, their characteristics and what makes them suitable as pets.
Pet Hamsters

There are five species of hamsters commonly kept as pets. The largest and most common is the Syrian Hamster. Four species of dwarf hamsters are also kept as pets: the Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamster, the Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamster, the Roborovski Hamster and the Chinese Hamster (the Chinese Hamster is not technically a Dwarf Hamster but is often referred to as such due to its small size). Hybrid hamsters (the result of breeding the Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamster and the Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamster together) also exist in captivity and are found on the pet market.

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Syrian Hamsters

Information about Syrian Hamsters, their behaviour, colours, patterns and coat types.

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Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamsters

Information about Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamsters, their behaviour, colours, patterns and coat types.

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Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamsters

Information about Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamsters, their behaviour, colours, patterns and coat types.

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Dwarf Roborovski Hamsters

Information about Roborovski Hamsters, their behaviour, colours, patterns and coat types.

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Chinese Hamsters

Information about Chinese Hamsters, their behaviour, colours, patterns and coat types.

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