Vital Signs, Anatomy And Biological Facts About The Syrian Hamster

This quick reference details the normal vital signs of a syrian hamster along with some facts about their anatomy.

Respiratory rate

35-135 per minute, 74 average

Body temperature

97-100F

Heart rate

280-500 beats per minute

Size

15-20cm

Weight

2-3 grams (birth), 180-210 grams (adult)

Toes front

4

Toes rear

5

Adult Food consumption

10-15 grams per day

Adult water consumption

30 ml per day

Gestation period

16 days

Captive Lifespan

2-2.5 years although over 4 years has been known