A hamster is a solitary burrowing rodent with a short tail than body length and large cheek pouches that are used for carrying foods. Mainly found in North Asia and Europe they belong to the rodent family like other popular pets rats and guinea pigs. They have small furry ears and short stocky legs and wide feet.
Their furs are silky and can be long or short both and available in black, honey, grey, red, white, yellow or mixed colors depending on the species. They are one of the lightweight pets you can own. They are super active and don’t like being disturbed when they are busy.
How Much Does A Hamster Weigh?
Hamsters are very lightweight and their weight depends on breed and age. On average a hamster can weigh around 0.5 ounces to 10.5 ounces or 0.014 kg to 0.299 kg although the largest pet hamsters won’t weigh over 7 or 8 ounces.
What Do Hamsters Eat?
Hamsters love eating several vegetables, grains, and fruits which include Romaine lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, grapes, apples, pears, bananas, cherries, strawberries spinach, artichokes and any other dark green veggies.
Among these carrots and fruits are their favorite foods because they are higher in sugar. However, the primary food of hamsters is grains which provide protein and carbohydrates. And they
eat 12 grams or 1 tablespoon to up to 24 grams or 2 tablespoons foods daily either morning or evening or both depending on age.
Weight Example Of Hamsters:
+Syrian hamsters(golden hamsters): weigh around 3 ounces to 5 ounces or 85 to 150 grams.
+Campbell’s Russian dwarf hamsters: Weigh around 1.5 to 1.7 ounces or 42 to 48 grams.
+Winter white dwarf hamsters: Weigh around 1.5 ounces to 2 ounces or 42 grams to 56 grams.
+Chinese hamsters: Weigh around 1.5 ounces to 1.75 ounces or 42 grams to 50 grams.
+Roborovski hamsters: Weigh around 0.75 ounces to 1.5 ounces or 21 grams to 42 grams.
Average Lifespan Of A Hamster?
On average a hamster lives between 1.5 to 3 years. Roborovski dwarf hamster and Chinese hamster can live between 2 to 3 years. A hamster is considered elderly when it reaches 1.5 years old. As a pet, a hamster can live usually up to two years or more.
How Much Do Hamsters Cost?
Depending on the types, age, and what is included in the purchase(cage, food etc), you can get a hamster between $5 to $50. You may think that a hamster is a low-maintenance pet but the cost can be higher by extras. Such as you will need to buy
hamster wheel for $20 to $30 and hamster cage for $40 or more.
Average Cost Of Different Types of Hamsters:
+Teddy Bear Hamster—$5-$20
How Much Do Hamsters Sleep?
On average a hamster sleep 12 to 14 hours a day. They have polyphasic sleep-wake patterns which means they sleep multiple times a day. So this 12 to 14 hour sleeping period will be broken up into multiple smaller segments throughout the day.
How Much Do Hamsters Drink?
A hamster drink around two teaspoons or equivalent to 10 ml per 100 grams of their body weight each day. So they may need to consume around 20 ml or 4 teaspoons of water total each day.
How Much Do Hamsters Poop?
Hamsters do poop a lot and poop regularly throughout the day. Usually, they poop every hour but not all hamsters poop the same amount. Age, size, stress level, diets etc influence how much a hamster will poop.
How Fast Can A Hamster Run?
A hamster can run up to 3 to 6 mph and can run around five miles each day. Among all species they Syrian hamsters is are the fastest.
How Many Hamsters Are There In The World?
The exact figure of how many hamsters are there in the world is unknown but it is said that there are around 57 million hamsters among them 11 million are pets to the households.
Where Does A Hamster Live?
Hamsters were first found in Syria. Although they live in Greece, Romania, Belgium, China etc country. Pet hamsters are kept in cages so that they can not escape and are great for a family with young kids living in urban areas like an apartment or small house. In the wild, they can be found in warm dry areas like sand, dunes, steepers, and edges of deserts.
How Big Is A Hamster?
Any adult hamsters can grow up to 2 inches to 14 inches or 50 millimeters to 355 millimeters in length.
>>Hamsters are nocturnal and solitary animals.
>>Hamsters are polygynandrous meaning both males and females have multiple mates!
>>Along with hummingbirds, snakes, gerbils, hermit crabs, and salamanders hamsters are banned in Hawaii for their high reproductive rate!
>>Their teeth never stop growing and by gnawing they keep their teeth in nice and sharp shape.
>>Hamsters are intelligent and even they can learn their name.
>>They are fastidious and loves to keep themselves clean all the time.
>>They are born blind and adult hamsters can see only a few inches in front of their noses!
>>Hamsters use front and back paws to grip foods and toys!