1. Syrian Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)
Syrian hamsters, also called Goldens or even Teddy Bear hamsters, would be the most popular hamsters kept as pets. They are extremely easy to take care of and also make wonderful pets for children.
They’re not social with different hamsters nevertheless, and must be kept only following 10 months old. If caged collectively, Syrian hamsters may in fact fight till they kill each other. Syrian hamsters are nocturnal, and are rarely active throughout the day.
Syrian Hamsters come in many different colours, and they are among the biggest hamsters at a period of 4″ – 7″ when full grown, based upon the gender. Females can grow bigger than the males, that reach only about 6″ long.
They have a very short tail, large cheek pouches, and small eyes. The average life span of a Syrian hamster is approximately 2 to 2-1/2 years, though they have been known to live as long as 4 years.