Hamsters are wonderful animals that even a beginner can breed at home. Before you buy an animal, you need to know exactly the breed, because it depends on how much the hamster weighs. The weight and size of the pet are important. Based on the size of the pet, you should consider:
- the dimensions of the cage to be purchased;
- a set of entertainment for the pet (wheel, sticks) and their sizes;
- cohabitation or single;
- amount of feed.
This type of hamster has long taken root in modern apartments. His appearance is very pleasant, his behavior is funny, you can watch his actions for a long time.
The hamster differs in body shape from its relatives. On the back, closer to the tail, its spine is slightly arched, so it seems that the animal has a small hump.
Watching such an animal is very interesting when it stuffs its cheek pouches, they are very large and can stretch well.
The size of the Djungarian hamster does not exceed 10 cm. Usually these animals grow up to 6-9 cm. Height and weight depend on the conditions of detention and individual characteristics. The weight of the Djungarian hamster can reach 50 grams.
Based on these data, experts advise buying a cage 30×50 cm in size, with a frequent lattice. The running wheel can be purchased with a diameter of 13-17 cm.
These hamsters can be kept alone.
If future owners have opted for the Syrian breed, you need to know how much the Syrian hamster weighs, because this species is very different in size from the Dzungarian. The size of an adult Syrian hamster can reach 19 cm, it is a rather large animal.
Despite its size, this hamster loves to be in his arms, loves to attract attention and enjoys any communication.
The weight of the Syrian hamster ranges from 100 to 200 grams.
Interestingly, the pets of this breed can be both short-haired and long-haired.
He is offered:
- cage 40×60 cm;
- running wheel, diameter 18 cm;
- single accommodation.
The Siberian hamster can be found in nature, it lives in Siberia, hence its name.
They are very similar to Djungarian hamsters, differ only in the color of the coat. The Siberian has a gray color, and in winter the coat of the animal becomes completely white. This is especially interesting to observe when kept at home.
The average weight of a pet reaches 40-50 grams, and these animals grow no more than 8 cm in size. For keeping a Siberian hamster, a cage is the same as that of a Dzungarian pet.
Common hamster (wild)
The weight of an ordinary hamster is more than all other breeds. Because of its size, it is not a frequent visitor to homes; it is more convenient to keep small hamsters.
The body length of an ordinary hamster reaches 30 cm. This is a tailed animal, and the tail is quite long, from 5 to 8 cm.
Such a hamster is a big fan of “home comfort”, its burrows consist of many corridors, pantries and exits. Sometimes in the pantries of such a hard worker you can find reserves of up to 15 kg.
Willingly buy hamsters of small sizes. They are easy to clean, interesting to watch, and the hassle is kept to a minimum.
Dwarf breeds include hamsters, whose height ranges from 5-10 cm, and their weight, on average, is about 50 grams.
Cages for these breeds can be bought in the same size (30×50), running wheels – the same diameter (13-15 cm).
These breeds include:
- Taylor’s hamster;
- Campbell’s hamster;
- Roborovsky hamster (has the smallest size).
No matter what size the pet is, all hamsters are very friendly and funny animals. Even a child can take care of them. It is only important to remember that this care should be regular.
Weight and size of hamsters of different breeds
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