Several functions may not work.   If you choose to have multiple hamsters in one cage, be sure to determine the gender of the hamster … They are usually a more brown, grey in the summer months, then turn to a white coat in the winter. Great for kids. And how long can they live?? The European Hamster is sometimes referred to as the Common Hamster or Black Bellied Hamster and was first documented in 1679 and named in 1758. (hehe I forgot to show tinypixie how to do this or she could have done it too). Their lifespan is 1.5 - 3 years. With 24 species of hamsters, these animals come in a wide range of sizes. I totally agree with Tinypixie. Wild hamsters often have light brown or grey-coloured backs and pale stomachs. The wild European hamster exists only in the wild as a protected species. Do YOU have a recipe to share? There are about 20 species of hamster, however, only a handful are suitable for being kept as domestic pets. Winter Whites are very similar to the Campbells Russian Dwarf. The most common domestic hamster by far is the Syrian or golden hamster, also called the fancy hamster, if you want to gild the lily a little. NOTE 1: This thread is not intended to be a complete guide to hamster colors and patterns. This is not recommended for shared computers, [CLICK HERE] for a more in-depth guide about identification of species, [CLICK HERE] for a more in-depth guide to different colors, HammyMaster26, HammySenpai, lollipop1405 and. 1. A domestic golden hamster. They can be kept with others of the same gender but may have to be seperated later in life. Hamsters are rodents (order Rodentia) belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae, which contains 19 species classified in seven genera. Various species of dwarf hamster are also common as pets, including the Roborovski hamster, known colloquially as the Robo, despite not being a cool cybernetic hamster of the future. It is impossible to generalize and say that "[Species] hamsters are nice/mean/whatever." It's a great reference for those who are confused by the different species. Fantastic! But Aharoni persisted, in part to find another creature from the Torah and in part to find a better hamster species for medical research (the Chinese hamster was used in laboratories, but it wouldn’t breed, so new animals had to be constantly collected from the wild). Below are the 5 domestic species that are most commonly pets. Roboravski, also known as Robos, have the longest lifespan of any domestic hamster. Take a look at how the black-bellied hamster compares to a common pet hamster. Absolutely wonderful thread Taxonomist. European Hamsters are the largest of the hamster species with males being 27-32 cm in length and females … Spontaneous Tumors in Domestic Hamsters H. KONDO,M.ONUMA,H.SHIBUYA, AND T. SATO Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan Abstract. Chinese hamsters have a distinct, reletively long tail compared to other hamsters. The black-footed cat is thus is recognized as a “Vulnerable” species by the IUCN. Roborovski hamster. Here you can discover which hamster is right for you! THX! Pet hamsters are generally housed singly, as mature females and males tend to be aggressive toward one another. Largest hamster species. Detailed below are those popular species. Hamsters are rodents, … The domestic Chinese hamster originates from Beijing (Peking), China where it was captured from the street and sold as a pet. Syrians are the largwer of the domestic species. Edited by Taxonomist, 20 February 2019 - 06:14 AM. Personality is entirely individual, and has very little to do with what species the hamster is. The Robo (or Roborovski) hamsterthe smallest of the species, weighing in at a mere 25 grams (just over 3/4 ounce)stays awake during the day, more so than other varieties. Average score for this quiz is 4 / 10. 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