There are many things to consider if you want to keep hamster as pet. How to arrange the hamster cage, clean the hamster cage regularly, a proper diet habit, and many more. All these tasks are duty of ownership you must follow; therefore, committed yourself is required to followed every rule to ensure the welfare of the hamster.
As you know my dear friends, hamsters provided in many varieties of breeds, such as Roborovski and Robo Dwarf hamster, Teddyhamster, Winter White Pedigree hamster, Chinese and Syrian hamsters, and many more.
It would always suggested getting insight on particular breed you wish to pet. Every breed requires different nursery, so you must understand hamster’s needs, especially the one you want to pet. Among other breeds, don’t keep these hamsters before you know everything about them. Without further do, let’s found out types of hamsters that are popular and pros and cons of keeping them.
Hamsters are very suitable pet to keep especially for teenagers. They were lovely, adorable, friendly, and have variety of breeds that could be choose. Unfortunately, due to similarity between one another, there are many people who couldn’t make differences between those hamsters. It’s time to end this thing, my dear friends; you have to learn each characteristic that make each hamster unique.
So, today, we would learn some of the most popular hamsters to pet, and I would share you some names of most the rarest hamster’s breeds on earth. Without further do, stay tune with this article: don’t keep these hamsters before you know everything about them!
Popular Hamster’s Breeds to Pet
1. Campbell Russian Hamster
Campbell Russian hamster would be our first list of popular breeds to pet. Just like its name, Campbell was originated breed of Russia and recorded as one of the most famous dwarf hamster breed. Campbell is sensitive individual, they lifespan approximately about two years, and they fully-grown size is about 4 to 5 inches.
You must very careful while raising this breed, apparently Campbell is prone to get diabetic and obese than others. Arrange balance low-sugar diet every day is a must for this particular breed. Doesn’t mean they can’t eat sugar totally – no, they still can, but in limited amount of it. Furthermore, because of their small bodies, you need to carefully choose the cage; a little large wire spaces lead Campbell to stick on it.
- Pros: Campbell well-adapted to another dwarf hamsters. Due the hyperactive habit, Campbell was also fun to watch. So, don’t forget to provide a large space to move.
- Cons: this breed is sensitive; they easily nervous and scare and would not doubt to bite you if you make them angry or scare. They were nocturnal animal, so don’t dream to play with him in his rest time, poor sight due the diabetic.
2. Syrian Hamster
Syrian hamster also known as the golden hamster. This particular hamster considered as one of the friendliest individual among others. They were well-connected with adult and children. Syrian was the largest hamsters; the adult Syrian would reach approximately seven inches and their lifespan is about four years.
Syrian was provided in in two variants colors: black and white, if you’re lucky enough, you would found what is called with a black bear Syrian hamster. They were named based on their total similarity with black bear. Unfortunately, Syrian was hard to tame; you need to be extra patient to build bonds with them. But, do not worry: once they trust you, they would be the most lovable companion for you and your family.
- Pros: Syrian didn’t nip that much, and once they were tame, they were got along easily to anyone – adult or children. They also love cuddling and caress.
- Cons: same as Campbell, Syrian was a nocturnal animal. If you are not night person, it might a little bit hard for you to spend some quality times with them – but, female Syrian apparently more active during the day than the male. Furthermore, they couldn’t get along with other breed – even the same one. If you force them to shared same cage, don’t be surprise if you watched those hamsters fight inside the cage.
3. Winter White Dwarf Hamster
This breed famously known as Siberian hamster or Djungarian hamster. Often time winter white dwarf was mistaken as Campbell hamster because of their physical similarity of fur coloration. Winter was very small, so it is much better if you keep them inside proper plastic tube or aquarium; this full-growth breed is about 3 inches. Due the body-size, there’s potential problem occurs when you keep them inside wire cage.
Winter could stick on the wire and their bones would easily break. So, cage selection is fatal to winter. Furthermore, one thing you must remember, winter is easily irritated when you didn’t provide them with proper toys or proper space to exercise. They didn’t take any excuse for the reason unprovided toys, folks; all you need to do restrict them to one corner of the cage.
Another habit of winter that absolutely would melt you heart is their roll habit. Winter love to roll up themselves and when they did that, they would exactly look alike adorable ball of fur. There are three variants colors of winter white: the combination of black and grey as the most common colors, bluish-grey, and the last is sapphire.
- Pros: winter is easy to tame, it didn’t require long time to approach and hand feed them. They love playing and being held by people.
- Cons: winter able to created high-pitched note under disturbance situation – it would absolutely wake you up during the night. Another problem with winter is potential allergic problem for family members, especially the children.
The Rarest Hamster’s Breed
Romanian hamster was now included to the list of near threatened by IUCN due the limited habitat that most of it was disappeared. The population of Romanian hamster was throughout Danube River in Bulgaria and Romania. Due the reclaimed habitat by human, originated population from approximately about three-thousand individuals now declining rapidly.