Hamsters can be sexually mature as early as 28 days old. The syrian hamster is a solitary animal, and must be kept singly after age of 810 weeks. The syrian hamster is a curious breed that requires a great deal of mental stimulation to keep it happy. Never give your syrian a cage any smaller than that because they will be severely cramped. Syrian or golden hamsters owners guide facts and information all about syrian hamsters including care, food, diet, cages, pregnancy, breeding, behavior, toys, wheels, lifespan. He is a long haired syrian hamster who loves to sleep all day and doesnt get up until after 10p most nights. This might seem like a lot, but imagine living in tiny room your whole life. First most, understand that no matter what, even if you buy a hamster for sale, or adopt, as a new pet owner it is your responsibility to care for the hamster its entire lifespan.
Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. Although when compared to a rabbit or cat, their life expectancy is lower they are still a huge commitment for that time and will need twice daily attention and care from their owners. The first hamsters discovered had short hair, since thenn fancy breeders have managed to breed four different coated types. The syrian hamster is a lovely little rodent that can become quite tame, friendly and affectionate. You can choose from several different breeds and sizes of hamsters. Free uk delivery on book orders dispatched by amazon over. Syrian or golden hamsters owners guide facts and information all. Teddy bear hamsters are known for the long luscious coats. Exceptions do occur, usually when a female and male meet when the female is in heat, but even so, the female may attack the male after mating.
Of course, fully taming your hammy wont happen overnight. However, the longer coat on these hamsters can require a bit more care when it comes to. We inherited him from a friend and i had no idea what these little guys needed. Long haired syrian hamster be prepared to groom it. When you purchase your syrian hamster at the pet store, it will most likely be caged in a group. They look like little stuffed toys and are hence known by the name, teddy bear hamster. Siberian hamster 101 characteristics, feeding, health. In syrian hamsters, there are a few marked differences between long haired female and male hamsters. This book has helped me a lot of how to take care of my fancy syrian bear hamster. There are many different colours and textures of hamster coat. Position the cage somewhere quiet to prevent your hamster from feeling stressed.
The males and females of this hamster breed have long hair but its the coat of the females that give these fury little gals their name. Only male hamsters can develop a long coat, often reaching the length of 3 or 4 inches. However, you can also pick one that is harder for him to get tangled in, and likely to reduce his opportunities for matting. The size of an adult ranges from 5 to 7 in long, with an average lifespan of 1. Harry had a great love for all animals, and this website is a legacy that i plan to keep alive for as long as i live. Syrian hamster care, facts, colors, life span shorthair. This is because these hamsters are young, and not quite to the mature point, but soon will be. Two long haired hamsters, when bred together, will produce a litter of all long haired pups. This book covers all aspects of passionate syrian hamster, golden hamster and even teddy bear hamster or black bear hamster owners. Syrian hamster the ultimate guide little furry pets. Syrian hamsters do not need to hibernate but will do so if there is a sudden drop in temperature.
The syrian hamster mesocricetus auratus is a member of the rodent subfamily cricetinae. Long haired commonly referred to as teddy bear or angora hamsters have longer fur than usual. Owning a pet hamster is a big responsibility, especially if you have a long haired hamster. Find male long haired hamsters for sale at your local petsmart store. Syrian hamster keeping, care, housing, pros and cons, health and diet. A long haired male golden hamster hamsters are very territorial and intolerant of each other. Shorthaired and longhaired teddy bear hamsters are clean and captivating companion animals that are best kept individually. The only difference between long haired syrians and short haired ones is grooming. Each hamster is different and while one syrian may be bold and friendly another may be shy and easily frightened. They are small, quiet, gentle and relatively easy to care for. However, the longer coat on these hamsters can require a bit more care.
Hamsters are popular small pets that belong to the rodent family, which also includes mice, rats, gerbils, squirrels and guinea pigs. Longhaired hamster small pet hamsters, guinea pigs. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. We just bought a short haired syrian after the death of our longhaired, and, while it has only been 3 days, we have noticed that it is extremely aggressive. So far i just been checking for matted fur and knots and removing. Syrian hamsters have a reputation for being nippy pets. Some longhaired hamsters are called teddy bear hamsters, though this is usually only used to describe long haired syrian. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading syrian or golden. I found that many of these guys in the united states are kept in much too small a cage which can cause stress on their tiny little bodies. Long haired syrian hamster cages can be the same as those you would use for any other hamster. He never bites and has the sassiest and cutest personality.
To care for syrian hamsters, start by setting up a roomy cage with bedding made of shredded paper, an exercise wheel, and other accessories. Our longhaired was wild for about a day, but after that turned extremely docile and laid back for 2 and a half years. Siberian hamster 101 characteristics, feeding, health and more siberian hamsters have become increasingly popular as pets due to their meekness and sociability. Syrian hamsters can have either short hair or long hair. If i dont want to get a specialty brush from the pet shop, are there any alternatives i can use. Long haired syrian hamsters should be groomed 23 times per week to avoid clotting of fur, and to get things out of their fur that can stick in bedding, feces. As well as golden hamsters, syrian hamsters are also sometimes referred to as teddy bear hamsters long haired syrian hamsters, alien hamsters. The pros and cons of owning a syrian hamster youtube.
Buy care for your hamster rspca pet guide new edition by rspca isbn. Long haired syrians california hamster association. Breeding long haired syrians long hair is a simple recessive gene l. How to care for syrian hamsters with pictures wikihow.
If you are thinking of having one, it is important that you learn about their nature and how to take care of them. Due to the this video being so popular and hitting over 80,000 views, i decided to remake this badly edited first version. Short haired syrians posted in the different species. They also come in a number of different coat types including short haired, long haired also known as teddy bear, rex, and satin. Mesocricetus auratus syrian or dwarf dwarfs grow up to 4 inches syrians grow up. One fascinating fact about the syrian hamster is that it has the shortest gestation period of the placental mammals at16 days. Well first off long haired syrian hamsters are teddy bear hamsters, just two different names for them. Syrian hamsters prefer large cages for running and playing a minimum of 24 inches by 12 inches, and at least 12inches tall. Males should be the same age before their first encounter. Hamsters make great pets, and are generally easy to take care of.
Extra care is needed when owning long haired hamsters and they require regular grooming to prevent the fur from becoming dirty and mated. Native to syria and turkey, wild syrian hamsters are a. Also known as the golden hamster, the syrian hamster is 5 to 7 inches long, and weighs between 4 and 8 ounces. By comparison, the female long haired hamster s coat is typically shorter than the male.
They may enjoy human interaction, but theyre not crazy about other hamsters so should be housed alone. Teddy bear hamsters, also known as a long haired, fancy and angora hamster, are a close cousin of the golden syrian breed. Fortunately, these hamsters generally bond well with their human companions. A traditional wiremesh cage works well, as does a plastic modular variety or a standard glass aquarium with a tightlyfitting mesh lid. The standardsized syrian hamster comes in three main varieties. This is the first time i had a long haired hamster and i need some advice in grooming her. Below is a brief overview of the type of needs a hamster might require and what you will need to consider for the life time care of a hamster. However, this trait is usually due to infrequent handling, as this pet is coveted for its docile temperament. Most long haired male hamsters will have a long coat, which also includes a skirt of fur that is present around the waist.
Hamsters have immune systems that arent as strong as other rodents, so they can easily catch diseases from mice, rats, gerbils, or guinea pigs. The bestknown species of hamster is the golden or syrian hamster mesocricetus auratus, which is the type most commonly kept as pets. A good cage for a syrian hamster is a cage larger than 600 square inches, although 450 square inches of floor space is the minimum. The syrian, golden, teddy bear, or fancy hamster yes, this species has a lot of names is among the most popular choice for small pets. Longhaired hamsters require a bit more special care than short haired hamsters, though many people prefer the appearance of long haired hamsters. However, the female should not be bred until she is between three and four months of age. Ask a store partner about petco s selection of books on hamsters and the variety of private brand products available for the care and happiness of your new pet. Several months later my older sister got her own hamster who was also a syrian but he was a long haired syrian. Bear hamster hamster care hamster house hamster treats hamsters as pets cute hamsters funny animal photos cute funny animals long haired hamster syrian teddy bear hamster i recommend anyone getting a hammy for your home. Keeping and caring for pet syrian hamsters the spruce pets.
Hamster cages syrian hamster hamster stuff long haired hamster cute little animals small animals pet rodents what is cute animals syrian hamster longaired black eyed white what others are saying. Syrians hamsters have 44 chromosomes and are sexually mature from 4 weeks old. Hammysworld syrian hamster breeder it is with the greatest regret and sorrow that i have to report that harry, the creator of hammysworld. Long haired male syrian hamsters are one of the most popular small pets.
If caged with another, they will fight to the point of injury and sometimes death. The first hamsters introduced as pets had short hair, but with some advanced breeding techniques, there are now four types of. I have a golden short haired syrian hamster named bear and when we adopted him he was in a tank with another short haired syrian hamster. The long hair gene is recessive, meaning you need two copies of it to produce a hamster pup with long hair.
If kept together any longer than that, vicious fighting will break out resulting in. Short haired, long haired, hairless and european hamsters are clean and captivating companion animals that are best kept individually. Syrians are generally docile and are often recommended for first time owners. Breeding syrian hamsters since syrians are solitary animals, breeding is more difficult than with dwarfs, who cohabitate. Kindle edition by mcmahon, lyndsey, armstrong, ian. Short haired hamsters are the most common, but there are also long haired hamsters, known as teddy bears because of their appearance. Because syrian hamsters do not get along very well with other hamsters, they may become lonely if left alone for long periods. Its where your interests connect you with your people.
Syrian hamster cages find the best syrian hamster cage. Syrians are available in many colours, patterns and even some coat mutations such as short haired, long haired and hairless. If left alone for too long, it will search out an escape route. Male long haired syrian hamsters are known to have hair up to 4 inches in length, whereas the females are slightly shorter. Longhaired syrian hamster for sale male live small. In order for a hamster to be long haired, it must inherit the gene from both parents. Golden, syrian and teddybear hamsters grow to approximately 1520 cm in length, while dwarf hamsters grow to 510 cm in length, depending on. Syrian hamsters keeping, pros and cons, care, housing, diet and health. Hamsters in my opinion come in two categories, the golden, fancy, common, long haired, teddybear, pandabear, blackbear kind, which is actually called a syrian and the dwarf breeds. My sister put the two of them together in her hands and they had a short fight. There are numerous syrian hamster variations including long haired varieties and different colors. Syrian hamsters are nocturnal which means that they are most active at night and their life expectancy is between 1 and 2 years, but have been known to live much longer. Also, feed your hamster a commercial hamster food and be sure to provide access to fresh water at all times.1154 694 534 1559 672 538 1025 1578 18 1260 247 1582 1617 1286 655 388 717 938 756 496 245 553 209 326 1039 611 796 709 867 692 108 87 975 1271 1266 610 595 1292 759 920 1491 139 571 580 1434