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What Is the Average Life Span of a Hamster?

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The teddy bear hamster has a life span of 2 to 3 years, and the dwarf species of hamster has a life span of 1 to 2 years. The teddy bear hamster is the most popular type of pet hamster, also known as the golden hamster.

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Pet hamsters need special care to remain healthy. A decreased life span is one problem for captive hamsters who don't have proper care. A proper diet, fresh water and a clean cage are all important for a healthy hamster. Any hamster that displays matted fur, loses its appetite, has loose stools or appears to be acting differently should be seen by a veterinarian.

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