How Big Are Teddy Bear Hamsters?

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Adult teddy bear hamsters are usually 4 to 5 inches long. They are about the size of a mouse, without the long tail. Female hamsters are generally larger and heavier than male ones.

Despite being small, teddy bear hamsters require cages that are at least 24 inches long, 12 inches wide and 12 inches tall. This ensures that they have ample space to play and exercise comfortably. Teddy bear hamsters are a popular pet choice because they resemble toy teddy bears. They have round bodies covered with fluffy fur and come in a variety of colors. With proper care, these hamsters can live for 2 to 3 years.