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Russian hamsters usually live about 2 years but can live up to 4 years. They include three varieties: the Campbell's dwarf hamster, the winter white dwarf hamster and the Roborovski dwarf hamster. The Campbell's dwarf ha... More »

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Djungarian hamsters are a type of dwarf hamster from Central Asia. They are commonly sold as pets in Europe and America. In the United States, animals sold as Djungarians are usually Campbell's Russian hamsters, but else... More »

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There are different species of hamsters that originate from different parts of the world. Hamsters usually live in burrows that they build themselves. A hamster cage has to be comfortable, dry and located away from noise... More »

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Domestic hamsters generally have a lifespan of 2 to 3 years. However, factors such as breed and living conditions contribute to the overall lifespan of a hamster. More »

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Hamsters like to eat grains, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Hamsters should be fed a commercial hamster food, which may consist of pellets or seed mixes. More »

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Hamsters usually only hibernate for a few days at a time. If kept in very cold conditions, they may hibernate for up to a week. Hamsters only hibernate in captivity if exposed to cold, dark conditions. Exposing a hiberna... More »

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Hamsters bite humans for many reasons and require special handling to avoid biting. A hamster may bite out of stress, pain or fear, and it may bite because it is untame. More »

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