Syrian Hamster, or golden, is one of the most popular hamster pets, because of their docile temperament. They are easy to tame and quite comfortable being handled, even by children.They are very intelligent, cuddly, and fun to observe. They can make excellent pets for families and children.
Size: average adult body size is roughly about 5-6 inches long when matured. These hamsters generally weigh about 1 ounce for each inch of their length. The Syrian hamster is one of the largest breeds of pet hamsters
Temperament & Personality: They are solitary animals and prefer to live alone in their cage without a companion but love human interaction. They tame down easily and rarely nip once tamed. Many will cling to their owners' fingers once a bond is established.
Activity Requirements: Your pet needs to be able to run on the wheel. Toys are important for the health of your hamsters. Offer toys for digging, crawling and running. products needed are spinning wheel, water bottle, exercise wheel, safe and comfortable bedding, hamster food mix, hiding place, chew toys, hamster ball, bathing sand and bath house, Food dish, hamster treats.
Cage Requirements: In general, many cages marketed for hamsters are too small. They require a minimum of 24 inches by 12 inches, and at least 12 inches tall. It is better to for them to be kept in glass tanks with lids.
Diet: It will need 1/3 to 1/2 ounce of food daily. A quality pellet diet is recommended along with seeds, grains, nuts, cracked corn, fruits and vegetables that are offered.
Grooming Requirements: Both females and males should be groomed by using a comb or brush; a small cat flea brush usually works well. In order to be successful in your grooming efforts of your hamster, you should begin the grooming process when the hamsters are still young. begin with short sessions and work your way up. You can help reduce stress while grooming by feeding your hamster a small piece of fruit or vegetable. This will help make them associate grooming with receiving a snack.
Colors: These are the long-coated hamsters. Colors run the gamut and include shades of white and cream, cinnamon, brown, different shades of gray, and black.
History: Syrian breeds, were originally discovered in the middle east region in and around the country of Syria, sometime around 1797.
Life span: 2 - 4 years
Temperament: Intelligent, small, cute and cuddly
Weight: 1.5 to 1.7 ounces
Colors: white and cream, cinnamon, brown, different shades of gray, and black
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- About 3 Weeks
- 4.40 LBS