Hamster Club
Help Us
Hamster Shop Guest Book Contact Us



Syrian Hamster The Ultimate Guide
Author: Little Furry Pets
Source: littlefurrypets.com/syrian-hamster/

The Syrian Hamster, also known as the Golden Hamster or the Teddy Bear Hamster, are small rodents of the Cricetinae family.

Due to their docile and solitary nature, Syrian Hamsters are one of the most popular hamster breeds as house pets.Usually found in the wild in Turkey and Syria (where it gets its name), they have spread throughout the Middle East and domestically into other parts of the world.

Numbers in the wild are low as their natural habitat is under threat, but domestic numbers are stable due to successful captive breeding programs.

Along with making great pets, Syrian hamsters are also used for scientific research.

It is believed that the domestic Golden Hamsters can trace their lineage to a single family that was brought from Syria to Israel in the 1930s.

How long do Syrian Hamsters live?

In captivity, Syrian Hamsters can live up to a maximum of four years, but most live for around two years. This is usually less in the wild.

Join Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our Hamster Newsletter by sending an email to info@hamster-club.com


Send Your Pictures

You can send us your hamster 
photos on nadia@hamster-club.com and these will be uploaded to our facebook page and/or our hamster site.