Dwarf hamsters are excellent pets for anyone with a small space and limited time. But what is the best type of dwarf hamster to buy? We’ll go through the four main dwarf hamster breeds: Robovski, Chinese, Winter White and Russian Campbell.
Most Popular Dwarf Hamster Breeds
The Roborovski Hamster
If you’re looking for a really tiny breed, you should consider the Roborovski Hamster. It’s one of the most popular dwarf hamster breeds. These guys can reach a size of 4 inches long on average, which means that they can live comfortably in smaller tanks than other breeds. Despite their small size, they are very active and can even run on a wheel. Don’t let them fool you though. They can get very territorial and have sharp claws and teeth!
The Chinese Hamster
Also known as the “Dwarf Hamster”, the Chinese Hamster is a small and common hamster that can reach up to 7 inches in length. Dwarf hamsters have short hair and are usually tan or grey. These hamsters are also very social and easily get along with people. These hamsters are breed in different colours and can be found in a wide variety of colours like black, gray, chocolate, and tan.
The Winter White Syrian Hamster
The Winter White Syrian Hamster is another white variation that stands out from the rest of its siblings. As the name suggests, this breed usually has a white coat with black eyes. The Winter White is actually one of the most docile breeds of hamsters and is one of the friendliest as well. The white coat also makes it easier to see the hamster if it gets lost in your house.
The Russian Campbell Hamster
The Russian Campbell Hamster, is a long-haired breed that can reach up to 8 inches long or more. It’s also one of the largest breeds out there and needs a lot of space! This hamster likes to burrow and doesn’t like being handled too much. This breed is also very expensive and hard to find.
A Few Tips on Owning a Dwarf Hamster
A dwarf hamster can be extremely small and fit through small spaces. Make sure that the cage bars are narrow enough so that you hamster does not escape or consider a hamster friendly tank rather than a cage. You might also like to read about: