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How to tell if my hamster is a teddy bear hamster or a Syrian or are they the same things?! Lol I'm confused please help. Thanks:)

I was just wondering. my hamster is a tannish color,he has one stripe of white on his back and he Is fluffy if that helps at all. (he's the little guy in the picture).

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Yeh, they're the same. Syrians are also called Golden hamsters, and the long-haired ones are called Angoras (and sometimes people use "Teddy Bear" for the long- and short-hairs, both, go figure). The different names just identify some different colors and hair lengths and sometimes hair styles -- one looks like it used too much hair gel -- but genetically they are all Syrians and descended from the same original Syrian hamsters found about 1930.
I think "adorable" pretty much covers it, though. :)

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