Keeping hamsters in a social setting depends greatly on the breed of hamster. Dwarf hamsters are generally gregarious; if introduced at a young age and kept with same-sex members, they cohabitate well. The more common Syrian hamster, however, should not share a cage.Know More
When young, Syrian hamsters can co-exist; upon reaching 8 to 10 weeks of age, they begin fighting for territory and may fatally wound each other.
Dwarf hamsters are small enough – generally 4 inches in length at maturity – that they should be kept in a glass enclosure, as they can escape between the bars of larger hamster cages. Both varieties are nocturnal.Learn more about Pets
Golden hamsters usually weigh from 100 to 125 grams. The most common dwarf hamster, the Campbell's hamster, averages 23.4 grams. Both species are popular as pets.Full Answer >
If a hamster smells bad, and his bedding has been kept clean, the odor might be caused by a disease, injury or illness. According to WebVet, there are a few common conditions that affect hamsters, some of which may have unpleasant odors associated with them.Full Answer >
To indicate stress, a hamster alternates between running and grooming as well as squeaking, biting and overeating. He also becomes more irritable, is more likely to bite, and may confine himself or hide. Over time as stress damages the digestive system, he can start to suffer from diarrhea or constipation.Full Answer >
A European hamster is a species of large hamster with a black underbelly and is native to Eurasia. It is also known as the black-bellied or common hamster.Full Answer >