Live small animals available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
Short Haired Hamsters, also known as Syrian hamsters, have long been a fan favorite! They are adorable, clean, easy to care for, and entertaining. Their slower movements compared to those of dwarf hamsters make them a bit easier to handle. When hamsters are asleep, they are out! But when they are awake they appreciate an exercise wheel or run-about ball to help them burn off energy. Hamsters have teeth that grow continuously throughout their life, so they should be provided with chew sticks to prevent the teeth from becoming overgrown. Short haired hamsters are the perfect fit for any family looking for a quiet pet with a big personality!
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: Syria
Adult Size: 5-6"
Care Level: Beginner
Scientific Name: Mesocricetus auratus
Most Active During: Dawn & Dusk (crepuscular)
Life Span: 2-3 years
Eats: Hamster food, timothy hay and vegetables.
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