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Long Haired Hamster
Long Haired Hamster

Live small animals available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.

Long Haired Hamster

Long Haired Hamsters

Long Haired Hamsters, also known as Syrian hamsters, have long been a popular pet choice. They've also been given the name "Teddy Bear hamster" because their round body type and fluffy fur make them look like fuzzy teddy bears. They are easy to care for, but unlike their short-haired cousins, it is important to brush long haired hamsters to remove any substrate that gets caught in the hair and to keep it tangle free. Long haired hamsters are slower moving than the dwarf hamsters, making them a bit easier to handle. Their chubby bodies and cheeks stuffed with goodies are endearing. Don't let their sleeping fool you; hamsters are active and energetic animals that love an exercise wheel or run-about ball. Like other small animals, hamsters have teeth that grow continuously throughout their life, so they should be provided with chew sticks to prevent the teeth from becoming overgrown. These hamsters are typically available in a variety of colors and are sure to entertain you for hours with their antics!

Long Haired Hamster

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.



  • Hamster teeth grow continuously throughout their life so they should be provided with chew sticks to prevent them from becoming over-grown.



SKU: 183296

Long Haired Hamster
Available in Petco stores

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