Live small animals available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
Also known as DJ hamsters, Djungarian Hamsters are one of many dwarf hamster species. You can typically identify them by the distinguished dorsal stripe running down their back. These small hamsters stay about half the size of a Syrian hamster and are much more active. As with most dwarf hamsters, DJ's are very quick and require handling to tame or slow them down. When not fast asleep, 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. Djungarian hamsters are available in a few different fancy variations including different colors and a Sunfire Djungarian, which is a much less common bright orange coloration.
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: Asia
Adult Size: 3-5"
Care Level: Beginner
Scientific Name: Phodopus campbelli
Most Active During: Dawn & Dusk (crepuscular)
Life Span: 1-2 years
Eats: Hamster food, timothy hay and vegetables.
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