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Hamster Breeds Commonly Kept as Pets

Hamster Breeds Commonly Kept as Pets

Type

Color

Weight (grams)

Life Span (months)

Syrian

Golden originally, now bred in many colors

110 to 140

18 to 36

Chinese

Dark brown

40 to 60

24 to 36

Russian dwarf

Varied

35 to 50

18 to 24