Pet Hamsters originated in Southeast Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The popular pet hamster in the United States is the Syrian hamster also called the Teddy Bear hamster or Golden hamster. The Syrian hamster is a larger breed of pet hamster, reaching 6-7 inches in length and weighing 90-140 grams. They are typically friendly and will warm up to new owners with time. Syrian hamsters don't do well in pairs it is best to keep them as solo pets. Makes a great family pet easy to care for, very docile and affectionate.
Average Syrian breed hamsters live about 18-36 months more likely to live longer than dwarf varieties. Syrian hamsters commonly suffer from heart disease, amyloidosis, and pneumonia. With proper diet and care, these diseases can be mitigated. Talk to your veterinarian about the best diet for your hamster. Fresh water should be provided every day. It is best to provide a bottle with a stainless-steel sipper tube. For the Syrian hamster minimum amount of floor space needed is 900 square inches, height should be 24 inches. Hamster cages have a tank base and a wire top. The ideal cage allows plenty of space for burrowing, exercising, and hiding. The best toys for the hamster wheels, non-toxic chew toys, wood toys as long as the wood is chemical and pesticide-free, not pressure-treated or painted. No wood from cedar or evergreen trees, which can cause respiratory irritation.
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