Hamsters are very popular animals, especially as pets. There are four main species of hamsters: the Syrian hamsters or golden hamsters, Russian and Chinese dwarf hamsters, and Roborovskis. Each of these species may be different, but all are adorable and playful. So, which type of hamster is the most cuddly?
To answer this question, it is important to understand the behavior and personality of the different hamster species and how they interact with humans. All hamsters have a predatory instinct that causes them to be curious, active and protective. They can also be sociable and affectionate if you take the time to get them used to human presence. Let's look at each species individually to see what makes them the most cuddly.
Syrian or golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)
The Syrian hamster or golden is so called because its coat is composed of colors ranging from white to black through golden and gray tones. It is considered to be the largest and most popular species of popular. These hamsters are usually gentle and affectionate once they get used to their owners. They love to run on their wheels and play in the cage. With proper care, they can live up to three years.
They are larger than other types of hamsters and therefore perfect for children who want to be able to hold it more easily. They are quite intelligent and can learn simple tricks. In addition, they can be dressed and become very cuddly when handled with care.
Russian dwarf hamster (Phodopus sungorus)
The Russian dwarf hamster is recognizable by its small size and long whiskers. They are active at night and tend to be more active than Syrian hamsters. They are very intelligent and curious animals that love to explore their environment. They also love sweet treats and are very interested in the humans that provide these treats.
Once accustomed to human presence, the Russian Dwarf Hamster becomes very cuddly and can be handled with care without much trouble. They can live for about two and a half years and are perfect for active families who want an intelligent and gentle companion.
Chinese dwarf hamster (Cricetulus griseus)
The Chinese dwarf hamster is the smallest and most agile of all. They are known for their ability to climb cages and jump from place to place. However, despite their energy and intelligence, they tend to be more shy than other hamsters. To win their affection, it is important to handle them with great gentleness and patience.
Once accustomed to human presence, these hamsters become very attached to their owners and may even be taken for walks outside in a special cage.
They can live between 1.5 and 2 years and are perfect for owners who want a calm and loyal pet.
Roborovski (Phodopus roborovskii)
The Roborovski is known to be the smallest of the four types of hamsters. They can be recognized by their white and light brown coats and long whiskers. These hamsters are very fast and agile and tend to be more fearful than other species. They are very curious and love to explore their environment.
Once they get used to their owners, they can become attached and very cuddly. They are not very fond of cuddling and petting, but they can become very close to their owner if they are treated well. In addition, they are generally very docile and can live up to three years.
Now it's your choice!
Each species of hamster has different qualities and can be more or less cuddly depending on its environment and the care it receives.
On the whole, the Syrian or Golden Hamster, the Russian Dwarf Hamster, the Chinese Dwarf Hamster and the Roborovski are all affectionate and adorable animals that can become very cuddly once they get used to their owner.
If you are looking for a calm and affectionate companion, the Syrian or Golden Hamster would be ideal. If you want a more active and intelligent pet, the Russian Dwarf Hamster might be your best choice.
The Chinese Dwarf Hamster will suit active families and the Roborovski is perfect for families looking for a quiet and devoted companion. Whatever your preference, you are sure to find the perfect hamster for you!