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Chinese Hamster Info Sheet

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Origin: China

The Chinese hamster is almost as small as a dwarf hamster but is not actually classified as one. Male Chinese hamsters are slightly larger than their female counterparts and reach sizes of approximately 10 cm in length. They very closely resemble the look and shape of mice which is one reason they are not as popular as Russian or Syrian hamsters. Chinese hamsters are known for being very timid by nature and frequently dart across their cage if they are attempted to be handled. They are however very good natured in the sense that they rarely bit humans. In order to help reduce their timidness they should be frequently handled from a young age. This will help them become accustomed to the touch of a human.

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