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Dwarf Hamster Info Sheet

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Origin: Dependant upon species


With frequent handling the Dwarf Hamsters can be some of the more friendly hamsters. Frequent handling is important though because without it they will lose their friendliness over time. Their overall sociable temperament makes them one of the most popular hamsters for pet owners.

There are 4 different types of species recognized as belonging to the Dwarf Hamster family. The smallest hamster of this family is the Chinese Hamster that only grows to a mere 3 centimeters. The lifespan of these hamsters is also usually shorter than that of other hamsters and is approximately 2 years.


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