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How old does a hamster get?

How old does a hamster get?

Hamsters are super cute and adorable animals. Once you've decided that a hamster
is the perfect pet for you, of course you want to make sure that you enjoy it as long as possible
can enjoy! But how old does a hamster actually get? Hamsters grow to 1,5 to 2 . on average
years old. Of course there are hamsters that live shorter, but also hamsters that grow older than it
average. The oldest hamster in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is but
no less than 4,5 years old!

Do factors influence age?

It is impossible to predict exactly how old your hamster will be. Initially, this depends on
the kind of hamster you have. For example, Syrian hamsters live longer on average than the best-known,
dwarf hamster species (Campbelli and Russian dwarf hamster). But the hamsters with the longest
life expectancy are the Roborovski dwarf hamster the Chinese dwarf hamster, become average
these 3 to 4 years old.

In addition to the hamster species, there are a number of other factors that influence the age that
reaches the hamster. Such as:
– the animal's genes
- nutrition
- care
- stress

The ones

Hamsters are animals that can reproduce quickly. They are not aware of family ties and
females mating with their own son, brother or father are not uncommon. This is in most
This is not a disaster in cases, because that also happens in the wild. However, it may also be the case that a young
hamster then inherits a nasty disease or abnormality from both parents.

Power supply

Hamsters are granivores, they eten so mainly seeds and even have trouble digesting
of crude fibers (plants). They also consume a lot of energy. They get this energy from the
carbohydrates found in grains and seeds. When you give your hamster a food for herbivores
(like rabbits) he would therefore get far too few carbohydrates and he will get sick.

Hygiene is very important for the health of your hamster. Although they are not major polluters
it is important to regularly clean the dirty places and to remove old vegetable residues before
these can go moldy.


Stress is very bad for your hamster's health. Therefore give your hamster a spacious cage with
sufficient ground cover and hiding places and do not wake him too often. They are just
nocturnal animals that sleep most of the day.


Hamsters are mature from 13-16 weeks, after that they don't really change for a long time, this is
somewhat comparable to people between 30 and 45 years old. From the age of one year

Do you notice that your hamster is getting older? People become gray or bald and in hamsters
the coat is somewhat duller and lighter. When your hamster is about 18 months old, the real
age-related ailments start to manifest themselves: becoming stiffer, sleeping more, not feeling well
clean, eat less and drink more. The process of aging proceeds with
every hamster is different and so one hamster will deteriorate faster than the other. But for each
hamster owner, there will come a time when the hamster is no longer there. sometimes die
hamsters quietly in their sleep and sometimes the owner will have to make the decision that it is better for
the hamster to prolong life no more. You can then put the animal to sleep at a
veterinary surgeon.

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