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How do I know if my Syrian hamster is overweight?
A fully grown golden hamster should weigh 5 to 7 ounces (150 to 200 grams) and dwarf hamster breed should weigh around 3/4 to 1 3/4 ounces (25-50g). If your hamster is heavier than that, it could be considered an obese hamster.
Is it normal for my hamster to be fat?
Hamsters have a naturally chubby appearance, so it can be difficult to know whether your hamster is really too fat or whether they’re supposed to look that way! As long as your hamster has a healthy diet and gets plenty of exercise then it is very unlikely to be too fat.
Why did my hamster suddenly get fat?
If your hamster is over a year and a half it is not pregnant, and if it gets suddenly fat over night it could possibly be a tumor, get it to the vet for a diagnosis.
What is a healthy weight for a Syrian hamster?
Syrian hamsters seem to vary a lot in weight, depending on genetics. From what I understand, anywhere from ~100 – 200 grams is about normal. I think most of the weights I’ve seen given for actual Syrians (here on the forums) have been in the 125 – 150 gram range.
How big can a Syrian hamster get?
5 to 7 inches
Syrian hamsters grow up to 5 to 7 inches (13-18 cm). Lifespan: On average, they live for 2 years. Diet: Hamsters are omnivores.
Is it possible to overfeed a hamster?
While a hamster with his cheeks full may be hard to resist, try to avoid overfeeding your hamster. The food he stores may soon become moldy if he urinates on it to mark it as his own. You should feed him a complete hamster mix that has a variety of grains, corn and vegetable flakes in it.
How can I make my hamster fat fast?
Pro Protein A skinny hamster might need a little help to fatten up, and some extra protein from hard boiled eggs, a small amount of cooked chicken, or even some mealworms may help add a little body weight to your thin friend. When feeding chicken or eggs, be certain to remove any uneaten remnants quickly.
What is a healthy weight for a female Syrian hamster?
Syrian hamsters seem to vary a lot in weight, depending on genetics. From what I understand, anywhere from ~100 – 200 grams is about normal.
What is the average weight of a female Syrian hamster?
The size of adult animals is around 6 in (15 cm) long, with a lifespan of 2–3 years. Body mass is usually in the range of 100–150 grams (3.5–5.3 oz), but Syrian hamsters from private breeders can be in the range of 175–225 grams (6.2–7.9 oz).
What is the average lifespan of a Syrian hamster?
2 – 3 yearsAdult, In the wild
What’s the friendliest hamster?
The Syrian hamster is the friendliest hamster species towards humans. But if you’re looking for a hamster species that is friendly towards their owners and other hamsters the best choice is the Russian dwarf hamster.
Can I leave my hamster alone for a week?
Clean the cage a few days before you leave so it’s clean but smells like him. He should be okay not coming out as long as he has tons of enrichment, but a week is a long time to leave him alone. Try to find someone who can even just come check on him once and make sure nothing’s gone horribly wrong.