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How many species of hamster are kept as pets?



A. 3
B. 5
C. 8
D. 11
E. 14

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Asked by Ellenb, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Apr 30, 2017

There are only 5 domesticated species of Hamster. Pet stores(especially PetSmart/Petco) like to give Syrianhamsters names such as teddy bear, panda bear, etc. THESE ARE NOT SEPARATESPECIES!

THE FIVE DOMESTICATED SPECIES OF HAMSTERS ARE:
Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
Winter White Dwarf Hamster
Campbells Russian Hamster
Chinese Hamster (it's not a dwarf hamster)
Syrian Hamster
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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Apr 30, 2017

There are only 5 domesticated species of Hamster. Pet stores(especially PetSmart/Petco) like to give Syrianhamsters names such as teddy bear, panda bear, etc. THESE ARE NOT SEPARATESPECIES!

THE FIVE DOMESTICATED SPECIES OF HAMSTERS ARE:

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Jan 21, 2017

There are only 5 kinds of hamsters kept as pets, Chinese, Syrian, Robo dwarf, Campbells dwarf, and winterwhite dwarf, the "other types of hamsters" are likely just names the petstores give the hamsters to charge more money for them (names like "fancy hamster"). There are more than 5 types of hamsters, but only 5 are kept as domesticated pets, definitely not 8.
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jan 14, 2017

8
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Katy

Katy

Replied on Sep 07, 2017

This is incorrect. Only 5 species of hamsters are kept as pets. The syrian hamster, the chinese hamster, winter white russian dwarf, campbells russian dwarf and roborovski. Honestly no over species are kept as pets. There is no such thing as a golden hamster, a golden hamster is a missnamed syrian.

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