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Hamsters: Notice the scientific names, not all "Hamsters" are even the same species of animal. There are three distinct species of animal referred to as Hamsters: Cricetulus, Phodopus, and Mesocricetus.

Campbell's Russian Dwarf Hamster

Scientific Name: Phodopus campbelli

Were discovered by W C Campbell in 1902 in Tuva, Asia. They are native to the steppes and semi-arid areas of Central Asia, the Altay Mountains and northeastern China.

They were not as some sites claim, bred by Mr. Campbell from Russian and Syrian Hamsters nor any other "special breeding".

Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster

Scientific Name: Phodopus sungorus

Similar to Campbell's Russian Dwarf Hamsters. They can be found in Siberia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia and they are also known as Siberian Hamsters.

Syrian Hamster

Scientific Name: Mesocricetus auratus

Originate from Syria.

Roborovski Hamster

Scientific Name: Phodopus roborovskii

Originate around the Gobi Desert, throughout the desert steppe of Mongolia and in parts of Northern China. (Not widely available as they do not make good pets for children, they do not like to be held, they are very territorial and extremely fast.)

Chinese Hamster

Scientific Name: Cricetulus griseus

Originate from the deserts of northern China and Mongolia.

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Q: Where do pet hamsters come from originally?
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Were do dwarf hamsters come from?

a pet shop silly

Where do Syrian hamsters come from?

Syria or your local pet shop/breeder

Do Chinese dwarf hamsters come from china?

Chinese dwarf hamsters are originally found in the deserts northern China and Mongolia, they are rare when it comes to pet hamsters. The reason that they are rare is because they can be hard to breed in captivity and they are restricted to own in most states within the United States.

Where did hamsters originally come from?

Eurasia; Syria, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Manchuria.

Where do all hamsters come from?

The hamsters we keep as pets are Syrian hamsters, and come from the Mount Aleppo region of Syria. A small colony was captured in the 1940s, and from them almost all pet Syrian hamsters come. They were originally imported into the US to Louisiana as research animals at a leprosy center. Various species of hamsters occur in many parts of the Old World. For example, in Europe there is the black bellied hamster. And we now keep as pets Siberian dwarf hamsters, which come, of course, from Siberia, where they tend to live in large colonies in the permafrost.

Can Dwarf Hamsters Live In the Cold?

No... most dwarf hamsters come from warm climates. Keep it indoors for your pet's sake!

Where did hamsters come from and why they make good pet's?

They come from eurasia and they make good pets since they are small and cute.

Where do you find baby dwarf hamsters?

You can buy them at your local animal shelter like the SPCA or a pet store such as Pet Smart, and they are originally found in China, Russia and Mongolia.

What pet stores have hamsters?

all pet stores have hamsters at least all the ones i go to

If one sixth of the children have pet hamsters and one third of the children have pet fish and there are thirty children how many children have pet hamsters?

5. Hamsters are better no no children are

What are the smallest hamsters kept as a pet?

roborovski dwarf hamsters

Where do hamsters hibernate?

Hamsters don't hibernate. Well, pet hamsters don't. If you mean wild hamsters, then they might.

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