The completely insane answers prior to this were all false and were either put here as a joke or out of ignorance.
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
Scientific Name: Mesocricetus auratus
Originate from Syria.
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.)
Scientific Name: Cricetulus griseus
Originate from the deserts of northern China and Mongolia.
a pet shop silly
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.
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.
Syria or your local pet shop/breeder
Eurasia; Syria, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Manchuria.
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.
all pet stores have hamsters at least all the ones i go to
5. Hamsters are better no no children are
roborovski dwarf hamsters
Hamsters don't hibernate. Well, pet hamsters don't. If you mean wild hamsters, then they might.
Hamsters are originally from South America After doing a report with my 2nd grade daughter we learned that it depends on the breed, but the come mostly from Asia. In particular Russia, China, Turkey and a lot of mention of Syria. The first domesticated hamsters were Syrian hamsters.
At every shop that sells hamsters, and mainly at the pet shops.
no animal eats pet hamsters because the inside of them tend to taste bitter and poisonous
hamsters come from their mamma hamsters i should know i breed them
from the pet store!
No, they do not.
You can buy dwarf hamsters at Pet Smart.
You do not have to bathe hamsters. You'll kill your own pet.
I have found them at my local pet shop with the other hamsters.
No gerbils are!! Though hamsters are quite cute!
No, pet hamsters don't hibernate, only wild ones.
not unless you know how to have fun with hamsters. most hamsters are fun when u get to know more about them
2 dwarfs hamsters because they are good starter pets