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Chinese Dwarf Hamster


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product highlights

  • Active at night
  • Ideal for children 10 & up
  • Social within the same family
  • High energy level
  • Lives up to 3 years
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

The Chinese Dwarf Hamster is about 4-5 inches long with silky gray-brown fur and a black stripe down its back. Some people mistake these hamsters for mice because they have a longer tail than other hamsters. Their long tail makes them great jumpers and climbers in comparison to other hamsters.

These hamsters are much like other hamster species and have similar care. Their friendly nature and ability to become a true member of the family have made them one of the most popular small pets. They can learn to enjoy human interaction, but they're not crazy about other hamsters, so only one hamster per habitat. They like to run and play at night and sleep during the day, so they may be active and noisy after dark.

Things to remember

Easily startled
Be careful, if she gets scared, she may bite. Take extra care when awakening her.

Lifting & handling
Handle your hamster gently -- scoop her up in both hands and hold her with cupped hands so she'll feel safe and secure.

Special needs
Your hamster's front teeth never stop growing -- so she needs lots of healthy things to chew on like treats and chew sticks.

Hamsters have tons of energy and need to run on a wheel in their habitat, or in an exercise ball every day.

Choose a fortified diet appropriate for hamsters.

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Chinese Dwarf Hamster
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Chinese Dwarf Hamster is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh MY GOSH! The best hamster ever! These are the absolute sweetest animals I have ever handled! Not genetically a hamster, despite the name, more of a chipmunk species. Tame down in a day, nibble a bit but never bite, unbelievable little personality that is calm and baby like. They sleep in your shirt or in your hand. I would say they 'bond' in a way to you. Fragile tiny creatures, treat them with utmost care.
Date published: 2014-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cutest things ever! I love my female dwarf! She was easy to tame and fun to watch. These little hammy's sure are noisy at night though, but I wouldn't trade my hamster for anything. Pros: Cute and easy to tame never bite easy to maintain Cons: VERY loud at night only live 3 yrs. run and hide very fast when trying to tame These little guys are so cute and make great pets for kids. Good luck if you are planning to get one!
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PET I got a Chinese hamster about 2 months ago. She is so sweet, and loves to be held. I recommend giving your hamster gerber baby puffs because they are about 2-3 dollars for a big tube of them, plus they are low sugar so they are safe to give to your little hamster.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soo Cute! I got my female dwarf hamster 3 months ago! I have to say she is the best thing that's ever happend to me! I love her so much! Her name is Maxxie. She's very friendly and loves to run on her wheel. In my opinion I would say hamster's are one of the best pets and I would totally recommend them.
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She's the perfect hamster! I bought the love of my life, Pixie, last december and it was the greatest present i could have ever given to my myself, family, and life. Pixie is chubby with the cutest eyes that a glub like me could possibly ask for. No need for an alarm clock, my amazing hamster runs at the speed of light at exactly 8 am everyday for her morning run, and the sound of her spinning wheel is truly music to my unworthy ears. When she snuggles in my hand and nudges my fingers my heart beats with purpose and joy. I never thought I could love a hamster so much. Thanks Petsmart.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it She was so cute and cuddlie. I loved her so much. I named her munchkin
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing pet!! I got my 2 boys 2 years ago (theyre separated, NEVER put them TOGETHER theyre solitary!!! NOT ACTUALLY DWARVES!) and they're amazing! Never bit me so far! Theyre gentle, and even have their own personalities! My boy Chester loves to talk to you and chitter while Mowgli likes to keep it calm. Definitely recommend them.. Despite their "mousy" look theyre phenomenal pets!
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So nice!! I got a Chinese Dwarf and I named him Peanut. He is the SWEETEST hamster ever!! The 2nd night I had him he somehow got out of his cage (I recommend getting a Kaytee cage, but get 2 because they are small) but he was sitting on the top of his cage my mom picked him up and he didn't even nibble a bit!!
Date published: 2017-11-22
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When are female Chinese hamsters in stock?

Asked by: Ayye
you have to special order them
Answered by: EmilyAnn19
Date published: 2017-11-22

Dear Petsmart, do you sell or do you send chinese hamsters to eastern europe? I would like to order 2 or 4 from Hungary. Is it possible? Best regards, Lajos

Asked by: nagylali
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