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Hamster Colours

Hamsters come in lots of different shapes and sizes, colours and hair textures. Which colours and textures are available depends on the species of hamster in question - those species that have been bred in captivity for longer periods of time often have a wider variety of forms to choose from. To avoid confusion, we’ve divided up the colour lists on a species-by-species basis.

Some examples of Syrian hamster colours are as follows:

  • Beige
  • Black
  • Blonde
  • Brown
  • Chocolate
  • Cream
  • Dove
  • Golden
  • Grey
  • Lilac
  • Mink
  • Sable
  • Tan
  • White

hamster colours
Hamsters are born in a wide variety of colours

Winter White:

  • Normal (Grey)
  • Pearl
  • Sapphire

winter whites
Winter Whites come in a number of different hues

Chinese Hamsters:

  • Normal (Wild Type)
  • Dominant Spot

Some Campbell colours:

  • Black
  • White
  • Beige
  • Fawn
  • Normal
  • Opal
  • Argente
dwarf hamster colours
Whilst Syrians probably have the most colour variation, there is some in the other species, too

Roborovskis only come in their wild type, light brown colour.

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Teri, 13 May 2021

I apologize that this is coming a bit after you asked, however just in case you have not received an answer yet, maybe this will help. I am a CVT for exotic animals and YES, we will do surgery on any animal. As long as your pet, large or small, are in good health otherwise, we would never deny it needed treatment. Some owners may opt out of a surgery depending on the age and risk and expense, but that's on them. We just did surgery on a dwarf hamster last week that had a broken leg. We inserted the tiniest little pins you have ever seen. This Hammy was 2 years old and in good health. Therefore, there were absolutely no complications. The only possible difference in surgery on a dwarf animal is depending on the weight, we may use a gas anesthesia rather the a general. Hope this helps.

Taylor, 17 January 2019

My friend said that because hamsters don’t live for very long so you don’t need insurance because if anything happens to them the vets won’t do surgery’s in them because they won’t live for long anyway, I just want to know if this is true or if I will have to pay something if anything happens to them