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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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

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